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MEET OUR TEAM

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George Guido, Managing Partner

Determined. Generous. Relentless.

 

George has practiced in the area of family law since 2010, including: divorce, paternities, child custody and parenting time, child support modifications, adoptions, and guardianships. George earned his B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Business and Philosophy from Indiana University and completed his J.D. at The Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. 

What brings George to the office every day are the people he works with—clients and co-workers alike. He enjoys the “human” aspect of his work and looks forward to helping as many people as possible in as many ways as possible.

When approaching family law, George works to focus on positive outcomes, specifically, he believes "People often make the mistake in believing domestic relations litigation is a matter of 'Us' versus 'Them', and fail to consider that, 'winning' often comes at another expense, oftentimes, a child or financial stability." A positive outcome should include one that is good for children and financial independence.

 

There is no such thing as “business hours” for George.  The future expansion and growth of the firm and its involvement in the community is a daily priority for him. Outside of work George is part of a vast array of organizations: the Allen County and Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. In his free time, he runs, travels, reads, cooks, gardens and spends time with his wife, son, and daughter. Cross-fit and ultra-marathons have become his favorite hobbies and provide a way for him to de-stress, clear his mind, and remind himself that we are capable of achieving anything we set our minds on. 

Brian E. Stier, Of Counsel Attorney

Honest. Forthright. Fair.

 

Brian has practiced law, primarily family law, since being admitted in Indiana in 1985.  From January 1, 1987, until December 31, 2021, he ran his own firm, Stier Family Law.  Now retired from practicing family law, Brian focuses solely on family law mediation.  As an of counsel attorney at the firm, Brian also serves as a mentor and coach for the staff and attorneys.  He looks forward to the potential growth of the firm, and its capacity to do good for so many people truly in need of legal guidance and strong advocacy.  

Born in Fort Wayne, Brian has lived here his entire life, except while pursuing his JD at Thomas Cooley Law School, in Lansing, Michigan.  He received his undergraduate degree in business administration/marketing from Indiana University at IPFW.  His favorite class as an undergraduate was anthropology, but it was a class in business law that set the trajectory for his career in law.  After his many years as a lawyer, two things still bring him to work every day.  The first is working with genuine, capable professionals.  The second is his drive to mediate and settle disputes between parties, not just for their sake, but for the benefit of their children.  

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Brian does not have any children but helped raise the children of his partner, Lynn, a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools.  He now enjoys being a grandfather to four beautiful, wonderful girls.  Brian is the past chair of the Allen County Democratic party (1995-2001), and currently serves on the board of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Government.  He loves spending time with his dog, Bentley, traveling, and planning trips.  His favorite destination is Michigan, especially Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Mackinac Island.   

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Richard Wang, Associate Attorney

Optimistic.  Humble.  Amiable

 

Richard joined the firm in 2022, as an associate attorney. As an associate attorney, he focuses on all aspects of family law, including divorce, paternity, child custody and parenting time, child support modifications, adoption, and guardianships.  Richard came to the firm after serving as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

 

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Richard was raised in Peoria, Illinois.  He attended Indiana University Bloomington, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice.  His favorite undergraduate course was Industrial-Organizational Psychology.  Richard received his JD from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, in 2020. 

Richard enjoys building relationships with other members of the Guido Law Office team, getting to know clients, and understanding their legal needs.  Helping clients with those needs and making a positive impact on the community are a few factors that motivate Richard to come to work every day.

Outside of the office, Richard is very involved in Fort Wayne’s pickleball community and is a member of Fort Wayne Pickleball, Inc.  When he has time, he also enjoys playing golf. 

Allison Brown, Paralegal

Honest. Energetic. Motivated.

 

Allison has worked at the firm since 1999 when she started working with Daniel M. Graly. Her responsibilities include: case management, client interaction, hearing preparation, preparation of pleadings, discovery, and correspondence relating to dissolution, post-dissolution, and paternities.

 

Allison is originally from Fort Wayne and has lived in the Churubusco-Columbia City area most of her life. She graduated from Churubusco High School and University of Northwestern Ohio before returning to Fort Wayne to work as a paralegal in the family law area. She has over 20 years of experience working with many esteemed family law practitioners. Allison has always had an interest in law, and law classes were her favorite college courses as she found them to be the most interesting.

