​​Jaime M. (Huelat) Oss - Managing Partner


Jaime M. (Huelat) Oss has 13 years experience concentrating in insurance defense litigation.  Ms. Oss was born in LaPorte, Indiana, on August 31, 1978.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2000, and obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2003. Ms. Oss was admitted to the Indiana bar in 2003.  She was also admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.  She is a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.  Ms. Oss is also a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and is on the Board of Governors as the District 2 Representative, as well as several of its committees ‑ Legal Ethics Committee, Improvements in the Judiciary Committee, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Women in Law Committee, and was Chair of the Service Committee from 2012-2014 ‑ and its Appellate Section and Litigation Section as Vice Chair.  She is a member of the Women Lawyers Association and is currently the President.  She is the Immediate Past President of the LaPorte County Bar Association and is member of the Porter County Bar Association.  Ms. Oss is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana as a member of the Amicus Committee.  Finally, Ms. Oss is Vice President of the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors.  In November 2014, she was honored with the 2014 Most Influential Woman of Northwest Indiana in Law Award. In 2016 she was named as Super Lawyers Rising Star.  In 2017 she was named a Super Lawyer. 

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Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to providing award-winning service to our clients.
We take the time to research your situation completely and bring about the most effective opportunities ensuring you get the successful outcome you deserve. We are proud that so many of our clients have repeatedly turned to us for counsel and representation. We are determined to work hard to earn our clients loyalty every day. We are here to help you succeed.


​​​​​David A. Mack - Associate

David A. Mack has been practicing law for 25 years. He is licensed to practice law in Indiana and maintains an inactive bar membership in Illinois. Mr. Mack was born in Shelbyville, Indiana, on December 2, 1965. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Indiana University in 1988, and obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from Indiana University in 1991. He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1991 and was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1994. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts, for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.  In addition to insurance defense, Mr. Mack has a broad range of general practice experience including appellate practice, bankruptcy, estate planning, probate, family law, and general litigation. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and the LaPorte County Bar Association.

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Michael A. Kreppein - Partner


Michael A. Kreppein has 16 years of experience concentrating in insurance defense litigation. Mr. Kreppein was born in Staten Island, New York, on December 2, 1971.  He obtained his preparatory education from University of Illinois at Chicago, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1994, and his legal education from Valparaiso University School of Law, receiving a J.D. in 2000.  During law school, he was a member and President of the Student Trial Lawyers of America Mock Trial Team and a 3L class representative for the Student Bar Association.  He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 2000.  He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, and Northern and Southern U.S. District Courts of Indiana.  He is a member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, LaPorte County Bar Association, for which he serves as the Delegate to the Indiana State Bar Association’s House of Delegates, and the Indiana State Bar Association, for which he serves at the District 2 Council Member, as a District Representative for the Young Lawyer’s Section from 2005-2008 and  former Chair of its Litigation Section, and currently serving as a District Representative.

Jerry E. Huelat - Partner


Jerry E. Huelat has over 35 years of litigation experience in all areas of insurance defense work and has substantial trial experience in the areas of arson, fraud, products liability, construction, wrongful death, premises liability, municipal liability, Title VII claims, bad faith, insurance coverage, and complex litigation.  Mr. Huelat was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 7, 1953, and was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1981.  He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, and United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.  Mr. Huelat attended college at Pennsylvania State University where he graduated in 1977, and he obtained his Juris Doctor Degree at Northern Illinois University in 1981.  He is a member of the LaPorte County and Indiana State Bar Associations. He was the 2013 President for the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI) and was on its Board of Directors for 15 years. He received the 2016 DTCI Diplomat Award. He was previously on the Indiana State Bar Association's Legal ethics Committee. and a member of the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Huelat is also the author of many articles and a regular lecturer at insurance defense seminars.  He has been selected as an Indiana Super Lawyer for the last five years.

​​​​​Robert J. Penney - Associate


Robert J. Penney was born in Lafayette, Indiana, on November 18, 1971, and was admitted to the Indiana bar in 2001, the Illinois bar in 2012 and the Ohio bar in 2003 (inactive) .  He is also admitted to practice in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.  Mr. Penney attended the University of Illinois, Urbana, where he graduated magna cum laude in Political Science in 1993, and was made a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He graduated with an M.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1997 and obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2001. He is a member of the LaPorte County Bar Association.

Beverly J. Mack - Partner


Beverly J. Mack has 28 years of experience concentrating in insurance defense litigation.  She is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Illinois.  Ms. Mack was born in Olney, Illinois, on July 25, 1961.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1983, and obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1989.  She was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1989 and was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1996.  She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, the Northern District of Indiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  She is currently a member of the Indiana State and Illinois State Bar Associations the LaPorte County Bar Association, and the Women Lawyers Association (currently the Treasurer).  Ms. Mack is also a member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (member of the board of Directors) and the Defense Research Institute.