Partner, Helmke Beams LLP, 2007-Present
Partner, Helmke Beams Boyer & Wagner, 1995-2007
Associate, Helmke Beams Boyer & Wagner, 1993-1995
Former Associate City Attorney, Fort Wayne, IN
Law Clerk, 1982-1983

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning and Administration
Elder Law
Family Law

Marital Status

Married to Dan Liggett


Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, 1991
Recognized as one of the 10 Best Elder Law firms for Indiana


Registered Domestic Mediator since 2016
JD, Valparaiso University School of Law, 1982
BA, Valparaiso University, 1979
Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne, IN, 1975

Litigation of Interest

Burrell v. Meads, 569 N.E. 2d 637 (IN Supreme Court, 1991), 540 N. E. 2d 115 (IN Ct. of App., 1989) s

Prior Community/Board Involvement

Northeast Indiana (Allen County) Guardianship Council
Mental Health America Guardianship Advisory Committee
Trinity English Lutheran Church Council
Mental Health Association Board
Park Center Board
Allen County Bar Association Board
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Board

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