At Hodges and Davis, we continue to review how to balance client service and safety in this most unusual year.  In June, the State of Indiana entered Phase 4 of Governor Holcomb’s plan for reopening the State.  While we are encouraged by recent developments, the safety of our clients, team and community is always our top priority.

With that safety in mind, we have opened our office for visits with clients on an appointment only basis.  Our offices, though remaining operational, will continue to be closed to the general public.  As has been the case throughout these difficult times, we will remain available for meetings and other appointments via teleconferencing through the utilization of remote workspaces and other technological means, while we begin scheduling in-person office appointments.

For the safety of our attorneys, staff, and clients who will be coming into our office, we have implemented certain procedures to keep everyone safe:

  1. We ask that all clients arriving for their appointment call and let the receptionist know that they have arrived.  Because our office doors will still be locked, someone from our staff will need to meet you at the door to let you into the office.
  2. All clients entering our offices will be required to bring and wear a mask while inside.  The attorneys meeting with clients will also wear masks.
  3. Unfortunately, Hodges and Davis will not be providing beverages to our clients at this time.  However, clients should feel free to bring their own beverages with them.
  4. We ask that you take your temperature before your appointment to confirm you are not running a fever.  If you schedule an appointment and then begin to feel ill, have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in personal contract with someone with COVID-19 in the last two weeks, we ask that you please call in advance of the meeting to let us know.  We would be happy to conduct your appointment telephonically or reschedule your appointment.
  5. To ensure that we follow recommended CDC Guidelines on social distancing, we are also going to limit the number of persons allowed in our conference rooms.  In our Merrillville office, we will limit the total number of people (including our attorneys) in the meeting room to five (5).  In our Portage and Rensselaer offices, we will limit the number of people (including our attorneys) in the meeting room to four (4).

We will continue to review these procedures and will update them as needed, and as more information becomes available.  Although we understand that the above restrictions may be inconvenient, the safety of our staff, attorneys and clients is our top priority.  We hope that everyone remains safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we find new ways to interact while remaining committed to serving you.

 

Hodges and Davis, P.C. – June 2020

At Hodges and Davis, we continue to review how to balance client service and safety in this most unusual year. As you are probably aware, most of the state entered Phase 3 of Governor Holcomb’s plan for reopening the State, and Lake County will soon follow. While we are encouraged by recent developments, the safety of our clients, team and community is very important to us.

Although we have modified and limited in-office activities, our office has remained open and staffed, and we have also utilized remote workspaces and technology to continue to serve our clients and community. Our Lake County office will remain operational from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and our Rensselaer office will remain operational Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to noon, and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Additionally, our Portage office will be available for “curbside” meetings, as needed.

Hodges and Davis will continue to limit certain in-office activities, including client meetings, until at least June 14, 2020. Consistent with our office policies since March, we are asking that our clients continue to refrain from visiting our offices without making prior arrangements. If necessary, we are scheduling meetings, including “curbside” meetings, for the execution and exchange of documents on a case-by-case basis. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your needs, so that we can promptly address them. We will reassess our operational policies in the coming weeks, based on new developments and information.

We hope that everyone remains safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we find new ways to interact while remaining committed to serving you.

Hodges and Davis, P.C. – May 2020

At Hodges and Davis, we are committed to serving our clients during this difficult time.

Pursuant to the State of Indiana Executive Order 20-08, dated March 23, 2020, Hodges and Davis is included in the definition of an “Essential Business.” The Executive Order permits and encourages our firm to continue operating to address your legal needs. Our Merrillville office will remain operational from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice. Our Rensselaer office will remain operational Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to noon, and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To comply with Social Distancing Requirements, we have restricted access to our offices, and are asking our clients to refrain from visiting our offices without making prior arrangements. If necessary, we are scheduling meetings for the execution and exchange of documents on a case-by-case basis, so please call us to discuss your needs.

While the current situation does not allow for “business as usual,” we hope you understand that we have made these changes to comply with the ever-changing necessities of this crisis, and out of our concern for the health and safety of our clients, our team, and their families. Hodges and Davis will continue to review how we operate as there are new developments. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we appreciate your understanding.

Hodges and Davis, P.C. – March 2020

Gregory A. Sobkowski | Hodges & Davis Law Firm Northwest Indiana

Attorney Gregory Sobkowski is participating in the Junior Achievement’s JA in a Day program. As part of that program, Attorney Sobkowski will be presenting a Junior Achievement’s Career Success program to ninth grade students at Portage High School in conjunction with two Purdue Northwest students. The Junior Achievement’s JA in a Day program is designed to allow students to explore career interests and develop work-readiness skills.

 

Hodges and Davis, P.C. – February 2020

Shawn D. Cox | Hodges & Davis Law Firm Northwest Indiana

On January 16, 2020, attorneys from Hodges & Davis attended the annual Lake County Bar Association Installation Dinner and Awards Reception.  At the dinner, Clyde Compton was recognized for 55 years of attorney service and Lake County Bar Association 2019 President Shawn Cox passed the gavel to the new Lake County Bar Association 2020 President Matthew Fech.

 

 

Hodges and Davis, P.C. – February 2020

Benjamin T. Ballou | Hodges & Davis Law Firm Northwest Indiana

The Lake Superior Court, Civil Division recently announced that Attorney Benjamin T. Ballou was appointed as the Probate Commissioner of the Lake Superior Court, Civil Division Room 7, in Crown Point. Commissioner Ballou’s first day as Commissioner was on November 18, 2019.

The Probate Courtroom is located in Room #B-105 in the Lake County Government Center. Commissioner Ballou will serve in his role as Commissioner for the Superior Court on Mondays and Wednesdays.

 

Hodges and Davis, P.C. – December 2019

Bonnie C. Coleman | Hodges & Davis Law Firm Northwest Indiana

Attorney Bonnie Coleman, Board member for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, was named Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs 2018 Board Volunteer of the Year and was one of four board individuals inducted into the Indiana Alliance’s Hall of Fame. She is the first female inducted into the Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Club’s Hall of Fame.

Coleman was recognized for her long history with the organization, and for being instrumental in the merger of the two Club Organizations that were operating in Lake and Porter County.  She was also instrumental in the development of the organization’s young professionals group known as PALS.

 

Hodges and Davis, P.C. – December 2019