COLBY A. BARKES is an associate in the firm’s personal injury, civil litigation, employment law, and domestic relations sections. Colby represents individuals and businesses in complex litigation matters and employment disputes as well as representing individuals in all aspects of family matters.
Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Colby was an employment and civil litigation attorney in Lake County, Indiana and has worked on defending and prosecuting matters related to auto and trucking accidents, premises liability issues, civil rights disputes and employment disputes. Colby has conducted and assisted in numerous jury and bench trials and has also written briefs to the Indiana court of appeals and assisted in appeals to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Admitted to practice in both federal (Northern and Southern District) and state courts in Indiana, Colby graduated from Valparaiso School of Law in 2006, magna cum laude, and graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2003. Colby was also admitted to practice in Illinois in 2007, and is also currently admitted to practice in the Northern District of Illinois.
Born in Goshen Indiana, and graduating from Goshen High School in 1999, Colby has lived in Valparaiso since 2003. Colby regularly attends St. Paul Catholic Church and has previously coached wrestling and football in Goshen, Indiana.
Professional Credentials: J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2006; University of Indianapolis, 2003
Bar Admission: Indiana; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts, Indiana; Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District, Illinois
Bar Associations: Indiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Porter County Bar Association
Personal: Born in Goshen, Indiana, graduated from Goshen High School, Lives in Valparaiso, attends St. Paul Catholic Church