Robert F. Parker

Firm: Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP
Location: Merrillville - IN

  • 9191 Broadway
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Tel : (219) 682-0130
  • Fax : (219) 769 6806

Bob is a partner and the firm’s Litigation Services Practice Group Leader. He is a 1974 honors graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He received his law degree with honors from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1977.
Bob is admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. His memberships include the American Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, and the Indiana State Bar Association, where he has served three terms on the Board of Governors, and has previously served as Chairman of the Young Lawyers Section and Counsel to the President. In addition, Mr. Parker is a former President of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, having been honored as its Defense Lawyer of the Year in 1998. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, receiving DRI’s “Exceptional Performance Award” in 2003. Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers as well as the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, two of the most exclusive and prestigious “invitation only” organizations for trial attorneys. He has been named a Diplomat of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. He has previously served as an adjunct professor of law at the Valparaiso University School of Law, where he taught courses in Pretrial Skills and Trial Practice.

Bob is resident in the firm’s Merrillville office, and his practice is concentrated in commercial, professional liability, and personal injury litigation. After 40 seasons officiating college and high school football, Bob now spends his Friday nights during the Fall observing and evaluating officials for the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

Burke Costanza & Carberry

When a family member or loved one is injured or killed as a result of someone else’s fault, it is inevitable that questions about possible financial compensation come up. You need a trusted advisor to answer those questions quickly and honestly, and that’s where we come in. You won’t find our lawyers’ pictures staring out at you from a highway billboard or a glossy Yellow Pages ad. That’s just not our style. You won’t see us in the media boasting about big verdicts and settlements. We don’t believe in making our clients’ affairs public news. What we do believe in is solid legal representation that results in a resolution of a claim that provides justice to our clients and their families.

Our attorneys have years of experience in handling personal injury claims and have tried over a hundred cases to verdicts in and around Northwest Indiana. We will represent you in a wide variety of personal injury claims, including:

Motor vehicle accidents
Medical malpractice
Nursing home neglect or abuse
Workplace injuries
Slips and falls

So, why is it in your best interests to be represented by a lawyer from a large, multi-practice firm, rather than one of those attorneys who advertise that they don’t represent corporations or insurance companies, but only injured people? The answer is pretty obvious when you think about it.

Studies consistently show that upwards of 90% of the personal injury cases that are filed settle before trial. It’s much more likely, therefore, that your attorney will “win” your case at the negotiating table, rather than in front of a jury. So what you need most is someone who has credibility with the representatives of the insurance companies or corporations who will be on the other side of that negotiating table from you. Insurance companies and corporations have been retaining our lawyers for many years. We’re proud to represent them, as we’d be proud to represent you. And more importantly, when we talk to them about your case, they’ll listen. Because they’ve been listening to us and relying on our advice and expertise for many years.