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Eric N. Engebretson


Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP


Telephone: 317.638.5555

Paralegal: Arlene L. Morris (

Paralegal: Lottie L. Wathen (

Practice Areas

· General Civil Practice: Family Law (including divorce, paternity, custody, parenting time and child support issues), Bankruptcy, Probate and Estate Planning, Small Business Services and Related Litigation and Appellate Work.

Preparatory Education

· Hanover College (Hanover, Indiana), B.A., 1998

Legal Education

· Indiana University School of Law (Indianapolis, Indiana), J.D., 2001

Admitted to Practice

· Indiana, 2001

· U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2001

· U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2001

Professional Associations

· Indianapolis Bar Association

· Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow

· Indiana State Bar Association

· Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals

Professional Memberships, Activities and Acknowledgments

· Selected for inclusion in list of Law & Politics Magazine, Indiana Rising Stars, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

· Indianapolis Bar Association, Board of Directors, At-Large Member, 2015-Present

· Member, Executive Committee, Indianapolis Bar Association - Family Law Section, 2005-2013

· Chair, Executive Committee, Indianapolis Bar Association - Family Law Section, 2012

· Member, Indianapolis Bar Association - Legal Services Advisory Committee, 2009-2014

· Chair, Indianapolis Bar Association - Legal Services Advisory Committee, 2013

· Former Member, IndianaDocs Committee, Indiana State Bar Association

· Member, Sagamore American Inn of Court

· Served as Judge Pro Tem in Marion County Circuit & Superior Courts

· Pro Bono Volunteer: Legal Line, IBA Low Asset Will Program, Marion County Superior Court Project

· Graduate, Indianapolis Bar Association's Bar Leader Series, Class VIII, 2010-2011

· NITA Trial Practice Program Participant "Building Trial Skills", March 2005 

Civic Activities

· Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

· Volunteer, YMCA Youth Sports Coach

Seminar Presentations

· Bankruptcy and Your Family Law Case, Indianapolis Bar Association, October 26, 2010

· Intro to Family Law & Divorce - Division of Assets & Debts, Indianapolis Bar Association, November 5, 2010

· Advanced Family Law, Indianapolis Bar Association, November 12, 2010

· Consumer Bankruptcy from Start to Finish, NBI, December 7, 2010

· Bankruptcy: What does it have to do with me?, Indiana Paralegal Association, May 26, 2011

· When Two Worlds Collide: Bankruptcy and Family Law, Indiana State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Conference, June 4, 2011

· Bankruptcy Basics Boot Camp, NBI, April 10, 2012

· Emancipated at 19: The Change in Child Support Statutes & the Effect on Your Family Law Case, Indianapolis Bar Association, June 11, 2012

· Top 9 Complications in Bankruptcy: Divorce Settlement Issues, NBI, October 9, 2013 

· What the Trustee is Looking for in Your Chapter 7 or 13 Filing, NBI, April 21, 2014 

· Tips to Help You Avoid or Prevent Bankruptcy Issues in Family Law Cases, Indianapolis Bar Association, July 16, 2014 

· When Worlds Collide: How to Identify and and Address Bankruptcy Issues in Your Family Law Cases, Indianapolis Bar Association, September 10, 2014