Managing Partner, Helmke Beams LLP, 2007 to present
Partner, Helmke, Beams, Boyer & Wagner, 1991 to 2006
Associate, Helmke, Beams, Boyer & Wagner, 1988 to 1990
Partner, Newkirk, Keane, Kowalczyk & Leal, approximately 1981 to 1987
Associate, Newkirk, Keane, Kowalczyk & Leal, 1977 to 1980
Law Clerk, Judge Robert E. Meyers, Allen Superior Court, 1976 to 1977
Law Clerk, lemma & Summers, Spring, 1976
Staff, Allen County Plan Commission, Summer &Winter vacations, 1972 &1973
Staff, Allen County Surveyor's Office, Summer vacations 1970 & 1971


Certified Family Law Specialist since 2006
Registered Civil & Domestic Mediator since 1997
J.D., Ohio Northern University, 1976
B.A., Miami University, 1973
South Side High School, 1969


Current Practice Areas

Domestic Mediation, 25%
Mediated over 1,800 Family Law Cases
Family Law, 35%
Civil Litigation, 15%
Small Business Corporations, 25%

Litigation of Interest

State el rel. Hoffman v. Allen Circuit Court
Allen County, Indiana, BZA, et al v. Guiff, et al
Journal Gazette v. Board Of Health
Porter v. Fort Wayne Community Schools

Representative Clients

McIntosh Energy Company, Inc (2001-present)
Home Nursing Services, Inc (1995 - present)
Home Loan Bank (2000 to 5/3rd Bank buy out)
Alcohol Abuse Deterrent Program (1990-2006)
Indiana Institute of Technology (2000-2006)
Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission (1999-2005)
Fort Wayne-Allen County Board of Health (1988-2000)

Marital Status

Married to Lisbeth A. (Blosser) Borgmann, Allen County Clerk

Prior Community/Board Involvement

Three Rivers Literacy Alliance
Daybreak Children Center
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Oasis Outreach Ministries, Inc.
Clinica Madre De Dios
Fort Wayne Country Club
Urban Enterprise Association, Inc.
Aids Task Force
Positive Resource Connection

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