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From our Law Office, Austgen Kuiper Jasaitis P.C. provides legal counsel and representation in a broad range of general practice areas. Our Firm consists of five attorneys and four Of Counsel, who are well-versed in their practice areas and strive to provide excellent service to clients. Clients look to our Firm for counsel and representation in the following legal areas:

  • Municipal/Local Government law
  • Zoning
  • Planning and land use
  • Condominium & Homeowners Association Law
  • Real Estate
  • Business/Commercial
  • Corporate law
  • Civil Practice
  • Environmental law
  • Collections
  • Sports law
  • Trusts and estate planning
  • Wills and probate administration
  • Elder law

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Attorney David M. Austgen

Bar Admissions:

  • 1981, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Education:

  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, BA-Government, 1977
  • John Marshall Law School - Chicago, IL, J.D. 1981

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Lake County (Past Member, Board of Directors; Member, Sections on: Municipal Law; Business Law; Probate Law)
  • Indiana State and American Bar Associations
  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorney State Bar
  • Legacy Foundation Board of Directors (Investment Sub-Committee; South County Task Force Committee)

Attorney Timothy R. Kuiper

Bar Admissions:

  • 2002, Indiana
  • 2003, Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Education:

  • Valparaiso University, J.D.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Lake County
  • Indiana State
  • Illinois State
  • American Bar Associations

Attorney Michael J. Jasaitis

Bar Admissions:

  • 2000, Indiana and Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Education:

  • Valparaiso University, J.D., 2000, magna cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Indiana State Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section Board of Governors, 2015-2017 & 2019-2021 Chair, 2010-2011 Chair-Elect, 2009-2010 and Secretary-Treasurer, 2008-2009
  • District Representative, 2005-2008)
  • Lake County Bar Association (President 2013
  • Vice President, 2009-2010
  • Board of Directors Member, 2008-2009)
  • Illinois State 
  • American Bar Associations
  • Lake Area United Way

Attorney Ryan A. Deutmeyer

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Indiana (2014)
  • State of Illinois (2015)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana.

Education:

  • St. Ambrose University, B.A. History Education, with honors (2008)
  • Valparaiso University,  School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2014)

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Attorney Jeff K. Williams

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Indiana (2004)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

Education:

  • Olivet Nazarene University (1999)
    • B.A. Economics-Finance, History, magna cum laude with Honor
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
    • J.D. (2004) Course Honors: Securities Regulation and International Tax Seminar

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Attorney Danette Garza

Bar Admissions:

  • 2003, Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court

Education:

  • Valparaiso University, J.D.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Lake County, Indiana State and American Bar Associations
  • National Association of Judicial Interpreters

Attorney America L. McAlpin

Bar Admissions:

  • 1985, Illinois
  • 1989, Florida
  • 1993, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Education:

  • John Marshall Law School - Chicago, IL, J.D.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Lake County (Probate and Trust Law Committee Member and Chair of Elder Law Subcommittee)
  • Indiana State (Member, Sections on: Elder Law
  • Probate, Trust; Real Property) Bar Associations and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
  • Founding Member and Board of Directors Member, Northwest Indiana Adult Guardianship Services, Inc., 2003—2012
  • Professional Advisory Board, Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana, Northwest Indiana Chapter
  • Member, Indiana Adult Guardianship State Task Force of Indiana Adult Guardianship Services, Inc. and the Indiana Adult Guardianship Services Project
  • Community Advisory Council Member and Volunteer Trainer, Volunteer Advocates for Seniors Program of the Franciscan Alliance Health System.

Attorney Michael L. Muenich

Bar Admissions:

  • 1971, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • Valparaiso University, BSBA, 1968
  • Valparaiso University, School of Law, JD,1971

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Lake County and Indiana State Bar Associations

Attorney David K. Ranich

Bar Admissions:

  • 1977, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Education:

  • Indiana University, BS, 1973, summa cum laude, Senior Honors, Honor Society,  Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Rutgers School of Law, JD,1977

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Lake County Bar Association (Past Board of Managers)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (Past President, Northwest Indiana Chapter)
  • Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce (Executive Committee)
  • East Chicago Chamber of Commerce (Past President)

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