Eric N. Engebretson

Eric N. Engebretson is a partner with the law firm of Whitham, Hebenstreit & Zubek, LLP.  He is a lifelong Indiana resident, and has practiced his entire legal career in Indianapolis and the surrounding communities.  He has a general civil practice concentrating in the areas of family law, bankruptcy, probate and estate planning, and also represents business clients in connection with various business transactions and general litigation.  While people are often hesitant to contact an attorney for any kind of legal assistance, Eric takes great pride in assisting his clients with their various legal needs and in helping them come up with common sense solutions to what can be complicated or stressful problems.

Eric is a member of the Indianapolis and Indiana Bar Associations, and has served in a variety of leadership positions, including currently as Vice President of the IndyBar Board of Directors.  He is a regular CLE presenter regarding topics related to family law and bankruptcy.  In his spare time, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and participating in various activities related to his children and his church.

Education
  • JD – Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2001, Indianapolis, IN
  • BA- Hanover College, 1998, Hanover, IN
Admission
  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Southern District
  • United States District Court, Northern District
Awards
  • Law & Politics Magazine, Indiana Super Lawyer, 2017, 2018
  • Law & Politics Magazine, Indiana Rising Star, 2009-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rating, 2014-Present
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Graduate, Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series, Class VIII, 2010-2011
CLE Presentations/Publications
  • Bankruptcy and Your Family Law Case
    • Indianapolis Bar Association, October 26, 2010
  • Intro to Family Law and Divorce – Division of Assets and 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 & 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
  • Challenges When Dividing Marital Estates in Collaborative Cases and Related Bankruptcy Issues
    • Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, October 8, 2015
  • Complex Assets in Divorce: Bankruptcy Impact on Property Division (Pre- and Post-Decree)
    • NBI, December 10, 2015
  • The Essentials of Family Law: Bankruptcy Meets Family Law
    • ICLEF, December 11, 2015
  • Complex Assets in Divorce: Bankruptcy (Ch. 7 & 13) Impact on Property Division
    • ICLEF, December 11, 2015
  • Maintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice
    • NBI, December 6, 2017

Community Affiliations
  • Member, Indianapolis (IBA) and Indiana State Bar Associations (ISBA)
  • Vice-President, IBA Board of Directors, 2017-Present
  • Chair, IBA Bench Bar Planning Committee, 2017
  • At-Large Member, IBA Board of Directors, 2015 & 2016
  • Member, Executive Committee, IBA-Family Law Section, 2005-2013
  • Chair, Executive Committee, IBA-Family Law Section, 2012
  • Member, IBA-Legal Services Advisory Committee, 2009-2013
  • Chair, IBA-Legal Services Advisory Committee, 2013
  • Member, IBA-Membership Committee, 2014-Present
  • Member, IBA-Nominating Committee, 2015
  • Past Member, IndianaDocs Committee, ISBA
  • Member, Sagamore American Inn of Court, 2007-2009
  • Regular Pro Bono Volunteer: Legal Line, IBA Low Asset Will Program, Marion County Superior Court Project, etc.
  • Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, 2011-2016
  • Volunteer, YMCA/H.S.E. Sports Coach
  • Volunteer, Trinity Church
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