THK Law Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers® Award Recipients

THK Law Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers® Award Recipients

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – (August 17, 2023) THK Law, LLP, is proud to have nine attorneys listed in the 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. THK attorneys appearing on the 2024 The Best Lawyers in America list include:

  • Thomas J. Hall – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Michael J. Hays – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Greta Roemer Lewis – Trusts and Estates
  • James M. Lewis – Corporate Law and Employment Law – Management
  • Eric W. Seigel – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Malcolm J. Tuesley – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Eric W. von Deck – Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

THK attorneys appearing on the 2024 The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America list include:

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch lists are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. While Best Lawyers recognizes attorneys who are more established professionals, Ones to Watch recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers.

“For more than 40 years, the rigorous methodology of Best Lawyers has ensured the integrity and esteem of our legal recognitions,” said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. “It is with great pleasure that we continue to provide potential clients with the pinnacle measurement of credibility through our Best Lawyers awards as they search for counsel.”

Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in more than 75 countries.

About THK Law, LLP

THK Law’s practice areas include business counsel, estate and tax planning, trust administration, elder law, and litigation. With a seasoned team of knowledgeable professionals, THK Law is committed to helping its clients make smart decisions and solid plans that help achieve their unique goals. Learn more about the firm or feel free to contact an attorney with any specific questions you may have.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.

Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

THK Earns 2023 Best Law Firms Rankings

THK Earns 2023 Best Law Firms Rankings

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – (November 3, 2022) THK Law, LLP, is pleased to announce that it has been named in the 13th edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” publication. The firm has received regional recognition for the reputation and expertise of its attorneys in the areas of Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates Law, and Insurance Law.

Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and integrity.

THK Law, LLP received the following rankings in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”:

Regional Tier 1 (South Bend)

  • Corporate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Regional Tier 3 (South Bend)

  • Insurance Law

To be eligible for “Best Law Firms” rankings, firms must have at least one lawyer listed in the current edition of “Best Lawyers.” Earlier in the year, THK Law had five “Best Lawyers in America®” awards and one “Best Lawyers: One to Watch in America” award:

  • Thomas J. Hall – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • James M. Lewis – Corporate Law
  • Greta Roemer Lewis – Trusts and Estates
  • Malcolm J. Tuesley – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Eric W. von Deck – Insurance Law; Also named 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law
  • Elizabeth A. Klesmith – Named to the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for her work in Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law

The 2023 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 practice areas and 127 metropolitan-based practice areas. A complete list of firms recognized can be found at https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/standalone/best-law-firms.

About THK Law, LLP

THK Law’s practice areas include estate planning, estate administration, trust administration and probate, elder law, business counsel, civil mediation, and civil litigation. With a seasoned team of knowledgeable professionals, THK Law is committed to helping its clients make smart decisions and solid plans that help achieve their unique goals. Learn more about the firm or feel free to contact an attorney with any specific questions you may have.

THK Law Attorneys Recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®,  Including Lawyer of the Year

THK Law Attorneys Recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, Including Lawyer of the Year

SOUTH BEND, Ind./CASSOPOLIS, Mich. – (August 18, 2022) THK Law, LLP, is proud to have six lawyers listed in the 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™. In addition, Eric W. von Deck was named the Best Lawyers® 2023 Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in South Bend. The complete list of THK lawyers recognized includes:

  • Thomas J. Hall – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • James M. Lewis – Corporate Law
  • Greta Roemer Lewis – Trusts and Estates
  • Malcolm J. Tuesley – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Eric W. von Deck – Insurance Law; Also named 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law
  • Elizabeth A. Klesmith – Named to the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for her work in Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch lists are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. While Best Lawyers in America recognizes attorneys who are more established professionals, Ones to Watch recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant for von Deck. He was selected based on impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. This designation reflects the high level of respect von Deck has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 71,000 leading lawyers honored in the new edition. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. For more information visit https://www.bestlawyers.com/.

About THK Law, LLP

THK Law’s practice areas include estate planning, estate administration, trust administration and probate, elder law, business counsel, civil mediation, and civil litigation. With a seasoned team of knowledgeable professionals, THK Law is committed to helping its clients make smart decisions and solid plans that help achieve their unique goals. Learn more about the firm or feel free to contact an attorney with any specific questions you may have.

