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Thomas J. Blee

Of Counsel

Thomas Blee began practicing law with Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom, LLP in 1975, and is Of Counsel for the firm's Corporate and Estate Planning departments. Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Blee worked in advertising for more than 18 years, and was later elected President of Bonsib Advertising in Fort Wayne in 1966. In 2008, he received the 2008 Silver Medal Award from the Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne, recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry's standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.

Mr. Blee actively serves the Fort Wayne Community including his role as a longtime member of the Our Sunday Visitor Board of Directors and past Executive Director of the Our Sunday Visitor Institute. He currently serves as a member of Real Men Read and Project Read in Fort Wayne.

Bar Admissions:

  • Indiana, 1975
  • United States Supreme Court, 1979

Education:

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    1951 - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    1975 - Juris Doctor, summa cum laude

Areas of Practice:

  • Corporate
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Development

Professional Associations:

  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • National Law Center for Children and Families (Former Chairman)
  • Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights (Former Board Member)
  • National Catholic Partnership for Disabilities (Former Board Member)
  • Fort Wayne Advertising Association (Past President)

Achievements:

  • Recipient, 2008 Silver Medal Award, Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne

Community Involvement:

  • Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., Director
  • Pathways Inc., President and Board of Directors
  • Diocesan Finance Committee, Member
  • American Church, Inc., Director
  • Real Men Read/Project Read, Volunteer
  • No One Dies Alone, Parkview North Hospital, Volunteer
  • Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce (Past Chairman of Board)
  • Bishop's Diocesan Appeal (Past Chairman)
  • St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees (Past President)
  • Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee (Past Chairman)
  • Our Sunday Visitor Institute (Past Executive Director)
  • The Catholic League (Past Director)
  • Bishop Dwenger High School Board of Education (Past President)
  • Fort Wayne Executive Council of City of Hope (Past President)
  • Quest Club (Past President)