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Brian Gates

Brian Gates


Brian Gates is a partner in our South Bend office. He has more than 15 years of experience as a lawyer, with considerable experience in insurance litigation, general civil litigation, bankruptcy and family law. He defends insurance companies and their insureds in all phases of state, federal, and administrative proceedings, including trial, appeal, mediation, arbitration, and administrative hearings.

Practice Emphasis

  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil litigation
  • Family law
  • Insurance Services

Bar Admissions

  • Northern District of Indiana
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • Western District of Michigan


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame, 1994
  • Master of Arts, University of Notre Dame, 1997
  • JD, University of Notre Dame, 2006

Additional Experience / Awards

  • Counsel, St. Joseph County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program
  • Guardian ad Litem in divorce, paternity, guardianship, and child abuse and neglect cases, St. Joseph County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program

Reported Cases

  • Motorists Mut. Ins. Co. v. Wroblewski, 898 N.E.2d 1272 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009).

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