Our story begins with Indiana attorney Willard Shambaugh, who began practicing in his father's Fort Wayne law office in the 1920s. He became an exceptional lawyer with a legacy of success, legal innovation and the highest ethical standards in his practice.
He ran his solo practice for nearly 40 years when he began working side by side with another local attorney, Michael Kast. The two Indiana lawyers joined forces to form Shambaugh & Kast by handshake agreement in 1961. In 1976, after Willard Shambaugh passed away, Ed Beck, a promising young trial lawyer, joined the firm, followed by tax, estate and trust attorney, Steve Williams, in 1980.
One thing that has marked Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams, LLP, throughout its development and history is the ethical values of our attorneys.
We have a good mix of seasoned, experienced and young attorneys in our firm. Our senior attorneys have a wealth of great experience and legal savvy. Our younger attorneys, while bringing new ideas and fresh insights into our practice, are mentored well by the more experienced lawyers, so our clients get the same high-quality representation. Most importantly, from the youngest associate to our most senior partners, we all share attorney Shambaugh's commitment to excellent service and unwavering ethical standards in the practice of law.
We do not waste our clients' time, and we do not add to conflict or fight a battle that could be solved peacefully. Some conflicts, of course, cannot be solved outside of the courtroom - like some family law matters and probate litigation - but there are many instances in which we can solve our clients' legal matters outside of the courtroom, through mediation or other alternative dispute resolution approach. Our attorneys are sophisticated in legal areas that include:
We find that avoiding the courtroom through an agreed resolution, when appropriate, is often a more efficient result, and one which usually saves our clients a great deal of money and stress.
Our clients know us and they trust us. We have been representing Indiana clients in our present form for more than 30 years. Call our Fort Wayne law firm office at 260-423-1430, toll free at 877-757-1359, or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced Indiana attorney.