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About me

As a lawyer, I have spent several years with the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office in the area of Child Support Enforcement.  During my time there I handled thousands of hearings related to child support issues and paternity issues. 


Since leaving the Prosecutor's Office, Ih ave worked to develop a practice area based primarily on family law where I can help people in all types of family law situations.  Having handled many divorces, custody cases, paternity actions, and child support matters, I have the experience necessary to assist you.


Outside of the law, I focus my energy on my harp training.  Having played classical harp for several years, I have performed in numerous venues and with several ensembles. 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Child Support: 30%
    11 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 30%



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

103 West Wayne Street
South Bend, IN, 46601-2117


INActive In Good Standing200507/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Honors GraduateValparaiso University School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Jeffery M. Haupt2009 - Present
SEO, Internet Marketing & Business DevelopmentIndependent Contractor2009 - 2010
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneySt. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office2005 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Paternity of JRLBA series of cases involving paternity affidavits
Tax Exemption IssueModification in favor of client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Northern Kentucky UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WNIT - Ask an ExpertAsk an Expert - Family Law WNIT2012
Local Practice SeminarEthical Web Design2011
SBAMTA Monthly Education SessionTax Issues for Small Businesses2010
St. Joseph County Jail Family Law ClassesFamily Law Classes for Inmates2009
Indiana Child Support ConferenceMilitary and Child Support Collections2008
Indiana Child Support ConferencePaternity Establishment Law2007
Indiana Child Support ConferenceDeath and Child Support2006