Welcome Business Attorney Kyle E. Chamberlin

Welcome Business Attorney Kyle E. Chamberlin

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – (April 18, 2022)  Kyle E. Chamberlin has joined the law firm of THK Law, LLP. In addition to 11 years as an Indiana attorney, Chamberlin brings personal experience as a business executive and entrepreneur. His practice will focus on advising owners and leaders of locally-owned organizations.

Chamberlin most recently led the legal and risk management functions at Bradley Company, a regional commercial real estate services provider, where he was a member of the executive team. He previously served as in-house counsel to the Gurley Leep Automotive Family, a dealership group with operations throughout the Midwest.

“We are so excited to have Kyle join our team!” said THK Partner Jay Lewis. “He brings industry-specific knowledge, sophisticated legal skill in business and real estate matters, and a large network of friends both from his work as a lawyer and from his many volunteer and board activities in our community. On top of that, he’s a genuinely nice guy with a great sense of humor!”

Chamberlin earned his law degree from Notre Dame Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, with a major in marketing. He is a graduate of Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka Class 39, a member of the Michiana Forty Under 40 class of 2014, and was named the South Bend Regional Chamber’s Outstanding Young Business Leader in 2020. Chamberlin actively engages with local non-profit organizations, serving on the boards of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and the South Bend Regional Chamber. He is the current chair of the Mishawaka Housing Authority board of commissioners and a past board president of South Bend Civic Theatre.

About THK Law, LLP

THK Law’s practice areas include estate planning, estate administration, trust administration and probate, elder law, business counsel, civil mediation, and civil litigation. With a seasoned team of knowledgeable professionals, THK Law is committed to helping its clients make smart decisions and solid plans that help achieve their unique goals. Learn more about the firm or feel free to contact an attorney with any specific questions you may have.

Adam Russell Named Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer

Adam Russell Named Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer

SOUTH BEND, Ind./CASSOPOLIS, Mich. – (March 15, 2022). The law firm of THK Law, LLP, is pleased to announce that Partner Adam Russell has been certified by the Indiana State Bar Association’s Trust & Estate Specialty Board as a Certified Trust & Estate Lawyer.

“Adam’s Board certification underscores that our firm’s capabilities in the Trust and Estate area is strong and deep,” said partner, Greta Roemer Lewis. “This brings to two the total number of Certified Trust & Estate Lawyers in our practice and reflects our commitment to our clients and the advisors with whom we work.”

Russell has been with the firm since 2011, focusing his practice in Estate Planning and administration, including real estate and business issues, and planned giving. Russell earned his law degree from Notre Dame Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, St. Joseph County Bar Association, and Cass County Michigan Bar Association.

About THK Law, LLP

THK Law’s practice areas include estate planning, estate administration, trust administration and probate, elder law, business counsel, civil mediation, and civil litigation. With a seasoned team of knowledgeable professionals, THK Law is committed to helping its clients make smart decisions and solid plans that help achieve their unique goals. Learn more about the firm or feel free to contact an attorney with any specific questions you may have.

About Trust & Estate Specialization

The Indiana State Bar Association Trust & Estate Specialty Board administers this specialization program. It is designed to recognize Indiana attorneys who have achieved a level of experience and expertise in their field. In order to be certified, an attorney must pass a rigorous exam in the practice area, meet practice requirements and have the support of his or her peers. Certified specialists exceed basic competence and demonstrate extraordinary, practical knowledge and skill in the field of trust and estate law.

Adam Russell Promoted to Partner

Adam Russell Promoted to Partner

SOUTH BEND, Ind./CASSOPOLIS, Mich. – (March 8, 2022). The law firm of THK Law, LLP, is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Russell to partner.

“We are delighted to welcome Adam as a partner,” said Greta Roemer Lewis, partner. “He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and insight to our estate planning and probate practice and ensures our legacy of commitment to provide for our clients well into the future.”

Russell has been with the firm since 2011, focusing his practice in trust and estate planning and administration, probate, real estate and charitable planning. He assists clients by exploring and implementing ways to help them protect their legacy.

Russell earned his law degree from Notre Dame Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. He has been certified by the Indiana State Bar Association’s Trust & Estate Specialty Board as a Board Certified Trust & Estate Lawyer. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, St. Joseph County Bar Association and Cass County Michigan Bar Association.

About THK Law, LLP

THK Law’s practice areas include estate planning, estate administration, trust administration and probate, elder law, business counsel, civil mediation, and civil litigation. With a seasoned team of knowledgeable professionals, THK Law is committed to helping its clients make smart decisions and solid plans that help achieve their unique goals. Learn more about the firm or feel free to contact an attorney with any specific questions you may have.