Attorneys

Michael C. Harris

  • Harris Welsh & Lukmann Attorney, Michael C. Harris

    A graduate of Indiana University (B.S., 1960, J.D., 1964), Mike has practiced law in Chesterton since 1964. During this time, he has tried a significant number of cases and participated in numerous cases on appeal. He also practices in the areas of estate planning and real estate, including tax assessment appeals. He has been honored many times for his contributions to the Duneland Community and has been active in numerous civic and charitable causes throughout Porter County.

  • Partner
    (219) 926-2114
    mharris@nullhwllaw.com

    Education

    • Indiana University (B.S., 1960)
    • Indiana University – Indianapolis (J.D., 1964)

    Practice Areas

    • Estate Planning
    • Real Estate
    • Trial Practice

    Bar Admissions

    • Indiana Supreme Court
    • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; United States Tax Court

Robert A. Welsh

  • Harris Welsh & Lukmann Attorney, Robert A. Welsh

    Bob Welsh is a graduate of Indiana University (B.A., 1965, J.D., 1968) and has practiced law with Mike Harris since 1968. Bob has tried numerous cases in both state and federal courts, including personal injury, medical malpractice lawsuits, construction and real estate disputes, and condemnation cases. Bob has been active with the Duneland YMCA and the Porter County Museum Foundation.

  • Partner
    (219) 926-2114
    bwelsh@nullhwllaw.com

    Education

    • Indiana University (B.A., 1965)
    • Indiana University (J.D., 1968)

    Practice Areas

    • Business Representation
    • Labor and Employment Law
    • Personal Injury
    • Real Estate
    • Trial Practice

    Bar Admissions

    • Indiana Supreme Court
    • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

L. Charles Lukmann, III

  • Harris Welsh & Lukmann Attorney, L. Charles Lukmann, III

    Chuck Lukmann received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame (BA, with honors, 1975) and his law degree from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis (J.D., cum laude, 1979). In 1979, Chuck joined the law firm and was made partner in 1985. Since 1980, Chuck has served as the Town Attorney for the town of Chesterton and its boards. In addition, Chuck maintains a wide-ranging practice including personal injury litigation, real estate, business, railroad, and zoning litigation.

  • Partner
    (219) 926-2114
    clukmann@nullhwllaw.com

    Education

    • University of Notre Dame (B.A., with honors, 1975)
    • Indiana University – Indianapolis (J.D., cum laude, 1979)

    Practice Areas

    • Municipal Law
    • Personal Injury
    • Real Estate
    • Trial Practice

    Bar Admissions

    • Indiana Supreme Court, Hawaii Supreme Court
    • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Charles F.G. Parkinson

  • Harris Welsh & Lukmann Attorney, Charles F.G. Parkinson

    Chuck Parkinson received his undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State (B.S., 1987) and went on to obtain a graduate degree from Western Michigan University (M.A., 1991) before receiving his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1998). Since joining Harris Welsh & Lukmann in 2001, Chuck has practiced in the areas of business and employment law, municipal law, real estate, and litigation. Chuck has served as a volunteer for a variety of boards and causes throughout Porter County.

  • Partner
    (219) 926-2114
    cparkinson@nullhwllaw.com

    Education

    • Grand Valley State College (B.S., 1987)
    • Western Michigan University (M.A., 1991)
    • Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1998)

    Practice Areas

    • Business Representation
    • Labor and Employment Law
    • Municipal Law
    • Real Estate
    • Trial Practice

    Bar Admissions

    • Indiana Supreme Court
    • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Morris A. Sunkel

  • Harris Welsh & Lukmann Attorney, Morris A. Sunkel

    Morrie Sunkel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois (B.S. Accounting, 1970) and his law degree from Valparaiso School of Law (J.D. 1975). Morrie also holds an LLM in Taxation from the John Marshall School of Law. He has been a certified public accountant since 1971 and since April 2007, has held the title of Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist. Since joining Harris Welsh & Lukmann in January, 2008, Morrie continues in his concentration areas of business law, elder law, and wealth planning. Morrie also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Valparaiso University School of Law.

  • Partner
    (219) 926-2114
    msunkel@nullhwllaw.com

    Education

    • University of Illinois (B.S., 1970)
    • Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., 1975)
    • John Marshall School of Law (LLM, 1995)

    Practice Areas

    • Business Representation
    • Estate Planning
    • Real Estate

    Bar Admissions

    • Indiana Supreme Court
    • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States Supreme Court

Julie A. Paulson

  • Harris Welsh & Lukmann Attorney, Julie A. Paulson

    Julie A. Paulson received her undergraduate degree in Business, with concentrations in Accounting and Finance, from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (B.S. 2006) and her law degree from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis (J.D., magna cum laude, 2009). Julie has been a life-long resident of Chesterton and joined the firm after graduating from law school in 2009. Julie practices in a variety of areas including estate planning and probate, business law, real estate, municipal law, and tax law.

  • Partner
    (219) 926-2114
    jpaulson@nullhwllaw.com

    Education

    • Indiana University (B.S., 2006)
    • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis (J.D., magna cum laude, 2009)

    Practice Areas

    • Business Representation
    • Estate Planning
    • Municipal Law
    • Real Estate

    Bar Admissions

    • Indiana Supreme Court
    • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Connor H. Nolan

  • Connor Nolan - Harris Welsh & Lukmann

    Connor Nolan received undergraduate degrees from Purdue University (B.A. Political Science & B.A. English, 2011) and his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2015). In Law School, Connor completed externships as a student clerk with three federal judges in the Northern District of Indiana. Connor joined the firm as an associate attorney in September 2015, he is in general practice with concentrations of trial practice, business representation, real estate, estate planning, and municipal law.

  • Associate
    (219) 926-2114
    cnolan@nullhwllaw.com

    Education

    • Purdue University (B.A., 2011)
    • Valparaiso University Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2015)

    Practice Areas

    • Trial Practice
    • Business Representation
    • Real Estate
    • Estate Planning
    • Municipal Law

    Bar Admissions

    • Indiana Supreme Court
    • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana