Jeff joined May Oberfell Lorber upon graduating from law school in 1980, and has since helped set a standard for ethical, conscientious client service. Concentrating his practice areas on commercial litigation, bankruptcy, corporate counseling, commercial transactions and loan workouts, he’s also Chairman of the Advisory Board for LEGUS, an international network of leading law firms. He devotes time to numerous community service activities, and enjoys spending weekends at his family’s lake cottage.

Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate & Business
  • Litigation
  • Mediation & Arbitration

Professional Achievements

  • Received a $9 million verdict against Kmart on behalf of a former employee
  • Defended Key Bank in a multi-million-dollar lawsuit through a state court trial and appeals to the Indiana Court of Appeals and Indiana Supreme Court
  • Represented the seller of an international pet food company in a $30 million sale
  • Successfully defended Key Bank in a lawsuit seeking $95 million through federal district court and appeal to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Chairman, Advisory Board of LEGUS
  • Former President, Michiana YMCA
  • Board of Trustees, Michiana YMCA
  • Member, Elder Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
  • Former  Board Member, Penn High School Boosters Club
  • Former President, Penn Harris Madison Education Foundation
  • Founding Member, Board of Corporations for Education


  • 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
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


  • B.A. in Public Affairs with distinction from Indiana University South Bend, 1977
  • J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, 1980

Personal Snapshot

  • Married 38 years
  • Father of two
  • Certified scuba diver
  • Favorite beach: Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

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