About Jim

Jim Harper was born and raised in Valparaiso, and he is a 2001 graduate of Valparaiso High School.  He went on to graduate with highest honors from Indiana University and received his law degree, with high honors, from Georgetown University.  After law school, Harper completed a federal judicial clerkship in Indianapolis.

He now practices law in Porter County.  Harper serves on the board of a non-profit law firm that provides free and reduced-cost legal services to veterans, as well as the Hilltop House, a Valparaiso non-profit that provides early-childhood education and other services to Porter County families.