Robert P. Harper was born in Gary, Indiana and is a lifetime resident of Northwest Indiana. He has lived in Valparaiso for the last 35 years.
Bob graduated from Ball State University in 1963 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. After teaching for two years at Myers Elementary School in Portage, Indiana, Bob returned to school to pursue an education in law. He attended Valparaiso University School of Law and graduated in 1968. In 1971 Bob was elected Portage City Judge where he served until 1974, at which time he was elected to the Office of Porter County Prosecuting Attorney.
Bob returned to the private practice of law in 1978 and has continually practiced law in Porter County for more than fifty years. Bob has handled some of Northwest Indiana and Porter County’s most complicated and high profile criminal defense and personal injury cases.