James M Lieb

Profile / Biography

James Lieb is an experienced trial lawyer and litigator in a variety of areas in state and federal courts. His practice includes immigration law, family law, divorce, and child custody.  He is known for representing clients with great heart, strategy, and tenacity.  He has also been interviewed by the media about matters relating to his practice (see Filings holding steady for 2015).

James helps clients solve legal problems in their personal lives and with their businesses. He does so passionately, with the dedication toward getting the best outcome possible.

James appreciates the significance that the outcome will have on a client’s life, particularly in matters concerning divorce and parenting time (child custody), immigration, and lawsuits.  These and many other complex matters involve a careful analysis of the law, experience in constructing the legal options that may be available, and explaining the merits of each option so that a client will be able to make a fully-informed decision as to how to proceed.  Once a client has chosen a path for going forward, James is relentless is seeking to achieve the best outcome possible.

In business matters, James’ focus is on protecting assets and working with clients towards achieving business objectives. James helps business owners and managers through all aspects of the business life cycle, including business formation, contract drafting and review, counsel on a variety of business matters, litigation counsel in the event of a lawsuit, and buying and selling businesses.

Contact James today to find out how he can help with your immigration, divorce, or child custody legal needs.

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating

James Lieb has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating possible.

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ have long been considered one of the most-respected ratings services in the legal community, and have been in use for more than 100 years.  Because the ratings are “peer-reviewed,” they consist of lawyers rating other lawyers on a variety of matters, including experience, abilities, and ethical standards.

The highest peer rating under this system is AV Preeminent®.  This rating signifies that the lawyer’s reviewed peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

Attorney James Lieb has received this highest rating, which reflects the esteem and respect afforded to him in the legal community by his peers. Importantly, this rating reflects not only peer-reviewed legal skills but also that he is seen as embodying the highest level of ethical standards in the practice of law.


James, born the youngest of three, grew up Indianapolis, was a Boy Scout earning the rank of Eagle Scout, and graduated from Cardinal Ritter High School.  From there he went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree at Saint Joseph’s College and his Juris Doctorate law degree at Loyola University, both on academic scholarships.  Prior to opening his own law office, James honed his legal skills by working for and learning from great mentors at the Loyola Law Clinic Immigration Section, the Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Law Office of Wernle, Ristine & Ayers.  James is married, has two children, and lives in Bargersville, Indiana.


AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – Legal Ability and General Ethical Standards.