Joseph Bauer was raised in New Lenox, Illinois for most of his life before moving to Big Rapids, Michigan, where he attended Ferris State University. While in college, Joseph became a brother of Phi Sigma Kappa and was actively involved in student government and Phi Alpha Delta. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Legal Studies and a Minor in Leadership and Operations Management, Joseph moved to Valparaiso, Indiana to attend law school. While in law school, Joseph was an active member of the Trial Advocacy Team, competing in Valparaiso, Indianapolis, Houston and Puerto Rico. After graduating from Valparaiso School of Law in 2019, Joseph married his wife Madison Sweany (Bauer.) Together they have two sons, Waylon “Doober”, Brooks “Choopy” and a Golden Retriever named Rudy Stu. Upon passing the Bar Exam, Joseph accepted a position at the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office where he stayed for six months. His case load consisted of; resisting law enforcement, battery, theft, false informing, auto theft, counterfeiting, fraud and other lower level felony and misdemeanor cases. On March 13, 2020, Joseph accepted a position with the Law Office of Paul M. Namie, where he is eager to reach more members of the community and provide the legal assistance to efficiently resolve their cases.