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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    17 years
  2. Appeals: 20%
    12 years
  3. Business: 20%
    17 years
  4. Contracts: 15%
    17 years
  5. Employment: 15%
    17 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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  • Jan Thomas Vetne

    Brian is an excellent writer-just what you want in an appellate lawyer.


    Jan Vetne Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • John Burt Ford

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    John Ford Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

202 S Michigan St Ste 600
Key Bank Bldg
South Bend, IN, 46601


INActive In Good Standing200408/08/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing199908/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Appreciation (for rules revision)U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana2011
40 Under 40St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce2009
Conness Aaward (well-rounded approach to legal studies)Notre Dame Law School2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJones Obenchain, LLP2010 - Present
AssociateJones Obenchain, LLP2004 - 2010
AssociateWarner Norcross & Judd1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Local Rules Committee, Northern District of IndianaMember2014 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, American Citizenship CommitteeCo-chair2013 - Present
Leadership South Bend/MishawakaBoard Member2012 - Present
Education Advisory Council, St. Joseph County Chamber of CommerceMember2011 - Present
Girls on the Run Michiana, Inc.Secretary2010 - Present
American Society of Legal WritersFull Member2009 - Present
South Bend Education FoundationPresident2011 - 2013
Local Rules Restyling Subcommittee, Northern District of IndianaChair2011 - 2011
Board MemberSouth Bend Education Foundation2005 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
Local Rules for the Northern District of IndianaRestylized Local Rules2011
Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)Trimming the Fat: Leaner Documents in Seven Easy Steps2009
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)The Practice of Writing2008
Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)Good Writing Needs a Grandmother in It2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Notre Dame Law SchoolEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Elkhart County Bar Association MeetingPlain English Rules Revision2011