David C. Kolbe P.C. Attorney at Law

Experienced attorney devoted to fighting for justice for more than 30 years: David C. Kolbe, P.C., Attorney at Law represents clients in matters of personal injury and criminal law.

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He is a skilled attorney with more than 30 years of experience and a history of attaining favorable outcomes for Indiana's injured workers, those who have been hurt due to the negligence of others and those who have been charged with a crime. Serving clients in Warsaw and the surrounding counties, and across the state of Indiana for workmen's compensation, he provides aggressive legal representation both inside and outside of the courtroom to secure a positive resolution to your case. If you are looking for an experienced attorney to advocate for or defend your rights, call David C. Kolbe, P.C., Attorney at Law today to schedule a consultation.

Compassionate firm building strong client relationships
David C. Kolbe, P.C., Attorney at Law develops a relationship of trust with every client, providing each case with the benefit of:

Experience - David C. Kolbe has more than 30 years of experience representing Indiana clients who have been injured on the job or due to the negligence of others or who have been charged with a crime. He applies the knowledge acquired from his experience to each case he accepts.

Aggressive representation - David C. Kolbe provides aggressive representation and develops lasting relationships with his clients. His strong sense of justice ensures that he fights tenaciously for each client.

A desire to help - He has a strong desire to help people and enjoys working with victims of injustice to protect their rights and achieve outcomes that provide satisfying resolution.

Vigorous advocacy for justice on both sides of various practice areas
David C. Kolbe, P.C., Attorney at Law serves clients in the following practice areas:

Workmer's compensation -- David C. Kolbe workmen's compensation practice provides representation to injured workers throughout the state of Indiana, helping them secure fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace.

Personal injury - In his personal injury practice, David C. Kolbe represents plaintiffs and defendants in Kosciusko county and the surrounding Elkhart, Marshall and Starke counties in a variety of matters, including auto accidents, slip and fall incidents, and head and spinal injuries.

Criminal law - David C. Kolbe, P.C., Attorney at Law's criminal law practice defends the rights of those who have been charged with a crime in Warsaw and the surrounding counties.
Main Office

Main Office
221 North Washington Street
Warsaw  IN  46580

  • (574) 267-5353
  • (574) 267-0151
Workers Compensation
Skilled attorney protecting Indiana workers
When you are injured or become ill at your workplace or a work-related activity, regardless of whether the injury or illness occurred in connection with your job, you may be eligible for workers compensation. You are entitled to workmen's compensation benefits even in the absence of your employer's fault or negligence.

David C. Kolbe, Attorney at Law in Warsaw is an experienced attorney who has helped workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace for more than 25 years. He helps workers obtain coverage for their workmen's compensation claims, including:

-Compensation for permanent disability
-Dependents' recovery for worker’s death
-Lost wages or salary
-Rehabilitation expenses
-Retraining costs

Waiving workmen's compensation:
Accepting workmen's compensation limits your rights to other remedies against a negligent employer. A personal injury claim can include compensation for general damages and pain and suffering, whereas a workmen's compensation claim cannot. David C. Kolbe, Attorney at Law is skilled at analyzing whether you should waive your workmen's compensation claim and seek recovery for negligence in civil court, and if you should also pursue a negligent third party.

Appealing workmen's compensation decisions:
If your workmen's compensation claim is denied, you have a limited time to appeal the decision. David C. Kolbe, P.C., Attorney at Law can help you successfully maneuver through the complex bureaucratic process of appealing to the Indiana workmen's compensation board.

David C. Kolbe

ISLN: 905789598

-1981, Indiana
-1982, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana and
Western District of Michigan

Law School:
Valparaiso University, J.D. (1981)

Depauw University; Indiana University of South Bend (B.A. 1977)

-Kosciusko County and Indiana State Bar Associations
-Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
-Christian Legal Society
-National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Author: "Double Jeopardy and the Habitual Offender Enhancement," Res Gestae, Indiana State Bar Journal, 1988-; "Bad Faith Statute Trumps Indiana Constitution," Res Gestae, Indiana State Bar Journal, Res Gestae, 2003. Instructor: "Introduction to American Politics," Indiana University/Purdue University, Fort Wayne. Public Defender, 1983-1993. Former Kosciusko County Prosecutor, 54th Judicial Circuit, 1995-1998. Delegate: People to People, Cuban Republic, 2002. Visiting Professor, Center for International Legal Studies, Dnipropetrovsk State University, Ukraine, March 2008. Certified Civil Mediator, 2008.

Clearfield, Pennsylvania

English, Spanish

Senior Professor, Center for International Legal Studies.
  • Valparaiso University
    Juris Doctorate , 1981

Matthew J. Buchler

Earned his Juris Doctor from Valparaise University Law School in 2013. Prior to attending law school, Matt graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, IN, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration. He is a 1996 graduate of Warsaw Community High School, and resides in Warsaw with his wife of 10 years and two sons.
  • Valparaiso University Law School
    Juris Doctor , 2013
  • Indiana Institute of Technology - Fort Wayne, IN
    B.S. in Business Administration
  • Warsaw Community High School
    Business , 1996