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Matt Shipman

Personal injury Attorney at Columbia City, IN

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1998
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Matt

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Matt is a 1990 graduate of Columbia City High School. He received his Bachelors Degree from Indiana University in 1994 and graduated from the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in 1998 where he was a member of the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review. Prior to joining Bloom Gates & Whiteleather, LLP, Matt practiced in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands. In January of 2017, Matt became a partner with the firm, officially changing the name to Bloom Gates Shipman & Whiteleather, LLP.

Matt concentrates his practice in real estate, litigation, corporate law, and represents multiple governmental entities and sewer districts throughout Northeast Indiana. Matt has litigated cases in both federal and state courts in Indiana, Ohio, and the Virgin Islands, defending and prosecuting cases for both large companies and individuals.

Professional associations include memberships with the Whitley County Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, and the Virgin Islands Bar Association. Matt is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the District of the Virgin Islands.


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119 S. Main Street
Columbia City, IN, 46725
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Posted by Todd | November 1, 2014
Excellent lawyer!
Matt does a great job, I've used him for my divorce and have also gotten great advice from him for my civil case.
Posted by Lance | October 31, 2014
Matt Shipman
very knowledgeable keep me informed and explained what I did not understand and very easy to talk to thanks Matt
Posted by Michael | October 31, 2014
A Common Sense Approach
I was and continue to be very pleased with the assistance Mr. Shipman has provided. He heard what I had to say about the personalities and the circumstances and provided insight into the likely direction if it went to court. He exhibited professionalism in his guidance and advocated for finding middle ground and settling things equitably without dragging things out to a costly conclusion. I found him to use a great deal of common sense and he changed my perception of attorneys. I have used him now on several topics and will continue to seek his counsel.
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Posted by Patrick | October 27, 2014
My case has been very long and very unusual. Most of it involving my kids. Obviously my situation is very emotional and stressful. Matt has done an outstanding job keeping me grounded and focused. Matt has had to play many different roles in meetings and in court depending on the situation. He is very good at reading the situation and adjusting to what he needed to do that day ranging from quite and conservative to tough and aggressive but has always remained professional and courteous. No matter what has been thrown our way he has always treated me and my family with respect and dignity. What started as a divorce ended with me getting custody of my kids!
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Posted by Samantha | December 29, 2009
Very Impressive
Matt was very professional and responsive to my needs. Overall a great lawyer who i would happliy recommend


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-175 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bloom Gates Shipman & Whiteleather, LLP
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dahm & Elvin
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Nichols Newman Logan & D'Eramo
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Andrew Simpson
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Stewart Due Miller & Pugh
  • 1998 - 2001
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  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Indiana University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science.
  • 1994


  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019


  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)
  • Indiana Product's Liability Act: Plaintiff's and Defendant's Perspective
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt goes above and beyond when advocating for his clients. His experience, professionalism, and compassion makes him a great litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I fully endorse Matt. He has extensive experience working with and against insurance companies. He also is a compassionate and thorough listener. People who have suffered from a trauma can rest assure that Matt will have their best interests at heart and represent them to the fullest."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a skilled advocate for his clients and mediator for third parties. He professionalism and knowledge are an asset to our legal community."