Jenna L. Heavner focuses on assisting families and children in conflict by being a compassionate advocate, committed to serving and advancing client needs with a comprehensive approach to the practice of law. Having served as Court-appointed Guardian ad Litem for children for many years, Jenna has extensive experience protecting and advocating for the best interests of children and creatively reaching the most optimal results possible for families in conflict. She is a Registered Family Law Mediator and has also completed Parenting Coordinator training. Jenna focuses her practice on a full range of family law matters and estate planning, and she is equipped to handle complex cases both in and out of the courtroom.
Prior to joining the family law division at Mallor Grodner LLP, Jenna worked exclusively as a child advocate and attorney for Kids’ Voice of Indiana. Jenna credits her experience working at Kids’ Voice as giving her a unique approach and perspective of child-related issues within the practice of law. Since entering private practice, Jenna has expanded her areas of expertise by assisting clients with a broad range of legal issues, regardless of whether children are involved, including separation and divorce, asset division and distribution, guardianship, adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, protective orders, and other issues affecting families. Jenna has continued to serve and accept appointments as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem for children.
Jenna understands and appreciates that clients want an attorney who is knowledgeable and skilled at obtaining the best results possible within a highly contentious environment. However, she also understands that clients want an attorney who listens and responds to clients quickly, and who does so as efficiently as possible. With this in mind, Jenna strives to be attentive to clients’ needs and provide the most superior legal services available.
Jenna obtained her law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she was honored to be chosen as a distinguished competitor on the school’s trial advocacy team, advancing to regional finalist in Chicago before being defeated in the final rounds. Originally from a farming community in southern Indiana, Jenna has lived in the Indianapolis community since law school. She is married to a firefighter, Joel, and they have two children, Colette and Smith.