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Attorney Biographies


Warren Nerz received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York in 1977, followed by a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and Science from Manhattan College in 1980.  After completing his engineering education, Mr. Nerz worked as a project engineer and project manager for a major construction contractor.  Mr. Nerz’s duties included supervision of construction projects ranging in value from twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) to fifty million dollars ($50,000,000).  Changing his career focus, Mr. Nerz received his J.D. from Indiana University Law School, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1991, and received his license to practice law in October of 1991.  Mr. Nerz’s law practice is concentrated in the areas of construction law, corporate law, commercial litigation, and creditor/debtor law.


Joe Walterman is an attorney licensed in the State of Indiana.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in Bloomington in history and political science with honors.  He received his J.D. from Indiana University in Bloomington.  Mr. Walterman started his legal practice at a general practice firm in Bloomington and subsequently worked in the field of debtor/creditor law.  In 2006, Mr. Walterman transitioned to the law firm of Nerz & Associates, P.C., and in 2007, he was named partner under the firm, Nerz Walterman, P.C.  Mr. Walterman’s practice focuses on all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal court including debtor/creditor law, family law, and personal injury law.  Mr. Walterman is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association.  He frequently speaks to attorneys and other professionals on aspects of debtor/creditor law and civil litigation law.  Mr. Walterman has served as a Guardian ad Litem to protect the interests of children in family law cases.


DeAnn Farthing is a life-long resident of Indiana.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Public Relations from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.  Mrs. Farthing went on to receive her J.D. from Indiana University in Indianapolis.  She joined Nerz Walterman as an Associate in 2011.  Mrs. Farthing’s practice is focused in the areas of creditor’s rights in debt collection cases, estate planning and litigation, elder law, and personal injury.  She desires to educate her clients on how and why to plan for the future in all aspects of life.  She also strives to provide a voice to the injured, elderly, and their families in dealing with medical, insurance, and nursing home issues.