David Hollenbeck is an experienced practitioner and teacher in Workers’ Compensation Law who has devoted much time to representing a wide variety of governmental entities, including the City of Valparaiso, the Regional Development Authority (RDA) and the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
Mr. Hollenbeck was named to the first class of the American Bar Association (ABA) College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in 2007. He is an adjunct professor for Valparaiso University School of Law and founding member of AAJ Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injury Section. David has served the AAJ Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee and the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy group, and was a faculty member for the Workers’ Compensation College of Industrial Boards and Commissions. He has appeared in Best Lawyers in America since 2000 and has been designated an Indiana Super Lawyer since 2005.
Active in community affairs, Mr. Hollenbeck has served on the governing boards of the Boys and Girls Club, Chamber of Commerce and VU law and undergraduate alumni associations. At Immanuel Lutheran Church, he is a past President of the Church Council, a former school board member and Basketball coach. Since 1987, he has been a familiar figure behind the bench at VU football and basketball games where he operates time clocks and scoreboards.
Areas of Practice: Local Government Law
Professional Credentials: J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, 1974; B.S., Economics, Valparaiso University, 1969
Bar Admission: Indiana, 1974; Illinois, 1974; U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern Districts of Indiana; 7th Circuit US Court of Appeals; US Supreme Court
Distinctions: Named to Best Lawyers in America, 11 consecutive years; Named Indiana Super Lawyer since 2003; Adjunct Professor, Workers’ Compensation, Valparaiso University School of Law; Associate Editor, Valparaiso University Law Review, 1973-74
Bar Associations: Indiana State Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Representative Local Government Client: City of Valparaiso; Porter County Council; Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission; Regional Development Authority; Regional Bus Authority; Porter County Board of Health
Personal: Born in Elmhurst, Illinois, Oct. 15, 1947