Attorneys & Staff:


Gary E. Smith – Attorney-At-Law:

Gary E. Smith, Attorney, obtained a Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University, graduating in 1971. During law school, Mr. Smith was awarded a fellowship for work in study relating to legislative reform.

Following graduation, Mr. Smith served as Deputy Attorney General under then Indiana Attorney General, Theodore Sendak and began private practice in Indianapolis. Thereafter, Mr. Smith returned to Connersville to establish a practice with Judge Frank Messer.

Mr. Smith's practice is limited to civil law with concentrations in areas of trusts, estates, real property, commercial and business entities, banking and governmental services. He has served as attorney for numerous civic and governmental entities including the Fayette County Commissioners, Fayette County Council, Fayette County Industrial Development Corporation/Economic Development Group. He serves further as legal counsel for a federally regulated financial institution.

 
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Jamie Harvey photo  Jamie H. Harvey – Attorney-At-Law:

Ms. Harvey was born in Richmond, Indiana and has been a resident of Union County since 1972. She is a graduate of Union County High School. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. Ms. Harvey joined the firm in 2010. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association and its Elder Law, Probate, Trust and Real Property, Agricultural Law, Land Use and Zoning sections, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Indiana Chapter, the Indianapolis Bar Association, as well as local bar associations. Ms. Harvey is active in the Fayette County 4-H program and has been a volunteer 4-H leader since 1982. Ms. Harvey will practice in all the firm's practice areas, focusing on Elder Law and Medicaid Planning.

 

Janet Morgan* – Office Manager and Estate Administration

Janet Morgan, our office manager, has been with Smith & Harvey Law Office since 2001. She coordinates our staff and job responsibilities to ensure all work is completed in a timely manner. Her primary responsibility, in addition to her office manager duties, is estate administration. She assists our attorneys and many of our clients in processing paperwork required in the administration of an estate. She has a great working relationship with the various financial institutions, accounting firms, and county and state offices that are involved with estate administration and inheritance tax issues.

 
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Shelly photo  Dana Sullenberger* – Staff

Dana Sullenbeger is the newest member of our staff, joining us in October of 2012. She is primarily responsible for assisting our attorneys with wills, trusts, guardianships, adoptions and Medicaid Planning.

 

Lisa Miller* – Staff

Lisa Miller joined us in 2005. Her area of expertise is real estate. Lisa works part-time and aids in abstracts, deeds, title insurance, land contracts, and mortgage foreclosures. She works closely and efficiently with title companies statewide.

 
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Jenny photo  Jenny Messer* – Staff

Jenny Messer has provided services as an assistant with our office since 2001. She graduated from Ivy Tech State College with an Associate in Office Administration and an Associate in Business Administration. She works primarily in the areas of business formation, collections and select litigation. She is also responsible for our calendar and file administration. She resides in Connersville with her husband.

 

* Our office staff is not licensed to practice law and does not give legal advice or services.

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