Professionals

 

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S. Christopher Striebeck

Principal

In his first 20 years, Chris not only practiced law, but he developed, constructed and managed commercial and residential real estate in a variety of capacities and markets. For the last 10 years, he has channeled this experience into solely practicing law where he has assisted clients in matters involving asset protection, business, construction, energy, finance and real estate.

With an entrepreneurial spirit, Chris delivers his services through a client-centric approach to creatively and cost-effectively achieve a client’s goal. Given a formal education in science, philosophy, finance, and law, and a real-life education of working in the field, he uses a multidisciplinary and team approach to prevent and solve problems.

  • Acquisitions
  • Contracts
  • Development
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Project Feasibility
  • Quick Document Preparation
  • Asset protection
  • Business
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Government
  • Land Development
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Title Insurance
  • JD, 1992, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis (Contracts, Business, Real Estate)
  • MBA, 1992, Indiana University – Kelley School of Business (Development, Finance, Economics)
  • Certificate of Recognition, 2017 — Trial Advocacy Skills College, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
  • LEED AP, 2009, USGBC LEED AP Certification (Environmental Development)
  • BA, 1985, Wabash College, (Biology, Bioethics/Philosophy)
  • Indiana State Bar
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Amy L. Cueller

of Counsel

For more than 30 years Amy has assisted clients in cases involving intellectual property rights, copyrights and trademarks. She is one of the few attorneys in the State of Indiana to handle inter parties litigation matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board situated in Washington, D.C.

Additionally, Amy has a long history with a variety of complex litigation matters in the areas of commercial disputes, disputes involving surface mining, utilities, property rights, insurance coverage disputes, bad faith claims, excessive force claims against police agencies, consumer rights, as well as personal injury matters. Amy has tried numerous cases before juries and courts in both state and federal courts.

  • Business
  • Complex Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Rights
  • Real Estate
  • Fortune 500 Corporations
  • Energy
  • Government
  • Real Estate Development & Construction
  • Small Business
  • JD, 1989, Indiana University School of Law — Indianapolis
  • Indiana State Bar
  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • The United States Supreme Court

LaChelle Stepp

of Counsel

A 1998 graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, LaChelle has provided legal counsel to business clients ranging from single owner entities to publicly traded corporations. Her areas of practice include commercial transactions, complex contracts, regulatory compliance, creditors’ representation, and corporate governance. Admitted to practice in both the Southern and Northern District Courts of Indiana, LaChelle has practiced extensively in federal court representing the interests of corporate litigants in commercial bankruptcy matters.

Steven C. Striebeck

Client Relations Manager

Steve has always had a knack for seeing the bigger picture and amicably working with others to achieve a shared goal. He worked for decades in the real estate and construction industries where he worked as real estate broker/Realtor, homebuilder and developer while mentoring his son, Chris. Steve joined the firm in 2017 where he consults on various real estate and construction matters along with overseeing our systems for client intake, disengagement and monitoring overall client satisfaction. He is passionate about his dogs, helping out his friends and neighbors and seeking the great outdoors.

Education

  • Indiana University — Bloomington

Emanuel Ruiz

Client Relations Manager

Emanuel has over seven years of experience working in real estate marketing and brokerage transactions. He is fluent in English and Spanish with a very easy and down-to-earth nature and is instrumental in assisting our Spanish-speaking clients in fully understanding the complexities and nuances of real estate and construction-related matters. He is typically involved from the commencement of a case through the completion which aids in building and maintaining client trust when a significant language barrier exists.

Lucy Park Newton

Paralegal

Lucy Park Newton has a long and storied career in the legal community working in various assistant, secretarial, and paralegal roles, as well as being a freelance writer. She has served several prestigious law firms and attorneys, including Associate Justice Jon D. Krahulik prior to and during his tenure at the Indiana Supreme Court.

Additionally, Lucy has extensive experience in working with a variety of legal technologies and preparing a wide array of legal and transactional documentation for business law, real estate, contracts, appellate practice, civil litigation, medical malpractice, insurance defense, and probate law. When she’s not working, she can be found enjoying one her numerous interests, rescuing Cairn Terriers, singing at her church or with the Indianapolis Arts Chorale, preparing for her investment club or tending to her organic garden which includes an amazing collection of daylilies.

Education

  • B.A., Indiana University-Indianapolis with 1994 (with distinction, major in English and minor in Anthropology)
  • Master of Music, vocal performance, Butler University; one year completed 1996

Heather Ernst

Paralegal

Heather graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional and Technical Writing with an emphasis on rhetorical theory and persuasive writing. She began working in law firms in 2006 while she was obtaining her BA and has continued her work in the legal field ever since.

With over 15 years of experience, she has acquired wide range of legal experience in the areas of domestic relations, insurance defense, personal injury, estate planning and probate, litigation, and more. Here at Striebeck Law, she works as a paralegal preparing and filing documents, thorough case law and fact-finding research, trial preparation, and overall assistance in moving cases toward a satisfactory conclusion for our clients.

Education

  • Bachelor in Professional and Technical Writing, 2011, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AK

Darlene Perrine

Legal Assistant

Darlene joined the firm in 2018. She oversees our client engagement and accounting systems as well as helping Lucy with our document preparations, recordings and litigation needs.

Additionally, Darlene has extensive business experience in working in senior office administration positions with Edward Jones Financial and in the title insurance industry with First American Title Insurance Company. She is also a Broker/Realtor and Buyer Specialist with Green Pocket Realty. Darlene hails from Northern Michigan before moving to Indiana in 2008 with her husband, Mark, and their four children. When she’s not working, she enjoys gardening, reading books, and traveling.

Education

  • Bachelor in Accounting, 1995, Cedarville College, Cedarville, OH