Jane R. Callies has been defending workers’ compensation cases since 1999. Throughout her career she has successfully taken dozens of cases to hearing before the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board and has had many Single Hearing Member decisions overturned to the client’s benefit. Jane has represented a wide variety of clients, including large corporations and small businesses. She has presented workers’ compensation seminars for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum and the Lake County Bar Association. Jane successfully created and cultivated the entire workers’ compensation program with her previous firm.
Jane is a seasoned trial attorney with extensive experience handling civil litigation matters for corporate clients, insurers, excess carriers, and third-party administrators in complex litigation. She has handled a variety of cases for personal and commercial clients in the areas of premises liability, commercial liability, retail and restaurant, workers’ compensation, and automobile liability. As first chair counsel, Jane has personally tried several jury trials, defending clients against auto liability and premises liability claims.
Before joining Kopka Pinkus Dolin, Jane had significant experience handling general liability and Social Security/disability. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communications, cum laude, from Michigan Technological University, and her Juris Doctor, with honors, from Valparaiso University School of Law.
Jane enjoys helping her community in her spare time and currently serves as the President of the Calumet American Inns of Court (2022-2023).
- Indiana Workers’ Compensation Institute (IWCI) (2023)
- Claims Association of Greater Chicago (CAGC) (2023)