Longsworth, Jeanne E.

Jeanne E. Longsworth
Jeanne E. Longsworth

Practice Areas:
Wealth Transfer and Preservation, Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning, and Estate, Probate and Trust Administration

Firm: Longsworth Law Offices
7030 Pointe Inverness Way, Suite 330 Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 625-6316
Firm Website: http://www.longsworthlaw.com/

Jeanne founded Longsworth Law LLC in 2007. Prior to opening her own firm, Jeanne was a partner and practiced for more than 20 years at one of Indiana’s largest law firms. Jeanne concentrates her practice in the areas of wealth transfer and preservation, estate planning, business succession planning, and estate, probate and trust administration. She counsels business owners, corporate executives, physicians, and other individuals and families about formulating and achieving their objectives through estate planning and business succession planning. Jeanne appreciates that each client’s circumstances and objectives are unique and tailors a plan particularly suited to fulfilling the client’s desired objectives.

Undergraduate School

  • Indiana University (B.S. Accounting)
    Graduated in 1984

Law School

  • Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D.)
    Graduated in 1987

Professional Associations:

  • Allen County Bar Association (Chair, Probate Trust & Tax Section, 1993–1994; Vice Chair, Probate Trust & Tax Section, 1992–1993)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (District 4 Representative, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, 1996–1998)
  • Fort Wayne Estate Planning Council (Board of Directors, 1992–1994; President, 1993–1994)
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana CPA Society

Awards and Recognitions:

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in America, trusts and estates
  • Indiana’s Best Lawyers, trusts and estates
  • Indiana Super Lawyers, estate planning and probate
  • Certified Public Accountant (2000)
  • Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist (2007)
  • Dedicated service award, Valparaiso University Law Review
  • Glenn D. Peters law scholarship, fellow

Community Involvement:

  • Indiana Institute of Technology (Board of Trustees, 2004–present; Secretary, 2007–present)
  • Toolcraft, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2004–present)
  • The Helen P. Van Arnam Foundation, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1994–present; Secretary and Treasurer, 1996–present)
  • Mary E. Van Drew Charitable Foundation, Inc. (Board of Directors and Treasurer, 1998–present)
  • Valiant Foundation, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2004–2008)
  • Forensic Nursing Specialties, Inc. d/b/a Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center (Board of Directors 1995–2005; Vice President 1998–2005)
  • Fort Wayne Community Foundation (Board of Directors, 1995–2001; President, 1999–2001; Secretary 1998–1999)
  • Fort Wayne Ballet, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1993–1995; Second Vice President 1994–1995)
  • Alcohol Abuse Deterrent Program, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1989–1994)
  • Arts United (Leadership Fort Wayne Intern, 1993–1994)
  • YWCA (Board of Directors, 1993–1994)
  • Leadership Fort Wayne (Class of 1993)