Georgianne came to May Oberfell Lorber as a law clerk in 2000.  She earned her J.D. at Valparaiso University School of Law in 2001.  Georgianne is licensed in both Indiana (2001) and Michigan (2002). Georgianne practices primarily in litigation, counseling and representing clients in medical malpractice and wrongful death claims, commercial litigation matters, shareholder disputes, employment litigation, and trust and estate litigation. Georgianne also serves on the Firm's Executive Committee. Georgianne was previously an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School where she taught a Deposition Skills course for five years.  Georgianne’s compassion for animals is evident in her volunteer work with Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue, and her previous service on our local Zoo Board, where she served on the Zoo's Executive Committee.  In her free time, she enjoys live music, watching college basketball, lifting weights, and hiking with her friends and family, including her Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Fenwick.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Business
  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Litigation

Professional Achievements

  • Obtained a favorable liability verdict in a multi-million dollar commercial litigation dispute, resulting in post-judgement settlement of $18.5 million.
  • Represented clients in more than 25 jury trials
  • Indiana Super Lawyers 2018-2024

Professional Affiliations

  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Transportation Lawyers Association

Civic Involvement

  • Member, Board of Park Commissioners, South Bend, IN
  • Former Board Member, Potawatomi Zoological Society, including serving on the Board's Executive Committee
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana – Vice Chair of Trial Tactics
  • Volunteer, Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue
  • Member, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Former Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Member, M.R. Falcons Nest 4


  • State of Indiana
  • State of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan


  • B.S. in Economics from Indiana University South Bend, 1998
  • J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law, 2001

Personal Snapshot

  • Over 20 years of trial/courtroom experience
  • Zealous animal lover/advocate
  • IU fan

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