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Jan concentrates her practice in the area of complex family law matters including dissolution of marriage, adoption, child custody, child support, prenuptial agreements and guardianship matters. Keefer 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 also serves on the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women's Forum, the Diversified Business Solutions team, and the Associates Committee.

Career Highlights

Awards

  • Associate Editor, Indiana Law Review
  • Moot Court Board
  • Order of Barristers Dean’s Tutorial Society
  • Ardath Burkhart Board Leadership Series
  • YWCA Women of Achievement Nominee
  • Indianapolis Business Journal Women of Influence Nominee
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae (High Flyer Award)
  • Dean’s List
  • Selected for inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™, 2011-2013

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association; Chair, Media committee, 1993-1994; Pro Bono Standing committee, 2005, 2006; member, Family Law and Litigation sections
  • Indiana State Bar Association; member, Family Law and Litigation sections
  • American Bar Association; Current Chair, Section of Family Law Diversity committee

Former Employment

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

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Community Health Network Foundation Board of Directors, 2012-present
  • Lawrence Township School Foundation Board of Directors, 2004-2010; President, 2007-2009; Director Emeritus
  • Indiana Fever Advisory Board, 2008-present
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Board of Directors, 2007-present
  • Indiana University Foundation Board of Associates, 2001-present
  • Indianapolis Art Center: Arts Sparkle Gala Steering Committee, 2005-2010
  • Lawrence Township School Foundation Gala Event chair, 2004-2010
  • Junior League of Indianapolis, past board member, executive committee member and Vice President
  • Indiana University Women’s Colloquium, past Steering Committee member
  • Indianapolis Ballet Internationale, past board member and executive committee member
  • John H. Stewart Foundation for Disadvantaged Children, Inc., past board member, founding board member

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Lawrence North Booster Club
  • Indiana University Alumni Association
  • Castleton United Methodist Church
  • Local Organizing Committee for Big Ten Men and Women’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.
  • YWCA Salute to Women of Achievement, luncheon steering committee and nominee
  • Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta 2005 Governor’s Ball Committee
  • Precinct Committee Person
  • Governor’s Residence renovation and rededication, Steering Committee
  • NCAA Final Four hospitality committee
  • NBA All Star game - local organizing committee
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Advisory Board, Butler University
  • Pan Am Games committee member

Media

Contributions & Published Works

"Resolve in new year to remember the family in family law" By Jan Keefer. The Indiana Lawyer, January 10, 2018

Events

Presentations

  • "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," ICLEF Forum
  • "Family Law Trends and Developments Seminar" and "Representing Gays, Lesbians and their children under Indiana Law," ICLEF Forum, 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

Industries

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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