Dedicated to Family, Dedicated to Our Clients.

Areas of Practice

One look at Bartanen Law and you will find a committed family owned law firm dedicated to serving Salem and the surrounding communities. With our extensive experience, we have the knowledge it takes to work for you and meet your unique needs. Explore our areas of practice and let us know how we can best serve you.

Family Law

Hiring an attorney to ensure that the future of you and your family is well protected is an important decision. Our attorneys are committed to guiding you, educating you, and informing you through every step of your case. We understand that your greatest asset is your family and the things you have worked for over time. Whether you are looking to establish parental rights, dissolve a marriage or adjust your visitation schedule, we listen to you and act as your advocate and partner towards your desired goals. Our areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoption, Guardianship, and Visitation.


When facing a bankruptcy, having a plan to ease the stress and burden that comes along with financial trouble can seem daunting. At Bartanen Law, we work with you to develop a plan that fits your unique financial needs and walk you through the details of Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Many people choose to travel to Southern Indiana’s larger towns or cities to retain bankruptcy counsel. Our office proudly offers the same competent legal services in this field of law, while providing you with the personal small town touch that acknowledges you as a person in a difficult time. We treat you as a person and understand you are more than just a set of numbers on a page.


Estate planning can be an involved process, but with our attorney’s extensive background we can make the process much easier on you. We will draft your planning documents based on your unique needs and will help you answer the important questions that come along with your estate. Here at Bartanen Law, we understand that people work their whole lives to pass on a legacy to their families. Our children are our greatest asset and they are why we are here. Let us help you maximize what you can leave to your family and make your wishes known. Our estate services include: Wills and Trusts, Prenuptial agreements, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Health Care Representatives Forms.


When encountering legal challenges you want someone on your side to work for you. We work with our clients, diligently, individually, and thoroughly to provide you the best, personalized defense whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charges. Our attorneys combine for an excess of 21 years of criminal representation experience, completing several major felony trials including Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder. Our attorneys have recently received acquittals in local courts on major felony charges.

Business Services

Bartanen Law Office routinely establishes business entities licensed with the State of Indiana. We also offer annual maintenance and compliance with state standards for Limited Liability Companies and Corporations.


Our office has worked with many clients to develop secure binding contracts relating to real estate, and other business agreements. Contracts and documents regularly prepared by our office include but not limited to: Deeds, Mortgages, Land Contracts, Contracts for Sale / Purchase, and Lease and Rental Agreements.


Our attorneys have experience handling civil litigation ranging from small claims to property line disputes to major corporate lawsuits. We work with you to provide representation at a reasonable cost and maximizing your results in the courtroom. Schedule a consult today to discuss your needs. Our areas of civil practice include: Landlord/Tenant, Small Claims, and Property Line/Real Estate Disputes.

Our Team

  • Alice Bartanen Blevins

    Alice Bartanen Blevins

    Lawyer & Partner

    About Alice Bartanen Blevins

    Alice is a 1995 graduate from Eastern High School in Pekin, Indiana. Following her graduation from Eastern, Alice went on to study at Butler University in Indianapolis where she was Vice President of her 1999 graduating class as well as a member of Alpha Chi Omega. While at Butler, Alice also studied abroad at Oxford University and worked as a summer intern for Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Following her time at Butler, Alice continued her education at Indiana University Maurer School of Law where she graduated with her J.D. in 2002. In her free time, Alice spends time with her two young children, traveling, and enjoys the company of her friends and family. An avid runner, Alice has competed in numerous races and has four half marathons planned for 2015. Alice completed her first marathon in 2015 and thinks her competitive edge as an athlete is an asset to her clients in the courtroom.

  • Ethan Bartanen

    Ethan Bartanen

    Lawyer & Partner

    About Ethan Bartanen

    Ethan is a 2001 graduate of Eastern High School in Pekin, Indiana. After completing his high school education, Ethan continued on to Butler University where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and a 2005 graduate. Ethan went on to pursue his law degree at Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis where he graduated in 2008. In his free time, Ethan spends time with his wife and two young children and enjoys participating in Fantasy Football with his high school and college friends. Ethan is a self-taught cook who enjoys hosting events for family, friends, and within his neighborhood. Ethan has recently participated in local fundraising efforts against childhood cancers and is a supporter of Saint Baldrick’s.

  • Tera Mull

    Tera Mull


    About Tera Mull

    Tera graduated high school in 1997 from Salem High School in Salem, Indiana. She is currently a Paralegal Studies major at Ivy Tech Community College. Tera is a proud recipient of a scholarship from the Washington County Community Foundation and has been on the Dean’s List each semester of her enrollment. Tera is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Tera has ten years of experience as a court reporter and over six as a paralegal and office manager. Tera is an avid supporter of her two children in their sporting and academic activities and enjoys watching movies with her husband of eighteen years.

  • John and Jami Colon,

    We could not have asked for better representation than we received from Bartanen Law Office. Our situation was emergent, and was handled quickly and efficiently. We cannot thank Alice and Tera enough!!!! If you are looking for the best local law office, look no further!”

  • C.W.,

    I sought representation by Bartanen Law Office for an unexpected divorce. Immediately,  I knew I was in very competent, but caring hands. Being emotionally overloaded, there were times that I contemplated settling in order to bring an end to the exhaustive process. However, Alice and Tera were courteous but tough with opposing counsel, seeing that my best interests were sought after and met in a dignified manner.

Let us help you find the light at the end of the tunnel.

Get in touch with us

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Salem Office

212 N Water Street
Salem, IN 47167
Office: 812-883-1200
Fax: 812-883-1700

Evenings and weekend by appointment, contact us for
more details.

Office Hours

9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday to Thursday

9:00 am to noon