I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where I graduated from Northside High School in 1966. I received my B.A. Degree from Indiana University in 1970 and my Law Degree (magna cum laude) from Indiana University, Indianapolis School of Law in 1973.
After graduating from Law School, I returned to Fort Wayne, Indiana where I served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney until 1983. In 1980, the law firm of Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams, LLP was founded with my partners, Mike Kast and Steve Williams.
I am a member of the Allen County, Indiana and American Bar Associations, as well as the American Association of Justice and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association on which I have been a Director since 1987 and currently serve as an Emeritus Director. Locally, I serve as a Director of the Schwab Foundation.
My primary areas of interest and practice are civil litigation with a primary emphasis on plaintiff's personal injury, domestic relations, and mediation.
Registered Civil Mediate
Father of five (5) daughters
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1973
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1991
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
J.D. magna cum laude - 1973
B.A. magna cum laude - 1970
American Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
Allen County Bar Association
Allen County, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 1973 - 1983
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Director
American Association of Justice, Member
Schwab Foundation, Director