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Lewis Brisbois Expands NW Indiana Presence With New Partner Hire, Office in Schererville

Schererville, Ind. (January 29, 2019) – Lewis Brisbois has hired experienced defense litigation attorney and Hoosier native Renee J. Mortimer as the managing partner of its newest office in Schererville, Indiana.

A graduate of Indiana University and Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Ms. Mortimer has spent much of her life and career in Indiana, developing a strong team and diverse client base. She brings over twenty years of experience representing clients in personal injury and property damage defense, specializing in mass tort litigation with an emphasis on managing large risks and exposures.

“Renee is a phenomenal lawyer who is well-respected in her field,” said Danny Worker, managing partner of Lewis Brisbois’ Chicago and Indianapolis offices. “I’m looking forward to working with her as we open this new office and build our practice in northwest Indiana.”

“I am humbled and excited to be joining such a prestigious firm,” said Ms. Mortimer. “I’ve worked in and around Schererville for most of my career, and built a solid client network that now gets to take advantage of the full range of talent and resources that Lewis Brisbois has to offer.”

Ms. Mortimer is currently the president of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI) and has been named a “Lawyer of the Year” by U.S. News - Best Lawyers. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, she was partner-in-charge at the Schererville office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP since 2000.

Ms. Mortimer was recently profiled in an interview by The Indiana Lawyer, discussing her career and involvement in the DTCI. When asked what the most important qualities in a defense attorney are, she responded: “Civility, professionalism and a strong work ethic.”

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