Mario J. Zappia, Attorney at Law
Attorney Mario J. Zappia has been a lifelong resident of Indiana. After graduating from St. Joseph High School in South Bend, Indiana, he went on to attend Northwestern University. During his time at Northwestern University, Mario J. Zappia earned his B.A. in Political Science and played football for the Wildcats. From there, he went on to attend Valparaiso University, where he earned his law degree.
Attorney Mario J. Zappia has served on the board of governors for the St. Joseph County Bar Association since 1995, was President from September 2001 to June 2003, and currently holds the seat of Treasurer.
During his time as Attorney for the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Management District from 1991-2016, Mario J. Zappia helped implement St. Joseph County Solid Waste Management District since 1991 where he helped implement a county wide recycling program.
Attorney Mario J. Zappia is a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association. He is also a Certified Family Law Specialist – Family Law Certification Board and a Registered Domestic Relations Mediator. Attorney Mario J. Zappia has been practicing law in the South Bend, Indiana area for over 27 years.
Jessica Ribaudo, Paralegal
Starting as a filing clerk for St. Joseph County while still in high school, Jessica has had a hand working in the legal field since 2000. She maintains a high level of involvement in community activism with regard to the civil rights of people of color, LGBTQ, women, and the disabled. Jessica frequently serves as a point of contact between Attorney Mario J. Zappia and his clients, as well as providing legal research and documents. Jessica is the primary point of contact for billing at the Mario J. Zappia Law Office.