About Our Firm
Less than 4% of the personal injury cases in the State of Indiana will go to trial. Most cases are settled out of court. Still, you never know when a case will make it to court, which is just one reason to highly consider hiring an attorney with significant trial experience and recognition by the legal community. A review of the experience and background of our attorneys demonstrates that we have the trial experience and overall competency to handle your civil case to ensure you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Attorney David Gladish
Attorney Gladish has resided in Lake County, Indiana for most of his life. Attorney Gladish attended Calumet College of St. Joseph where he graduated Cum Laude and was selected as a 1991 member of Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. Attorney Gladish went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1995. In a four (4) day period in July of 1995, Attorney Gladish took both the Indiana and Illinois Bar Examinations and passed them both on his first attempt. Presently, Attorney Gladish is licensed to practice law in the States of Indiana and Illinois as well as having membership in the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Attorney Gladish is entitled to practice before all courts of Indiana and Illinois, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Attorney Douglas Walker
Mr. Walker is an Attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Walker is a graduate of Munster High School (Class of 1988) where he excelled in the classroom and athletics participating in football, basketball, track and cross-country. He went on to attend Valparaiso University (Class of 1992) where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Mr. Walker attended the Valparaiso University School of Law, where he was a member of the University’s Law Review and Moot Court Society. Mr. Walker also served as a Law Clerk in the Lake Superior Court. Upon receiving his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University in 1997, Attorney Walker worked as a tax consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Chicago and served as a partner in his own firm before joining Mr. Gladish in 2014. Mr. Walker is a seasoned trial lawyer and transactional lawyer experienced in personal injury, wrongful death and “bet-the-company” cases. He also provides estate planning and transactional advice to his valued clients.
Attorney Mark Schocke
Mark Schocke has lived in Highland, Indiana for most of his life. Attorney Schocke is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Political Science. During his time at Purdue, Attorney Schocke worked in Washington, D.C. for the United States Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and the White House. Upon graduation, Attorney Schocke received an Indiana Governor’s Fellowship. Attorney Schocke then earned his Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law in December of 2010. Following graduation, Mark practiced complex defense litigation on behalf of large insurance companies for nearly seven years. In September of 2017, Attorney Schocke joined the Gladish Law Group where he applies the knowledge and experience acquired while representing large insurers for the benefit of injured men and women while obtaining great results as one of the more active trial attorneys in Northwest Indiana. Attorney Schocke is licensed to practice law in the States of Indiana and Illinois. Finally, Attorney Schocke takes pride in being active in his hometown of Highland where he has served on the Highland Town Counsel with a stint where he was the counsel president while also coaching youth basketball and soccer to ensure he spends quality time with his three children.