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At Lee & Zalas, our attorneys are committed to helping clients throughout South Bend, Indiana, Northern Indiana, Southwestern Michigan, and surrounding areas face a wide range of legal challenges.

With impressive professional backgrounds and extensive legal experience, we will advocate on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Whether you need legal representation through a divorce or a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, our team has the expertise to meet your needs.

Clint A. Zalas

Clint Zalas is a native of South Bend, Indiana. He is a graduate of Purdue University (1996) majoring in Anthropology and History, and of Valparaiso University School of Law (2001). He is an experienced trial attorney whose primary concentration is on plaintiff personal injury, personal injury defense, insurance defense, municipal law, real estate litigation, corporate litigation, and divorce law.

He has represented individuals, businesses, and governmental entities at both trial and appellate levels of litigation. Clint has tried numerous jury cases in State and Federal Court, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

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Clint is a member of the Robert A. Grant Inn of Court and has served on its Executive Committee. He is an adjunct professor at Notre Dame Law School, where he teaches deposition skills. He is a member of the St. Joseph, Indiana State, and American Bar Association and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.

Clint is also active in his local community and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County.  He is a former past president of the Robert A. Grant Inn of Court.  He currently serves on the executive committee of the St. Joseph County Bar Foundation and also the Rangers Competitive Shooting Club (Trap & Skeet).

For the past twenty years, Clint has held a steadfast devotion to second amendment rights. He has represented Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) in State and Federal Court. He holds an FFL type 7 license as well as a SOT type 2 license. His experience with firearms has allowed him to work with well-known ordnance experts as it pertains to civil litigation.  

Business and Professional Affiliations

  • St. Joseph Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Robert A. Grant Inn of Court (Executive Committee Member)

Community and Civic Affiliations

  • Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County
  • St. Joseph County Bar Foundation
  • Executive Committee of the Rangers Trap & Skeet Shooting Club

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State of Michigan
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Education

  • Purdue University, B.A. 1996
  • Valparaiso University, J.D. 2001

Nathan D. Ridgway

Nathan D. Ridgway is a native of North Liberty, Indiana. He is a graduate of Carroll University (B.S. 2013) majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations, the University of Wyoming College of Business (M.B.A. 2017), and the University of Wyoming College of Law (J.D. 2017).

Nathan’s primary concentration is on personal injury litigation, family law, insurance defense, business torts, and employment law. He has been involved in property settlement disputes, contract negotiation, business development, and client advocacy work.

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Nathan is admitted to practice law in Indiana, Missouri, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the St. Joseph County Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.

At Carroll University, Nathan was a member of the Student Senate, president of Delta Rho Upsilon fraternity, and actively participated in charitable work with the Women’s Center of Waukesha. At the University of Wyoming, he interned for Judge Thomas Campbell of the Laramie County Judicial District Courts in Cheyenne, Wyoming, was chief editor of “Workers’ Compensation Law, 2nd Edition” written by Prof. Michael Duff, and portrayed John Wilkes Booth in the 2016 Spence Law Firm Historic Trail for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Business and Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana
  • State of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana

Education

  • Carroll University, B.S. 2013
  • University of Wyoming College of Business, M.B.A. 2017
  • University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D. 2017

Jeremy J. McDonald

Jeremy McDonald is a proud resident of South Bend, Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College in 2013 and attended the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, graduating with honors in 2016.

Following law school he gained extensive exposure to the judicial process by serving for two years as the law clerk for the Elkhart County Superior Courts 1 and 2, drafting opinions and orders for trial court judges who presided over dockets focused on commercial, personal injury, family, and criminal law. After clerking, he gained additional experience working in private practice for two well-respected firms in Northern Indiana.

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Jeremy‘s principal focus is litigation, and he has represented plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal court in cases touching upon various areas of the law, including real estate law, employment law, personal injury law, medical malpractice law, municipal law, probate disputes, landlord-tenant relations, contract disputes, and insurance coverage.

When he is not in the office, Jeremy enjoys traveling, exercising, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana

Robert D. Lee – Retired

Robert D. Lee is a native of Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.B.S., 1961) and Valparaiso University School of Law (1966). At Valparaiso University School of Law, he was a member of Delta Theta Phi, and co-founder and business director of Valparaiso University Law Review. He has an extensive career as an experienced trial attorney.

His primary concentration was personal injury litigation, family law, and domestic relations. He represented individuals and business entities at both trial and appellate levels of litigation. He tried numerous jury cases in State and Federal court.

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Bob was a member of the St. Joseph, Indiana State and American Bar Associations. He was a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the Association Trial Lawyers of America (member, litigation section), Indiana Defense Lawyer Association (Fellow), and the Indiana Bar Foundation.

Bob’s career was marked by involvement in numerous business endeavors. He is the former President of Shakla Inc. International import/export of American products in the Far East. He is also the former part owner and secretary-treasurer of Avanti Motor Corporation and National Inventory Reserve. Lastly, Bob was a U.S.G.A. Regional Affairs Committee member and Rules Official.

Business and Professional Affiliations

  • St. Joseph Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Indiana Defense Lawyer Association
  • Indiana Bar Foundation

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • Valparaiso University, J.D., 1966
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.S., 1961

If you need an experienced attorney to handle your case, contact Lee & Zalas today!

Lee & Zalas

54391 N 30th St
South Bend, IN 46635

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Phone: 574-232-5923
Email: team@leeandzalas.com

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