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Mark Worthley

Mark Worthley founded Worthley Law after practicing as a Deputy Prosecutor in Indiana for over six years. As a prosecutor, he handled narcotics dealing and possession cases, burglary, rape, arson, gang, firearms, as well as all d-felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases. He regularly practiced in the courtroom and represented the State in hundreds of trials.

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    Tara Worthley

    Committed to being of service to her clients, Tara recognizes that her clients are going through some of the hardest times in their lives, and they need someone to help navigate the legal system. Tara stands up for her clients and holds the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Tara represents clients seriously injured as the result of personal injury, medical negligence, vehicle crashes, and other types of negligent conduct.

    Her work also goes beyond the clients she represents. She is actively involved in the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), serving on its Executive Committee since May 2019, its Board of Directors since March 2010 and as chair of its Amicus Committee since May 2015. “Amicus” means “friend of the court.” When cases get appealed to our appellate courts, including the Indiana Supreme Court, sometimes ITLA gets involved in an advisory capacity as “Amicus” to share its views with our courts on how important cases can affect the people of our State, our workers, patients, citizens and those who are hurt who often don’t have the money or power to have their voices heard. Tara serves as the leader of the committee that selects the cases ITLA becomes involved in. She has received five appreciation awards from ITLA for her volunteer efforts in authoring Amicus briefs on issues important to Indiana victims of negligence. And in the years of 2017-2019, Tara was presented with a “President’s Award” for her work on the ITLA Amicus Committee.

    Professional Associations, Honors and Activities

    Tara was recently named the “2021 Influential Woman in Law” by the Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association (NWIIWA). Tara was nominated to the ITLA College of Fellows in November 2019. She has been named a Super by Indiana Super Lawyer’s Magazine from 2018-2022. From 2012 through 2017, Tara was named as a Rising StarsSM by Indiana Super Lawyers® Magazine.

    In 2010, Tara received the “Max Goodwin Young Lawyer of the Year Award,” the highest honor that can be given to a young lawyer by the ITLA for her dedication to protecting the rights of injured people, her devotion to community and helping to advance Indiana Law in a positive direction for Indiana residents. In 2011, Tara was named as one of Indiana Lawyer’s “Up and Coming Lawyers.” Tara was also a graduate of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leadership Series Lawyer Class of XII, 2014 – 2015.

    Tara is also involved in the local community, serving as the President for the Heavilin Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (2021-2023) and was Treasurer (2019-2021). Tara is a member of the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, and the Porter County Bar Association.

    Tara and her husband, Mark, served as a “Big Couple” through Big Brothers Big Sisters to an Indianapolis boy from 2009 through 2012 while living in that area, and enjoyed giving back to the community through their volunteer efforts with the Zionsville Lions Club. In 2012, she received the “President’s Award” from the Club for her service to the local community. She served as the Membership Director, 1st Vice President, and 2nd Vice President for the Club.


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    As Mark’s career progressed, his desire to open up his own law firm went from being just an idea to a reality.

    In 2014, Mark opened Worthley Law with the sole purpose of helping Valparaiso, IN residents. He handles criminal cases, wills and trusts, family law, and municipal matters, while also serving as a Porter County Public Defender.Mark practices a hands-on approach to his cases to ensure that his clients know they are his top priority. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with Mark Worthley, call (219) 575-8565. To best accommodate his clients, Mark accepts appointments in the evening or even on weekends.

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    Mark grew up in Central Indiana and earned his law degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 2007, where he also met his wife.

    He is admitted to practice in Indiana and Illinois. Before law school, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2003. During his time at UofM, Mark lived in Germany for a year, studying at the university in Freiburg. He is fluent in German.

    Outside of the office, Mark regularly volunteers in the community. In the past, he has been involved with the Lions Club, the Indianapolis Bar Association, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Mark completed the Indy Bar Leader Series in 2010. Previously, Mark volunteered with the Whitestown Planning Commission and served as President, where he learned the nuts and bolts of land use, zoning, and planning. In addition, he is an Eagle Scout and supports the Boy Scouts of America. Mark is currently a member of both the Porter County Bar Association and the La Porte County Bar Association.

    Mark is married to Tara, and they have a son, Nick. In addition to his family, Mark enjoys living in northwest Indiana, traveling, his two dogs, golfing, trivia, scuba diving, skiing, and being a sports fan.

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