Glenn is an experienced litigator who brings his accounting background and tenure with Arthur Andersen & Co. to bear on commercial matters and complex litigation. His successful trial of many cases in state and federal courts in Illinois, Indiana and other states around the country has earned him the respected recognition of his peers. He also has significant experience in business matters, mass tort litigation, employment and eminent domain issues, including a recent eminent domain jury trial verdict that exceeded $1.2 million--reported as the largest eminent domain verdict in recent Indiana history. He is former president of the board of directors of the Hammond Area YMCA and currently is an advisory board member.
Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation Complex Litigation Significant Personal Injury Litigation Employment Eminent Domain
Bar Admissions: Indiana Illinois U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1986 - J.D. Valparaiso University, 1983 - B.S. Accounting
Guest Lecturer, Purdue University Calumet
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Lake County Bar Association - Member Indiana State Bar Association - Member Illinois State Bar Association - Member American Bar Association - Member
Recent matters: Glenn Kuchel successfully prosecuted a $35+ Million civil litigation matter securing immediate court appointment of a Receiver to protect the client’s assets and recovering all claimed damages and the entire value of the commercial loan. The case included pursuit of fraud and Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act claims against business owners.
Glenn Kuchel obtained a jury verdict for damages in excess of $1.2 Million in favor of landowners after a government settlement offer of just $2.00 in an eminent domain case.
Glenn Kuchel recently obtained significant jury trial verdict against the State of Indiana in an eminent domain case quadrupling the State’s compensation offer.
Glenn Kuchel represented a large investor group in complex civil litigation regarding a group of 7 large apartment complexes, obtaining favorable rulings to successfully force extremely client-favorable resolution.
Glenn Kuchel recently obtained an award totaling more than $430,000 of eminent domain damages for property taken by government which offered less than $12,000.
Glenn Kuchel negotiated and drafted a significant Exclusive Master Distributor Agreement for a national beverage producer’s expansion into new nationwide sales of heavy technical equipment.