Joseph P. Rompala

Joseph joined the firm in 2006 and practices in the areas of energy and utility law, civil litigation, and appeals. As part of the energy and utility team, he regularly represents 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. He also works closely with Indiana Industrial Energy Consumers, Inc. (INDIEC) an organization advocating for sound energy policy to ensure the reliable and cost-effective provision of energy to industrial customers in Indiana. Joseph is actively involved in the firm's appellate practice, playing a role in a variety of cases before state and federal appellate courts.

Joseph is 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.

Bar Admissions

State - Indiana
Federal - Seventh Circuit
Federal - Southern District of Indiana
Federal - Northern District of Indiana


University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2004
Journal of Legislation, Symposium Editor
Cornell College, B.A., History, 2001, Summa Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Indiana State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Immediate Past Chair; Utility Law Section, Chair

Speeches & Publications

Author: "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.
Author: “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.