Patricia E. Primmer - Partner

Pat is an active force for May Oberfell Lorber and for the community, as well. Along with serving her clients, Pat served eight years as our Managing Partner. She was also an attorney for a federal agency in Washington, D.C., currently serves as Indiana Counsel in multi-state commercial loan facilities and is past president of the St. Joseph County Bar Association.

Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Corporate & Business

Professional Achievements

  • Served as the attorney for the Federal Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) in relation to its appointment as a trustee for a fallen investment company which had defrauded millions in customer investments

Professional Affiliations

  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • President, St. Joseph County Bar Association, 2010–2011
  • Member of committee on Character and Fitness, Indiana Supreme Court, 1993 – Present

Civic Involvement

  • Previously served as Board Member and as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Northcentral Indiana
  • Board of Directors, Indiana University Alumni Association, St. Joseph County


  • Distinguished Alumna Award, College of Arts & Sciences, Indiana University South Bend, 2007
  • Woman of the Year Award in Business and Professionalism, YWCA of North Central Indiana, 2004


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


  • B.A. in Sociology from Indiana University, 1971
  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, 1979
  • M.S. in Counseling and Guidance from Indiana University, 1981
  • J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law, 1984

Personal Snapshot

  • Regularly serves as Indiana Counsel in multi-state commercial loan facilities
  • Served as Managing Partner of May Oberfell Lorber for eight years
  • Mother of two sons
  • Active in community organizations
  • Has played in a card club with eight women for over 25 years

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