Jerry Huelat

Jerry Huelat

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in La Porte, IN

Huelat & Mack P.C.
 | 286 W. Johnson Road, Suite G
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-879-3253
Fax: 219-879-3090
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mr. Huelat’s practice centers around insurance defense, civil litigation, personal injury, and insurance coverage. His representative clients include many reputable insurance companies, as well as some large-scale property managers.

    He was the 2013 President for the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI) and was on its Board of Directors for 15 years. He received the 2016 DTCI Diplomat Award.  He was previously on the Indiana State Bar Association’s Legal Ethics Committee.

    He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Huelat is the sole shareholder and President of his firm, Huelat & Mack P.C.

    About Jerry Huelat

    Admitted: 1981, Indiana

    Professional Webpage: https://www.huelatandmack.com/jerry-oss

    Honors/Awards:

    • Mr. Huelat was awarded one of the top honors at the 2016 DTCI Annual Meeting - The Diplomat Award.  This award is given to a member who has distinguished himself or herself throughout his or her careers through outstanding contributions to the representation of clients in the defense of litigation matters., Diplomat Award, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 2016
    • Mr. Huelat received an award for supporting and improving the standards and education of the defense bar and for contributing to the improvement of the administration of justice in the public interest for 2012-2013., Exceptional Performance Citation, Defense Research Institute, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana - Board of Directors, 2001-2014 and President, 2013.
    • Indiana State Bar Association, 2019
    • Defense Research Institute, 2016
    • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 2019
    • LaPorte County Bar Association, 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member of the Knights of Columbus

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Litigation Issues:  Disclosure, Objections, Nonparties, X Indiana Civil Litigation Review 1, Co-author, Litigation Issues: Disclosure, Objections, Nonparties, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 2013
    • Seat Belts and the Seat Belt Defense, Indiana Lawyer, Author, Seat Belts and the Seat Belt Defense, Indiana Lawyer, 2000
    • Deciphering the Tripartite Relationship, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana's 22nd Annual Conference & Meeting, Co-author & Co-presenter, Deciphering the Tripartite Relationship, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 2015
    • Expert Testimony and Proximate Cause in Indiana, DTCI 9th Annual Conference & Meeting, Author & Presenter, Expert Testimony and Proximate Cause in Indiana, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 2002
    • No Coverage for Defective Workmanship, Indiana Lawyer, Author, No Coverage for Defective Workmanship, Indiana Lawyer, 2005
    • Who Has the Right to Select Defense Counsel?, Indiana Lawyer, Author, Who Has the Right to Select Defense Counsel?, Indiana Lawyer, 2006
    • Construction Contracts, Other Insurance Clauses, and Indemnity, Indiana Lawyer, Author, Construction Contracts, Other Insurance Clauses, and Indemnity, Indiana Lawyer, 2007
    • The Five Exceptions to the General Rule of Nonliability:  A Review of Indiana Case Law for the Last Ninety Years, 15th Annual Conference & Meeting - also printed in Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Vol. V, No. 1; Updated, reprinted, and presented, 17th Annual Conference & Meeting, 2010, Author, The Five Exceptions to the General Rule of Nonliability: A Review of Indiana Case Law for the Last Ninety Years, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 2008
    • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, Master Series, Co-author & Presenter, Master Series Insurance Law: Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, Insurance, 2010
    • Looking Forward:  DTCI & the Insurance Industry, Vol. 23, No. 21, Indiana Lawyer, Author, Looking Forward: DTCI & the Insurance Industry, Indiana Lawyer, Defense Trial Counsel Of Indiana, 2013
    • "Post Sheehan Construction Defect Issues", Advanced Insurance Law Seminar and Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana - 21st Annual Conference & Meeting, Co-author & Presenter, Post Sheehan Construction Defect Issues, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Commission and DTCI, Insurance, 2014

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Pier 1 Imports (US), Inc. v. Acadia Merrillville Realty, L.P. and Boyd Constuction Company, Inc., 991 N.E.2d 965 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013); Employers Mut. Cas. Co. v. Skoutaris, 453 F.3d 915 (7th Cir. 2006); Daisy v. Roach, 811 N.E.2d (Ind. Ct. App. 2004); Westfield v. Knapp, 804 N.E.2d 1270 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004); Meridian Ins. Co. v. Zepeda, 734 N.E.2d 1126 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000); Foster v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 703 N.E.2d 657 (Ind. 1998); Hill v. Rieth-Riley Const. Co., Inc., 670 N.E.2d 940 (Ind. Ct. App. 1996); Tabler v. Central Rent-A-Crane, 1992 WL 712781 (N.D. Ind. 1992); Lutz v. DeMars, 559 N.E.2d 1194 (Ind. Ct. App. 1990); Dearborn Fabricating and Engineering Corp., Inc. v. Wickham, 551 N.E.2d 1135 (Ind. 1990)

    Representative Clients:

    • Amica Insurance, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance, Cincinnati Insurance, Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance, Rieth-Riley Construction Company, Maxum Specialty Insurance, Society Insurance, Simon Property Group, Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance, and West Bend Mutual Insurance, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1977

    Industry Groups

    • Insurance
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    Office Location for Jerry Huelat

    286 W. Johnson Road
    Suite G
    La Porte, IN 46350

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    Last Updated: 11/26/2020

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