Leone Halpin, LLP provides businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals with advice and representation in organizational and transactional matters including civil trial and appellate representation in all state and federal courts. The firm represents its clients in the following practice areas: Adoptions, Business Transactions and Litigation, Business Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations, Tax, Labor and Employment Law, Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Social Security Disability, Creditors' Rights, Family Law, and General Civil Litigation.
Charles “Chuck” Leone
Chuck thought he wanted to discover the secrets of the universe and consequently received his degree in physics from Notre Dame in 1969, but soon discovered that there were more than enough mysteries close to home as he became drawn to politics and political action, leading to a decision to go to law school in 1972. He spent his law school years in Washington, D.C. during the Watergate years after which he came back to South Bend, Indiana as a more reasonable and rational place to practice law.
Chuck has been in a variety of partnerships over the past 36 years while teaching employment law, business law and law office technology and systems at IUSB, Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College.
Andrea E. Halpin
Andrea ran track at Indiana University - Bloomington when she attended there in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In-between the adrenaline rushes from competing in the indoor and outdoor track seasons, she obtained her bachelor of science in business management in 1992. Her competitive nature needed an outlet once her college sports days were behind her, so she next entered the paper chase and studied law at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.
After frenzied study sessions in 1995, she passed the bar and returned to her home-town of Warsaw, Indiana to practice law. Andrea decided to move to South Bend, Indiana after she went to dinner one evening and realized that she had represented 13 of the 14 patrons in the restaurant. In 1998, she briefly practiced insurance defense in South Bend, Indiana, before realizing that she hated practicing insurance defense and looked for another job. At the end of 1998, she became an associate of Chuck Leone (see above). Chuck and Andrea decided to break off from their firm and start their own on January 1, 2001. Despite their decision to start a small business immediately prior to the recession of late 2001, the firm was a success, and they have continued to provide quality legal services to individuals and small businesses in St. Joseph and surrounding counties ever since.
Andrea decided that owning a business wasn’t enough of a challenge for her, so she expanded her family and is the proud mother of three, and step-mother of one. If she had any spare time, she would paint landscapes and still-life portraits, but usually all she can manage is to read in bed.
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