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Mr. HeppenheimerMitchell R. Heppenheimer

Mitchell R. Heppenheimer was born on March 1, 1950 in South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Heppenheimer earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama in 1976.

Heppenheimer is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana and in the Northern District of the United States District Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Bar Foundation and St. Joseph County Bar Association. He has been the Deputy County Attorney for St. Joseph County, Indiana since 1981 and has provided and continues to provide legal representation to many County officials, Commissions and Boards.

Heppenheimer is active in the Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Bar Foundation and the St. Joseph County Bar Association. He has served the Indiana State Bar Association as its State Treasurer, on its Board of Directors, membership committee, chairman of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, and chairman of it's BARPAC committee. He is a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation and previously served on its Board of Directors. He has also served the St. Joseph County Bar Association as its president, Continuing Legal Education chairman, on its Board of Directors and is currently its treasurer.

Mr. KorpalJames F. Korpal

James F. Korpal was born in South Bend, Indiana on December 22, 1952 and graduated from Purdue University in 1975. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, in 1978.

Mr. Korpal served as deputy prosecutor in St. Joseph County from 1980 to 1985. He has served as a public defender in St. Joseph County and, since 1999, has been the Chief Public Defender. Mr. Korpal has been a partner in the firm of Heppenheimer & Korpal since 1986.

He is admitted to practice in both the Northern and Southern District of Indiana, the Western District of Michigan and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Korpal has tried many high profile cases during his career, including three death penalty defenses.

Mr. Korpal is also President of the St. Joseph County Election Board and has held that position since 1995. He is a member of the St. Joseph County Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association and a member of the St. Joseph County Community Corrections Board.

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