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Hammond, IN


Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage
  • School Law


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2009
  • Ball State University, B. S. in Political Science with a concentration in Economics and a minor in Criminal Justice, 2006


  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
    • Northern District of Illinois
    • Northern District of Ohio

Practice Description

Justin K. Curtis is a litigation attorney with an emphasis on first- and third-party insurance defense and insurance coverage, along with fraud and bad faith litigation. He has filed and effectively prosecuted numerous affirmative litigation actions on behalf of his insurance company clients. He also has extensive litigation experience in a variety of fields, including professional liability, construction, and education law.

Prior to joining HeplerBroom, Mr. Curtis practiced at a Northwest Indiana firm focusing on civil litigation and education law. His education law experience includes serving as the Examiner at over 50 expulsions proceedings. He also served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Rudy Lozano of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
    • Chair, Insurance Coverage Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Lake County (IN) Bar Association

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • Honors Program Scholar
  • Graduated in top 7% of class
  • Class Honors (highest grade)
    • Constitutional Law
    • Business Associations
    • Land Transfer and Finance
  • Valparaiso University Law Review
  • International Moot Court Society
    • Executive Board
  • Heritage Law Scholarship
  • Herbert F. Stride Endowment

Published Legal Writing

  • “Including Victims Without a Voice: Amending Indiana’s Child Wrongful Death Statute” 43 Valparaiso University Law Review 1211 (Spring 2009).