Awards / Honors

I will never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless, the oppressed or those who cannot afford adequate legal assistance; so help me God.
-Indiana Bar Association
Attorneys’ Oath
Northeast Indiana VLP Attorneys recognized for pro bono service in 2016

Pro Bono Attorneys of Distinction

  • Allen County
    • Timothy Claxton
    • Stephen Rademaker
  • DeKalb County
    • Andrew Kruse
  • Huntington County
    • Matthew Roth
  • Steuben County
    • James McEntarfer
  • Wells County
    • Johanna Campbell

New Volunteer Attorney of the Year
Sarah Wladecki

Small or Solo Law Firm of the Year
Kiplinger Law Firm PC

Law Firm of the Year
Shambaugh Kast Beck & Williams LLP

Pro Bono Award for Passion and Excellence
Adelsperger & Kleven LLP

100 hours or more in 2016

  • Johanna Campbell
  • Damian (Dom) Gosheff
  • Roy Kiplinger
  • James McEntarfer

Indiana Bar Foundation – 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award
John Cowan

7th Circuit Bar Association Public Service Award 2017
Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, given in recognition of the VLP bankruptcy program