Charles Leone


  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning

Undergraduate Education – University of Notre Dame
Law School – The George Washington University Law School

A long-standing member of the St. Joseph County legal community, Chuck brings a depth of knowledge and experience to the firm.  For over 40 years, he has been engaged in a transactional and civil litigation practice in the Indiana and Federal courts.

In addition to Municipal, Creditors’ Rights and Business Law, Chuck’s areas of emphasis include Non-Profit and Real Estate law.  That background has been valuable to him as principal of a group that developed condominium units in South Bend.

As well as working with clients, Chuck enjoys teaching and serving as a resource and mentor for others in the firm.  He has also taught courses in Employment Law, Business Law and law office technology and systems at Notre Dame, St. Mary’s and IU South Bend.

Practice Areas

  • Business Organizations and Transactions
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Real Estate
  • Municipal Law
  • Collections/Creditor’s Rights
  • Wills & Estates

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • The George Washington University Law School
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Notre Dame
    • Bachelor of Science in Physics

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association


  • Indiana Continuing Education forum, Lobbying and Political Activity by Non-Profit Organizations
  • Adjunct Instructor
    • University of Notre Dame, School of Business
    • Indiana University, Labor Studies and Paralegal Studies
    • Michigan State University
    • Saint Mary’s College
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Presentations
  • Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County Annual Human Relations Update

Community Service

  • Urban League of St. Joseph County
  • Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc. of South Bend
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of South Bend
  • Mayor’s Housing Forum, South Bend
  • New Business Facilities, Inc.
  • First Unitarian Church, South Bend
  • Institute for Neighborhoods
  • City Attorney, South Bend
  • Hotel-Motel Tax Board, St. Joseph County
  • Fire Arts, Inc.