Hon. Jeffery J. Dywan

specialists_dywanHon. Jeffery J. Dywan served as a Judge of the Superior Court in Lake County, Indiana, working in the court’s Civil Division, from his appointment to the bench in May,1991 until his retirement in July, 2012. He also served as Chief Judge of the Superior Court from 1998 to 2000, and was the Court’s representative to the Lake County Data Board from 2004 through 2011. Judge Dywan is a member of the Lake County and Indiana State bar associations, the Indiana Judges Association, and The American Judicature Society. Judge Dywan presided over more than 485 civil jury trials in his 21 years on the bench. He was a member of the Indiana Supreme Court’s Judicial Technology and Automation Committee (1999-2012) and was a member of the Indiana Supreme Court’s Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (2009-2012); he was the 1st District representative on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Judicial Conference (2000 – 2004 and 2005 – 2007); he is a former member (1999-2005) and chairman (2003-2005) of the Indiana Judges Association Civil Instructions Committee; and he was a member of the Supreme Court’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee (1993-1999). He is the author of An Evaluation of the Effect of Court-Ordered Mediation and Proactive Case Management on the Pace of Civil Tort Litigation in Lake County, Indiana (2003 J.Disp.Resol. 239); he was a contributing author to Indiana Pattern Jury Instructions-Civil (Second Edition, Revised, Ind. Judges Assoc. 2001); and he was a contributing author to Indiana Evidence Workshop Manual, Professional Education Systems Institute, (1993 – 2006). Judge Dywan was the recipient of the Civility Award presented in 2006 by the Litigation Section of the Indiana State Bar Association. Before taking the bench, Judge Dywan worked in the private practice of law in Lake County, Indiana for 17 years. During that time he also worked as a deputy prosecuting attorney, a public defender, and taught legal courses at Calumet College and Indiana Vocational Technical College. Judge Dywan is a graduate of Purdue University (BSIE, 1971), Valparaiso University (JD, 1974) and The University of Nevada-Reno (MJS, 2003).