The Law Offices of Kiley, Harker & Certain
Broad Experience, Local Insight, Personal Care

Our Team

The legal team at Kiley, Harker & Certain take great pride in the personal relationship we develop with each of our clients, and always hold ourselves to the highest level of ethical standards. As a result, the firm has garnered a prestigious “A-V” rating, the highest allowed, from Martindale-Hubbell.*

We invite you to learn more about each member of the firm and their practice areas. We are confident you will find we have the knowledge, experience, and personal insight to assist you with the most important matters in your life.

* Martindale-Hubbell has been rating lawyers for over a century. It is the most widely recognized peer-review rating of lawyers in the legal field. Lawyers are rated in two categories: "Legal Ability Ratings" are: "C" (from Good to High), "B" (from High to Very High), and "A" (from Very High to Preeminent); "General Ethical Standards Rating" is: "V" (Very High) or not assigned.

Albert C. Harker

Partner

Practice Areas

  • Civil Trial and Appellate Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Health Care
  • Family Law

Albert C. Harker’s career is founded in 45 years of general practice. He has served clients in diverse matters including defense of civil lawsuits as well as with real estate, family law, estate planning and administration, guardianships and business and corporate problems. He has been counsel for Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc. for 35 years; Marion Public Library for 20 years; and currently is the attorney for Marion General Hospital. As a registered domestic relations mediator, he serves as mediator in family law and other cases.

During his 40 years of litigation experience he has successfully concluded hundreds of cases before the Court or jury. Extensive discovery work includes participation in numerous depositions of both lay and expert witnesses. This volume of experience enhances his ability to counsel his own clients as well as other litigants in mediation about the trial of lawsuits and the inherent risks of litigation. He joined the predecessor of the current firm, Batton, Harker, Kiley & Osborn, in 1962 as an associate, and has practiced law there since.

He serves as counsel for: Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc.; Marion Public Library and Marion Public Library Building Corporation; Marion General Hospital; STAR Wealth Management; Regions Morgan Keegan Trust Company; ANPAC; and Motorists Mutual Insurance.

Licensing & Admissions

  • State Bar of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships & Associations

  • Grant County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Cox-Ratliff American Inns of Court (Master Barrister)

Education & Experience

  • Registered Family Law Mediator
  • Indiana University (B.A. Political Science,1958)
  • U.S. Army Reserve (1959)
  • University of Virginia Law School (L.L.B., 1962)
  • National Institute of Advocacy Advanced Trial Attorneys (1981)

H. Joseph Certain

Partner

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial and business law (both public and private sector)
  • Employment practices
  • Contract disputes
  • Commercial real estate development
  • Estate planning and Probate administration

H. Joseph Certain has more than 30 years experience in a variety of areas of law, including litigation, estate planning and probate administration. He currently concentrates his practice in commercial and business enterprises in both public and private sector. Joe’s experience includes employment practices, contract dispute, commercial real estate development and litigation.

When issues cannot be otherwise resolved, Joe is no stranger to the courtroom. His litigation experience spans more than 30 years and he has recently been profiled by “Indiana Business Magazine” (2006 and 2007) as being recognized by his peers as one of Indiana’s Best Lawyers in the field of commercial litigation.

Licensing & Admissions

  • State Bar of Indiana
  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • The Florida Bar

Memberships & Associations

  • Grant County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Education & Experience

  • Loras College (B.A. in Accounting, 1966)
  • Indiana University (J.D. 1969)
  • U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps (1969-1973) (Staff Judge Advocate; legal advisor to the Blue Angels)

Martin A. Harker

Partner

Practice Areas

  • Civil Trial and Appellate Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Probate and Estate Planning and Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • School Law
  • Collection Law
  • Creditor’s Rights

Undergraduate Education: B.A from the University of Cincinnati, 1997, with Honors in Political Science. Member of the Varsity Men’s Tennis Team from 1993 to 1997. Academic All-Conference for 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997. Member of Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Alpha Delta, and President of the Pi Sigma Alpha national Political Science Honor Society, University of Cincinnati Chapter.

Legal Education: J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law, 2000. Member of the 1998-99 and 1999-00 Law School Trial teams. National Finalist in the 1998 National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions Trial Competition. Winner of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in the Study of Legal Ethics. Member of the Who’s Who Among American Law Students for 1999.

Community Activities: Member of the Marion Kiwanis Club. Prior Board Member for the Grant County Young Professional Network. Current Board Member for the Community Foundation of Grant County, Inc. Current Board Member for the Community School of the Arts, Inc. Current Board Member of the Minnetrista Cultural Center, Inc.

Professional Affiliations: Grant County Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Ratliff and Cox American Inns of Court.

Counsel for: Mississinewa Community School Corporation; Grant County Election Board, Marion General Hospital, Grant-Blackford Mental Health Center, Gillum Facial Plastic Surgery, P.C., Marion Services, LLC, Raven-Choate Funeral Home, Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Homes, Conestoga Title Insurance Company, Major League Recycling, Inc., STAR Financial Bank, STAR Wealth Management, KIM Hospitality, Inc., Pekin Insurance, Allied/AMCO Insurance, Motorists Mutual Insurance, Bell’s School Services, Inc.

