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Perry D Shilts

Perry D Shilts

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Divorce & Separation: 85%
  2. Family: 15%



Hourly ($170-295/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Katherine Ridenour

    Perry is one of the best in his field. With years of experience and great dedication to the divorce practice, Perry can solve the most complex of divorce questions. I highly recommend Perry for all of your divorce needs.


    Katherine Ridenour Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michael Alan Setlak

    I highly recommend Perry and strongly endorse him in the divorce and family law area of law. Before joining Perry in 2011, I have always recognized Perry as an outstanding lawyer in the family law arena. He and I had divorce cases against one another and I always knew that Perry did an excellent job for his client while always maintaining a very professional attitude toward opposing counsel. Now that I have joined him and have become a partner in the firm, I see first hand how well Perry represents his clients during what is usually one of the most difficult times in their lives. For this and many other reasons, I strongly endorse Perry.


    Michael Setlak Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Perry D. Shilts Attorney at Law

10311 Dawson's Creek Blvd
Suite C
Fort Wayne, IN, 46825-1913

Shilts Law Office

10311 Dawsons Creek, Suite C
Ft. Wayne, IN, 46825




INActive In Good Standing197808/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Appreciation AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Satisfaction Award(10 BEST INDIANA)American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top (DIVORCE) LawyerFT. Wayne Monthly Magazine2014
Preeminent AV AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent AVMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Appreciation AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client's Choice AwrdAvvo2013
Top Lawyer(Family)Ft. Wayne Newspapers/Avvo2013
Top Lawyer(divorce)Ft. Wayne Newspapers/Avvo2013
Client Appreciation AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent AVMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top Lawyer(divorce)Ft. Wayne Newspapers2012
Preeminent AVMartindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent AV AwardMartindale-Hubbell2010
Preminent AVMartindale-Hubbell2009
Indiana Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner attorneyShilts Law Office2005 - 2014
Partner/shareholderHaller and Colvin Attorneys1978 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Indiana Bar FoundationFellow2001 - Present
Allen County Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee1994 - 2003
Allen County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1978 - 2005

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Fackler v. Powellsuccess
multiple appellate casesmostly successful
Schwartz v. HeeterWin

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Publication NameTitleDate
Indiana State Bar AssociationMediation and Trial Preparation(Approx 2004)2004
Indiana State Bar AssociationA,B, And C's Of QDROS2002


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude1978
Indiana UniversityHonors HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts-Honors History1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Indiana State Family Law Annual SeminarA,B, And C's of QDROS2002