About Gordon A. Etzler and Associates Law Firm
Our experienced team of attorneys and staff will work together to find legal solutions at the lowest possible cost. We have the ability to combine experience and expertise with youth, energy, and innovation. Our attorneys range from fresh from the exceptional legal educations they received to over thirty (30) years of experience. Let this combination of experience and innovation work for you.
Gordon Etzler & Associates, LLP was founded in 2004 by Attorney Gordon A. Etzler. At that point in his career, Gordon wished to start his own practice even though he would be leaving behind his partnership and more than thirty (30) years of service with Hoeppner, Wagner, & Evans, LLP. However, he felt he did not want to transfer his practice to Merrillville but remain a Porter County attorney.
Perhaps among America’s most accomplished lawyers, Abraham Lincoln was famous for saying, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” Abraham Lincoln, July 1, 1850.
Gordon Etzler & Associates, LLP has embraced this philosophy. Attorney Etzler located his practice in an old, historical Valparaiso home, constructed in 1910. It has a warm, welcoming appeal, and clients instantly feel comfortable in our homelike setting. Just like Mr. Lincoln’s practice, we focus on solving our clients’ problems in the most efficient manner possible.
Here at Gordon Etzler & Associates, LLP we pride ourselves on Mr. Lincoln’s philosophy as well. We think outside the box to find creative, efficient solutions for our clients. Time has proven that there will indeed be business enough, and we have found that in our honest and diligent application of the laws, we can truly provide the quality representation that our clients deserve and that the noble calling of the profession requires.
That is not to say that our Valparaiso lawyers fear confrontation. We are aggressive and tough, and when litigation is required our lawyers have established themselves in the courtrooms throughout Northwest Indiana and throughout the United States. Our attorneys are experienced before the local superior courts, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Indiana Supreme Court, the Northern and Southern Federal Districts of Indiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, been admitted to the United States Supreme Court. With our balance of diplomacy and courtroom litigation skills, we will strive for the most favorable resolution in your case.
The attorneys at Gordon Etzler & Associates, LLP are held to the highest of standards in legal ethics. Completing several hours of instruction in professional responsibility, we are constantly aware of the changing ethical standards in the Twenty First Century. That being said, the standard should not control, but act as a minimum guideline in dealing with the general public. Indeed, here at Gordon Etzler & Associates, LLP, we subscribe the very maximum in ethical performance, and always ensure that at the end of the day, our clients feel they were treated fairly and with the respect they deserve.
I encourage you to take a look at our legal blog, which seeks to educate the residents of Northwest Indiana in a variety of legal topics. We have written articles about our firm’s community involvement, events, and accomplishments as well as new developments in the law that affect the residents of Northwest Indiana—about how to avoid potential legal trouble or what to look for when seeking legal representation. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think. I also encourage you to visit our contact us page and drop us a line. We will get back to you as soon as possible to answer your legal question.