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James A. Holcomb

     James A. Holcomb was born in Saginaw, Michigan, graduated from Saginaw Arthur Hill High School and went to Flint Community College for two years before entering the Army during the Korean outbreak.  He spent two years in the Army Chemical Corp.

     Mr. Holcomb graduated from the University of Michigan in 1958 with a Bachelors Degree in Education and in 1961 with a JD Degree from the University of Michigan Law School.  He was admitted to practice in Indiana and has practiced in business law, banking law, health care law, personal injury law, liability law, and municipal law.  He is admitted to practice in Indiana, the Seventh Circuit Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

     He was an active member of the Indiana State Bar Association serving as Secretary, Vice Chairman and Chairman or the Young Lawyers Section.  He served for two terms on the Board of Managers of the Indiana State Bar Association, and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.  He is a life fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation, and has served as President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Bar Foundation.

     Mr. Holcomb served as Park Board attorney for the City of Gary.  He formed the Legal Aid Society of Gary in 1966, and served as its President from 1968-1970, and Secretary / Treasurer / Vice President and President of the Gary Bar Association.  In 1972 he served as corporation counsel of the City of Gary.  He was the attorney for the Gary Public Transportation Corporation and formed that corporation and was its attorney from 1974 through 1984.

     He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Lawyers Commission from 1977 through 1989, and as one of the Commission projects he started the Lake County Community Corrections Program in Lake County, Indiana and served as its President from 1984 through 1988.  He still serves on the Advisory Board of that organization.

     From 1990 through 2007 he was appointed by the Governors and served as a member of the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation and the Indiana Heritage Trust established by the State Legislature.

     Mr. Holcomb is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Indiana, and was active in the Glen Park Optimist Club and Miller Optimist Organization.

     Mr. Holcomb is married to his wife, Dorothy, who he met while serving in the Army.  They've been married over 50 years.  He has four (4) children and twelve (12) grandchildren.

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