Mediator's Profile


Christopher LaPan

Business Name: Stucky, Lauer & Young, LLP

Christopher L. LaPan practices exclusively as a family lawyer, civil litigator, and mediator. He received his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University in 2009, and is admitted to practice law in the Indiana Supreme Court and the United States District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. He also holds a Masters Degree from Purdue University.

Chris is formally trained in collaborative lawyering, and is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. His ability to successfully navigate even the most contentious and complicated divorces to creatively advocate for his clients inspires a fluid transition from being together as a married couple to life post-divorce. Chris also regularly represents clients in:

  •   Custody and support matters
  •   Paternity actions
  •  Actions for contempt
  •  Protective orders
  •  Parenting time disputes
  • Aside from family law litigation, Chris has a significant mediation practice, litigates in civil disputes and personal injury matters, and frequently serves as a Guardian Ad Litem in private custody and guardianship matters.

Bar Admissions

  •  Supreme Court of Indiana
  •  U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Associations & Memberships

  •   Indiana Bar Association
  •  Allen County Bar Association
  •  American Bar Association
  •  International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  •  Collaborative Family Law Solutions
  •  Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  •  Registered Family Law Mediator
  •  Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund – Research Assistant, Legislation


  • Juris Doctorate, Michigan State University, 2009
  • Master of Arts, Purdue University, 2005


  • Michigan State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • Purdue University, Master of Arts (MA)

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