The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. 

-Abraham Lincoln

Rosswurm Law Attorneys

We understand that each case is unique and carries with it unique goals.

Tracey Rosswurm

Owner and Principal Attorney

Tracey L. Rosswurm is the founder, owner, and principal attorney of the firm. She practices exclusively as a family law lawyer, parenting coordinator, and mediator. She received her Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1999, and is admitted to practice law in the Indiana Supreme Court and the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana.

Tracey is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She is also a co-author of Child Custody Litigation and Settlements, a book in the renowned Inside the Minds series, published by Aspatore Books. A mother, wife, and relentless advocate for her clients, Tracey passionately pursues her clients' interests to help ensure that parents and children can emerge from the divorce process with as few scars as possible. Tracey also regularly represents clients in custody modifications, support matters, parenting time disputes, adoptions, protective orders, and paternity litigation. A former arbitrator with the Allen Circuit Court, Tracey has the ability to leverage her perspective from both behind and before the bench in developing case strategies for her clients.

Bar Admissions

• Supreme Court of Indiana
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana

Other Affiliations

• Indiana Bar Association
• Allen County Bar Association
• Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
• International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
• Registered Family Law Mediator
• Trained Parenting Coordinator

Education

• Juris Doctorate, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1999

Marcia L. Linsky

Associate Attorney

Marcia is a former Allen Superior Court Magistrate and former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, and divides her practice equally between family law and criminal defense. She received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and her Juris Doctorate from Indiana University - Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.

After having been admitted to practice law in 1984, Marcia's career has consisted of prosecuting all levels of felony and misdemeanor cases, as well as having presided over criminal cases for nearly fourteen years as a magistrate. She is knowledgeable, tenacious, and has the unique ability to call upon her experience as having prosecuted, defended, and presided over cases, as she develops a plan of action with the singular goal of obtaining the best possible outcome for yours.

Bar Admissions

• Supreme Court of Indiana
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana

Other Affiliations

• Indiana Bar Association
• Allen County Bar Association
• Vice President, Board of Directors, Blue Jacket, Inc.
• Zonta Club of Fort Wayne
• Special Courts Committee
• Criminal Benchbook Committee
• Mayor's Task Force on Domestic Violence
• Drug and Alcohol Consortium of Allen County
• Indiana University Alumni Association - Lifetime Member

Education

• Juris Doctorate, Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, 1984
• Indiana Judge's Program, Graduate, 2012

Cynthia A. Hogan

Attorney

Cynthia A. Hogan practices exclusively in family law and domestic relations. She received her Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2002, and is admitted to practice law in the Indiana Supreme Court and the United States District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. She also has degrees from Tri-State University and Purdue University.

Cynthia is formally trained in collaborative lawyering and has a breadth of experience in CHINS matters, both as Guardian Ad Litem and as private counsel. Cynthia has earned her reputation as a fierce advocate for her clients’ interests in all contexts. And while she always attempts to find resolution by agreement and without the necessity of the court’s intervention, Cynthia will never hesitate to take your matter before the judge if the facts and circumstances so warrant.

Bar Admissions

• Supreme Court of Indiana
• U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Other Affiliations

• Indiana Bar Association
• Allen County Bar Association
• Collaborative Family Law Solutions
• Registered Mediator

Education

• Juris Doctorate, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 2002

Nicholas Wheeler

Associate Attorney

Nicholas Wheeler is a family and criminal defense attorney, and brings a nearly ten-year service history in the United States Air Force to his practice. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Purdue University at Fort Wayne. He is also the former owner and founder of Wheeler Law, LLC, and served as a public defender for the Allen County Public Defender’s Office from July, 2016 until December, 2017.

During his period of service as Security Forces Staff Sergeant, he was awarded the Meritorious Unit Award (twice); Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (twice); National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Medal; and Army Commendation Medal. Nick brings a unique and diverse background to his law practice, doubtless to the immense benefit of his clients.

Bar Admissions

• Supreme Court of Indiana

Other Affiliations

• Indiana Bar Association
• Allen County Bar Association
• Indianapolis Bar Association
• Horror Writers Association of America

Education

• Juris Doctorate, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2015

Stephanie H. Friel

Associate Attorney

After working for over twenty years in the correctional field as a counselor, educator, and supervisor, Stephanie entered the practice of law, and now focuses her practice primarily in the areas of criminal defense and elder law. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2013, graduating magna cum laude.

Stephanie was employed in various capacities with Allen County Community Corrections for over twelve years, last having overseen the clinical staff and day-to-day operations of the clinical and program teams. She is able to leverage her past experience in creating the most effective and creative defense for her clients. Always professional and pragmatic, Stephanie will not hesitate to take your matter to trial, if necessary.

Bar Admissions

• Supreme Court of Indiana

Other Affiliations

• Indiana Bar Association
• Allen County Bar Association
• LCAC - Licensed Indiana Clinical Addiction Counselor
• ICAC II - Indiana Certified Addiction Counselor, Master’s Level
• ICAADC- International Consortium of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
• CADAC IV- Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor
• Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) - Member

Education

• Juris Doctorate, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 2013

Chad M. Thurston

Associate Attorney

Chad M. Thurston is a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Sergeant with the Fort Wayne Police Department. Chad practices in criminal defense and family law. While working full-time, Chad obtained his Master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

After beginning his career in the criminal justice system in 1993, Chad has worked in confinement, patrol, undercover narcotics, gang, detective bureau, surveillance, emergency services team, Prosecuting Attorney liaison, supervisor, and finally as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. He has also taught numerous criminal justice courses at various colleges and professional organizations. His extensive knowledge, experience, and work ethic allows him to achieve his client’s best interests in both criminal and domestic-related situations.

Bar Admissions

• Supreme Court of Indiana

Other Affiliations

• Indiana Bar Association
• Allen County Bar Association
• Adjunct Faculty - Ivy Tech Community College, Harrison College
• United States Army Veteran - Corporal, Honorable Discharge
• Fort Wayne Police Department - Retired Sergeant

Education

• Juris Doctorate, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 2015
• Master of Science, Indiana Wesleyan University

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The Law Office of Tracey L. Rosswurm, LLC

622 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Phone

(260) 420-9095

Hours

Monday — Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM