James K. Tamke, Attorney, P.C.

About Me

I began my professional career as an auditor and staff accountant for the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse & Company (n/k/a PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP or PwC)  in Los Angeles, California in 1973. After receiving my Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation by the State of California, I was named senior auditor by the Los Angeles Office of Travelers Insurance Company.  While at Travelers, I worked with many CPA's and attorneys in the healthcare industry and later was named controller and chief financial officer of a hospital in the Los Angeles area. Then, I decided to become an attorney, and took a position as an auditor and tax consultant with a CPA firm in Beverly Hills that allowed me to work part-time while attending law school.   And after graduating from law school in 1985, I decided to move back to South Bend, Indiana where I began my law practice, concentrating in tax and bankruptcy law.

Practice Areas
  • Individual Chapters 7 & 13
Bar Admissions:
  • State of Indiana (1985)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (1985)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (1985)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan (1990)
  • United States Tax Court, Washington, D.C. (1990)
  • United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Cincinnati (1991)
  • United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Chicago (1991)
  • Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Tribal Court (2023)
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT) Academy
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association