Our Team

James M. Peterman

Senior Partner

As the senior partner at J Peterman Legal Group, my #1 goal is providing our clients with the best and most efficient legal representation and customer service.

Benjamin J. Pliskie

Managing Partner

When circumstances force you to seek legal guidance, you can rest assured that your needs and goals will be my highest goal.

Shannon K. Cummings

Client Relations Partner

I am both an animal lover and accomplished lawyer. I focus my practice on creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and civil litigation and have over 15 years of experience.

Thomas C. Dill


I spend much of my time solving real estate and title problems. I've learned the importance of listening to people and enjoy helping others achieve their goals.

Russell J. Karnes


As the head of the firm’s litigation group, I have handled complex litigation and developed skills in discovery methods, trials, and appellate activity.

Tracey M. Coons


I am the lead attorney in the Indiana office. I focus my practice on civil matters for the States of Indiana and Illinois and am admitted to both states' bars.

Diana Rdzanek


I strive to provide my clients with the peace of mind knowing that their legal matters will be addressed by an attorney they can trust, who understands and appreciates their needs, and who can guide them through the complex legal maze.

James R. Shaw


I concentrate my practice on civil litigation, estate planning, and corporate representation. I have practiced before both state and federal courts.

Kelly Smith


My background gives me the tools to provide clients with effective and efficient representation and to search for practical solutions to complex problems.

Jennifer Niesen


I focus on helping new business owners build a solid foundation for their new company or business venture by offering the tools and assistance they need.

Monica Karas


When starting out in the community, I considered many career options before deciding to pursue the practice of law. In my role as an attorney, I get to handle a wide variety of issues that satisfy my blind ambition.

Tyler Rasmussen


My experience, tenacity, and preparedness allow me to advocate in a manner that is cost-effective to my clients.

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