Firm Profile

Beckman Lawson LLP

201 West Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
United States
(260) 422.0800

Firm Details

Beckman Lawson has been named for several consecutive years to the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale Hubbell, named one of America's Greatest Places to Work With a Law Degree by Harcourt Brace, and awarded the Volunteer Lawyers Program award for its pro bono work.

We believe in our talent and the commitment of our attorneys, the fact that we enjoy helping our clients, and a deep understanding of the meaning of community and service.

Our modern roots stem from the desire of several very successful lawyers to join together to enable them to concentrate in their respective specialties. From that base, the Firm has expanded to support our clients' needs. We have developed practice groups within the Firm, and invested in technology and lawyer training to be able to give our clients the level of service and support they deserve.

At the same time, we encourage our lawyers to become involved in the community and to support those causes and organizations they respect. The Firm's lawyers serve on the boards of local community groups like the History Center, the Museum of Art, Blue Jacket, Inc., S.C.A.N. (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect), Early Childhood Alliance, STAR 88.3 (Christian radio), and many churches, as well as national boards of publicly held corporations and charitable groups. We also expect them to spend time with their families, and provide paid leave to do so when appropriate.

Beckman Lawson and its attorneys can be found on Many of our partners have earned the highest Martindale-Hubbell Rating for their integrity and level of professional excellence. Seven of our partners have been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" for several years consecutively.


Craig R. Patterson
Managing Partner



Women: 2

Men: 9

Caucasian: 11

Of Counsel

Women: 1

Men: 1

Caucasian: 2


Women: 1

Men: 1

Caucasian: 2

Management / Department Heads

Men: 3


Women: 2

Caucasian: 2

Non-Legal Employees

Women: 17


Michelle Ortiz
Director of Administration

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Collaborative Law: Civil
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Union
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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Fort Wayne, IN

201 West Wayne Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

United States

(260) 422.0800

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