Marty currently enjoys spending his free time working out, playing tennis and golf, and spending time with his family and friends.

Licensing & Admissions

  • State Bar of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships & Associations

  • Grant County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Ratliff and Cox American Inns of Court

Education & Experience

  • University of Cincinnati (B.S. in Political Science, 1997)
  • University of Akron (J.D. 2000)

Thomas R. Hunt

Partner

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning and Probate Administration
  • School Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation/Private Judge
  • Business Organization
  • Commercial Litigation

Thomas R. Hunt, is a Marion native who served Grant County as Circuit Court Judge for over 26 years. He presided over nearly 300 jury trials and countless numbers of bench trials involving personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, complex business and contract related issues, as well as several of Grant County’s most memorable criminal cases.

Judge Hunt brings a vast store of knowledge and experience to his clients, and a keen understanding of the law that his business clients find particularly valuable. His understanding of the judicial process places him in high demand as a mediator.

He attended law school at Indiana University, Indianapolis where he was Associate Editor of the Indiana Law Review and worked as a law clerk to Judge Paul Buchanan of the Indiana Court of Appeals. He joined the firm in 1973, and in 1980 he was appointed by Governor Otis Bowen to the bench of Grant Circuit Court and served in that capacity for the next 26 years.

During his years on the bench, Judge Hunt graduated from Indiana Judicial College, Judicial Conference of Indiana and obtained his Mediation Certification in July 2006. He is certified as a mediator in civil cases and is registered in Indiana to act as a private judge. Judge Hunt retired from the bench on January 1, 2007, and returned to the law firm of Kiley, Harker, & Certain to resume the practice of law concentrating in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, estate planning and probate administration.

Judge Hunt is currently corporate counsel for Marion Community Schools, serves as Senior Judge in several Indiana Trial Courts and is Master Barrister of Ratliff-Cox Inn of Court, a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Grant County Bar Association and Indiana Judges Association.

Licensing & Admissions

  • State Bar of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Memberships & Associations

  • Grant County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indiana Judges Association
  • Ratliff-Cox Inn of Court

Education & Experience

  • Certified Civil Mediator
  • Indiana University (B.S. in Business, 1970)
  • Indiana University School of Law (Indianapolis) (J.D. 1973, Cum Laude)
  • Graduate, Indiana Judicial College

Rebecca L. Loeffler

Partner

Practice Areas

  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Real Estate Law, including Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Family Law
  • Administrative Law

Rebecca L. Loeffler is a transplant to Marion, having grown up in Hamilton, Ohio. She began her legal career in Muncie, Indiana, and spent time working at an Indianapolis law firm before joining Kiley, Harker & Certain in 2010.

Ms. Loeffler graduated, summa cum laude, from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, and earned a Master’s degree from Purdue University in social psychology. She was publication co-author on an article appearing in Current Psychology Special Issue: Studies in Eyewitness Recall and Jury Processes which was based upon her undergraduate senior thesis. She attended law school at Valparaiso University where she worked as a law clerk to Judge Kim Hall of the Starke County Circuit Court.

Licensing & Admissions

  • # State Bar of Indiana
  • # U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • # U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Memberships & Associations

  • Grant County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Council Member, Employment & Labor Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Ratliff-Cox Inn of Court

Education & Experience

  • College of Mount St. Joseph (B.S. in Psychology, 1999, Summa Cum Laude)
  • Purdue University (M.S. in Social Psychology, 2002)
  • Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D. 2005)

Adrienne E. Rines

Associate Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Business Organization
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Family Law

Adrienne E. Rines relocated to Marion, Indiana from Portland, Indiana, where she grew up. She began her legal career in Muncie, Indiana before joining Kiley, Harker & Certain in 2014.

Ms. Rines earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University, graduating summa cum laude. While at Ball State, she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour Society, Lambda Pi Eta Communication Studies Honor Society, and Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. She attended law school at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, earning a Juris Doctor. Ms. Rines was the recipient of the CALI award for the highest grade in Antitrust Law, Corporate Law Certificate of Achievement, and made the Dean’s List multiple times. During law school, she assisted clients at the Corporate Law Transactional Clinic as an Ohio Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern and mediated disputes at Lima, Ohio Municipal Court. Ms. Rines also earned the pro bono distinction on her diploma by completing training with Internal Revenue Service representatives to prepare taxes for low-income individuals through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

Since her arrival in Marion, Ms. Rines has been actively involved in the community and is a member of the Marion North Rotary and the Grant County Young Professionals Network.

Licensing & Admissions

  • # State Bar of Indiana
  • # U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • # U.S. District, Southern District of Indiana

Memberships & Associations

  • Grant County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Council Member, Young Lawyers Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Ratliff-Cox Inn of Court

Education & Experience

  • Ball State University (B.S. in Communication Studies, 2007, Summa Cum Laude)
  • Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law (J.D., 2011)
The Indiana attorneys at the law offices of Kiley, Harker, & Certain serve clients throughout Indiana, including the communities of Marion, Fairmount, Gas City, Jonesboro, LaFontaine, and Upland. We serve the following counties in North-Central Indiana: Grant County, Blackford County, Delaware County, Hamilton County, Huntington County, Madison County, Miami County, Wabash County, and Wells County. We are also qualified and do represent clients in the state of Florida.