Beckman Law, LLC, currently located at 1000 Washington Street, Michigan City, Indiana, opened its doors in 2008 as Beckman & Boersma, LLP and offers a fresh perspective on legal cases and representation. We are here to assist you in getting the help you need for your case. You will never be kept in the dark on how your case is progressing as we strive to keep our clients informed and up to date on all matters relevant to their case. We believe honesty is the best policy and will let you know immediately if someone outside of our law firm would be better able to handle your legal issues or if you're paying for legal representation you don't need. We handle our business case-by-case and will work with you individually to analyze your needs from every angle, weighing the pros and cons of all strategies, whether settlement, litigation or otherwise, to allow you to make an informed decision on how to proceed. You deserve to have your case treated with respect, which is why each case is handled differently, pertaining to your personal needs.
Bethany J. Beckman, born and raised in Michigan City, attended Purdue University, Lafayette, for undergraduate studies and graduated in May of 2002 with Bachelors of Science in General Biology and in Biology / Chemistry Education. She received her teacher’s license in April of 2003. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Valparaiso University, School of Law, in December of 2004 and was sworn into the Indiana Bar in May of 2005. She started her career as a part-time civil practitioner and part-time Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the LaPorte County Prosecutor's office where she remained until February of 2017. She remains an active member of the LaPorte County Bar Association and now as a full time private practitioner, primarily handles Family Law, including such matters as custody, parenting time, child support and divorce, though she commonly handles other legal matters such as Estate Planning, Probate, Personal Injury, Corporate, and as of mid-February, 2017 has now added Criminal Defense, Traffic Citations and Post-Conviction to her areas of practice as well. In addition, she is regularly appointed by the courts as Guardian Ad Litem and thereby requested to act in the best interests of minor children providing recommendations on both custody and parenting time, and, as of March 21, 2013 completed the necessary training and thereafter became a registered Domestic Relations Mediator for such matters as Child Support, Custody, Parenting Time (Visitation), Guardianships, Adoptions, CHINS/Deliquencies, Paternity, and Property Division in Divorce Actions.
Our Legal Assistant:
Terri K. Henckel is a legal assistant with over seven years of experience, holding a bachelor of biblical literature with a minor in deaf communications, and handles many of the day-to-day affairs of Beckman Law, LLC, including, but not limited to, answering the door and telephones, interacting with clients to ensure personalized and individualized attention for all, organizing and categorizing client files, scheduling and calendaring appointments and deadlines, and much more. She is available to assist Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will always greet you with a smile.