Several years ago, Greg Hockemeyer and Jon Myers established the law firm of Myers and Hockemeyer on North Main Street in Columbia City, Indiana. Although both were Whitley County natives, Hockemeyer had previously served as a city attorney in Indianapolis and Myers had been working in the legal department of Lincoln Life in Fort Wayne. Each was concerned about the loss of choices caused by consolidation of “old” local law firms and believed the time was right to establish a new firm.
Hockemeyer and Sandy Kyler were the firm’s only full-time staff when the doors opened in 1995. Initially, Myers maintained his position at Lincoln Life on a part-time basis. Business was brisk on North Main and Myers soon left Lincoln Life to devote more time to the firm.
When Attorney Soultana Myers (Jon’s wife) voiced an interest in joining the firm, it became necessary to locate in larger office space at 202 West Van Buren Street. Soultana Myers had worked for the Social Security Administration and, more recently, had been handling a variety of cases with another law firm.
The larger office space also enabled the law firm of Myers and Hockemeyer to merge with the existing practice of Attorney Marcia McNagny. McNagny had established a solo general practice in Columbia City years before, but thought the structure and support of the partnership would benefit her clients. With the expansion and move to Van Buren Street, the firm name changed to Myers Hockemeyer & McNagny. Founding Partner Jon Myers left the firm in 2004 to take a job with Governor Mitch Daniels’ administration.
In 2011, the firm completed renovation of a historic structure built as a local newspaper office and moved its offices to 116 North Chauncey Street (across from the U.S. Post Office) in Columbia City. Aside from the attorneys, current staff at Myers Hockemeyer & McNagny, LLP includes Terenna Flauding, Lori Jenkins and Jen Follis.