Mediator's Profile

Dan Gioia

Business Name: Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP

Dan Gioia practices Dispute Resolution as an experienced Family Law Mediator and Civil Case Mediator.   Dan has served previously at the request of the Indiana Supreme Court – on the Joint Task Force for Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules, and the Domestic Relations Focus Groups for Family Law Mediation, which were responsible for recommending revisions in the Rules and Procedures of the Indiana Supreme Court &  the Indiana Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules.

Dan has also served as a Law Professor & an invited participant  with the Indiana Bar Association Conclave’s for Legal Education in 1997, 2003, 2007 and 2011: an effort which has convened the Deans and Faculty from all of Indiana’s law schools; and Judges from all levels of the Judiciary; and select – influential Practitioners and Members of the Bar;  to study and improve all aspects of legal education for the legal profession.

Dan served on the Adjunct Faculty of the Valparaiso University School of Law and he taught the course on Medical Malpractice every year since 1999. He team-taught the course on Law, Medicine & Medical Bio-Ethics from 2006 thru 2020, when the Law School ceased to exist. Dan’s  day-to-day  practice includes serving regularly as the Chairman of Indiana’s Medical Review Panels for the Indiana Department of Insurance in Indianapolis.

He served as a member of the Board of Managers of the Lake County Bar Association from 1986 to 1990; and again in 2009.  He is also a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. Dan is a past-president of the Indiana Supreme Court Commission for Continuing Legal Education; having completed two – three year terms with the C.L.E. Commission. In 1996, he served as Chair & Moderator of: “Teaching Techniques for the 21st Century”, a Seminar for Indiana C.L.E. providers, sponsored by the Indiana Supreme Court and its Commission for Continuing Legal Education.  Dan is also a member of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics since 2004.

Dan has participated annually since 1985 as an invited Guest & Lecturer at the week-long Medical-Legal Course taught by M.B. Segal, M.D., J.D., a mandatory requirement for all graduating Resident Medical Students in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago.


  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., Law, 1975
  • Georgetown University, BA, Government/Political Science, 1972

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators  2018  –  present
  • Lake County Bar Association (President, 1990), 1986 – present
  • Member of the Board of Managers of the Lake County Bar Association, 1988 – 1992, & 2009
  • American Association for Justice (f/k/a American Trial Lawyers Association), 1997 – present
  • Calumet American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench 1999 – present;Vice-President, 2001-2002; President, 2002-2003
  • Porter County Inns of Court, 2010 – present
  • American Society of Law Medicine & Ethics; Law Professor & Member 2000 – present
  • The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals  – –  2000  to  present

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