Steven R. Crist (1943-2019)

The establishment of Crist, Sears & Zic, LLP evolved from the original law firm founded by Steven R. Crist and his colleagues in 1975.

      Steve received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College in 1965 and his Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1968.  After graduating law school, he moved to Northwest Indiana, where he practiced law from 1968 until his retirement in 2013, concentrating his practice in the areas of litigation and labor relations, with a state-wide reputation for negotiating labor agreements on behalf of private and public employers, protecting management rights.

      Of his many professional accomplishments, Steve left his most enduring mark on his colleagues, who continue to practice in his footsteps today.  The remaining attorneys of Crist, Sears & Zic continue to follow Steve’s example in providing thoughtful counsel to clients and each other, and valuing each client as a client of the firm.