Robert J. Konopa

Trial Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator


Robert J. Konopa was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1967 following his graduation from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He has since practiced in both state and federal courts,trying cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.He is and has been a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers since 1990.

He was an Associate Lecturer at Indiana University, South Bend from 1965-1977. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and a recipient of the 2009 Litigation Section Civility Award. Bob has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 20th-anniversary edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (2014) in the specialties of Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Personal Injury Litigation Defendants, Product Liability Litigation Defendant. He is one of a distinguished group of attorneys who has been listed in Best Lawyers® for over twenty years.


Practice Areas

  • Civil litigation representing plaintiffs and defendants
  • Expert witness assistance and testimony in legal malpractice and insurance matters
  • Litigation consultations with in-house corporate counsel and academic institutions
  • Litigation lectures and training
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Membership & Fellowships

  • St. Joseph County Bar Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1975 – 1979)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member, Board of Managers, 1988 – 1990, Litigation and Appellate Sections; 2009 Civility Award
  • Robert A. Grant Inn of Court (Emeritus; President, 1997 – 1999)
  • Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation (2000 – present)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (1990 – present)

Professional Licensure

  • Indiana State Courts
  • U.S District Courts, Northern & Southern Districts of Indiana; Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit