Lawyers Representing Employees in Harassment & Discrimination Claims
Our Attorneys in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Christopher C. Myers
Professional Upon graduating from law school, Christopher C. Myers worked for Wilks and Kimbrough until he opened up his own practice in 1986. Christopher's litigation practice focuses on helping individuals against companies, businesses, and governments. Specific areas of practice include wage claims (minimum wage, overtime, illegal wage, withholding), discrimination and harassment (sex, race, age, pregnancy, national origin, religion, disability), retaliation for reporting unlawful discrimination and harassment, police and sheriff misconduct (extensive force, over detention, failure to provide medical care as well as other areas of constitutional law and civil rights. Christopher also is class counsel in number of class action civil rights cases throughout Indiana.
Education > 1974 East Noble High School > 1978 DePauw University > 1981 Wake Forest University School of Law
Christopher and his team of associates, paralegals, and staff are committed to providing the highest quality of legal service to their clients from the initial telephone intake, through appeal it one is warranted. Christopher and his firm represent their clients at mediation, affirmations, jury trials, and appellate arguments in Indiana State Courts, the United States District Courts (Federal), and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Christopher has presented educational materials and has spoken at Indiana Continuing Legal Education Conference (ICLEF) and other seminars on the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disability Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and retaliation under Indiana State Law.
Christopher is admitted to practice before the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Indiana Sate Courts, and the United States Supreme Court.
Lori W. Jansen
Lori W. Jansen has been actively representing clients who
have suffered employment discrimination on the basis of their sex/gender, age,
pregnancy, disability, religion, national origin and race for approximately 20
years from the EEOC stage through trial and appeal at the Seventh Circuit Court
of Appeals in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, Ms. Jansen represents clients who
have wage issues or have had their civil rights violated.
Ms. Jansen is a member of the Allen County Bar Association where
she serves on the grievance committee and the Indiana State Bar Association.
Other associations include being a past member of the National Employment
Lawyers Association, Benjamin Harrison Inns of Court and a past president of
the Allen County Labor and Employment Group. In addition to her regular
practice, Ms. Jansen is the attorney for the Plan Commission and Board of
Zoning Appeals for the City of Kendallville, Indiana.
Ilene M. Smith
Ms. Smith represents plaintiffs throughout Indiana, litigating cases arising in the areas of employment discrimination and retaliation, civil rights, personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability. She has represented plaintiffs in over forty-five jury trials, and has argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She has also been actively involved in the representation of civil rights plaintiffs in multiple class action suits.
Prior to joining Christopher Myers & Associates in 2005, Ms. Smith was a deputy prosecutor at the Marion County Prosecutors office in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she represented the Sate and victims of crime, in Juvenile court and D Felony drug court proceedings, including jury trials and over 200 bench trials.
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, JD, December 2000
Purdue University, B.A. Psychology Bar Admission
Indiana, 2001 Court Admissions
Indiana and U.S. District Court
Northern & Southern Districts of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
David W. Frank
Mr. Frank is an associate attorney concentrating on civil and constitutional rights actions against state and corporate defendants.
Mr. Frank particularly enjoys representing incarcerated, immigrant, poor, and homeless members of our society as well as others traditionally subject to governmental and capitalist oppression, including students and activists.
Ohio Northern University College of Law, Juris Doctor Hillsdale College, Bachelor of Arts in English
Admitted to Practice
U.S. Northern District of Indiana
U.S. Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Eastern District of Michigan
State of Indiana
State of Michigan
To meet with one of our attorneys, give us a call at 260-424-0600.