Robert M. Hess

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Robert M. Hess, President and founding member of Sachs & Hess, P.C., practices primarily in the areas of Divorce, Family Law; Personal Injury; and Business Law. He received his B.S. from Indiana University in 1961 and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1966. From 1961 to 1963, he served in the United States Army, as a First Lieutenant. Mr. Hess was admitted to the Indiana and Illinois Bars in 1966. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Hess is a member of the Lake County Bar Association and the Indiana Bar Association. During these forty-five years of practice, he has been a guest speaker on Family Law for the Lake County Bar Association and the Indiana Bar Association. Mr. Hess has served the community for over four decades, providing quality legal services to the many clients he has represented, including: working families, doctors, lawyers, judges and other professionals as well as businesses and corporations. Mr. Hess has been lead counsel in numerous divorce cases involving multi-million dollar marital estates. Mr. Hess has also been lead counsel in eight (8) appeals, all of which were decided by the Indiana Court of Appeals in favor of his clients. To view the August 25, 2010 oral arguments in the K.B. vs. S.M. case before the Indiana Court of Appeals, click on this link: Mr. Hess was given a Martindale-Hubbell ®AV®* rating from his peers in July 1997 and maintained it since that date. The rating means that he was deemed to have very professional ethics and pre-eminent legal ability. Sachs & Hess received notification from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell® that Sachs & Hess, PC has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Only law firms and lawyers with the highest ethical standards and exceptional qualifications receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Mr. Hess has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the specialty of Family Law. *CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories—legal ability and general ethical standards.

Areas of Practice (15)

  • General Practice
  • Domestic Relations
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Family Mediation
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
219-627-1799  Phone
219-365-3333  Phone
219-365-3388  Fax
University Attended:
Indiana University, B.S., 1961
Law School Attended:
Northwestern University, J.D., 1966
Year of First Admission:
1966, Indiana; 1966, Illinois
Lake County and Indiana State Bar Associations.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (1 review)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience


*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

St. John, Indiana

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