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James L. Jorgensen
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Valparaiso, IN





James Leonard Jorgensen
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Jim Jorgensen practices in the areas of labor,employment, banking and business law. Hisrepresentation of business clients ranges from small, closely-held business to American subsidiaries of foreign corporations. Mr.Jorgensen is a frequent lecturer to various business groups, publishes extensively in business journals, and was an adjunct professor at the Valparaiso University School of Law for over 20 years.

Areas Of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Practice
  • Business and Corporate Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1974


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1974
  • University of Washington
    • M.A. - 1970
    • Honors: Woodrow Wilson Fellow
  • St. Olaf College
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Published Works

  • Ban the Box Legislation
  • Pregnancy Claims in the Workplace
  • Language Discrimination
  • New Overtime Rules
  • National Labor Relations Board And The Employee Handbook
  • Pregnancy Claim
  • Spouse Includes Same Sex Marriage
  • Proving Discrimination Claims
  • Recent Cases under the ADA
  • NLRB Limits Employer's Investigations
  • EEOC Issues Guidelines on Criminal Background Checks


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Adjunct Professor

Honors and Awards

  • Inductee - Northwest Indiana Business and Leadership Hall of Fame
  • Super Lawyers Designation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Porter County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Director, Catholic Foundation of Northwest Indiana
  • Director, St. Paul Square Economic Improvement District
  • Director, Northwest Indiana Forum, Past Chair
  • Director, Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events, Past Chair
  • Director, Society For Human Resources Management
  • Past Director and Chair, Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation
  • Past Member, Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission
  • Past Member, Valparaiso Community Schools Board
  • Director and officer, Center for Workforce Innovations
  • Past Director & Board Chair, United Way of Porter County
  • SBDC Advisory Board
  • Valparaiso Distinguished Community Leader, 2002


  • English


  • Phi Beta Kappa