We are committed to excellence in legal representation of all practices of law that we serve. We have the ability, experience, and resources to successfully counsel all of our clients in an extensive variety of situational legal matters. This firm is small enough to be responsive on a personal basis, but big enough to handle any of your business needs.

Our Practice Areas

Trust & Wills

Trust and Wills consists of  trusts, money markets, living wills, wills, estate administration, estate planning, and related legal matters.

Family Law

Family law consists of anything that has to do with the family: adoption, divorce, child custody and other related legal matters.

Business Law

Business law consists of corporate and business planning, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment laws and related legal issues.

Civil & Commercial

Civil and commercial law consists of general public law, immigration, litigation, and other related legal issues that you may have.

OUR MISSION

Our clients benefit from the ability of each practice group to draw upon the skills and talents of attorneys in the other groups for assistance with a particular problem or opportunity. We believe that an integrated team approach not only produces sound legal advice, but also helps achieve the optimum practical result for a client’s business or legal issues.

ATTORNEYS

Matthew A. Yeakey

Matthew A. Yeakey

Attorney at Law, Partner Licensed in Indiana

Matt joined Sanders • Pianowski, LLP as an associate in 1990 and has been a partner since 1998. He received degrees from the University of Notre Dame (B.A., with honors, 1987) and Indiana University School of Law -- Indianapolis (J.D., 1990)...

Brian J. Clark

Brian J. Clark

Attorney at Law, Partner Licensed in Indiana

Brian received a B.S. degree in marketing from the School of Business at Indiana University- Bloomington and his JD degree from Valparaiso University. Brian is a member of the Indiana State and Elkhart City Bar Associations and the Estate Planning Council of Elkhart County...

Bradford R. Shively

Bradford R. Shively

Attorney at Law, Partner Licensed in Indiana, Michigan

Brad is a partner at Sanders Pianowski, LLP and practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation, labor and employment law, corporate and business advising, creditors’ rights, personal injury, insurance law and defense, and appellate law...

Lindsey B. Pianowski

Lindsey B. Pianowski

Attorney at Law, Partner Licensed in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan

Lindsey joined Sanders Pianowski, LLP as an associate attorney in April 2011 and was promoted to Partner in January 2017.  Lindsey graduated from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.  Lindsey earned her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School...

Jonathan R. Slabaugh

Jonathan R. Slabaugh

Attorney at Law, Partner Licensed in Indiana

Jon became an associate attorney at Sanders • Pianowski, LLP in March 2014 and was promoted to Partner on January 1, 2017.  He graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Economic and Public Policy from the Kelley School of Business.  He earned his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Saint Louis University School of Law.

Saulo I. Delgado

Saulo I. Delgado

Attorney at Law, Partner Licensed in Indiana, Michigan

Saulo joined Sanders • Pianowski, LLP as an associate in October 2013 and was promoted to Partner on January 1, 2020. Saulo graduated in December 2007 from Indiana University-South Bend in South Bend, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He earned his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in May 2012...

Erin E. Bantz Lee

Erin E. Bantz Lee

Attorney at Law, Partner Licensed in Indiana, Michigan

Erin joined Sanders • Pianowski, LLP as an associate attorney in March of 2014 and was promoted to Partner in January 2021.  Erin graduated summa cum laude in 2010 from Saint Mary’s College, in Notre Dame, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.  Erin earned her J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2013...

Garrick T. Lankford

Garrick T. Lankford

Attorney at Law, Of Counsel Licensed in Indiana

Garrick recently joined Sanders Pianowski and practices in intellectual property with a focus on patent drafting and litigation.  Prior to joining Sanders Pianowski, Garrick was a partner at a boutique IP firm in South Bend where he prosecuted design and utility patents, represented plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement litigation, drafted license and settlement agreements, and drafted trademark applications and oppositions.

Dennis J. Groves

Dennis J. Groves

Attorney at Law, Associate Licensed in Indiana, Michigan, and New York

Dennis joined Sanders Pianowski, LLP in December 2021 after working as an attorney in New York for over eight years. He is also licensed in Indiana and soon to be Michigan as well.  His legal background is diverse, having represented clients on matters involving matrimonial and family law, bankruptcy, real estate, telecommunications, employment discrimination, criminal law, malpractice, appeals, and general civil litigation. 

Harrison D. Metz

Harrison D. Metz

Attorney at Law, Associate Licensed in Indiana

Harrison joined Sanders · Pianowski as an associate in March 2022. Harrison graduated from Purdue University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He earned his J.D., cum laude with Honors, from Valparaiso University Law School in June 2019. During law school, Harrison served as the Executive Editor of Publication of the Valparaiso University Law Review. He also served as a clerk for United States Magistrate Judge Michael G. Gotsch, and current Chief United States District Judge Jon. E. DeGuilio.

 

Robert T. Sanders III

Robert T. Sanders III

Retired Attorney

Bob retired from law practice on September 26, 2016 after a long distinguished career.  He was associated with the firm of Sanders • Pianowski, LLP for more than forty years...