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Bart Landon Arnold

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fort Wayne, IN

5.0   3 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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I was born and raised in Anderson, Indiana, the son of a carpenter and a homemaker.  I attended Lapel High School in Lapel, Indiana and then went on to Indiana University and obtained a degree in Telecommunications and English.  During the summers between school I worked for my dad's construction company.  At IU, I worked toward my dream of being a TV broadcaster.  But somewhere on the way, Law became my calling.  In Law School at Valparaiso University, I developed a passion for criminal law when I interned with a criminal defense lawyer in Porter County. 

After graduation from law school, I took my first job as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Daniel Heath of the Allen County Superior Court.  I then went to work for a criminal defense firm in Fort Wayne before starting my own firm along with others, in 2001.  Since then, Jeffrey Terrill and Albert Anzini, III have joined us.  We continue to defend the accused with passion. 

I am happily married since 1999 and have three children who are my purpose in life.  I am a tortured Chicago Cubs fan as well, but love every minute of it.

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Licensed for 25 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/12/2022

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

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Arnold / Terrill P.C.

Reviews

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Posted by KerryHultquist | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch!
I am a lawyer, so I know the local legal landscape very well. In addition to being a lawyer, I am a habitual speeder. On two occasions, I had the good sense to call Bart after receiving a ticket. Bart handled everything perfectly all while billing me a figure much, much less than most local attorneys. I wholeheartedly endorse Bart Arnold for all criminal/traffic matters you may one day face.
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Response from Bart Arnold December 1, 2015
We are always thrilled when our clients are happy. But every case is different and any reviews given by our clients should not be viewed by a new/prospective client as any guarantee by our firm that you will receive the same or similar results.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2014
If you need a defense attorney in Ft Wayne... Bart should be your #1 choice.
Mr Arnold is a truly skilled professional. He laid out every defense he planned on using in court. I felt like my case was the only one he was working on. Many lawyers in his position seem to just take your money and push out plea deals. Bart spent time actually putting together a solid defense and his fees are definitely worth his skill set and from talking to others, more affordable as well. I've hired Bart twice and both times I was 100% satisfied with the outcome of my cases.
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Response from Bart Arnold December 1, 2015
We are always thrilled when our clients are happy. But every case is different and any reviews given by our clients should not be viewed by a new/prospective client as any guarantee by our firm that you will receive the same or similar results.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Court case
I was very impressed will Mr. Arnold not only Mr. Arnold but his staff were second to none. I didn't get to speak to Mr. Arnold very often but his staff was professional and courteous. Perry Mason couldn't have done a better job.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/Attorney
  • Arnold/Terrill p.c.
  • 2001 - Present
  • President/Attorney
  • Miller, Arnold and Terrill, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Arata Law Firm
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • AllenCounty Superior Court
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • Lapel High School
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • I have tried all levels of Felony and Misdemeanor cases
  • varies

Associations

  • Allen County Circuit Court Problem Solving Court
  • Board Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Allen County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Lawyers Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Benjamin Harrison American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2014 - Present
  • Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Fort Wayne Sport Club Youth Soccer Board
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2022
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Sonrise United Methodist Church
  • Board--Lay Member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Nominating Committee
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Benjamin Harrison American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Allen County Bar Association, Nominating Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Adult Protective Services Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Benjamin Harrison American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Allen County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Lawyers Section
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Allen County Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2012
  • National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center (NCDRC)
  • Supporter
  • 2000 - 2017
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer 2013
  • Fort Wayne Monthly
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer, Criminal Defense
  • Fort Wayne Monthly
  • 2012
  • Service in the Representation of Mentally Ill Individuals
  • Allen County Mental Health Association
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Allen County Bench Bar Conference
  • E-filing in criminal defense cases
  • 2017
  • Allen County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Lawyers Section
  • Specialized Driving Privileges in Allen County
  • 2016
  • Allen County Bench Bar Conference 2012
  • Sealing and Expunging Criminal Records
  • 2012
  • Allen County Annual Bench Bar Conference
  • Mental Health Issues in civil and criminal proceedings
  • 2011
  • Allen County Bench Bar Conference
  • Criminal Court for Civil Attorneys
  • 2010
  • To Catch a Predator (Internet Crimes)
  • Internet Crimes
  • 2009
  • CHINS Law Seminar
  • School Expulsion Hearings and School Law
  • N/A
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education through the Indiana State Bar Association
  • Drivers License Issues
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (16)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bart and I have worked on opposing sides of cases for many years. He’s always prepared and always working angles to help his clients. He’s a very good lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bart is among the finest criminal defense lawyers in Northern Indiana. He is well-respected in the legal community, has exceptional legal knowledge and is a brilliant communicator. I highly recommend Bart to anyone seeking a criminal defense attorney in or around Fort Wayne, Indiana."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Friend
"I happily and heartily endorse Bart. He is my go-to when I have clients that need criminal defense representation. He's bright, intelligent and effective. More important is that he can communicate with clients to help them through the process."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bart. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Fantastic attorney. Hard working and well respected in the community. Not to mention a great guy!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I refer criminal law matters to Bart and to his firm on a regular basis. He is very knowledgeable and works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Arnold is a hard working and skilled attorney who vigorously defends his clients. He is a trusted and dynamic advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Arnold is the most skilled criminal attorney in Fort Wayne. If you find yourself in trouble in Fort Wayne, you should seek out Mr. Arnold."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Other
"I would strongly recommend Bart Arnold. He is top notch and truly a client advocate."
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