Our Attorneys

Harper & Harper is a small, dynamic and aggressive law firm providing representation of individuals throughout the State of Indiana.

Robert Harper – Founding Partner

Robert P. Harper was born in Gary, Indiana and is a lifetime resident of Northwest Indiana, he has lived in Valparaiso for the last 35 years.

Bob graduated from Ball State University in 1963 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. After teaching for two years at Myers Elementary School in Portage, Indiana, Bob returned to school to pursue an education in law. He attended Valparaiso University School of Law and graduated in 1968. In 1971 Bob was elected Portage City Judge where he served until 1974, at which time he was elected to the Office of Porter County Prosecuting Attorney.

Bob returned to the private practice of law in 1978 and has continually practiced law in Porter County for more than thirty years. Bob has handled some of Northwest Indiana and Porter County’s most complicated and high profile Criminal Defense and Personal Injury cases.



Harold Harper – Founding Partner

Harold Harper received his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1997.

He is admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court as well as the United States District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and is a member of the American Association for Justice’s Professional Negligence and Motor Vehicle sections.

Harold is also a sustaining member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. His areas of practice include Personal Injury, primarily Medical Negligence and Medical Malpractice.



Jim Harper

Jim Harper received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University School of Law.

Jim is an honors graduate of Georgetown with extensive civil and criminal courtroom experience. Jim has successfully tried many cases to verdict and is passionate about obtaining justice for his clients.



Jesse Harper

Jesse is an honors graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law and holds a B.S. from California State Northridge. Jesse takes every client and case seriously and treats all people with the dignity they deserve.




Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of clients do you work with?

    Our attorneys practice in the areas of Criminal Defense including DUI / DWI, Murder, Assault, Rape, Molestation, Sexual Crimes, and Personal Injury including Medical Malpractice, Hospital Malpractice, Automobile Accidents, Workplace Injuries, Wrongful Death, Trucking Negligence and Nursing Home negligence.

  • What should I do if I'm in an accident?

    1) Always remain at the scene of the accident. 2) No matter the size of the crash, always call the police. 3) Remember to always keep a copy of your insurance documents in your vehicle. 4) Notify your insurance company immediately. 5) Do not give any statement to anyone other than a Police Officer without first contacting your lawyer.

  • What if I'm the target of a criminal investigation?

    KEEP QUIET: Everyone knows you have the right to remain silent, but you would be surprised how many individuals volunteer information that incriminates them.

    GET A GOOD LAWYER: You have the right to an attorney. You should have no conversation or communication with the police or prosecutors until you have consulted with an attorney.

    NEVER CONSENT TO A SEARCH: If a law enforcement agent attempts to search you, your possessions, home or automobile you should verbally protest the search and make it clear that in no way are you consenting or cooperating in any way. This is your right!