R. William Jonas, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in South Bend, IN

Hammerschmidt, Amaral & Jonas
 | 137 North Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: 574-282-1231
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney R. William Jonas Jr. is a partner at Hammerschmidt, Amaral, & Jonas P.C. in South Bend, Indiana. Mr. Jonas handles business bankruptcy, business litigation, estate planning, personal injury, and other general civil and commercial litigation matters. He serves clients in South Bend and the surrounding areas including Elkhart and Mishawaka as well as throughout Indiana.

A graduate of Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law, Mr. Jonas has been licensed to practice law since 1981. He is admitted before all Indiana state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In addition to running his law practice, Mr. Jonas is heavily involved in his legal and professional communities. He regularly speaks on bankruptcy topics at continuing legal education events and is a class agent for the Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law class of 1981.

Mr. Jonas is a past President of the Indiana State Bar Association and presently serves as a member of the Supreme Court committee overseeing the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP). He has served on boards for the Indiana Bar Foundation, the Indiana Continnuing Legal Education Forum, Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law Alumni Association, the Indiana University Bloomington Media School Alumni Association,  and Rural Services of Indiana, Inc.

Mr. Jonas also belongs to several Indiana-based professional organizations including the St. Joseph County Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (50%): Bankruptcy Law

Business Litigation (30%): Non-Compete Agreements

General Litigation (20%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020

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About William Jonas, Jr.

Admitted: 1981, Indiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.hajlaw.com/


  • Annual award to Indiana Attorney for service to the cause of civic education, William G Baker Award, Indiana Bar Foundation, 2009
  • Annually named as an Indiana Super Lawyer since 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for Southern Indiana
  • U.S. District Courts for Northern Indiana
  • Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association, President, 2008-2009
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2006-2010
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1996-1998
  • Indiana State Bar Association President, Board of Governors, 1992-1993
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Vice President, 2006-2007
  • Indiana State Bar Association, President-Elect, 2007-2008
  • Director and Officer of the Indiana State Bar Association
  • Director and Officer of Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Board of Directors, 1998-2006
  • Chair, Young Lawyers Section, 1992-1993

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Law Alumni Association
  • Indiana University School of Journalism Alumni Association
  • Specialized Transportation Service
  • Boards of Rural Services of Indiana
  • Director of the Indiana Bar Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum on bankruptcy-related topics
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Website - www.hajlaw.com
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Office Location for R. William Jonas, Jr.

137 North Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601

Phone: 574-282-1231

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Last Updated: 9/28/2019

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