A. James Sarkisian – Partner and Attorney
A. James Sarkisian graduated from Valparaiso University in 1980. He attended law school at DePaul University and Valparaiso University from 1980-1983, representing Valparaiso University at numerous renowned mock trial competitions throughout the country as its team captain.
Shortly after graduation, Jim embarked on his litigation career and became a Deputy Prosecutor representing the State of Indiana in Lake County. He went on to also represent the State of Indiana on behalf of Porter County, protecting its citizens by prosecuting criminal offenders.
During that time, he learned that people who have suffered from traumatic experiences need a steady hand to guide them through difficult situations.
In 1986, Jim began representing families of loved ones killed or injured by the negligence of others.
Since then, Jim has represented hundreds of personal injury victims.
He participated in many personal injury claims that have required arbitration, mediation, or trial. Jim’s philosophy is to get involved before a lawsuit is filed and personally interact with the clients and their families to prepare a settlement demand.
Jim believes that thorough preparation and aggressive representation reveals a strong message to defendants and their representatives that his clients must be treated fairly and quickly.
Jim believes hard work, perseverance, and integrity are necessary when representing his clients. He is committed to making sure his clients are not taken advantage of by insurance carriers who try to force a quick settlement for less than fair compensation.
Jim is a proud supporter of his community and believes in giving back. Whether serving as the Valparaiso Community School Board President, youth sports coach, or serving on a county task force, Jim is an active participant in trying to help make Porter County a better place to live and work. Jim enjoys working out, supporting various youth groups and spending time with his family.
“Your case is important to me, but your trust and confidence are priceless. This office prides itself on preserving and protecting our clients’ rights to the fullest extent allowed by law.”
Jim is licensed to practice in State and Federal Courts in Indiana and Illinois and the Supreme Court of the United States.