Firm Info

Firm Info


Shine & Hardin, LLP strives to provide thorough and comprehensive legal services. Shine & Hardin offers its clients a variety of legal services, including family law, estate planning and administration, real estate, trusts and trust administration, contracts, litigation, business and corporate law, and personal injury. Steve Shine is an Indiana Certified Family Law Specialist, as certified by the Indiana State Bar Association’s Family Law Certification Board. Tom Hardin is a past Chairman of the Allen County Bar Association’s Probate, Trust and Tax Section. He is also a former member of the Indiana Probate Code Study Commission. The attorneys at Shine & Hardin will discuss with you your legal matters and help you develop a plan 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 so that payment arrangements are manageable for you. The attorneys at Shine & Hardin 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 goals in a timely manner.


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 in the building located at the intersection of Broadway and Beaver Avenue, where Shine & Hardin, LLP is located today. Steve hired Tom Hardin as an associate in 1996 and formed the law firm of Shine & Hardin, LLP in 2000. Dan Kensinger began his career at Shine & Hardin in 2009.  Shine & Hardin’s law offices are located in the same building that Steve opened his practice in 1980. Shine & Hardin has demonstrated its commitment to Fort Wayne by constructing and maintaining a unique plaza setting in front of the law firm, which includes a fountain, green spaces, and seasonal flowers, known locally as the Broadway Plaza. In 2005, Steve and Tom began the “Christmas on Broadway” tradition – an annual event featuring a beautifully lit Christmas tree and activities for the whole family on the day of the tree lighting. Christmas on Broadway continues to grow each and every year. The Shine & Hardin building and grounds serve as a cornerstone of Fort Wayne’ s Broadway Corridor and demonstrate Shine & Hardin’s strong commitment to the community.


Steve, Tom, and Dan have all 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 previously served on the Indiana Probate Code Study Commission, the Allen County Ethics Commission and was the Chairman of the Allen County Election Board from 2014 to 2021. Tom is also the past President of the Allen County Bar Association.  Dan is the past President of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society and is currently the Chairman of the Allen County Election Board.


  • We promise to be accessible to you.
  • The attorneys or their staff will let you know where the attorneys are and their availability
    to speak with you while they are away from the office.
  • We pledge to return your phone calls, voice mail messages, and e-mail messages quickly
    and promptly.
  • We will strive to handle your legal matter with the same level of importance as any other
    legal matter.
  • We will listen carefully to your legal situation.
  • We will make certain that we understand your point of view and expectations.
  • We will keep you informed on a timely basis.
  • We will always try to meet or exceed your expectations.
  • We will attempt to provide the most thorough, honest, ethical, and cost-effective service
    as possible.
Shine & Hardin, LLP provides legal services in its areas of practice to clients throughout Indiana. Shine & Hardin serves as legal counsel to businesses, governmental entities, and individuals. The firm takes great pride in providing quality legal services to its clients in a professional manner.