|IN||Active In Good Standing||2002||04/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers Recognition||Fort Wayne Monthly Magazine||2014|
|BV Rated- Distinguished||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Contribution of 50+ Pro Bono Hours||Northeast Indiana Volunteer Lawyer Program||2013|
|Partner||The Shilts Law Office||2011 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Indiana University Purdue University - Fort Wayne||2007 - 2012|
|Associate Attorney||Van Gilder & Trzynka, PC||2002 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|St. Thomas More Society||Member||2013 - Present|
|Indiana State Bar||Member||2011 - Present|
|Allen County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2003 - Present|
|Allen County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Allen County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Lawyers Section||Member||2004 - 2010|
|DeCloedt v. Wagaman||Affirmed|
|Maurer v. Cobb-Maurer||The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the Trial Court as requested.|
|Hobbs v. Hobbs||The Indiana Court of Appeals, in an unpublished decision, affirmed the trial court and remanded the matter for my request for attorney fees.|
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|Indiana University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Purdue University||Personnel Management||BS - Bachelor of Science||1996|
Posted by anonymous
Mike provided excellent direction and customized his approach to meet the specific needs of my case. He was diligent from the beginning of the process until the end.
Posted by Nicole
Excellent lawyer - Mike was always prompt in returning emails and phone calls. He was sensitive to the difficult times that come with legal matters. Always professional, trustworthy and honest. I felt he was 100% invested in my case from start to finish. I believe he truly cares about each and every client and their individual situation and he will represent you well. I would highly recommend him to family and friends. Hire him - you won't be sorry!
Posted by anonymous
I commend this attorney for many reasons. My husband and I had to battle an exhausting road of anguish and disappointment after my children mentioned unacceptable behavior about their biological father. This case was, to put it lightly, emotionally and physically draining. Between the jurisdictional issues, a previous Mediation agreement, DCS involvement, several different therapists, and a multitude of court hearings, this attorney tackled each and every hurdle with confidence. He is assertive when needed, confident, knowledgeable, empathetic, but most importantly, he is informative. He responded to all of my concerns in a timely manner. He was always prepared for what the "other side" had up their sleeves. He maintained professionalism with every encounter. He was not intimidated by the DCS involvement, and demonstrated his support in every hearing. He was also not intimidated by the other attorney, who happened to be a former magistrate for misdemeanor court. Setlak is a skilled attorney and I would recommend him to anyone, especially those with a complicated case. Ultimately, with Setlak's help, my husband and I now have full custody of the children. The biological father was ordered to partake in supervised visitation. We have a revised Mediation Agreement that addresses every hurdle imaginable. Most importantly, Setlak ensured the safety of my children was not and will not be jeopardized. Great job!!!!
Paul Sturm, Divorce and separation Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a very good lawyer and represents his clients well. Mike and I have had many family law cases against each other and he has always handled himself professionally, while still acting as a strong advocate for his client.
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