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Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys
General Defense
212 East LaSalle Avenue, Suite 100
South Bend, Indiana 46617Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 574-232-3538
Fax: 574-232-3790
E-Mail: rkonopa@thklaw.com
www.thklaw.com
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Established: 1993

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bad Faith
  • Contract Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Fire Loss
  • Arson
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Employment Disputes
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Additional Locations
Cassopolis, Michigan
21550 Shore Acres Road
Cassopolis, Michigan 49031
Telephone: 269-445-1818
Elkhart, Indiana
230 North Main Street, Suite 3
Elkhart, Indiana 46516
Telephone: 574-333-2855
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyWest Bend Mutual Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Partners
Robert J. Konopa
South Bend, IN
E-Mail:rkonopa@thklaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bad Faith
  • Contract Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Fire Loss
  • Arson
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Premises Liability
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1967
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • National Lawyers, Indiana State, (Member, Board of Managers, 1988-1990), St. Joseph County and Seventh Circuit Bar Associations
  • Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Master Emeritus, Robert A. Grant Inn of Court (President, 1998-1999)
  • Defense Research Institute (Diplomat)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • American Association for Justice
Certifications:
Certified Mediator
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, A.B., 1963
  • University of Notre Dame, M.A., 1964
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1967
Born:1941
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Eric W. Von Deck
South Bend, IN
E-Mail:evondeck@thklaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Memberships:
  • American, Indiana State and St. Joseph County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Stetson University, B.A., 1993
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1999
Born:1971
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Associate
Elizabeth A. Klesmith
South Bend, IN
E-Mail:eklesmith@thklaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2014
  • Michigan, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Memberships:
  • Indiana, Grand Rapids and St. Joseph County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
Education:
  • Grand Valley State University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2011
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2014
Born:1988
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