Timothy J. Abeska

Of Counsel (Retired)
  • 700 1st Source Bank Center
    100 North Michigan
    South Bend, IN 46601-1632

Timothy J. Abeska is a retired of counsel attorney in the Litigation Department of Barnes & Thornburg LLP's South Bend, Indiana, office. Mr. Abeska concentrated his practice in commercial and construction litigation, representing clients in federal and state courts. The focus of Mr. Abeska’s practice was construction claims, commercial litigation including business torts, commercial loan workout and bankruptcy litigation, lender liability defense, and transportation law. He represented clients at trial and on appeal, in arbitration, and in mediations. Mr. Abeska has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of commercial litigation and construction litigation. He was recognized on the Indiana Super Lawyers list in the field of business litigation (2005-2009 and 2011-2016).

Mr. Abeska is admitted to practice in the states of Indiana and Michigan. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the St. Joseph County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Transportation Lawyers Association. Mr. Abeska is also a member of the American Arbitration Association and arbitrates commercial and construction disputes under appointment by that organization.

While in practice, Mr. Abeska volunteered his time to assist with trial advocacy with programs at the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is a Life Benefactor Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a former member of the board of directors of the Indiana Bar Foundation and Life Patron Fellow of that organization, and both a Life Patron Fellow and former member of the board of directors of the St. Joseph County Bar Foundation. In 2011, Mr. Abeska was named a Distinguished Barrister by The Indiana Lawyer, which annually recognizes attorneys whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in extracurricular community activities, has been exemplary and had significant impact during their careers. In 2012, Mr. Abeska received an Indiana Bar Foundation President’s Award, in recognition of his support for providing legal services to the poor.

Mr. Abeska is a 1982 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School. He earned a B.A. in 1979 from the University of Michigan at Dearborn with a double major in political science and history.