Calvin Bellamy

Partner - Retired

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Calvin Bellamy

Partner - Retired

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Cal Bellamy retired from Krieg DeVault in July 2019. Mr. Bellamy spent several years at the firm as a Partner within Krieg DeVault's Financial Institutions, Estate Planning and Business Practice Groups. Prior to joining Krieg DeVault, he served as CEO and Chairman of Bank Calumet and Bank Calumet, Inc.  Although he is retired from the practice of law, Mr. Bellamy remains one of Northwest Indiana’s most active leaders and is involved in numerous community organizations.  He has also written numerous articles on constitutional law, business succession planning and banking issues. 

Questions relating to matters in which Cal Bellamy was involved should be directed to J. Brian Hittinger, Executive Partner of the firm's Merrillville office.

Professional Associations

  • Catholic Foundation for Diocese of Gary (Co-founder)
  • Franciscan Alliance Foundation (Chairman)
  • Franciscan Alliance Healthcare - Northern Region (Chairman)
  • First District Pro Bono Committee (legal services for low income individuals) (Board of Directors)
  • Hammond Education Foundation (Past President, Founding Director)
  • Indiana University Northwest (Chancellor's Society)
  • Indiana University Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Advisory Board)
  • Lake County Advancement Committee (Co-founder)
  • Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors and Chair Education Committee)
  • Lakeshore Public Television (Treasurer and Board of Directors)
  • Legacy Foundation of Lake County (Co-founder)
  • Northwest Indiana Forum (Past Chairman)
  • Purdue University Northwest (Chancellor's Council)
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary (Finance Committee)
  • Salvation Army, Lake County (Board of Directors)
  • St. Thomas More Church (Eucharistic Minister, Lector and Finance Committee)
  • Shared Ethics Advisory Commission (Co-founder)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Indiana University Northwest Chancellor's Medallion, 2015
  • Seeds of Hope Honoree (Hospice of the Calumet Area), 2013
  • The TIMES Business and Industrial Hall of Fame, 2009
  • Quality of Life Council Lifetime Achievement  Award, 2008
  • Doctor of Humanities (honorary), Calumet College, 2006
  • Fair Housing Achievement Award, South Suburban Housing Center, 2006
  • Purdue University Northwest Alumni Association Distinguished Corporate/Community Service Award, 2006
  • J.B. Smith Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Neighborhoods, Inc.), 2006
  • Calumet Region Sportsmanship Committee Humanitarian Award, 2005
  • City of Hammond Lifetime Achievement Award, 2003
  • Calumet Council Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizens Award, 2003
  • Munster Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, 2003
  • Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Purdue University, 1999
  • Hammond Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Person, 1996
  • B'nai B'rith Northwest Indiana Humanitarian of the Year, 1995
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Hammond Public Schools, 1993
  • St. Joseph the Worker Award (presented by Calumet College for community service), 1990
  • Lake County Citizen of the Year (awarded by Lake County Chapter of American Red Cross), 1989

Seminars and Presentations

  • Former Faculty Member, National Graduate Trust School sponsored by the American Bankers Association at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
  • Former Lecturer in Law (Estate Planning), DePaul University College of Law (Chicago, IL)
  • Former Instructor, Department of Management (Corporate Governance), Purdue University Northwest (Hammond, IN)
  • Annual presenter at South Suburban Estate Planning Council (IL)
  • Various Lake County Bar Association and NWI continuing legal education seminars

