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Member Profile: C. Erik Chickedantz

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Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom, LLP
200 East Main Street, Suite 1000
1st Source Banking Center
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Email: Click for email

Tel: (260) 426-1300
Fax: (260) 422-3750

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Fact Finding; Special Master


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ONLINE SCHEDULING: C. Erik Chickedantz
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Calendar Last Updated: 10 Oct 18
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C. Erik Chickedantz has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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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 infantry officer in the U.S. Army which included duty tours with the 101st Airborne Division; Vietnamese Airborne Division and 82d Airborne Division. 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 3000 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 “Indiana Super Lawyers” in the specialty of alternate dispute resolution procedures for the past decade.


  • 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

  • American Bar Association
  • 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 


$205 per hour including travel time plus expenses
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