Shine & Hardin LLP's roots can be traced to September of 1980 when Steven R. Shine opened
his law practice in a single office located at the intersection of Broadway and Beaver Avenue, where Shine & Hardin, LLP is located today. Steve hired Thomas A. Hardin as an associate in 1996 and formed the law firm of Shine & Hardin, LLP in 2000. Shine & Hardin's law offices are located in the same building that Steve opened his practice in 1980; however, Shine & Hardin now owns the building. Shine & Hardin has demonstrated its commitment to Fort Wayne by partnering with Chappell's Seafood Restaurant to construct a unique plaza setting in front of both businesses, which includes a fountain, green spaces, and seasonal flowers, known locally as the Broadway Plaza. The Shine & Hardin building and grounds serve as a cornerstone of Fort Wayne' s Broadway Corridor and demonstrates Shine & Hardin's strong commitment to the community.
COMMITMENT TO OUR CLIENTS:
Shine & Hardin, LLP wants to be the only law firm you will ever need and we are prepared to earn your trust and confidence. Shine & Hardin offers its clients a variety of legal services, including family law, estate planning and administration, real estate and zoning, trusts and trust administration, contracts, litigation, business and corporate law, and personal injury. Steve is
a Board Certified Family Law Specialist. Tom is a past Chairman of the Allen County Bar Association's Probate, Trust and Tax Section. The attorneys at Shine & Hardin will discuss with you your legal matter and help you develop a course of action to assist you in the resolution of your legal matter. Understanding that the cost of legal services is high, the attorneys at Shine & Hardin will discuss fee arrangements with you and attempt to develop with you payment arrangements that are manageable for you. The attorneys at Shine & Hardin, LLP will also attempt to resolve your legal matter in a manner that reduces your overall cost. Though the attorneys at Shine & Hardin are prepared to see your case through trial, trials can often be avoided by effective negotiation. We will attempt to achieve your goal in a timely manner.
Steve and Tom have both responded to the call of community service. Steve currently serves as the Chairman of the Allen County Republican Party, a position he has held since 1993. Tom currently serves on the Allen County Ethics Commission. In 2005, Tom was appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to serve on Indiana's Probate Code Study Commission. Tom is also the Past President of the Allen County Bar Association.
COMMITMENTS THAT WE WILL MAKE TO YOU: