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H. Joseph Certain

Practice Areas -

  • Business & Commercial Law

  • Contract Law

  • Corporate Collections

  • Employment Law

  • Estate Administration

  • Estate Planning

  • Personal Injury

  • Real Estate


H. Joseph Certain has more than 50 years experience in a variety of areas of law, including litigation, estate planning and probate administration. He currently concentrates his practice in commercial and business enterprises in both public and private sector. Joe’s experience includes employment practices, contract dispute, commercial real estate development and litigation.

When issues cannot be otherwise resolved, Joe is no stranger to the courtroom. His litigation experience spans more than 30 years and he has recently been profiled by “Indiana Business Magazine” (2006 and 2007) as being recognized by his peers as one of Indiana’s Best Lawyers in the field of commercial litigation.


Licensing and Admissions

  • State Bar of Indiana

  • Indiana Supreme Court

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

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

  • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

  • The Florida Bar

  • Memberships & Associations

  • Grant County Bar Association

  • Indiana State Bar Association

  • Education & Experience

  • Loras College (B.A. in Accounting, 1966)

  • Indiana University (J.D. 1969)

  • U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps (1969-1973) (Staff Judge Advocate; legal advisor to the Blue Angels)

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