Amalia J. Gemelas focuses her practice on representing clients in a variety of civil litigation matters including, automobile litigation, UM/UIM, premises liability, transportation defense, and workers’ compensation.
Graduating summa cum laude from Valparaiso University School of Law, Amalia also earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy summa cum laude from Indiana University Northwest.
While in law school, Amalia was a Federal Judicial Extern for the Honorable Paul R. Cherry of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. She was awarded the Distinguished Student Award by the Valparaiso University Alumni Association, the Scribes Award in Legal Writing, as well as a nominee for the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Outstanding Student of the Year.
In addition, Amalia was President of the Student Bar Association and the International Moot Court Society. She participated in the Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition, and was awarded Best Oralist in the International Moot Court Society Intra-School Competition.
When she is not advocating for her clients, Amalia is active in her local community. She volunteers for 500 Turkeys, a program that provides free Thanksgiving meals for families in need.
- Indiana State Bar Association
- Amalia was recently successful in a small claims matter involving an insurance company who improperly filed a document on behalf of one of its insureds with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. As a result, the insured’s driver’s license was suspended. In the small claims action, plaintiff insured alleged pain and suffering damages as a result of the suspension and filing. Such damages are not supported by Indiana law. After arguing the damages component, the judge agreed that damages were improper and entered a full defense verdict. Prior to the hearing, settlement negotiations were ongoing, and the insurance company offered to tender the plaintiff’s full damages request.