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Schindler, Olson, Currey & Dendiu

Mishawaka lawyers specializing in estate planning and administration
Opening at 9:00 AM
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2 months ago
Joel was great to work with as we filed to administer my father's estate. He gave good counsel, filed the paperwork quickly, and then also promptly provided another document that wasn't necessarily part of our agreement but was needed to be able to sell the folks' home. Joel has provided excellent consultation and presentation support for estate planning seminar I have hosted i the past. On top of all of this, his rates a very competitive. Joel is the attorney I call first.
- Steve M
a month ago
Caring for a sick parent and watching them die, then having to tend to their business afterward is a level of adulting I wasn’t prepared for–at least not right now. In essence, I thought I had more time with my mother. Not only am I grateful to Joel for his kindness and help but I'm grateful that he didn't make me feel terrible for "not taking care of business" while my mother was alive. If you find yourself in my situation where you need a kind attorney to help during a tough time, you'll want to give Joel a call. He made, what could've been a rough situation, manageable and affordable. I will forever be grateful for his help.
- Chantell B
2 months ago
After trying to get in contact with several other lawyers who wouldn't return my calls, Joel contacted me on his cell phone within a half hour of my first call to his office. He has gone above and beyond handling my mothers will in probate including some extra work when we couldn't get the original will. I have never been this impressed with an attorney. Highly recommended.
- Ryan C

About Us


Attorney Dick Currey focuses on the areas of estate planning and administration. A 1972 alumnus of Mishawaka High School, Dick received his B.A. in philosophy from Wabash College (1976) and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude. He went on to earn his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the Indiana University Law School in 1979. He practiced a wide range of law with his father, Robert S. Currey, before partnering in 2008 with attorney James J. Olson. The pair continued a law firm started by John Schindler Sr. in 1909 that now operates as Schindler, Olson, Currey & Dendiu. Dick is heavily invested in the local community. He began his civic work for Mishawaka during Mayor Bob Kovach's administration, representing the city's Utility and Planning. He currently serves as Mishawaka’s Code Enforcement Hearing Officer and an attorney to the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library (a position he's held for more than 30 years). He's also on the boards of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and Mishawaka Lions Club. 

Dick is a former multi-term member of several other boards, including the School City of Mishawaka's Board of Trustees, Mishawaka Education Foundation, Mishawaka Business Association, South Bend Civic Theatre, and the River Bend Camp Fire Council. Dick enjoys spending time with his family, reading, gardening, cooking, and traveling.


For most of the last 23 years, Attorney Joel Dendiu has called the city of Mishawaka home. From student at historic Beiger Middle School to Mishawaka High School valedictorian to Bethel University summa cum laude graduate, many of his roots have been planted in this community. Upon completing undergraduate studies, Joel married his high school sweetheart and moved west to further his education. But the pull of home wouldn't let him stay away for long. He obtained a Master's degree in philosophy from Arizona State University before deciding to pursue a law career -- a decision that brought him back to Michiana. Joel accepted an invitation in 2010 to The Law School at Notre Dame. He earned his J.D. three years later, finishing in the top 5% of his class. Shortly thereafter, he was hired by world-renowned Chicago firm Jenner & Block. He spent 10 months working alongside some of the best lawyers in the country on numerous projects, including the report that was presented to Congress during its investigation into faulty General Motors ignition switches. 

The corporate setting didn’t suit Joel, however, leading him to again seek opportunities closer to home. He returned to Mishawaka in 2014 and joined Elkhart-based Thorne Grodnik, LLP as a full-time associate. This position afforded Joel additional experience in various areas of litigation and bolstered his confidence about ultimately branching out on his own.  Joel lives in Mishawaka with his wife Jamie, their three children, and pet cat and dog. When not in the office or a courtroom, he enjoys time with family, playing various sports (tennis, golf, basketball, pickleball, and volleyball) and ballroom dancing.

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  • (574) 514-3566


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122 S Mill St
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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