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Jan is a partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll and concentrates her practice in the area of complex family law matters including dissolution of marriage, adoption, child custody, child support, prenuptial/post-nuptial agreements, private client services, wealth planning, and guardianship matters. Jan is a registered and certified Domestic Relations Mediator and Parenting Coordinator. Jan also has significant experience in business and civil litigation. Jan has represented many professionals and spouses of professionals, domestic partners, professional athletes and entertainers and also has experience with international family law matters. Jan serves on the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women's Forum. She previously served on the Recruiting Committee (chair), Associates Committee and the Diversity Committee.

Career Highlights

Awards

McKinney School of Law

  • Associate Editor, Indiana Law Review
  • Moot Court Board
  • Order of Barristers
  • Dean’s Tutorial Society
  • Dean’s List

Community

  • Ardath Burkhart Board Leadership Series
  • YWCA Women of Achievement Nominee
  • Indianapolis Business Journal Women of Influence Nominee
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae (High Flyer Award)

Professional

  • Outstanding Contribution to American Bar Association Section of Family Law
  • Selected for inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™
  • AV rating (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell®

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association;
    • Chair, Media committee, 1993-1994; Pro Bono Standing committee, 2005, 2006; Member, Family Law, Sports and Entertainment Law and Litigation sections
  • Indiana State Bar Association;
    • Member, Family Law and Litigation sections
  • American Bar Association;

    • Family Law Section. Past Chair of Diversity Committee; Member, Nominating Committee; Member, Finance Committee; Member, Scope and Correlation Committee; Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

Former Employment

  • Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, 1990-present
  • AT&T, 1982-1990
  • Indiana Bell/AT&T, 1981-1982
  • Indiana National Bank, 1980-1981

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

Current

  • Community Health Network Foundation Board of Directors, 2012-present;
    • Treasurer, Executive Committee, Allocations Committee, and Nominating Committee
  • Indiana University Women's Philanthropy Council
  • Indiana University  Foundation Board of Associates
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Library Board
  • Junior League of Indianapolis, Sustainer Chair
  • Indiana State Bar Association working committee for revisions to relocation statute

Past

  • Chair, 2018 Lt. Governor's Girl Scout Leadership Luncheon
  • Community Health Network Foundation Board of Directors; Nominating committee chair, and Giving Gig committee
  • 2017, Indiana Governor’s Inauguration Steering Committee
  • BGD Women’s Forum Speaker Series, Co-Chair, 2017
  • Lawrence Township School Foundation Board of Directors, 2004-2010; President, 2007-2009; Director Emeritus
  • Indiana Fever Advisory Board
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Board of Directors, 2007-2013
  • Indianapolis Art Center; Arts Sparkle Gala Steering Committee, 2005-2010
  • Lawrence Township School Foundation Gala Event chair, 2004-2010
  • Junior League of Indianapolis, Vice President, board member and executive committee member; 1985-1997
  • Indiana University Women’s Colloquium, Steering Committee member
  • Indianapolis Ballet Internationale; board member and executive committee member
  • John H. Stewart Foundation for Disadvantaged Children, Inc; board member, founding board member
  • Local Organizing Committee Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament
  • Local Organizing Committee Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament
  • 500 Festival Committee, parade committee; chair, judge/host committee
  • Casas for Kids, Gala chair, 1996, 1997; event chair, 2000, 2001; benefitting Child Advocates, Inc.
  • YMCA Salute to Women of Achievement, luncheon steering committee and nominee
  • Indianapolis Alumnae chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta
  • 2005 Governor’s Ball Steering Committee
  • NBA All Star game – Local Organizing Committee

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Lawrence North Booster Club
  • Indiana University Alumni Association
  • Castleton United Methodist Church
  • Precinct Committee Person
  • Governor’s Residence renovation and rededication, Steering Committee
  • NCAA Final Four Hospitality committee
  • U.S. Rowing Regatta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Advisory Board, Butler University
  • Lawrence North High School Baseball Parents Organization
  • Lawrence Township Schools Student Foundation, Advisor
  • Fall Creek Valley Middle School, Parent Faculty Organization
  • Lawrence North High School Parent Faculty Organization
  • Pan Am Games committee member

Media

Contributions & Published Works

Breaking the Bonds: "Bill Would Allow Grand, Great-Grandparent Visitation in Some Cases", The Indiana Lawyer, January 9, 2019

"Resolve in New Year to Remember the Family in Family Law" By Jan Keefer. The Indiana Lawyer, January 10, 2018

 "Estate Required to Make Portability Election for Benefit of Surviving Spouse", by John Cummins, Jan Keefer and Janet Jakubowicz, Louisville Business First, 2017; also ABA Section of real Property, Trust and Estate Law

 “Taking the Family out of the Family Business” By Jan Keefer, Jerry Randall and Lyne Ranson. American Journal of Family Law, 2012

Presentations

  • Panel Speaker – Indianapolis Health & Hospital Foundations, "Leadership and Health Initiatives", Junior League of Indianapolis, 2019
  • “Work Smart Not Harder,” Moderator, ABA Section of Family Law Spring Conference, May 2018
  • “What you Need to Know if Your Client Wants a Divorce,” JP Morgan Wealth Advisors, January 2018
  • Women in Business Series, "A Conversation with Elaine Bedel, President, Indiana Economic Development Commission", June 2017
  • "Estate Planning and Family Law – What US International Families Need to Know", Association of International Families, 2014
  • "Protecting and Preserving Wealth – Before, During and After a Marriage": Oxford Financial Group, Ltd., 2013
  • "Special Ethical Issues in Family Law", Indianapolis Bar Association, 2011
  • "Dissipation of Marital Assets"; American Bar Association, 2011
  • “Divorce: taking the Family Out of the Family Business,” American Bar Association Teleseminar, 2010
  • “Single to Married, Married to Single & Generation to Generation,” Managing Your Equine Experience Transitions, 2010
  • “Trial Tips and Techniques from the Pros,” Indianapolis Bar Association, 2009
  • “Divorce: Taking the ‘Family’ out of the Family Business,” American Bar Association Family Law Conference, 2009
  • “Indianapolis Developments in Indiana Family Law,” Indiana Family Law Practice for Paralegals, 2008
  • “Financial Planning Considerations and/or Prenuptial Agreements and Divorce,” Westpoint Financial Group, 2007
  • “International Family Law Considerations,” Association of International Women, 2007
  • “Business Valuations for Divorce,” Indiana CPA Society, 2006
  • “Hot Topics in Child Custody,” Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (“ICLEF”)
  • “Family Law Trends and Developments Seminar” and “Representing Gays, Lesbians and their children under Indiana Law,” Indiana State Bar Association, ICLEF (2006)
  • “Pro Bono Family Law Seminar,” Indianapolis Bar Association, 2006
  • “Pro Bono Family Law Seminar,” Indianapolis Bar Association, 2005
  • “Forum on Family Law,” Association of International Women, Legal Issues for Expatriate Families, 2004
  • School Law, Indiana State University Education Law Conference, 2004
  • Midwest Regional Conference for Women in the Law, Health Care Panel Moderator, 2000
  • Indiana Municipal Law Annual Conference, Indiana Tort Claims Act
  • Purdue University School of Engineering’s Transportation Engineering Conference, Indiana Tort Claims Act

Services

Indiana University, Political Science, B.A., 1981
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991

  • Indiana, 1991
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