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A key partner with every client

Beckman Lawson’s team of 16 Fort Wayne attorneys provides a full range of legal services for business and individuals.

We’re big on business and commercial law, providing counsel in all areas – whether you’re starting a business, selling one, hiring people or pursuing growth.

Our labor and employment lawyers can guide you through the alphabet soup of employment law, from FMLA to ADA to FLSA. They regularly defend employers against discrimination, retaliation, and wage claims and also minimize risk through solid employment contracts and employee handbooks. Non-compete law is also a special focus of the firm.

If you’re fighting a custody battle, planning your estate, buying commercial real estate, or looking for a zoning variance, Beckman Lawson can help. We view our clients as partners, and many of them feel the same way.

Rooted in Excellence

Beckman Lawson’s roots date back to 1919, when founding partner Louie Dunten returned from service in WWI and hung up his shingle. Fred Beckman joined Louie in 1954, and Jack Lawson followed in 1961.  The traditions they established, and those of other partners who followed, have created a unique firm culture that emphasizes positive, long-term client relationships.

Through the last nine decades, the firm has evolved but has never wavered from its fundamental approach:

  • Focus on doing what’s best for clients, and what’s best for the firm will follow.
  • Remain a local, Fort Wayne-based law firm that encourages community involvement and support.
  • Hire smart lawyers who are excellent listeners, good communicators and creative problem solvers.

Today the firm is led by a group of thirteen forward-looking partners who are united in their desire to maintain these core principles.  They combine efficient, aggressive lawyering with old fashioned people skills in a way that puts clients at ease knowing their goals are understood.

Our Culture

Toss any stereotypes you might have about stuffy law firms. Beckman Lawson is a place where leadership is pushed out to all levels of the organization.   It’s a firm that challenges old ways of thinking and encourages innovation and creativity in everything from how we approach a tough case to how we purchase supplies. 

Employees are held to high expectations that also come with a high degree of flexibility and understanding. We know that keeping great clients begins with keeping great employees satisfied.

To enjoy each other along with our friends and families, Beckman Lawson hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from fun activities for the junior set to a holiday party that always promises something unexpected and often adds to company lore. These events and more are why many employees here often say,  “Beckman Lawson is more than a place where we work." 

At the center

Beckman Lawson, LLP
201 West Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: 260-422-0800
Fax: 260-420-1013