Who we are
Fletcher Van Gilder is a law firm located in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, that serves individuals, municipalities and businesses throughout northeast Indiana. We represent more than 250 years of experience, and most of our attorneys have spent more than 20 years working in the practice of law. Our experience and knowledge allow us to offer legal services in many fields, including appeals; business formation and transactions; civil rights; commercial litigation; contract drafting and enforcement; estate planning and probate; family, divorce and domestic relations law; labor and employment; personal injury; powers of attorneys; professional negligence defense; real estate transactions; Social Security disability; and workers’ compensation claims. We also provide family and civil mediation services. As a part of the firm’s culture, attorneys are active in bar association activities, often speak at legal education and other educational functions, and donate considerable hours of pro bono service.
The hallmark of our firm is a group of smart, ethical and experienced legal professionals.
Fletcher Van Gilder LLP was created July 15, 2019, as the result of a merger by two well-regarded Fort Wayne law firms: Eilbacher Fletcher, LLP and Van Gilder & Trzynka, P.C. Some of the original members of these two law firms are Leonard Eilbacher, Martin Fletcher, David Avery and Thomas Boyer. Avery and Boyer are both current members of the Allen County Judiciary. The merger assembled a distinguished team of experienced attorneys who share a commitment to excellence.
Our commitment to you
Fletcher Van Gilder is committed to listening to you, maintaining confidentiality, and providing the highest levels of legal advice, strategy and skills. We believe a collaboration between you and your legal professional will best meet your needs and expectations.
Visit us in our historic downtown location
The firm operates in a renovated historic building at 436 East Wayne Street in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the corner of Wayne and Clay streets. Built in the early 1900s as the Goodrich Silvertowns auto repair shop, it also saw service as a mailing distribution center. The one-story building allows easy access, and there is plenty of free parking in our adjacent lot.
Find out how our experienced attorneys can help
Over the years, each of our lawyers has concentrated his or her practice, but you will find that as a team they can cover most of your legal needs. Through regular continuing legal education (CLE) courses, or by leading our colleagues in teaching workshops and seminars, our constant desire to learn and fine-tune our skills benefits our clients.