Through dedication, hard work and successful representation, Burt Blee has grown to more than 20 lawyers who represent national, regional and local companies of all sizes, as well as individuals. Multiple practice groups within the firm permit us to provide the best service possible across a broad range of legal needs. The result is a firm that continues to grow, as our clients recognize the difference that our dedication and fresh approach makes to the practice of law.

Our attorneys are active in civil and philanthropic events and organizations in an effort to positively impact the community in which we live and serve. Each attorney is a member of the Volunteer Lawyers Program, which provides legal services at no charge to individuals and organizations that cannot afford legal representation.

Meet Our Team

Jared P. Baker

Jared Baker joined Burt Blee in 2017. He focuses his practice in litigation, including criminal defense. Jared represents clients on a large spectrum, from individuals who have been injured to large corporations in a contractual dispute.

A. Dale Bloom

Dale Bloom joined Burt Blee in 2000. With over 40 years of real estate experience, Dale focuses his practice in real estate, closings and title insurance, and meeting the needs of clients in various areas of northeast Indiana's real estate market.

Renee S. Bloom

Renee Bloom is a partner in Burt Blee’s real estate, corporate and estate planning practice groups. She focuses her practice on both residential and commercial real estate acquisitions and sales.

J. Philip Burt

Phil Burt has been practicing law since 1961, and was honored for his 50 years of service by the Allen County Bar Association in 2011. Throughout his practice, Phil has represented numerous pro bono clients.

C. Erik Chickedantz

Erik Chickedantz joined Burt Blee in 2016. His primary area of practice includes alternative dispute resolution processes involving mediation and arbitration. He also practices in the area of civil litigation.

Jeffrey A. Clark

Jeffrey Clark is a partner with Burt Blee. As chair of the firm’s litigation section, Jeff represents individuals and local, regional and national companies. He has represented hundreds of clients in litigation throughout Indiana.

Timothy L. Claxton

Timothy Claxton is a partner at Burt Blee. He focuses his practice in the areas of real estate, business, banking, and estate planning and administration.

Robert E. Doelling, Jr.

Bob Doelling has been a partner with Burt Blee since 1994. Bob’s practice is focused on business, corporate, banking and real estate transactions.

Katherine R. Gould

Kate Gould joined Burt Blee in 2013. She practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation.

Jeremy J. Grogg

Jeremy Grogg is a partner with Burt Blee, working out of both the Auburn and Fort Wayne offices. He primarily practices in the area of civil litigation and dispute resolution.

W. Michael Horton

Michael Horton is of counsel at Burt Blee and practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, business law, real estate, elder law, guardianships and securities law.

Robert C. Kruger

Rob Kruger is a partner at Burt Blee. He joined the firm in 2001. His primary practice areas are business and corporate law and transactions, banking, real estate development, planning and zoning, and criminal defense.

Martha M. Lemert

Marty Lemert leads the defense of employers in labor and employment law matters. She practices before both federal and state courts as well as before numerous administrative agencies and arbitrators.

Lindsay H. Lepley

A native of Auburn, Indiana, Lindsay Lepley joined Burt Blee in 2008. Lindsay practices in the areas of civil litigation, adoptions and guardianships, trademarks, creditor’s rights and collections, and securities law.

Zachary M. Lightner

Zachary M. Lightner joined Burt Blee in 2018. He works out of both the Auburn and Fort Wayne offices, and focuses his practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning, business law, real estate and civil litigation.

James P. McCanna

Jim McCanna is of counsel at Burt Blee’s office in Auburn, Indiana. His practice focuses on transactional law in the areas of real estate, estate planning, probate and elder law, healthcare, banking, mortgage, corporate and commercial law.

Michael C. Moellering

His primary practice areas include business and corporate law, nonprofit/exempt organizations law, employment law, real estate and land use planning.

Shane C. Mulholland

Shane Mulholland is a partner with Burt Blee. As head of the firm's labor and employment law section, Shane represents employers and management before state and federal courts.

Katherine Ridenour

Katherine Ridenour joined Burt Blee in 2019. Katherine focuses her practice on all areas of family law, including dissolution of marriage, custody disputes, paternity, child support, and adoption. Katherine also practices in the areas of general litigation and appellate law.

Landon J. Scott

Landon Scott joined Burt Blee in 2016. He practices in the firm’s corporate and real estate practice groups, with a focus on business acquisitions and sales, commercial leases, succession planning, commercial lending and general business law.

Wesley Steury

Wes Steury is of counsel at Burt Blee and specializes in bankruptcy, creditor's rights and mortgage foreclosures.

Dennis D. Sutton

Dennis Sutton began his law practice in 1974 and is a partner at Burt Blee. His primary areas of practice include business law, providing general representation to both large and small businesses, entity formation, and mergers and acquisitions.