Joseph P. Rompala

Joseph P. Rompala


Joseph P. Rompala, Director

Practice Areas

Energy and Utility Law
Civil Litigation

Since joining the firm in 2006, Joseph Rompala has practiced in the areas of energy and utility law, civil litigation, and appeals. As part of the energy and utility team, he has represented the firm's clients in a wide variety of regulatory matters ranging from an individual customer's dispute with a utility, to cases setting rates for Indiana water, sewer, and electric utilities. Joseph also has experience at all stages of the civil litigation process. He has been actively involved in the firm's appellate practice, authoring briefs for cases before state and federal appellate courts and presenting an oral argument before the Indiana Supreme Court. Joseph is also an active member and leader of the Indiana State Bar Association's Utility Law and Appellate Practice Sections.

Prior to joining Lewis & Kappes, Joseph served for two years as a law clerk to the Indiana Supreme Court. While in law school, Joseph served on the editorial board of the Journal of Legislation.


Cornell College, B.A., History ( summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 2001

University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2004


"Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends": Recurring Themes in Welfare Reform in the United States and Great Britain and What the Principle of Subsidiarity Can Do to Break the Pattern, 29 Journal of Legislation 307 (2003);

Survey of Indiana Administrative Law, 43 Indiana Law Review 559 (2010); 44 Indiana Law Review 1010 (2011); 45 Indiana Law Review 933 (2012); 46 Indiana Law Review 901 (2013); 47 Indiana Law Review 943 (2014); 48 Indiana Law Review 1147 (2015).

Bar Admissions

Indiana, 2004

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2006

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2006

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2007


Law Clerk to Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard: 2004-2006.

Associate, Lewis & Kappes: 2006 - 2013.

Director, Lewis & Kappes: 2013 - present.


Indiana State Bar Association

Appellate Practice Section: Vice Chair

Utility Law Section: Chair, Electricity Division