Stephen Griebel

Stephen Griebel

  • Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate...
  • Illinois, Indiana
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Summary

This general practice attorney assists with legal matters involving family, home, planning needs, and more

Education
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
J.D.
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Law School Big Brother (3L) Participant, intramural sports, all 3 years (U. Va. Law School Softball tournament 1L) Henry Campbell Moot Court 2L
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
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.A. / History
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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
Professional Experience
Partner/Owner
Van Gilder & Trzynka, P.C.
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Associate
Van Gilder & Trzynka, P.C.
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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
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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).
Publications
Articles & Publications
Fundamental Principles of Will Drafting
NBI
Speaking Engagements
Probate process & more, The Ultimate Guide to Probate, Fort Wayne
National Business Institute
Trusts - principles & more, Trusts from A to Z, Fort Wayne
National Business Institute
Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
NBI
Two (2) one-hour presentations to 12+lawyers/others - the first "Crisis Planning and Assistance" and the second "Applied Legal Ethics"
Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
NBI
Two (2) one-hour+ presentations to 10+lawyers/cpas/others - the first "Fundamental Principles of Will Drafting" and the second "Ethics and Estate Planning"
Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
NBI
Two (2) one-hour presentations to 20+lawyers/cpas/others - the first "Crisis Planning and Assistance" and the second "Applied Legal Ethics"
Guardianships, Guardianship Forum, Allen County Public Library
Volunteer Lawyers Program of NE Indiana
Estate Planning Basics
NBI
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)
Certifications
Registered Domestic Relations Mediator
Indiana Supreme Court
Awards
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
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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.
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Indiana State Bar Association - various sections
Member
- Current
Allen County Bar Association-various sections
Member
- Current
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
Churubusco Chamber of Commerce
Director
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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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Indiana
Fees
  • 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
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Immigration Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General (Court work, misc.)
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Griebel Law Office
202 E. Whitley St. (SR205)
Churubusco, IN 46723
USA
Telephone: (260) 693-0099