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Dan Gioia, Mediator & Arbitrator, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Dan Gioia

Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP
156 South Washington Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Tel: (219) 531-0134 ext 204
Fax: (219) 769 - 6806
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Recognized to Indiana Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced1994
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)2
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)250
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Online / In-Person



DAN  GIOIA  was born in Bellerose, New York.  His parents were both born & raised in New York City. He practices  Dispute Resolution  as an experienced Family Law  and Civil Case Mediator.  He has served previously at the request of the Indiana Supreme Court - on the Joint Task Force for Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules, and the Domestic Relations Focus Groups for Family Law Mediation - - which were responsible for recommending revisions in the Rules and Procedures of the Indiana Supreme Court &  the Indiana Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules.  Dan has also served as a Law Professor & an invited participant  with the Indiana Bar Association Conclave’s  for Legal Education in 1997, 2003, 2007 and 2011: an effort which has convened the Deans and Faculty from all of Indiana’s law schools; and Judges from all levels of the Judiciary; and select - influential Practitioners and Members of the Bar;  to study and improve all aspects of legal education for the legal profession.

He served on the Adjunct Faculty of the Valparaiso University School of Law and he taught the course on Medical Malpractice every year since 1999. He team-taught the course on Law -- Medicine - & Medical Bio-Ethics from 2006 thru 2020 when the Law School ceased to exist. He also serves regularly as a faculty member for C.L.E. in the areas of Medical Malpractice; Legal Malpractice;  Law – Medicine - & Medical Bio-Ethics; and he also Co-moderated the Lake County Bar Association’s Medical Bio-Ethics Seminar in 2004. Dan served as the President of the Lake County Bar Association in 1990; and he served as the President of the Calumet American (Lake County ) Inns of Court in 2002 & 2003.  Dan’s  day-to-day  practice includes serving regularly as the Chairman of Indiana’s Medical Review Panels for the Indiana Department of Insurance in Indianapolis.

He served as a member of the Board of Managers of the Lake County Bar Association from 1986 to 1990; and again in 2009.  He has Co-Chaired the Honors and Necrology Committee for the L.C.B.A. and has organized their ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE held each January for all deceased attorneys from the preceding year, from 1989 through 2022.  He is also a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. Dan is a past-president of the Indiana Supreme Court Commission for Continuing Legal Education; having completed two - three year terms with the C.L.E. Commission. In 1996, he served as Chair & Moderator of: “Teaching Techniques for the 21st Century”, a Seminar for Indiana C.L.E. providers, sponsored by the Indiana Supreme Court and its Commission for Continuing Legal Education.  Dan is also a member of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics since 2004.

Dan has participated annually since 1985 as an invited Guest & Lecturer at the week-long Medical-Legal Course taught by M.B. Segal, M.D., J.D., a mandatory requirement for all graduating Resident Medical Students in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago.


Case Experience

  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • American University Law School -  Washington College of Law, J.D., 1975
  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., B.A., Government, (Magna Cum Laude) 1972

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators  2018  -  2023
  • Lake County Bar Association (President, 1990), 1986 – present
  • Porter County Bar Association  1975 -  present
  • Member of the Board of Managers of the Lake County Bar Association, 1988 – 1992, & 2009
  • American Association for Justice (f/k/a American Trial Lawyers Association), 1997 –  2023
  • Calumet American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench 1999 – present;Vice-President, 2001-2002; President, 2002-2003
  • Porter County Inns of Court, 2010 – 2023
  • American Society of Law Medicine & Ethics; Law Professor & Member 2000 – 2022
  • The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals  - -  2000  to  present

Rates Information

$275.00 per hour, including all preparation time; negotiable &/or  will consider Pro Bono Service

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