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Brenda is a member of the Economic Development Department and concentrates her practice in the areas of government services and public finance law. She regularly works with cities and towns all over Indiana and advises them in a wide-range of public finance and governmental law matters.

Brenda earned her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2008 with a concentration in Health Law. As a law student, Brenda was active in the Indiana Health Law Review, both as an author and as an Associate Editor. Brenda earned a B.A. in English and Political Science from Calvin College. While there, she was President of Pi Sigma Alpha, interned with the City Attorney's Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, played tuba and served as President of the college's band. In her free time, Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and restoring her historic home.


Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

Former Employment

  • Indiana Court of Appeals, 2005-2006
  • Harbor Group International, 2004-2005
  • City Attorney’s Office, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2003

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, Associate Member Advisory Council, 2015-Present
  • Indiana Women in Public Finance, Board of Directors, 2014-Present

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Junior League of Indianapolis, 2010-2012
  • Street Law Program, 2012-2013


Contributions & Published Works

  • "Health Should Not Be a Determinative Factor of Whether One Will be a Suitable Adoptive Parent," Indiana Health Law Review, 2009



  • Presenter, “Public Finance and Economic Development,” Municipal Law Update, ICLEF, May 2016


Calvin College, B.A., Political Science/English, 2004
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2008

  • Indiana, 2009
    Iowa, 2010
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2009
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2009
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