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C. Erik Chickedantz, Mediator & Arbitrator, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

C. Erik Chickedantz

Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom, LLP
200 East Main Street, Suite 1000
1st Source Banking Center
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Tel: (260) 426-1300
Fax: (260) 422-3750
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Recognized to Indiana Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 1992
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2021): 4876
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Oct 2021): 46
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Erik Chickedantz graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY in 1963. During 1963-1969, he served as an airborne ranger infantry officer in the U.S. Army which included duty tours with the 101st Airborne Division; Vietnamese Airborne Division, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army Infantry School and Military Assistance Command - Vietnam.  Following his graduation from the University of Michigan Law School in 1971, he began his law practice in 1972 and currently is a member of Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom, LLP. Since the early 1990's, his primary areas of practice include alternative dispute resolution processes involving mediation and arbitration during which he has conducted in excess of 3500 mediations. He also has practiced for many years in the area of civil litigation including personal injury litigation, insurance defense litigation, and commercial litigation involving construction and employment litigation.

During his years of practice, Mr. Chickedantz has been actively involved in the state and local bar associations as well as activities involving Fort Wayne and the surrounding community.

In 2011-2012, he served as President of the Indiana State Bar Association. He had previously served as President of the Allen County Bar Association in 1994-1995 as well as President of the Benjamin Harrison American Inns of Court in 1999-2000. He also served on the Board of Directors for (i) the Indiana Pro Bono Commission; (ii) the Indiana Continuing Education Forum; (iii) the Indiana Bar Foundation and (iv) the Allen County Bar Foundation.

Mr. Chickedantz has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of United States, United States Court of Appeal for the 6th and 7th Judicial Circuits; the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; and the Supreme Court of the State of Indiana. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America - Indiana; and the Top Attorneys in Indiana per the Indianapolis Monthly Magazine.  He also has been in the Indiana Super Lawyers since 2006 in the specialty of alternate dispute resolution pocedures and has held a Martindale-Hubbell rating of "AV" since 1989. 

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan J.D. - 1971
  • U. S. Military Academy, West Point, New York B.S. - 1963

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association - Past President
  • Allen County Bar Association - Past President
  • Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Allen County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Benjamin Harrison American Inn of Court - Past President 
  • Martindale-Hubbell - rating "AV" , 1989 - Present
  • Recognized as "Indiana Super Lawyer" in area of Alternate Dispute Resolution, 2006  - Present 
  • Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America".

Rates Information

$230 per hour including travel time plus expenses

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