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Knowing she can make a positive impact on clients’ lives and helping them when they need it most brings Allison back to the office every day (along with Pint & Slice pizza). She is excited about growing her friendships within the office and positively impacting as many lives as possible moving forward. 

 

When she’s not in the office, Allison and her husband are busy with their three boys.  She is an avid runner and prefers running ultra-marathons. 

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Shelly Howell, Paralegal

Loyal. Compassionate. Persistent.

 

As a paralegal, Shelly brings to the firm years of experience in all aspects of the family law practice.  She began her legal career with Stier Family Law in 1990, and integrated into Guido Law Office in January of 2022.

 

Shelly was born in Paulding, Ohio, and has lived most of her life in the Antwerp, Ohio area.  A graduate of Antwerp Local Schools, she received a certificate in administrative/business sciences from International Business College.  She still enjoys the opportunity to learn more about technology, having seen many changes in the practice of law.  Shelly enjoys coming to the office to work with the team in the family law area and build the camaraderie that is needed to serve the firm's clients.  She likes the challenge of helping clients maneuver what most likely is one of the most difficult situations they will face in life. 

Shelly has two, grown children, and is a proud grandmother of five.  She enjoys painting (when the mood strikes), binge watching HGTV, and crime documentaries.  She is an avid college football fan, especially The Ohio State Buckeyes. She also enjoys crime documentaries.  Along with her husband, she spends time fishing, camping, and tending their salsa garden during spring, summer, and early fall.  During the winter months, they enjoy trips to Michigan for snowmobiling.  

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Tara Eisenhut-Whitman, Accountant

Focused. Grounded. Dedicated.

 

Tara has worked at the firm since 2000. Her responsibilities include: billing, payroll, financial statement preparation, accounts receivable, accounts payable and handling tax matters. 

 

Tara grew up and lives in Huntington, Indiana. She received her degree in accounting from Indiana Institute of Technology. Accounting classes were her favorite because she loves that numbers never lie.

She looks forward to coming to work every day and facing new challenges, of which George gives her plenty. “Every day presents a new challenge, and I’m always excited to take them on.” Tara believes there is plenty of room for growth and diversity for the office in Fort Wayne and is excited to see what the future brings for the city. 

 

Away from work, she spends time with her family and two sons and four stepchildren. When she’s not doing things with family, she is out running for fun, helping with events at her church, or adopting Weimaraners. 

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Susie Deatrick, Receptionist/Legal Assistant

Dependable. Diligent. Confident.

 

Susie joined the firm in 2022 as a Receptionist and Client Concierge.  Her outgoing personality makes her an excellent fit for speaking with guests and clients.  Susie enjoys coming to work every day to positively impact others' lives, even if only through a short conversation!  She loves that she is continually learning and growing in her role and that she can provide help and support to everyone in the office. 

 

Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Susie graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School and went on to run cross country at Marian University.  After a year of schooling, she decided college was not the right path for her, moving back home to work full-time. Susie interned at MedPro Group, learning the business of medical malpractice insurance.

Away from work, Susie enjoys reading, volunteering at church, spending time with family and friends, and running. She also coaches middle school cross country. 

Matthew Robinson, Business Manager

Ambitious. Adventurous. Articulate.

 

Matthew joined the firm in 2019.  As the Business Manager, his responsibilities vary from human resources management, financial management, information systems management, marketing and client development, and general administrative duties. 

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, he moved to Fort Wayne in 2015. He pursued his undergraduate degree , in pre-law, at Indiana Institute of Technology. He then went on to earn his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership at Purdue Fort Wayne.

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“I love working in a field that is ever-changing and fluid, every day is different, and provides an opportunity to build a new relationship and help navigate a client through unchartered waters. Family law can be a very emotionally, physically, and financially taxing. Our team strives to support our clients through these difficult periods and help them transition into a new chapter of their lives.”

Away from the office Matthew and his wife enjoying spending time with their friends, family, and fur baby Kia, making the most of all Fort Wayne has to offer. You can find him at the gym, on the soccer field, golf course, or JK O’Donnell’s. Whatever the weather permits!

Guido Law was founded on the principle of providing our clients with professional

legal services while at the same time providing personal service not

commonly associated with a law firm. 

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