Jim Carlberg is an attorney in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group. He assists both borrower and creditor clients in bankruptcy, credit or lending issues. He represents commercial banks, savings and loans, life insurance companies, agricultural creditors and other financial institutions dealing with problem loans and with compliance with state and federal regulations. He also counsels businesses with financial problems regarding collection, foreclosure and bankruptcy proceedings. Jim is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and Commercial Law League. He has been a practicing attorney since 1974.


Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington (J.D. cum laude, 1974)
Indiana University, School of Business (B.S. with highest distinction, 1972)

Honors / Awards

Best Lawyers® 2010 Indianapolis Banking Lawyer of the Year; The Best Lawyers in America® 2011-2024; Indiana Super Lawyers® 2010-2024 (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell; Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow; Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Life Fellow


Appearances / Publications

Presentations: Jim has lectured extensively and has authored written materials for numerous seminars presented by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, by Bose McKinney & Evans and the Indiana Bankers Association in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and business transactions.

Articles:  “Agricultural Loans Under Stress:  What’s a Lender to Do?” (Hoosier Banker, May 2017)

Appointments / Memberships

Member: Indianapolis Bar Association (Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Section); Indiana State Bar Association (chair, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Section, 2012-present; vice president, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Section, 2009-2012); Commercial Law League of America; American Bankruptcy Institute; Chapter 11 Task Force (U.S. Department of Justice, United States Trustee); Indiana Association for Corporate Renewal; Turnaround Management Association; Meridian Hills Country Club (past president); Indiana Probate Code Study Commission.


Indiana, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana