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Certified Family Law Mediator
Parenting Time Coordinator
Courtney C. Smith
Courtney’s practice involves working close with her clients to provide services for dissolutions of marriage, post-decree issues, or other family matters. Courtney advocates for families in need of guardianships over protected adults and minor children.
Courtney was born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana. Courtney sits on the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission as Vice President and is the representative for Porter County. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Thorgren Tool & Molding, Co. Inc. in Valparaiso.
She is a graduate of Purdue University with a liberal arts degree, and furthered her education at Valparaiso University with a degree in education, German, and a minor in English. Courtney taught high school German and English in Lake County, Indiana, for seven years before beginning her law school education at Valparaiso University Law School.
Courtney is admitted to practice law in Indiana, in the United States District Court for the Northern District and in the United States District Court for the Southern District.
Certified Family Law Mediator
Barbra A. Stooksbury
Porter County: (219) 728-3250
LaPorte County: (219) 877-5300
Barbra A. Stooksbury is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the LaPorte County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Barbra is the Deputy appointed to the LaPorte County Veteran’s Treatment Court and Problem Solving Court. Ms. Stooksbury also is of counsel at Smith Legal Group, LLC, where she concentrates in Family Law, including Guardian ad Litem appointments.
Ms. Stooksbury graduated from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 2001. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Masters of English Literature from Purdue University Calumet prior to attending law school.
She is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana. Ms. Stooksbury is Past President and Secretary/Treasurer of the LaPorte County Bar Association and Past President and Treasurer of the Northwest Indiana Women Lawyers Association. She also enjoys membership in the Porter County Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, and Indiana State Bar Association.
Kimberly R. Kass
Kimberly is of counsel with Smith Legal Group where she primarily focuses on Estate Planning, Probate Administration and Medicaid Planning.
Kimberly is a Professor Emerita of Law at Valparaiso University where she taught lawyering skills and bar examination preparation courses. Kimberly practiced Family Law and Insurance Defense Law in Northwest Indiana prior to joining Smith Legal Group.
Kimberly graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2001. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Valparaiso University prior to attending law school. She is a graduate of Chesterton High School.
Kimberly is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and in the United States District Court for the Northern District and Southern District of Indiana.