Joe LangerakThe City-County Observer is pleased to announce the addition of an awards ceremony called “Community Service Award”.  The “ Community Service Award”  will honor individuals that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to achieve remarkable things in our community. This years winners have done immeasurable charitable acts to assist non-profits entities, created economic growth and enhanced the employability opportunities for people in our community.  Our 1st Annual CCO “Community Service Awards” recognition luncheon will honor eight (8) local “Community Achiever’s” under the age of 45 years old. They are recognized for the various ways that they have given back to the Greater Evansville Area.

    The City-County Observer applauds the efforts of individuals based on their professional, political and philanthropic contributions in the Tri-State Area.  Our selection committie reviewed a 113 candidates list to be consider for the eight (8) “Community Service Awards”.  Our eight winners will be  acknowledged during a recognition luncheon on Monday,  June 8, 2015 at Tropicana Casino inside the Walnut Room at the Executive Center.
    Today we are honoring Jacksonkelly attorney Joseph H. Langerak IV  the second CCO “Community Service Award” trailblazer who are self-made successful leaders that have provided positive things to our community.
    Joseph H. Langerak IV 

    J.D. Law – Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    B.S. Business Administration – Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Professional Experience

    • Jackson Kelly, PLLC – civil attorney concentrating in business and commercial litigation with emphasis on business and commercial transactions, construction matters, real estate, banking and finance, bankruptcy, and creditor rights
    • Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP (merged with Jackson Kelly in 2014) – civil attorney focusing primarily in commercial and business litigation
    • United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Indiana – law clerk
    • Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP – law clerk
    • Bar and Court Admissions
      • Indiana
      • Kentucky
      • U.S.D.C., Northern District of Indiana • U.S.D.C., Southern District of Indiana • U.S.D.C., Eastern District
      of Kentucky • U.S.D.C., Western District of Kentucky • U.S.C.A., 6th Circuit
      • U.S.C.A., 7th Circuit
    • Professional Recognition
    • Indiana Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year. Awarded by Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana to one lawyer annually
    • Rising Star. Indiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star. No more than 2.5 percent of Indiana lawyers can be named to the Rising Stars list.
    • Up and Coming Lawyer. One of 15 honorees of Indiana Lawyer’s Leadership in Law Awards. The “Up and Coming” award isbestowed annually upon an attorney practicing five years or less who demonstrates “achievement in law, involvement in the profession, involvement in support of their community, and mentoring.”
    • Martindale Hubbell BV Rated. Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.
    • Affiliations/Memberships
    • Indiana Bar Association
    • Kentucky Bar Association
    • Evansville Bar Association (Past Board of Directors Member) (Past Young Lawyer Section Chairman) (current member of the Access to Justice Committee)
    • Evansville Bar Foundation (Past Board of Directors Member)
    • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (Former Business Litigation Executive Committee Member)
    • Brooks Inn of Court
    • Defense Research Institute (Former Liaison, Young Lawyer Division and Construction Law Committee)
    • 4C of Southern Indiana, Inc. Board of Directors (Past Chairman of the Board)
    • Leadership Evansville Program (Alumni)
    • The Arc of Evansville Board of Directors (Executive Committee Member)