Three friendly attorneys laughing over coffee.
About Us
A meeting in the SouthBank Law office.
A firm a decade in the making.
In 2008, John LaDue, Timothy Curran, and John Kuehn decided to do something new. They launched a different kind of law firm - a firm that was designed to meet the needs of an evolving legal landscape that increasingly demands efficient, cost-conscious counsel. In 2018, the firm introduced an updated moniker: SouthBank Legal. The name reflects our firm's unique culture - one that is innovative, agile, and team-based.
The old model is broken - so we created a new one.
In a traditional corporate law firm, lawyers are paid based on how much business they bring in and how many hours they bill. As a result, they often work in isolation from one another, creating a cutthroat culture in which expertise is hoarded in silos. We know, because most of us left similar cultures to join SouthBank Legal. We collaborate on the client relationship, so clients have access to our entire team.
A meeting in the SouthBank Law office.
A no-surprises billing model.
The last thing you need when you're in the middle of a legal matter is to be surprised by your legal fees. That's why we talk with clients up front about what to expect and tailor our services and fees to meet their needs. When expectations are set clearly from the beginning, everyone wins.
Our team approach extends beyond our own walls.
Our attorneys have extensive experience working with national law firms and in-house counsel, handling complex litigation and business transactions throughout the U.S. We collaborate to combine our industry knowledge of the Midwest region to drive results. Don't just take our word for it - we're happy to provide references from attorneys across the country who have partnered with us successfully.
We invest in our community.
The city of South Bend -- and the entire Midwest, for that matter -- has given us so much. That's why we give back to the city and the region as much as possible. Whether it's through our firm's recent investment in infrastructure, support of many of the region's charitable organizations and youth sports, or our attorneys' personal civic engagements, we are committed to making a difference in our community.
Part of the SouthBank Law office.
Welcome to 100 East Wayne.
We're proud to play a part in revitalizing downtown South Bend. In 2016, we moved our practice to One Michiana Square, now named 100 East Wayne. Our new flagship space reflects our innovative practice: open and inviting, professional and practical.
Outside the SouthBank Law office.