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David Stephen Gladish

also known as GET GLADISH!!

About me

Attorney Gladish has resided in Lake County, Indiana for most of his life. Attorney Gladish is a graduate of Munster High School, Class of 1987 and went on to attend Calumet College of St. Joseph where he graduated Cum Laude in 1991 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. At the time of graduation, Attorney Gladish was selected not only as a 1991 member of Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges, but also as the Outstanding Criminal Justice Graduate. After graduation, Attorney Gladish was hired by the Hammond City Court as probation officer and obtained his license in August of 1992 by passing the required State of Indiana testing by the Judicial Conference of Indiana. Attorney Gladish then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1995. In a four (4) day period in July of 1995, Attorney Gladish took both the Indiana and Illinois Bar Examinations and passed them both on his first attempt at taking the examinations. Presently, Attorney Gladish is licensed to practice law in the States of Indiana and Illinois as well as having membership in the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Lake County Bar Association, East Chicago Bar Association and the Delta Theta Phil Law Fraternity. Attorney Gladish is entitled to practice before all courts of Indiana and Illinois, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Next, the question that needs to be addressed is, “What type of practice does Attorney Gladish maintain?” Well, the practice is made up of mostly three (3) types of cases which are injury/wrongful death, medical malpractice and/or civil rights. As part of his practice, Attorney Gladish has demonstrated his ability to handle these types of cases through testing, trials and recognition by his peers. Attorney Gladish is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialists since 2002 as certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy; a Member of the Indiana Super Lawyers 2010-2013 in the area of Personal Injury – Plaintiff; a member of Top 100 Indiana Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association 2010-present; a Million Dollar Advocate Lifetime Member since 2007; and Member of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2011 with the Rank of Advocate which is earned by the number of civil trial that the attorney has conducted as lead counsel. Attorney Gladish has also been selected numerous times as a member of “Who’s Who in American Law” and “Who’s Who in America”. Finally, Attorney Gladish has completed the 10 hour OSHA course for general industry training in 2012.

As for community involvement, Attorney Gladish has been teaching Legal Writing and Research I & II at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Hammond Indiana as an Adjunct Professor since 2000. Attorney Gladish has been doing a radio show on WJOB 1230 as legal commentator since 2004 as well as writing legal articles for the Calumet Press Newspaper from 2004 to 2005. Attorney Gladish is currently writing a weekly blog about new cases that have been decided recently by both the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Court of Appeals which is part of this web site. Finally, Attorney Gladish has been selected to serve or has served on the Board of Directors and/or Advisory Boards for the following: Towle Community Theater, South Shore Arts Foundation, Calumet College Paralegal Program Advisory Board and the Calumet College Alumni Board.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    21 years
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
    21 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 15%
    21 years
  5. Civil Rights: 5%
    21 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Dan M. Tsataros

    David Gladish is truly an amazing attorney who deserves all of the recognition that he gets! David is highly competent and extremely professional!


    Dan Tsataros Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Douglas Keith Walker

    Mr. Gladish sets the example to which all other lawyers should aspire. He is a dedicated, knowledgable and pragmatic lawyer. His success is a result of his dedication and diligence.


    Douglas Walker Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

3235 45th Street
Hlghland, IN, 46322-1134


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199505/11/2016
INActive In Good Standing199507/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AdvocateAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2011
MemberTop 100 Indiana Trial Lawyers2010
MemberIndiana Super Lawyers Magazine2010
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2007
Board Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2002
RecognizedWho's Who in American Law -MarquisN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Probation OfficerHammond City Court1992 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2013 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocate2011 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
United States District Court for Northern District of IndianaMember1995 - Present
United states District Court for Southern District of IndianaMember1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Flat Rock Tap, Inc. v. VillarrealCase affirmed on appeal
Lepucki v. Lake County Sheriff's Dept.New trial.
Lakes and Rivers Transfer, a Div. of Jack Gray Transport, Inc. v. Rudolph RobinsonAffirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarObtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injuries2007
National Business Institute SeminarHow to Handle an Auto Case from A to Z2005
National Business Institute SeminarDisovery in Indiana Bad Faith Litigation2004
National Business Institute SeminarBad Faith Litigation in Indiana2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Calumet College of St. JosephCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hard Ball LitgatorsTrucking Litigation2014
Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal InjuriesPersonal Injury2007
How To Handle an Auto CasePersonal Injury2005
Discovery in Indiana Bad Faith LitigationDiscovery Issues2004
Art of Settlement in IndianaPersonal Injury2004
Bad Faith Litigation in IndianaBad Faith Litigation2002