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30 Years of Legal Experience!


Attorney Elizabeth Rizos Zougras

Elizabeth Rizos Zougras, Attorney at Law, Schererville, Indiana    1995 - PRESENT

Sole-practitioner and owner of law practice encompassing general legal practice, with a primary focus on all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, paternity, visitation, support, adoption, guardianship, as well as a mediation practice, as a registered family law mediator and civil mediator.

Position involves continuous attorney-client interaction, court appearances, research, mediation, and preparation of a variety of legal documents and pleadings.

City of East Chicago, City Court, East Chicago, Indiana                   2004 - PRESENT

Court Referee, appointed by the East Chicago City Court to adjudicate both civil and criminal cases.

City of Whiting, City Court, Whiting, Indiana                                               1996 - 2006

Public defender appointed by the Whiting City Court to represent the indigent in need of legal counsel and representation in criminal misdemeanor matters.

Davenport College, Merrillville, Indiana                                             1999, 2002 - 2004

Member of the faculty as an adjunct professor teaching courses in Business Law, Economics, Business Ethics, Labor and Employment Law, and Small Business Management.

Northwestern Business College, Hickory Hills, IL                                     2002 – 2004

Member of the faculty as an adjunct professor teaching courses in Business Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts, and Economics.

Bamber, Bosch and Banasiak, Attorneys at Law,  Hammond, Indiana     1993 - 1995

Associate attorney position encompassing general legal practice, including bankruptcy, collections, family law, post-dissolution decree matters, guardianships, personal injury, probate, landlord/tenant relations, real estate transactions, federal civil suits, traffic violations, municipality law, and misdemeanor and felony criminal matters.

Tula Kavadias & Associates, Attorneys at Law,  Crown Point, Indiana    1992 - 1993

Associate attorney position involving general practice in the areas of domestic law, bankruptcy, personal injury matters, landlord/tenant matters, traffic violations, and contract law.

Areas of Practice


    • Adoptions

    • Asset & Property Division

    • Child Custody & Visitation

    • Child Support

    • Divorce

    • Enforcements

    • Guardianships

    • Mediation

    • Modifications

    • Parenting Time

    • Paternity

    • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

    • Spousal Maintenance

    • Uncontested Divorce

    • Living Wills & Wills

    • Probate Administration

Professional memberships

American Bar Association 

Indiana Bar Association

Lake County, Indiana Bar Association                      

Women Lawyers Association of Indiana

Hellenic Bar Association 

Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1992


  • Indiana University, B.S., 1989

  • Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, J.D., 1992

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