Marcellus M. Lebbin

A Michiana native, he offers clients an insightful approach to estate planning and administration, commercial real estate, and litigation matters. Outside of the firm, he serves the community as a board member for REAL Services, the Student Hunger Drive and Stepwise, a program helping children with educational challenges. He also enjoys water, swimming, scuba diving or even when frozen to play ice hockey.

Practice Areas

  • Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Litigation

Professional Achievements

  • Defended a multi-million dollar trust contest from allegations of undue influence
  • Successfully pursued the rights of a surviving spouse under the spousal election statute where a descendant attempted to deprive the surviving spouse property
  • Defended a commercial lease tenant when landlord filed a $10 million damages complaint
  • Represented developer in a $30 million condominium project from inception to completion

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Cass Country Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Board Member, Real Services Guardianship Council
  • President, Michiana Estate Planning Council
  • Board Member, Northern Indiana Student Hunger Drive
  • Board Member, Stepwise


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014 and 2015
  • Michiana Forty Under 40, 2012


  • State of Indiana
  • State of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana


  • B.A. in History and Political Science from Purdue University, 2002
  • J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law, 2005

Personal snapshot

  • Enjoys traveling
  • Spent his summers growing up on a family farm
  • Plays hockey
  • Likes Michiana winter weather