James Leonard Jorgensen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Valparaiso, IN

Hoeppner Wagner & Evans
 | 103 East Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-464-4961
Fax: 219-465-0603
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (70%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    James Leonard Jorgensen is a business and corporate lawyer at the law firm of Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP, having more than 45 years of experience in the legal field. He focuses his practice on corporate and business law, as well as labor and employment matters. His clients range from small local businesses to U.S. subsidiaries of foreign entities. Mr. Jorgensen accepts clients throughout Indiana, including Merrillville, Valparaiso, and Porter and Lake counties.

    An impressive education forms the cornerstone of Mr. Jorgensen’s career. In 1969, he graduated summa cum laude from St. Olaf College, where he was a member of the most prestigious academic honor society in the country, Phi Beta Kappa. After obtaining his Master of Arts in 1970 from the University of Washington, he went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Valparaiso University Law School in 1974. While in law school, Mr. Jorgensen served as associate editor for the Valparaiso University Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in Indiana.

    Mr. Jorgensen is an active member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association and the Porter County Bar Association. He lectures often to numerous business groups and has extensively published articles in business journals. Also inducted into the Indiana University Northwest Business & Industry Hall of Fame, Mr. Jorgensen served for more than 10 years as an adjunct professor at the Valparaiso University Law School.

    Mr. Jorgensen is active in numerous groups that serve his community, including serving as director for the Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana and the St. Paul Square Economic Improvement District and past director of United Way of Porter County.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Employment & Labor
    • 30%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Business Organizations


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    Super Lawyers: 2005

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    About James Jorgensen

    Admitted: 1974, Indiana

    Professional Webpage: http://www.hwelaw.com/bios/attorney-jim-jorgensen.php


    • Inductee - Northwest Indiana Business and Leadership Hall of Fame
    • Super Lawyers Designation
    • United Way Dorothy M. Porter Award Recipient

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Lake County Bar Association
    • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Indiana, 1974
    • Porter County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Director, St. Paul Square Economic Improvement District
    • Director, Society For Human Resources Management
    • Past Member, Valparaiso Community Schools Board
    • Advisory Board, SBDC
    • Director, Catholic Foundation of Northwest Indiana
    • Director, Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (Past Chair)
    • Past Member, Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission
    • Past Director & Board Chair, United Way of Porter County
    • Director, Northwest Indiana Forum (Past Chair)
    • Past Director and Chair, Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation
    • Director and officer, Center for Workforce Innovations
    • Valparaiso Distinguished Community Leader, 2002

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Ban the Box Legislation
    • Pregnancy Claims in the Workplace
    • Language Discrimination
    • NLRB Limits Employer's Investigations
    • EEOC Issues Guidelines on Criminal Background Checks
    • Associate Editor, Valparaiso University Law Review, Valparaiso University School of Law
    • New Overtime Rules
    • National Labor Relations Board And The Employee Handbook
    • Pregnancy Claim
    • Spouse Includes Same Sex Marriage
    • Proving Discrimination Claims
    • Recent Cases under the ADA

    Educational Background:

    • University of Washington, M.A., Honors: Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1970
    • St. Olaf College, summa cum laude, B.A., 1969
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    Office Location for James Leonard Jorgensen

    103 East Lincolnway
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

    Phone: 219-464-4961

    Fax: 219-465-0603

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