Thomas Rucinski has practiced law in Northwest Indiana for 40 years. He has been named "Lawyer of the Year" for Northern Indiana in the field of family law by Best Lawyers. Among his other recognitions, he has been named a "Super Lawyer" as published in the Indianapolis Monthly, one of Indiana's top 100 lawyers by The American Trial lawyers Association and has been named a "Best Lawyer" for a number of years. Mr. Rucinski is proud of his accomplishments and thankful to his colleagues and clients for helping to bestow these honors on him. He attributes his success to the excellent staff and particular his administrative assistant, Cathy. He, as well as the entire firm of lawyers and staff, believes that providing competent, efficient and practical advice has propelled him to being named "Lawyer of the Year" and the firm being one of a few Northwest Indiana firms named as a Tier I firm by U.S. News and World Report. Mr. Rucinski represents clients in family law, divorce, separation, child support, child custody, and adoption matters as well as other matters such as Personal Injury. He understands the emotional trauma caused by divorce and does his best to minimize the agony and turmoil of a divorce. He believes that an amicable resolution is the best for the parties but also realizes that at times it is necessary to provide competent aggressive representation to insure his clients receive all they are entitled under the law. The firm represents clients not only in the areas of family law but in criminal matters, estates, wills, trusts, real estate and injury related matters. Mr. Rucinski and the firm of Sachs and Hess provide legal services primarily in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties but will accept engagements in other Indiana counties.
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