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Betsy F Walits JD

Employment and labor Attorney

4.2   26 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2006
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Betsy

Learn Betsy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Employment Distcrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, unemployment, workers comp

    15 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    All phases and aspects of family law, visitation, support, post dissolution.

    15 years

  3. Debt collection

    15 years

  4. Estate planning

    15 years

  5. General practice

    15 years

  6. Social Security & Disability

    15 years

  7. Wrongful termination
    Issues such as whistleblower protection, intentional infliction of emotional distress, ERISA

    15 years

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4.2 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by Don | November 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hidden Gem
Betsy is the absolute BEST attorney. I totally lucked out when I found her. She took the time to understand how a divorce was going to affect me personally as well as financially. I felt as though a friend was guiding me through a process that, while painful, was necessary. The other attorney played games and stalled--for 3 years. Betsy navigated the roadblocks and brought it to a conclusion with a settlement that I was comfortable with. While it was one of the worst times of my life it was comforting to know that I had an advocate in my corner who always had my best interests in mind.
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Posted by Jason | November 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Another great outcome
I retained Betsy again to handle my child support modification. The fact that this is only the second time I required her services was a huge relief. The first time, she made it so that my obligation was adjusted automatically upon termination of my child’s college attendance. I simply contacted the court house and notified them to make it happen. It was great to not have to go to court again that time. I required another modification two years later. I simply e-mailed Betsy and got a prompt response. She didn’t miss a beat. She was still very familiar with my case and got the ball rolling in a very timely manner. I still live out of state but that wasn’t a hinderance when dealing with her. If I had a question, I would e-mail. She would always respond that same day with accurate and clear information. If I had an urgent question or needed to talk to her, I called and was always able to speak directly with her. I truly appreciated her professionalism and dedication to her profession. I had another great outcome to my case and will definitely retain her services again in the future if needed. Her fees were very reasonable and there is not a single thing I could comment on in a negative way. Thank you Betsy for making a stressful situation as easy as possible. My wife and I greatly appreciate it!
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Posted by Brittany | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Betsy
After talking to many lawyers, I finally made my decision to hire Betsy. She is honest, straightforward, offers every possible outcome, and thoroughly walked me through the entire process of this horrible custody battle I have going on. Just attended court this morning and walked away with everything we talked about and I wanted. It's not completely over but it's a huge step in a positive direction! She knows her stuff! Highly recommend to anyone! I'm very happy so far and will post again after all this is over with!
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with.
Betsy's helped me negotiate the terms of my divorce. She was easy to work with and efficient. Her assistant was very helpful as well.
Posted by Richard | April 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most professional attorney I've ever dealt with. This attorney will tell you straight forward the way things work. Best decision I've ever made hiring Betsy Walits!
Posted by Tim | February 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Amazing Attorney!
Attorney Walits is simply amazing! My previous attorney had royally screwed up my divorce case and it was a total mess. Attorney Walits listened to my concerns and honestly understood the fine details of my case. She is what we are all searching for in an attorney. She fought for me and we won!!! I cannot stress enough the hard work she put into representing me and her rates are very affordable. Don't go anywhere else and spend your valuable money on an attorney that you hope will fight for you. Attorney Walits is a fighter and I am so glad that I found her. If you want to win, she is definately the one to hire. You will not be dissapointed!
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Betsy Waltis is an Amazing attorney. She goes above and beyond for her clients. She is hard working and honest. Betsy gives it her all in tough situations. Betsy treats you more than just a client or number. She keeps you very informed and quick to return calls even on vacation. She goes the extra mile and beyond any attorney I have ever met. I highly recommend Betsy. Hiring Betsy for my divorce was the best decision I ever made. I am very grateful to her and her staff for how hard they worked to get me through a long difficult divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2015
Hard working, dedicated and responds quickly!
I retained Betsy to represent me in my divorce. My ex-husband was also an attorney. He wrote our pre-nup himself, but after we agreed to divorce, he didn't want to stand by it. Many attorneys would not go up against another attorney, but not Betsy. She fought very hard for me, for over a year, and never gave up. I would have given up way before she did, just to end it. Betsy was extremely responsive via e-mail, which I prefer. She communicated with me, in detail, until I completely understood and I had no more questions, comments or concerns. I never felt cut off or that she was watching the clock. I am also in the legal field, and I have never known an attorney to be so dedicated to their client. She answered e-mails almost immediately, any time of the day, evening, and weekends. The result: My husband ended up having to pay more money than if he had just paid me per his own pre-nup a year earlier. I also believe Betsy's fees to be very reasonable for the amount of time, energy and effort she put into my case. I would highly recommend Betsy for a good result in your case!
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Posted by Jason | May 15, 2015
Glad I picked Betsy
I retained Betsy for a child support modification case. I was stationed overseas at the time but she made it very easy for me to handle everything that needed to be done. Every time I submitted paperwork and had a question regarding the case there would be an email for me answering all questions. She made herself available to me by telephone since I was not able to be there in person. The professionalism in the way she handled herself and the legal advice provided allowed me to make some sensible decisions while protecting my rights at the same time. I really appreciated her time and effort put towards my case and would recommend her as an attorney to anyone seeking legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2014
Child Custody Case
