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Michael David Babcock

Michael David Babcock

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Criminal Defense

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About Me

Michael D. Babcock was born in Valparaiso, Indiana in 1968. Michael attended and graduated from Portage High School in 1987, where he participated in athletics. After high school, Michael attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 1991. Michael attended and graduated from the School of Law of Valparaiso University in 1996 with a Degree of Juris Doctor, graduating with the honor of Cum Laude. Michael sat for and passed the Indiana and Illinois Bars in the summer of 1996.

Michael began his legal career as a Deputy Prosecutor with the Office of the Prosecutor of Lake County. The emphasis of Michael's practice has turned towards litigation. Currently, Michael handles mostly personal injury, medical malpractice, worker's compensation, and criminal defense cases.

Michael practices in Lake County, Indiana, and also handles cases throughout the State of Indiana and State of Illinois, practicing in both State and Federal Courts.

Michael currently resides in Chesterton, Indiana, with his wife and four children. When he is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family and has coached his children in football, baseball, basketball and soccer. Michael also enjoys running and has recently completed the Chicago Marathon


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    18 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    18 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    18 years



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Michael without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator.


    Brent Hardy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1160 Joliet St., Suite 201
Dyer, IN, 46311-3079



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199608/17/2015
INActive In Good Standing199608/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Graduated Cum laudeValparaiso Universtiy1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLayer, Tanzillo, Stassin and Babcock pc2005 - Present
AttorneySachs & Hess, PC1997 - 2005
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyState Prosecutor's Office Of Lake County, Indiana1996 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lake County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Indiana State BarN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Duneland YMCA Board MemberN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD1996
Indiana UniversitySchool of Public and Environmental AffairsBS - Bachelor of Science1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Technology in LawTechnology in Law PracticeN/A
Hardball LitigatorsDisclosure of treating physiciansN/A