Attorney R. Cordell Funk
graduated from the University of Illinois with Honors in Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1963. He then graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1966 and was admitted to practice in Illinois in that year. However he began practicing law with a Chicago Law firm in 1969 after serving 3 years in the Unites States Army as a Lieutenant in the Combat Engineers. He was admitted to Practice in Indiana in 1970 and has continuously practiced in Lake County Indiana since 1970.
He was a co-founder of the Lake County Bar association which unified the 15 associations that previously existed in the county. He was elected as its 1st president in 1986 and as its 10th president in 1996 and as 20th president in 2006. He remains active in the LCBA serving as an elected Board of Manager and in the past has served as chairperson of the domestic relations section.
He participated in drafting the Lake County Visitation Guidelines which served as the model for the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines. He also was on the committee that drafted Lake Counties Cooperative approach to resolving Family Law problems in 2009. In 1996 he was one of six individuals to receive the Harrison Centennial Service Award, from the Indiana State Bar Association, in recognition of his career contributions to the profession and the community.
He is an active Family Law mediator and he also frequently serves as a Guardian ad Litem for children in Family law matters.
Attorney Funk has an extensive General Practice doing all types of litigation involving both Bench and Jury trials in State and Federal Courts. However he concentrates his practice in a few areas including all types of personal injury matters including accidents, products liability medical malpractice, worker’s compensation and social security cases. A substantial part of his practice is Family Law matters including paternity, custody, support, visitation and dissolution or divorce cases. He has done numerous appeals both in the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court and in the 7th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.