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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 Lawyers.com. 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.


Beckman Lawson LLP is metro ranked in 8 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Fort Wayne, IN
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Management


Metro Rankings

Fort Wayne, IN
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 2 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 2 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Trusts and Estates

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization 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

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Male: 7
Female: 1
White / Caucasian: 8
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 2
White / Caucasian: 2
Male: 1
Female: 2
White / Caucasian: 3
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Male: 3
Female: 4
White / Caucasian: 4
Non-Legal Employees
Female: 14

Main Location

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Matthew Elliott
Management Committee
Gary Johnson
Management Committee
Patrick Hess


Director of Administration
Michelle Ortiz
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