Duane Hartman, now serving as Of Counsel, first joined the firm as a law clerk in 1965. He was Valparaiso City Judge from 1972-1980.
Mr. Hartman currently practices in the areas of civil litigation, domestic relations, and real estate litigation. His experience combines the disciplines and organizational skills of two professions, engineering and law. He holds degrees in both fields from Valparaiso University. Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Hartman worked in road construction, for a ready mix company, and for an asphalt and sand mining company.
A native of Saginaw, Michigan and a 1960 graduate of that city’s Arthur Hill High School, Mr. Hartman has been a Valparaiso resident since he came to the city as a Valparaiso University freshman in 1960. He was a lab instructor in the VU School of Engineering and has been active in community activities including board chairman at Lutheran Social Services and the presidencies of the Porter County Bar Association, VU School of Law Alumni Association and Immanuel Lutheran Church Voters’ Assembly. He is a recipient of the Jaycees’ Outstanding Young Hoosier award.
Professional Credentials: J.D., Valparaiso University, 1967; B.S., Civil Engineering, Valparaiso University, 1964
Bar Admission: Indiana, 1967; Michigan, 1968; U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern Districts of Indiana; Valparaiso City Judge, 1972-1980
Bar Associations: Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association; Indiana State Bar Association; Porter County Bar Association; president 1971-72
Personal: Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Sept. 13, 1942