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Providing a Full Range Of Legal Services For Merrillville and individuals

More than a decade of serving our friends, family and neighbors

At Weiss & Schmidgall, P.C., our most valuable assets are our clients and our relationships with them. We know we’re doing our job right when our clients — that we’ve helped in good or difficult situations in the past — come back and tell their friends, neighbors and family about us.

We offer a wide range of practices beyond our core criminal defense, bankruptcy and foreclosure defense practices, including general civil litigation, probate and estates, and real estate law. All of our attorney have significant experience handling these various legal practices. Whether you’re a new client or you’ve worked with us before, we may be able to help you in numerous ways.

Lawyers for the community

Weiss & Schmidgall, P.C., is here to help you take all appropriate legal action on your behalf, whether you’re an individual or a business in Lake County, Porter County or elsewhere in Indiana:

  • General civil litigation: We litigate not just in the bankruptcy court or in criminal trials, but in a wide array of general civil claims as well, including breach of contract, personal injury, property disputes and more. We can review your case and determine what the best course of action is for you.
  • Business law, Merrillville businesses and companies throughout the state work with our attorneys on various types of contracts, including employment agreements, severance and noncompete agreements and commercial transactions. We also resolve business disputes throughout the region, and we use arbitration, mediation and, if necessary, litigation to obtain the best results we can. In addition, we counsel companies on formation and other legal issues involved in forming and running a company.
  • Real estate: Whether in a real estate purchase or a property dispute, the Weiss & Schmidgall team provides legal advice during transactions, such as purchases or sales of homes and represents clients during real estate disputes, landlord-tenant disputes and more.
  • Probate and estate law: Our team can help you plan for your child’s future and determine the best way to set up a will, trust and other succession and asset protection documents. We also provide legal counsel for estate administration and probate, and can represent parties during probate or trust litigation.

Talk to our legal team about foreclosure and debt solutions

For more than a decade, the Weiss & Schmidgall, P.C. team has been serving the people of Indiana. From our office in Merrillville, we serve all of Lake and Porter County and clients statewide. Contact us online today or call 219-293-8988 to learn more about our services, flexible payment plans and free initial consultations. 

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Christopher R. Schmidgall
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For more than ten years, Christopher Schmidgall has protected the lives of people who find themselves caught in the tangled machinery of criminal prosecution. With the skill and determination he’s demonstrated throughout his life, Chris offers them the help they need to get their lives back in order. Not long after graduating from Valparaiso...

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Amanda C. Hires
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Following a remarkably accomplished academic career, Amanda Hires applied her record of success to servicing good people facing difficult situations. She served as a volunteer at the New Orleans Public Defender’s Office and worked intensively with prosecutors and defense attorneys while under the guidance of Judge Sheila Moss at the Lake County Superior Court...

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Jessica McPheeters
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Jessica McPheeters is an associate attorney with her primary focus being in Estate Planning, Probate, Business Formation and Planning, and other general practice matters. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from Ball State University in 2014. Jessica then received her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law...

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