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Rubino Ruman Legal Support Staff

A sophisticated legal team assisting Indiana and Illinois clients

Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen has an experienced legal support staff to assist our exceptional team of lawyers. They contribute sophisticated legal knowledge, unyielding dedication and a genuine compassion for our clients.

Paralegals and legal assistants

Our experienced, educated legal support staff is a vital component of Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen’s success. Our well-educated team of paralegals assists our attorneys in preparing for closings, hearings, trials and corporate meetings. They investigate the facts of our cases to ensure that all relevant information is considered. They often identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles and other materials that are relevant to our cases. After analyzing and organizing essential information, the paralegals prepare written reports that our attorneys use in determining how cases should be handled.

Each member of our legal support staff has been a member of the Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen team for many years. With a century of combined law experience, our team of six legal assistants and paralegals provides our clients and lawyers with the highest level of professional service.

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Legal case investigator

A crucial aspect of the Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen team approach is our dedicated investigative division. Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen is one of the only law firms to employ a full-time, in-house private investigator. Our private investigator acts promptly and consistently to meticulously gather the facts, photograph the scene, preserve evidence, document key points and interview witnesses. What this means for our clients is special attention to the details that can make or break a case.

Contact a dynamic legal team dedicated to clients throughout Indiana and Illinois

Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen has offices in Dyer, Hammond and Chicago and serves clients throughout Indiana and Illinois, including Lake, Porter and Tippecanoe counties in Northwest Indiana.

Call Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen at (219)227-4631 or contact our law firm online to schedule a free consultation.

Patricia Zegley

Patricia Zegley attended Roosevelt University and graduated as a certified paralegal with Honors. Patricia has been a paralegal with Terrence Rubino since 1988.

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Donna Ivanov

Donna Ivanov has been a paralegal with Terrence Rubino since 1993. Donna earned her associate’s degree in Applied Science from South Suburban College and graduated with honors.

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Joseph Bukowski

Joseph Bukowski obtained a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in 1990. He worked with one of the largest insurance companies in the nation for several years before becoming an investigator for law firms. Joe has handled personal injury investigations for law firms for more than 15 years.

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Melissa Commons

Melissa Commons graduated from Indiana University Northwest in 1995 with an Associate of Science in Health Information Technology. In addition to working in the health information field, Melissa has more than 18 years of experience as a legal secretary in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.

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Delores Durko

Delores earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in 1999 and a Litigation Practice Certificate in Paralegal Studies, with Honors, from Loyola University, Chicago, 2015.

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Chelsea Gierymski

Chelsea Gierymski received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 2012 from St. Joseph’s College and received her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University Law School in 2015. Chelsea is looking forward to taking the Bar soon and becoming an Associate Attorney with Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen.

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Jennifer McCarter

Jennifer McCarter received her Associates Degree in Applied Science along with her Paralegal Certification from South Suburban College in 1991. She has been working the legal field for over 28 years with the last 7 years specializing in Family Law.

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Deborah Patterson

Deborah received her Associates Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Paralegal Studies from Ivy Tech Community College and Valparaiso University.  Deborah is currently enrolled Indiana University, where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree. She is very familiar with the personal injury aspects of a case and has been in the legal field for over 5 years.  Deb is also very involved in various volunteer organizations in the Porter County area..

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