Kopka Pinkus Dolin has attorneys who serve as mediators in all types of disputes including personal injury, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, insurance claims, employment and workers’ compensation, mortgage foreclosure cases and litigated claims. While experience and quality is something you expect, our mediators use their litigation skills and a mix of the right mediation strategies to provide value to you and your clients. Our focus is to resolve cases in a competent and expeditious manner. We are at the forefront of working with parties on discounted hourly rates and alternative billing options. We have two offices in Indiana with the space necessary to facilitate mediations and equipped to offer internet and telephone access to all parties.
James A. Milstone, Practice Co-Chair – Indianapolis
Jim has handled numerous mediations and arbitrations, including bankruptcy, tort litigation, insurance coverage and mortgage foreclosures. He has served as a federal arbitrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Jim has been an advocate at more than 300 cases, including prefiling and post-judgement mediations and has appeared in both state and federal court. Jim has an excellent reputation for litigation and has handled personal injury, products liability, trucking, construction, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, environmental, tort, employment, civil rights, insurance coverage, first-party coverage disputes, alleged bad faith and general commercial litigations.
Deborah A. Kapitan, Practice Co-Chair – Crown Point
Deb has been very active in the courtroom during her career. As a deputy prosecutor in Lake County, she tried over fifty-five felony jury trials. Deb spent six years on the bench as a Magistrate in Lake Superior Court Division III presiding over numerous jury and bench trials. Hearing many small claims trials as a Magistrate presented her with the opportunity to talk to lay people about legal issues and their impact on the litigant’s case. Acting as a mediator, she can draw on her vast trial experience from the prosecutor’s table to the bench to offer a unique perspective into cases. Deb has been a registered mediator and arbitrator since 2006. Her experience qualifies her to handle mediations in many areas including tort, contract, mortgage foreclosure, employment law and injury claims.
Cameron L. Christoph – Crown Point
Cameron Christoph has been in practice for over fifteen years. After honing her skills practicing family law, bankruptcy, real estate and probate, she broadened the breadth of her experience in litigation. For the last ten years, extensive state wide worker’s compensation practice has taken her from the Full Board of the Worker’s Compensation Commission to the Court of Appeals. Cammie has represented a variety of clients, from divorcing couples in mediation to large corporations defending worker’s compensation claims. She has extensive knowledge of the etiology and the severe affects of catastrophic injuries, permanent and total disability and issues regarding Medicare Set-Asides. Cammie recently completed her civil mediation training and is a certified mediator, registered with the State of Indiana. She enjoys using her knowledge of worker’s compensation law to help parties resolve their disputes in mediation.