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Louie Jorczak is a partner and litigator in Ice Miller's Real Estate and Environmental group. Louie develops solutions for his clients who are involved in complex business disputes related to commercial real estate and the environment. Part of his practice focuses on environmental recovery and insurance coverage matters, and Louie has litigated many issues before state and federal courts related to cost recovery claims and claims under the federal CERCLA statute. Louie is an aggressive litigator who seeks to maximize the money damages his property owner clients receive for environmentally contaminated property. Louie’s practice also focuses on litigating commercial mortgage and leasing issues, non-compete claims, breach of contract, breach of warranty, and construction disputes. 

Louie graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in History from Indiana University.

Prior to beginning his law career, Louie was an Economics and Government teacher for 11 years at Wawasee, Cathedral and Guerin Catholic High Schools. Louie has also served as a coach of various football, baseball and softball programs.
Representative Clients
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Garrett Day, LLC v. International Paper Co., 2019 WL 1331680 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 25, 2019)
  • Clark Floyd Landfill, LLC v. County of Clark, Indiana, 2019 WL 1282053 (S.D.Ind. Mar. 20, 2019)
  • Landis+Gyr Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Company, 2019 WL 208758 (N.D.Ind. Jan. 15, 2019)
  • Landis+Gyr Inc. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., No. 4:16-CV-82, 2018 WL 4902459 (N.D. Ind. Oct. 5, 2018)
  • Am. Consulting, Inc. v. Hannum Wagle & Cline Eng'g, Inc., 104 N.E.3d 573 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018)
  • 21st Amendment, Inc. v. Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission, 84 N.E.3d 691 (Ind. Ct. App. 2017)
  • Sterett Crane and Rigging, LLC v. White Construction, Inc., 2017 WL 1197290 (S.D.Ind. Mar. 31, 2017)
Selected Experience
  • Significant victories include a favorable interpretation of the statute of limitations under Indiana’s Environmental Legal Action statute
  • Integral in obtaining injunctive relief for violations of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, litigating these issues in the Indiana Court of Appeals and in the Indiana Supreme Court
  • Helped secure a favorable settlement for his client valued in excess of seven-figures for a declaratory judgment action involving an underlying breach of contract claim 
  • Assisted client in successfully defeating fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Ultimately, the plaintiff settled its own case by agreeing to pay Louie’s client for attorneys’ fees
  • Assisted client in settling a product liability claim under the Indiana Product Liability Act for pennies on the dollar where the claimant was seeking millions in damages
Firm Publications
Blog Posts
Published In
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "The Old and the New: Environmental Problems and Opportunities in 2023 and Beyond" Accelerate Indiana Muncipalities, 2023 Aim Ideas Summit, August 24, 2023, French Lick, Indiana 
  • Louie was honored by the Senior Class of 2014 of Guerin Catholic High School in being chosen to give the speech at their Baccalaureate Mass. Louie’s speech focused on the way in which our everyday lives can have a profound impact on other people.
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