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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

April S. Grunden

April Grunden joined Burt Blee in 2022 and serves of counsel for the firm.  April assists families in the areas of estate planning, estate settlement, business succession planning, and elder law including Medicaid eligibility for long term care. April represents thousands of families and hundreds of family owned businesses in northeast Indiana.

David B. Anthony

David Anthony joined Burt Blee in 2023. He focuses his practice in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianships, Medicaid, Probate/ Trust/ Estate Administration, Veteran's Benefits and others.

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.

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.

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.

Eric T. Claxton

Eric T. Claxton is an associate and focuses his practice in the areas of business, corporate, banking and real estate transactions. After graduating from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2021, Eric worked at a small firm in the Indianapolis metropolitan area before deciding to come back home to Fort Wayne.

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.

Andrew M. Goeglein

Andrew Goeglein is of counsel at Burt Blee. He practices in the areas of adoptions, corporate/nonprofit and business law, guardianships, credit union law, and estate planning and administration.

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.

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.

Daniel P. Nieter

Daniel P. Nieter serves as of counsel for Burt Blee. For over 35 years, he has assisted his clients in successfully addressing their family and financial estate objectives.

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.

Matthew A. Senko

Matthew A. Senko joined Burt Blee in 2020. Matthew focuses his practice on civil and commercial litigation. Matthew attended law school at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, where he was a member of the Journal of Information Technology and Privacy 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.

Jacob A. Venderley

Jake Venderley joined Burt Blee in 2022. He practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation. Jake brings with him, nearly a decade of legal experience in a variety of areas and courts throughout Indiana. Jake takes great pride in his tireless and zealous representation of clients, both in advisory and litigation roles.