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JO In Action – CASA Volunteer – Brian Gates

Would you like to make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child? Consider becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate like Jones Obenchain partner Brian Gates. Brian has been representing children’s best interests as a CASA since 2002, and now helps train other CASA volunteers by teaching them about the legal system. Find out more about the St. Joseph County CASA program by clicking here:, or visit the national CASA site:


Need a copy of tax return from last year?

If you need a copy of your tax return for the previous year and you can’t find it,  the IRS can help. Transcripts are free and available for the most current tax year after the IRS has processed the return. There are different types of transcripts to choose from. To see what your options are please visit:

Partner Bob Edwards selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2014

Jones Obenchain announces Partner Bob Edwards was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 in the field of mediation. Bob has been recognized in this exclusive selection for 5 consecutive years.  Congratulations Bob!

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Janet Horvath – New Partner

Jones Obenchain is pleased to announce that Janet Horvath has been made a partner. Janet joined the firm in 2003. She represents individuals and businesses in both Indiana and Michigan. The focus of Janet’s practice is in the areas of estate planning and probate law. She also counsels clients in contract negotiations and handles civil litigation matters involving employment issues and insurance coverage disputes. For more information and to reach Janet, you may view her web page here.

John Van Laere Recognized as a Finalist in Michiana’s 2008 Best and Brightest Awards

Jones Obenchain, LLP is proud to announce that John Van Laere has been named as a Finalist in Michiana’s 2008 Best and Brightest Awards. Sponsored by Junior Achievement of Michiana, Inc., the Best and Brightest Awards celebrate those professionals who have impacted their industry and community. All finalists receive recognition for their outstanding professional accomplishments, community involvement, and leadership.