The law firm of Meyer & Wyatt, P.C., was originally established in Gary, Indiana in August 1986 as the firm of King & Meyer. James B. Meyer and Scott L. King, having worked together as Lake County prosecutors and as Assistant United States Attorneys, combined their individual experiences, talents, reputations and energy, to build one of the largest law firms in Gary by 1994. The firm has been at its present location, 363 S. Lake Street in the Miller section of Gary, since 1991 and has continued its commitment to providing quality legal representation in a broad variety of civil and criminal matters. In 1996, Attorney King left the firm to become the Mayor of Gary.
Under the leadership of James B. Meyer, Meyer & Wyatt, P.C., continues the commitment to providing quality legal services. With over 25 years of legal experience in numerous areas, Attorney Meyer now concentrates his practice in the representation of business interests, city and county government agencies, and personal injury victims. Through his representation of the Gary Sanitary District and other municipal utilities, he has developed knowledge and understanding in matters related to the Clean Water Act and other state and federal environmental regulations and has demonstrated the ability to work successfully with wastewater and solid waste governmental agencies. A vigorous and effective litigator as well, Attorney Meyer has tried more than 100 jury trials, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts.
Rebecca L. Wyatt came to the firm after practicing in the City of Gary law department for six and a half years, four of which she served as City Attorney. Attorney Wyatt has continued to represent the City of Gary while in private practice as well as establishing a practice in business development, employment discrimination and civil rights matters.
Lenore L. Heaphey first came to the firm as a law clerk in 1994 and stayed with the firm after receiving her law degree. Attorney Heaphey brings her considerable life and employment experiences to her practice, making her an effective and compassionate attorney in the fields of bankruptcy, wills, landlord/tenant issues, personal injury and other personal legal matters.
Lukas I. Cohen remained with the firm as an attorney after having worked for the firm as a law clerk. Attorney Cohen is continuing the family tradition started by his father, Max Cohen, concentrating his developing practice in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury. Attorney Cohen handles misdemeanor cases, including DUI and reckless driving. Attorney Cohen also handles speeding and all other driving related offenses for the firm.
Meyer & Wyatt offers a variety of legal services to people, businesses and governmental agencies to meet their personal, family and business legal needs. We also provide a free initial consultation. Call for an appointment at (219) 938-0800 or
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