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Timothy Pape

Tim is a partner at Carson and practices in Family Law and Business Litigation. Being a native of Fort Wayne, he has a deep commitment to this community and this firm. He has spent all 25 years of his practice at Carson and believes fully that when individuals come together and work cooperatively, whether that be at a firm or within a community, growth is realized. Tim’s passion for collaborating for change is shown in his unparalleled contribution to this region.  (Click below to see Tim’s vast board memberships and awards earned)

Tim has accrued a substantial knowledge of state and local government while serving as a city councilman which attracts corporate and individual clients alike. Within family law, his pro bono cases coupled with his high dollar asset division cases ensure that he assists individuals of all economic levels.

Areas of Practice
  • Family Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Services
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. – 1995
  • Georgetown University
    • B.A. – 1991
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Associate Justice
Honors and Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell® rated “Preeminent AV” for legal ability and ethical standards, the highest rating awarded
  • Neighborhood Works (formerly Project Renew)
  • Dreambuilder Award
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Allen County Election Board
  • Fort Wayne-Allen County Board of Health
  • Elevate Ventures Advisory Board
Pro Bono Activities
  • Current Involvement
    • Great Fort Wayne Inc. Board Member
    • Allen County Election Board
    • Allen County Sheriff Merit Commission Board Member
    • Partnership Regional Opportunities Council
  • Past Involvement
    • Fort Wayne City Councilman
    • City Utilities and Public Water Works Committee
    • Fort Wayne Allen County Economic Development Alliance Board Member
    • Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Board Member
    • Mayor Tom Henry Legacy Economic Development Team
    • Mayor Tom Henry Legacy Fund Task Force
    • Indiana Tech Law School Feasibility Study Past Member
    • Fort Wayne Central City Housing Trust Fund
    • Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District Board Member
    • Housing and Neighborhood Services Board Member
    • Indiana National Kidney Foundation Board Member
    • Girl Scouts of Limberlost Council Board Member
Awards & Recognition
  • Neighborhood Works (formerly Project Renew), Dream Builder Award for work on neighborhood revitalization, economic development and affordable housing issues, 2005
  • Leadership Fort Wayne, graduate, May 1998