Stephen Griebel

Contact: (260) 693-0099
Law School: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Jurisdictions: Illinois


About Stephen Griebel
This general practice attorney assists with legal matters involving family, home, planning needs, and more
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Immigration Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • $150/hour for most Litigation (inc. family law) cases; some fixed fee work for simple estate and/or Medicaid planning
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Registered Domestic Relations Mediator (Indiana Supreme Court)
Professional Experience
Partner/Owner, Van Gilder & Trzynka, P.C.
Associate, Van Gilder & Trzynka, P.C.
Numerous civil trials (and appeals) as civil prosecutor in child abuse and neglect cases for county office of State Child Protection; general practice included injury law, estate planning, and family law.
Attorney, State of Indiana - Allen County Office
As Attorney for the State of Indiana, Allen County Office, worked primarily with Child Abuse and Neglect issues (with some counsel regarding Medicaid/Food Stamp benefits).
University of Michigan - Ann ArborJ.D.
Activities: Research Assistant, Professor Kent Syverud Junior Clerk, Writing and Advocacy Program Co-Chair (2L),Law School Student Sports Committee Member (2L and 3L), Order of Barristers
Details: Law School Big Brother (3L) Participant, intramural sports, all 3 years (U. Va. Law School Softball tournament 1L) Henry Campbell Moot Court 2L
Indiana University - Indiana University-BloomingtonB.A.History
Honors: cum laude (with distinction) 3.75 GPA department honor Phi Beta Kappa Dean's List 6 of 8 semesters
Activities: Teaching Assistant, Professor Robert H. Ferrell Senior Honor's Thesis ("Dean Acheson...") Intramural sports 1st year Director Social Activities (Willkie 3 3rd year, Teter-Wissler 1 1st year) IU Sing 3rd year Coffeehouse 1st and 2nd years
Sole Practitioner of the Year, VLP of Northeast Indiana
Awarded June 2015 for 2014 work
Sole Practitioner of the Year, VLP of Northeast Indiana
Awarded June 2014 for 2013 work
Top Lawyer, Fort Wayne Monthly
Top Lawyers based on Avvo's proprietary algorithm rates of attorneys on a 10-point scale, factoring in peer endorsements as well as experience, education, training, speaking, publishing and awards. Dynamic ratings are regularly refreshed based on new information gleaned from attorneys as well as from licensing and disciplinary authorities.
Excellence in Client Assistance, VLP of Northeast Indiana
Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Special Services Award, National Association of Pro Bono Professionals
The William Reece Smith Jr. Special Services to Pro Bono Award is presented to an individual(s) who have made outstanding commitments to and positive impacts on the institutions or systems of providing pro bono legal services. The award was first presented in 1992 with Mr. Smith being the first recipient.
Exceptional Service Award, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Volunteer Lawyers Program of Northeast Indiana, Inc.
Speaking Engagements
  • Estate Planning Basics
    Along with two (2) other attorneys, presented at all-day seminar for continuing legal education credit to area lawyers regarding Estate Planning Basics (client interaction, information gathering, drafting (simple) Wills, and more)
  • Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
    Two (2) one-hour presentations to 20+lawyers/cpas/others - the first "Crisis Planning and Assistance" and the second "Applied Legal Ethics"
  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
    Two (2) one-hour+ presentations to 10+lawyers/cpas/others - the first "Fundamental Principles of Will Drafting" and the second "Ethics and Estate Planning"
Professional Associations
Director, Churubusco Chamber of Commerce
Activities: Committee work to establish mission statement for Chamber as well as specifics to effectuate the mission through marketing, networking, education, and product benefits of membership.
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member, Indiana State Bar Association - various sections
Member, Allen County Bar Association
Activities: 2009 - speaker, Applied Professionalism 2008 - speaker, Bench-Bar Chair - New Lawyers Section - 2001-2002 (facilitated inaugural 11/1/2 Boot Camp) Vice-Chair - New Lawyers Section - 2000-2001 (facilitated 4/18/1 Seminar for Law Week) Member - Family Law Section, Probate Section


Articles & Publications


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Griebel Law Office
9309 E. Commerce Dr.
Suite 2
Churubusco, IN 46723
Telephone: (260) 693-0099