Attorney Gladish has resided in Lake County, Indiana for most of his life. Attorney Gladish is a graduate of Munster High School, Class of 1987 and went on to attend Calumet College of St. Joseph where he graduated Cum Laude in 1991 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. At the time of graduation, Attorney Gladish was selected not only as a 1991 member of Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges, but also as the Outstanding Criminal Justice Graduate. After graduation, Attorney Gladish was hired by the Hammond City Court as probation officer and obtained his license in August of 1992 by passing the required State of Indiana testing by the Judicial Conference of Indiana. Attorney Gladish then 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 at taking the examinations. 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, Lake County Bar Association, East Chicago Bar Association and the Delta Theta Phil Law Fraternity. 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, United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Attorney Gladish has argued before both the Indiana Supreme Court and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Next, the question that needs to be addressed is, “What type of practice does Attorney Gladish maintain?” Well, the practice is made up of mostly three (3) types of cases which are injury/wrongful death, medical malpractice and/or civil rights. As part of his practice, Attorney Gladish has demonstrated his ability to handle these types of cases through testing, trials and recognition by his peers. Attorney Gladish is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialists since 2002-present as certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy; a Member of Best Lawyers In America - Personal Injury Plaintiff and Best Law Firms in America - Personal Injury Plaintiff since 2016-present; a Member of the Indiana Super Lawyers 2010-present in the area of Personal Injury – Plaintiff; a member of Top 100 Indiana Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association 2010-present; a Million Dollar Advocate Lifetime Member 2007-present; and Member of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2011 with the Rank of Advocate which is earned by the number of civil trial that the attorney has conducted as lead counsel. Attorney Gladish has also been selected numerous times as a member of “Who’s Who in American Law” and “Who’s Who in America”. Attorney Gladish was selected in 2016 to serve on the Judicial Nomination Commission for Lake County, Indiana by the attorney within Lake County, Indiana. Finally, Attorney Gladish is a member of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and has completed the 10 hour OSHA course for general industry training in 2012.
As for community involvement, Attorney Gladish has been teaching at Calumet College of St. Joseph since 2000 and is presently on the Board of Directors for Calumet College of St. Joseph's. Attorney Gladish has been doing a radio show on WJOB 1230 as legal commentator since 2004 and has written legal articles for the Calumet Press Newspaper and the Gladish Law Blog on new cases that have been decided by either the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Court of Appeals which is part of his web site. Finally, Attorney Gladish has been selected to serve or has served on the Board of Directors and/or Advisory Boards for the following: Towle Community Theater, South Shore Arts Foundation, Calumet College Paralegal Program Advisory Board and the Calumet College Alumni Board.