Publications

  • "Citizen Initiative to Improve Local Government Ethics: Northwest Indiana Experience," Midwest Social Sciences Journal, Fall 2019 (Vol. 22)
  • "Anatomy of Buy-Sell Agreements," Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, April - May, 2019
  • "Death and Taxes: No Reason for That Odd Couple to Stay Together," Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, Fall 2015
  • "Leaders Envision Opportunity and Take a Chance on the Futuer," Inside Indiana Business, Special Hall of Fame Issue, Spring 2015
  • "Saving the Careless Trust Settlor: Schedule A", Hoosier Banker September 2012 (Part I) and October 2012 (Part II)
  • "Banking: Dreams, Pipedreams and the Morning After", IN Business,  Spring 2009
  • "Are You a Firefighter or a Business Owner?",  Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, Spring 2009
  • "Serving the Under-Served: Banking for the Undocumented Immigrants", Perspectives on Immigration, March 2007 (Internet publication of the American Immigration Law Foundation)
  • "Presidential Disability: The Twenty-Fifth Amendment Still An Untried Tool", Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, Spring 2000
  • "We're Losing the Human Touch", The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 1998
  • "Item Veto: Dangerous Constitutional Tinkering" (Awarded Louis Brownlow Award by American Society For Public Administration for best article in 1989), Public Administration Review, January/February, 1989
  • "History of Line Item Veto", The Wall Street Journal, May 2, 1988
  • "Item Veto: Shield Against Deficits or Weapon of Presidential Power?", Valparaiso University Law Review, Spring 1988
  • "Impeachment: The Historical Perspective", Res Gestae (prepared for and published by the Indiana State Bar Association), June, 1974
  • "The Growing Potential of the Pocket Veto: Another Area of Increasing Presidential Power" (Lincoln Essay Writing Contest award winner), Illinois Bar Journal, October, 1972
Professional Associations
  • Catholic Foundation for Diocese of Gary (Co-founder)
  • Franciscan Alliance Foundation (Chairman)
  • Franciscan Alliance Healthcare - Northern Region (Chairman)
  • First District Pro Bono Committee (legal services for low income individuals) (Board of Directors)
  • Hammond Education Foundation (Past President, Founding Director)
  • Indiana University Northwest (Chancellor's Society)
  • Indiana University Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Advisory Board)
  • Lake County Advancement Committee (Co-founder)
  • Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors and Chair Education Committee)
  • Lakeshore Public Television (Treasurer and Board of Directors)
  • Legacy Foundation of Lake County (Co-founder)
  • Northwest Indiana Forum (Past Chairman)
  • Purdue University Northwest (Chancellor's Council)
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary (Finance Committee)
  • Salvation Army, Lake County (Board of Directors)
  • St. Thomas More Church (Eucharistic Minister, Lector and Finance Committee)
  • Shared Ethics Advisory Commission (Co-founder)
Awards and Recognitions
  • Indiana University Northwest Chancellor's Medallion, 2015
  • Seeds of Hope Honoree (Hospice of the Calumet Area), 2013
  • The TIMES Business and Industrial Hall of Fame, 2009
  • Quality of Life Council Lifetime Achievement  Award, 2008
  • Doctor of Humanities (honorary), Calumet College, 2006
  • Fair Housing Achievement Award, South Suburban Housing Center, 2006
  • Purdue University Northwest Alumni Association Distinguished Corporate/Community Service Award, 2006
  • J.B. Smith Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Neighborhoods, Inc.), 2006
  • Calumet Region Sportsmanship Committee Humanitarian Award, 2005
  • City of Hammond Lifetime Achievement Award, 2003
  • Calumet Council Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizens Award, 2003
  • Munster Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, 2003
  • Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Purdue University, 1999
  • Hammond Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Person, 1996
  • B'nai B'rith Northwest Indiana Humanitarian of the Year, 1995
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Hammond Public Schools, 1993
  • St. Joseph the Worker Award (presented by Calumet College for community service), 1990
  • Lake County Citizen of the Year (awarded by Lake County Chapter of American Red Cross), 1989
Seminars and Presentations
  • Former Faculty Member, National Graduate Trust School sponsored by the American Bankers Association at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
  • Former Lecturer in Law (Estate Planning), DePaul University College of Law (Chicago, IL)
  • Former Instructor, Department of Management (Corporate Governance), Purdue University Northwest (Hammond, IN)
  • Annual presenter at South Suburban Estate Planning Council (IL)
  • Various Lake County Bar Association and NWI continuing legal education seminars
Publications
  • "Citizen Initiative to Improve Local Government Ethics: Northwest Indiana Experience," Midwest Social Sciences Journal, Fall 2019 (Vol. 22)
  • "Anatomy of Buy-Sell Agreements," Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, April - May, 2019
  • "Death and Taxes: No Reason for That Odd Couple to Stay Together," Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, Fall 2015
  • "Leaders Envision Opportunity and Take a Chance on the Futuer," Inside Indiana Business, Special Hall of Fame Issue, Spring 2015
  • "Saving the Careless Trust Settlor: Schedule A", Hoosier Banker September 2012 (Part I) and October 2012 (Part II)
  • "Banking: Dreams, Pipedreams and the Morning After", IN Business,  Spring 2009
  • "Are You a Firefighter or a Business Owner?",  Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, Spring 2009
  • "Serving the Under-Served: Banking for the Undocumented Immigrants", Perspectives on Immigration, March 2007 (Internet publication of the American Immigration Law Foundation)
  • "Presidential Disability: The Twenty-Fifth Amendment Still An Untried Tool", Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, Spring 2000
  • "We're Losing the Human Touch", The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 1998
  • "Item Veto: Dangerous Constitutional Tinkering" (Awarded Louis Brownlow Award by American Society For Public Administration for best article in 1989), Public Administration Review, January/February, 1989
  • "History of Line Item Veto", The Wall Street Journal, May 2, 1988
  • "Item Veto: Shield Against Deficits or Weapon of Presidential Power?", Valparaiso University Law Review, Spring 1988
  • "Impeachment: The Historical Perspective", Res Gestae (prepared for and published by the Indiana State Bar Association), June, 1974
  • "The Growing Potential of the Pocket Veto: Another Area of Increasing Presidential Power" (Lincoln Essay Writing Contest award winner), Illinois Bar Journal, October, 1972