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Hon. Terry C. Shewmaker, Mediator & Arbitrator, Elkhart, Indiana.

Hon. Terry C. Shewmaker

25863 Lake Drive
Elkhart, IN 46514
Tel: (574) 849-5741
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Recognized to Indiana Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced2017
  • # of MEDS (as of 13/7/24)488
  • # of ARBS (as of 13/7/24)2
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Terry C. Shewmaker practiced law for over 23 years serving as a civil attorney as well as a deputy prosecuting attorney. Thereafter he served 18 years as the elected Judge of Elkhart Circuit Court. He handled thousands of cases including tort claims, mortgage foreclosures, domestic relations, and commercial litigation, along with criminal cases. Judge Shewmaker is a registered mediator. He will be teaching a mediation class offered annually in Indiana.

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • Juris Doctor, University of Notre Dame, 1975 
  • B.S. Indiana State University with honors, 1969 
  • Indiana Judicial College Graduate, 2004 
  • Graduate of Indiana Graduate Program for Judges, 2007

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Former Chair, Criminal Benchbook Committee, Judicial Conference of Indiana 
  • Former Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Judicial Conference of Indiana 
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Judicial Conference of Indiana 
  • Former Co-Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, Judicial Conference of Indiana 
  • Former Member, Community Relations Committee, Judicial Conference of Indiana 
  • Member, Elkhart Bar Association, Goshen Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association

Rates Information

$350.00 per hour portal to portal

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