The son of a coal miner, Attorney Steve Fleschner developed a healthy respect for hard work at a young age. His mother came from a family of farmers, and many of Steve’s aunts and uncles worked in factories or drove trucks. Standing up and fighting for working people and their families is important to him, which is part of the reason why he helped found the law firm of Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin in his hometown of Terre Haute in 1988.
Steve graduated from Indiana State University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Washburn University Law School, where he graduated with honors before receiving a Master of Laws from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
An active participant in many professional organizations and associations, Steve is a member of the American Bar Association, the Terre Haute Bar Association, and the Indiana State Bar Association. He is also involved with the American Association for Justice, the American Trail Lawyers Association, and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.
During his time as an attorney, Steve has been included in several editions of the Best Lawyers in America and has also been named as one of America’s Top Lawyers. He has been selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list by the American Trial Lawyers Association and in Indiana Super Lawyers. A member of the College of Fellows of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, he has received an AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating through Martindale-Hubbell—one of the highest professional ratings an attorney can receive.
Whenever possible, Steve enjoys giving back to the community. He is a founding member of Guys Who Give and Past President of the Terre Haute Family YMCA. He often volunteers his time as a teen court judge and youth basketball coach.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys traveling, biking, swimming, and spending time with his family.