David G. Crell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fort Wayne, IN

Andrews & Crell, PC
 | 111 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: 260-824-4049
Fax: 260-827-5099
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney David G. Crell is the managing partner of Andrews & Crell, PC, in Bluffton, Indiana. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 10 years of legal experience, Mr. Crell represents a diverse range of clients throughout Wells, Adams and Allen counties and all across Northeast Indiana who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Family law and divorce

    ·       Business law

    ·       Personal injury

    ·       Real estate law

    Mr. Crell began his legal career as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Fort Wayne, where he gained invaluable trial experience that serves him to this day. No matter the legal issues his clients are facing or how complex their needs, he provides unmatched counsel and dedicated support at all turns. Over the course of his career, Mr. Crell has proven himself a devoted legal advocate who aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible for his clients while assisting them with achieving their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

    In recognition for his outstanding professionalism and legal abilities, Mr. Crell has received numerous accolades from his peers, including a Top Lawyer designation from Fort Wayne Monthly. He has also received the 10 Best Lawyers for Client Satisfaction award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys along with many positive testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

    A 2006 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Mr. Crell obtained his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law in 2009. Along with practicing before all Indiana state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana as well as the Indiana Supreme Court.

    A leader in his legal community, Mr. Crell is President of the Wells County Bar Association and a former member of the American Inns of Court. Committed to his local community as well, he serves on the board of directors of Family Centered Services and has served on the board of directors for Bluffton NOW and the Wells County Boys and Girls Club.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Family Law
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
    • 10%Real Estate: Business
    • 10%General Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Other
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Litigation, Restraining Order, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


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    Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

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    About David Crell

    Admitted: 2009, Indiana

    Professional Webpage: https://www.cacattorneys.com/About/David-G-Crell.shtml


    • Top Lawyer - Fort Wayne Monthly, Top Criminal Attorney, Fort Wayne Monthly, 2012
    • Rising Stars are lawyers under 40 years of age or under 10 years of practice who have attained recognition from their peers., Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2020
    • Rising Stars are lawyers under 40 years of age., Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • Top 10 Lawyer, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
    • A local newspaper which runs a yearly poll to learn who the public thinks is the best in the area., Best Law Firm, Bluffton News-Banner, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Wells County Chamber of Commerce - Ambassador, 2016
    • Wells County Boys & Girls Club - Board Member, 2016
    • Family Centered Services - Board Member, 2018
    • Wells County Bar Association - President, 2018
    • Bluffton NOW (Downtown Revitalization) Vice-President

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Lambda Chi Alpha
    • Bluffton NOW - I handle Bluffton NOW's legal work. 2018 was a busy year as we bought a large property in order to tear it down and build a courthouse plaza. We also brokered the purchase of two additional buildings and helped secure tenants. I drafted all the contracts and agreements., 2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • I lectured on the topic of ethical enforcement of child support orders., Lecturer, Prosecutor Ethics, Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, 2012
    • I spoke on the topic of using depositions at trial and how one should prepare for trial after taking a deposition., Lecturer, Sophisticated Deposition Strategies , National Business Institute, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, 2019
    • This two-day seminar focuses on the practical application of local and state court rules and civil trial presentation. It covers developing creative case themes, jury selection, opening statements, etc., Lecturer, Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know, National Business Institute, Civil Litigation, 2019
    • I taught a class about trial presentation and evidence. I then acted as a judge in a mock trial., Guest Instructor, Trial Practice, Manchester University, 2016
    • I presented information regarding child support and spousal support., Lecturer, Family Law Bootcamp, National Business Institute, 2017
    • I presented ethics lesson as part of a larger seminar on personal injury cases., Lecturer, Damages in Personal Injury, National Business Institute, 2018


    • $97,000 personal injury settlement, 2017
    • Georon Harris v. State of Indiana, 19 N.E.3d 298 (Indiana Court of Appeals 2014)

    Representative Clients:

    • BKM Real Estate, 2018
    • Parlor City Brewing Company, 2020
    • BKM Auction Company, 2018
    • Wells County Land Title, 2018
    • Meyer Renovation, LLC, 2018

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • AVVO's customer satisfaction award. I am proud of this because it is 100% decided upon based on client reviews., 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Indiana University - Bloomington, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Political Science, 2006
    • Michigan State University - College of Law, Trial Practice Institute. This is a competitive program that only selects a hand full of applicants. It is a two-year, intensive trial practice program focusing on the nuts and bolts of evidence admission, trial presentation, and other related skills., 2009
    • Michigan State University - College of Law, 2009
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    Office Location for David G. Crell

    111 W. Berry St.
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802

    Phone: 260-824-4049

    Fax: 260-827-5099

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    Last Updated: 9/16/2020

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