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Paula E. Neff

     Paula E. Neff was born in Gary, Indiana and is a life-long resident of Lake County, Indiana.  She received her baccalaureate and masters degrees from Indiana University’s School of Medicine, Division of Allied Health Sciences.  Paula earned her doctorate of jurisprudence from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois and completed post-doctorate study at DePaul University’s School of Health Law, Chicago, Illinois.  In the years preceding her practice of law, Paula was a tenured professor at Indiana University’s School of Medicine, Division of Allied Health Sciences,  and her accomplishments include Department Chairperson, co-author of a clinical studies text in respiratory care, program evaluator and site-examiner for national accreditation agencies, and professional journal publications.

     Paula is an active member of the Indiana and Illinois bar, maintaining active case loads in the State and Federal courts in both states at the trial and appellate court levels.  She practices before State and Federal Regulatory and Administrative Agencies and Commissions throughout the States of Indiana and Illinois, and she is a certified civil mediator.

     Her practice centers on Commercial, Contract and Business litigation, Construction Law and Litigation, Environmental Law/local and federal, and Health Care practice and business transactions.  In addition, she maintains an active family law practice. 

Education:     
    
Post-Doctorate Study, DePaul University, School of Health Law,
1986-89.
     J.D., The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, January 1982.
     M.S., Indiana University, School of Medicine, Division of Allied Health Sciences, 1978
     B.S., Indiana University, School of Medicine, Division of Allied Health Sciences, 1976.
     A.S., Indiana University, School of Medicine, Division of Allied Health Sciences, 1974. 

Admitted to Practice:  
     Illinois, 1982
     Indiana, 1983
     United States District Court, Northern Division of Illinois, 1982
     United States District Court, Hammond Division, 1983 

Professional Service/Practice:
    
Member, Illinois State Bar Association.
     Member, Indiana State Bar Association.
     Member, Lake County Bar Association.
     Former Corporate Counsel to a regional health care system.
     Former Tenured Professor, Indiana University.
    Adjunct Faculty Lecturer, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
     Speaker and Presenter.

Community Service:
    
Hospice of the Calumet Area, Board of Directors Member since 1989, including Member of several Board Committees.
     Indiana High School Forensics Assn., Judge, local & statewide Debate and Speech.
     Ross Theater/M&M Productions.
     Indiana Junior Classical League  
     Crown Point High School, Latin Club
     Crown Point Little League

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