For over 60 years, the Ettl family has provided legal services to individuals, small businesses, corporations and social service agencies in Northern Indiana. Frederick Ettl regularly appears in the Courts of St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte and Marshall Counties. Today, the areas of particular concentration of the Ettl Law Firm are:


  • Civil Litigation, including:
    Prosecution and defense of personal injury claims and claims or business disputes between partners, shareholders of closely held corporations or members of limited liability companies; will contests; trust contents; contested guardianship proceedings; and, boundary disputes.


  • Domestic Relations Law, including:
    Divorce actions, paternity actions; property division; child support, child custody and visitation.


  • Civil Mediation:
    Overseeing efforts to resolve civil disputes or pending litigation by implementation of Alternative Dispute Resolution methods.


  • Domestic Relations Mediation;
    Overseeing efforts to resolve issues of child custody, child visitation and property distribution in divorce or paternity proceedings by implementation of techniques designed to diffuse anger and animosity and protect children.


  • Wills, Estates and Guardianship, including:
    Estate planning; drafting Wills; drafting Trusts; probating Wills; administering Estates; Guardianship proceedings; and, Living Wills.


  • Real Estate Matters, including:
    Drafting deeds; organizing and reviewing real estate brokerage or development companies; overseeing real estate sales transactions; drafting leases; drafting and reviewing purchase agreements; effecting 1031 exchanges; representing landlords and tenants; evictions; and resolution of boundary disputes.


  • Business Organizations, including:
    Organizing corporations; organizing small business corporations; organizing partnerships; organizing limited liability companies and orchestrating combinations of the several entities.