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Stephen Paul Griebel

General practice Attorney at Churubusco, IN

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  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 28 years
    Illinois - IL 33 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1995
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1990
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. General practice
    Primarily court-appointed mediations (Dependency/Permanency) and other CHINS/ GAL work; also years of experience in other legal areas of practice, so call to see if the Griebel Law Office LLC can help you!

This general practice law office has decades of experience in various areas of (civil) law - including family, probate, and Medicaid eligibility law - and has litigated numerous (non-jury) cases.  Currently, Stephen Griebel has focused (exclusively) on and is privileged to be a part of the Allen County Superior Court - Domestic Violence initiative (where he serves as Guardian ad litem and participates in weekly staffings and hearings) - in Children In Need of Services (CHINS) areas as well as a mediator for Dependency and Permanency CHINS work. Stephen has spoken in CHINS seminars and participated in Stakeholder meetings developing Children In Court policy and the Court's efforts to align with national recommendations for CHINS Court.

Stephen is a member of the Indiana State and Allen County Bar Associations, and he is on the Indiana Registry of Domestic Relations Mediators.

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Griebel Law Office LLC
PO Box 203
Churubusco, IN, 46723


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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Van Gilder & Trzynka, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2010


  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990


  • Indiana State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Allen County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Sole Practitioner of the Year
  • VLP of Northeast Indiana
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Fort Wayne Monthly
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Sole Practitioner of the Year
  • VLP of Northeast Indiana
  • 2013
  • Excellence in Client Assistance
  • VLP of Northeast Indiana
  • 2012
  • Wm Reece Smith Jr. Special Services Award
  • National Association of Pro Bono Professionals
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • CHINS Law and Proceures
  • Achieving and Finalizing Permanency - Panel member
  • 2023
  • Family Relations Division
  • Practice Pointers for Permanency Mediation in CHINS cases
  • 2022
  • Family Relations Division
  • How to have a Successful Dependency Mediation
  • 2022
  • Family Relations Division
  • Trauma and Traumatization in Intimate Partner Violence in ... CHINS cases
  • 2021
  • Children In Need of Services - CLE Day
  • Dependency Mediation Processes and Roles of Attorneys - Panel member
  • 2020
  • Step-by-Step Guide to Drafting Wills and Trusts
  • Key Elements of Effective Wills
  • 2017
  • The Ultimate Guide to Probate
  • Probate process & more
  • 2016
  • Protecting Assets before Medicaid
  • Crisis Planning/Legal Ethics
  • 2014
  • Guardianship Forum
  • Guardianships
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning seminar
  • Elder Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Stephen
General practice Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer in all areas that he practices. Steve is a brilliant and hard working attorney that will work for the absolute best result for his client, whether through settlement or taking the matter to court."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen Griebel is a very competent and hard-working attorney. I endorse him whole-heartedly."