I retained Betsy to fight a custody case that had been going on for almost three years and had covered 3 different states. My opinion of this case was that it was a complete mess by the time jurisdiction was turned over to Porter County Family Court. Betsy took control over this mess and was able to get everything organized, but because of continuous allegations from the father of the kids against my family and I and countless motions submitted by the opposing attorney it remained a very difficult case. It would take a book the size of the novel "War and Peace" to describe all the details in this case, but happily I can say that Betsy came out victorious in this war and now my family can have peace. Thanks Betsy for a job well done!
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Posted by Jamie | March 4, 2014
I am a former client
I have never met any other lawyer/ caring person like Betsy in my life when I came to her she was straight forward and did not sugar coat any thing I was a nervous wreak and waiting a 2 year in progress divorce that other lawyers just kept bleeding me dry of money and my soul I just wanted it to be over. Betsy called me right back and got me in the same day flat rate and in 7 days got my life back she will always be my first choice when I am ever in need of help and I would respectful never forget her. If any one needs help please give her a call she will help you at any point in your life to stop the pain you feel in side. I was ready to just give up and God blessed me with this angel Betsy walits. Thank you for all you do and the stress you take from others and put there fight and stress in your hands. Much love..
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Posted by Mark | November 18, 2013
Betsy did a excellent job for me!!
Betsy was a huge help getting my divorce over with. When my X wanted to drag things out Betsy new what to do to fix the problems. She always asked how the kids were doing and always put them first. I would absolutly recomend her to a friend.
Posted by john | November 16, 2013
excellent attorney come highly recommend with me!!!
I highly recommend betsy to anyone I was going through a bitter divorce and had another attorney who really messed my case up and was dragging it out and I called betsy to help me out she explained very well what I was up against after it was all said and done with I couldn't be happier with the divorce and no matter what time by text or email she would answer I had a complete mess on my hands and betsy cleaned it up quickly efficiently and I highly recommend her to anyone! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2011
labor relations/ HR
This Attorney was very professional and knowledgeable. All issues were handled correctly and attorney fees were fair. I would recommend to anyone with work related issues dealing with Human Resources.
Posted by Heather | December 19, 2010
The best unemployment Attorney in the Area!!
Betsy Walits is the best unemployment Attorney hands down! She puts alot of time, thought, and preparation into working your case. She is very professional, kind and understanding. Betsy was very aware of how much I needed to win this case, and that became her goal and priorty. She is Wonderful!!!
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2010
want a great lawyer, use Betsy Walits
Betsy had a positive and professional attitude with a strong attention to details. She helped me win my unemployment appeal. I highly recommend her for your legal needs.
Posted by Sarah | November 30, 2010
Highly Recommended
Betsy explains the law clearly and seeks the common good. In preparing our divorce, she was fair, organized and efficient. She helped us to think about the well-being of the children first as we decided on custody arrangements using mediation. In one session, she helped bring peace and closure to a troubled relationship. The bill really was what she predicted it would be, and her costs are reasonable. I recommend Betsy Walits' services very highly.
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Posted by Timothy | January 18, 2010
Betsy Walitz Review
My husband and I moved here and were confronted with issues both contractual and of a discrimminatory nature which put his job in jeapardy, and would have meant serious repercussions for his career. We were put in contact with Betsy through lawyers referral, and she was the best. Although there were many approaches to our problem, she realized that what we wanted was to keep the job and avoid filing lawsuits, etc. With that in mind, her strategies were designed with that goal in mind. She was successful, my husband kept his job and things are going very well for him now. What I liked best was her availability. She was there, to answer questions, listen and respond to our anxieties, which were many and often.. there was no secretary, to take messages and have you wait for a call back - she made you feel as though your problem was her most important one. We have dealt with many lawyers over the years and I would say she is one of the best if not the best. She understands that law and devises variety of strategies to use as a response to what happens. She has a great understanding of the law. We would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2009
Business Dealings
Very professional, courteous and understanding of my problems. Easy to talk to very willing to help by providing different types of approaches to problems. Extremely nice and great person.
Posted by Miranda | October 21, 2014
Ongoing case...
Let me start off with saying the only reason I didn't give the five star rating is because my case is still active. But I am almost sure that by the end of this, she will have all five stars by me. Betsy does her job very well. She is a well educated lawyer who knows what she is doing and does it right. She's highly informative and wants to do what's best for her clients. Although my case is not yet over, I have high confidence in her to accomplish what I expect. She is very open and honest and gives it to you straight up. Which is a good quality when fighting for what's best. She has worked hard for my case so far and I am very pleased with the direction it's headed in. I'm grateful to have had a chance to find such an honest, hardworking and trustworthy lawyer. I am looking forward to having her get things done the right way and to try to help me restore some normalcy for my children and I.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-185 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law Office of Betsy Walits, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Executive Director
  • Lake County (Indiana) Bar Association
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Professor of Business Law/Advisor/Hospitality Instructor
  • Purdue University
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Hospitality
  • Niagara University
  • 1987 - 1999
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  • SUNY Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Cornell University
  • Masters of Professional Studies
  • 1981
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • B.A.
  • 1979


  • Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Porter County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Executive Director
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee & Board of Managers
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Lake County Bar Association, CLE/Education Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Purdue University North Central
  • 2002


  • MBAA
  • Legal, Marketing and Financial considerations when starting up a Bed & Breakfast
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Civil Rights for Recovering Addicts and Alcoholics
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Betsy
Unknown Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients to Betsy with complete confidence. She is extremely knowledgeable."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a respected, no nonsense attorney in Valpo. I worked for and with her for a few years and all of my colleagues agree that Betsy is an authority in the practice."