About the Team

e take great pride in representing our clients by integrating the most advanced legal technology with a strong work ethic, enabling us to provide professional and cost-effective legal services. Our firm has consistently been rated by our professional peers in the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory with the highest rankings for competency and ethics.

All of our attorneys are licensed to practice in Indiana, and certain attorneys within the firm are also admitted to practice in Illinois and Michigan. Learn more about each our attorneys below.

The attorneys at Sopko, Nussbaum, Inabnit & Kaczmarek have the training, experience, and competence to counsel our clients on matters ranging from the day-to-day to the most challenging and complex legal issues. If litigation becomes necessary, our clients know that the resources of the firm include a team of well-respected trial lawyers. Additionally, all of our litigators have extensive experience in the resolution of disputes through mediation and arbitration. Two of our partners are certified mediators and frequently are appointed by trial court judges or selected by other trial attorneys to serve as mediators or arbitrators. 


Brent’s mother and father raised him to work hard, be honest and be fair. He has taken those lessons into adulthood and his law practice, where he enjoys helping people on a daily basis. He is proud that the firm has a wide-range of areas of practice, believing this is what keeps them constantly learning and improving as lawyers.


At one time, Dick dreamt of being a major league baseball player. Although being a lawyer was “Plan B,” it could not have suited his skill set better, consistently being recognized as one of “The Best Lawyers of Indiana.”


Matt brings a unique advantage to the practice, having worked in business prior to law school. To him everyday in the office is new and exciting—it never gets old. His main ambition is to give his best effort in order to achieve the greatest outcome for his clients. Of course, his family is his main support and motivation.


Prior to joining the team at SNIK, Kevin served as clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Andrew Rodovich. Then, as now, Kevin enjoys the challenges of being a lawyer and that ultimately the goal of the profession is helping people solve problems. To him, family is his source of inspiration in all facets of his life. Out of the office, he is busy coaching his son’s baseball team and planning their next family road trip.




Joshua A. Visser

Joshua loves that law allows him the opportunity to guide people through the important and sometimes unfamiliar circumstances that life can bring. Josh concentrates his practice in business and commercial litigation. He also has extensive experience with corporate law, collection matters, debtor’s rights, real estate transactions, and estate planning. Before Josh joined the firm in 2005, he clerked for two state court judges in northern Indiana. At home, he enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities and hanging out with his wife and three children.

Nicholas J. Derda

Nicholas is a lifelong South Bend resident who graduated from Notre Dame Law School, and is a huge fan of the Fighting Irish. The focus of Nick’s practice is in the area of civil litigation, handing business and commercial litigation, contract disputes, real estate transaction disputes, insurance defense, family law and personal injury, among others, both at the trial court and appellate court levels. Nick also assists clients with corporate formation, business transactions and estate planning. When he gets home from work he can’t wait to spend time with his wife and two children.

Christina M. Shakour

Christina’s career in law started when she decided she wanted to give back to the community. She is especially interested in asylum, human rights, and nonprofit law. In fact, Christina was recently featured in Notre Dame’s “What Are You Fighting For?” commercial. As a Notre Dame alum, and South Bend resident, she bleeds blue and gold. She is excited about all of the positive changes she sees happening in the community.

Benjamin M. Redgrave

Benjamin is a proud Double Domer whose law review note, The Legality of Class Action Waivers in Employment Contracts, was published in Issue 4 of Volume 92 of the Notre Dame Law Review. Ben’s passion is writing, which he brings to bear in all manner of practice areas, from complex civil litigation, to corporate transactions, to personal injury. In his spare time, Ben enjoys board games, backpacking, camping, and visiting National Parks with his wife and daughters.



Diane Kinney


Andrea Barbour
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Jennifer Hickok


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