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David Gregory Crell

Family Attorney at Fort Wayne, IN

5.0   8 reviews

also known as David G Crell, David Crell

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2009
    Active In Good Standing No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

One of the most enjoyable parts of being a lawyer is combining my genuine interest in others with my passion for helping people and fixing situations.

Most people seem to have headaches in a few key areas. That’s why I focus on the fields of family law (divorce, visitation, guardianships, etc.), business law (business formation, law suits, breach of contract, etc.), real estate law, and personal injury (car accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and other acts of negligence).

My Experience
I started my career as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I “paid my dues” in busy courtrooms and I have successfully performed more jury trials in 5 years than most lawyers get to do in a lifetime. How does this help you? In order to be successful, a lawyer has to know more than just the law. A good lawyer knows how to persuade. Many, many lawyers spend their careers behind a desk. I spend my time in the trenches.  I apply this unique set of skills and experience to my clients’ cases. I take the time to fully understand my clients’ needs and how to deliver the best result whether inside or outside the courtroom.

Why should you hire me?
I work hard for my clients. I am your advocate and I will work diligently to reach your goals. I will also give you an honest assessment of your situation and help you plan accordingly.

I also pride myself on customer service. I keep you in the loop, I return phone calls, and I am available. You won’t feel like you are just a case file with me. I care about you and your situation.

Please feel free to call me to help with your legal matters. I look forward to working with you.

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Posted by Makaylah | November 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
David is an amazing lawyer! We hired David in May, told him we wanted my husband to adopt my daughter, and we needed a passport by December. By November we had our passport and the adoption was final! We had to jump through many hoops and he still made sure we got what we needed on time. He kept us updateded throughout the whole journey and made sure we knew and understood everything he said or was doing! I highly recommend David!
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Posted by Jessica | July 20, 2017
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Small Claim
DuPont Hospital sued me regarding the bill of delivering of my son. I had proof that it was settled and yet they pushed forward with a trial to prove I was guilty of nonpayment. I asked David to represent me against this enormous company. He quickly reviewed my file and assured me we had a case. During and before the trial he worked hard to ease my fears and nerves. We won!!! He did a wonderful job and I cannot thank him enough!
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Posted by Ricky | September 1, 2015
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Fantastic Lawyer
David helped me get better visitation with my daughter. He does a fantastic job getting you what you want. He also returns your calls asap and keeps you well informed on what's going on! I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
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Very happy with David
Very friendly and down to Earth. I had some issues with my business to sort through and he was a huge help. Reasonably priced (as far as lawyers go) too.
Posted by Isaac | August 5, 2015
Fantastic choice
Mr. Crell really helped me out when my ex-wife was trying to reduce my visitation. Long story short, I got the results I wanted. I think he did a good job and he was always quick to return my calls and help.
Posted by Brandon | July 13, 2015
Great experience!
David was very helpful, and he educated and empowered me to make the best decision possible as he aided in helping me set up an LLC. His team is very prompt, and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them to others in the Bluffton area!
Posted by Steven | June 25, 2015
Excellent Local Counsel
I look to David for local counsel in the Bluffton, Indiana area. He is very responsive and knowledgeable. I enjoy working with him and would call on him again if I need local counsel again.
Posted by Amber | June 12, 2015
Handled my divorce
I found David on the Internet and made an appointment after I met with a couple other lawyers who I ended up not liking. He was smart, calm, and helped make sure I knew what things were worth fighting over and what things were best to let go. I really felt like he cared about how I was doing and worked hard to get what I wanted. I would hire him again, even though I hope I'll never have to!
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Work Experience

  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Wells County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Andrews & Crell, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Clerk
  • Tourkow, Crell, Rosenblatt & Johnston
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • Wastenaw County Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2007
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  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Georon Harris v. State of Indiana; 19 N.E.3d 298
  • Affirmed


  • Family Centered Services
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Wells County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bluffton NOW
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Wells County Boys and Girls Club
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2008 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Fort Wayne Monthly
  • 2012
  • Certificate in Trial Practice
  • Michigan State University
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know
  • Creative case themes
  • 2019
  • Damages in Personal Injury
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2018
  • Family Law Bootcamp
  • Discovery and Evidence in Divorce Cases
  • 2017
  • Clinic on Courtroom Practice
  • Trial Practice/Litigation
  • 2014
  • Indiana Child Support Summer Conference
  • Prosecutorial Ethics
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for a long time. He is a very good attorney and great to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had numerous cases, as opposing counsel, with David Crell. I have found him to be diligent, hard-working and prepared in every case. I highly endorse David."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of mediating for Dave in various family law contexts, varying from highly complex estates to extremely contentious custody matters. Always creative, prepared, and respectfully aggressive, Dave has my most sincere and enthusiastic endorsement as a legal practitioner."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Friend
"I've known David since our days in law school. He is a passionate attorney who fights hard for his clients. If you are looking for an attorney with superb trial skills, David is the attorney you will want to hire."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is a great, hard-working lawyer in our community."
General practice Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In our encounters as opposing counsel, Mr. Crell has always demonstrated competence and ethics."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've dealt with Attorney Crell when he was opposing counsel on a matter. He is very professional yet still aggressively represents his clients. He is easy to work with and is a down to earth lawyer who will always take the time to answer your phone calls. For these reasons, I highly endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I first worked with David as an intern. David proved to be a great teacher and mentor. He is practical and effective with an excellent demeanor and presentation in the court room. David is very knowledgeable and current in his areas of practice as he truly enjoys the practice and study of law."
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