Jennifer A. Hayes

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.

— Ronnie Oldham

Personal Note:

Ms. Hayes was born and raised in a small agricultural town in Southern Michigan. Her parents still live in Michigan, and she has one younger sister, who lives in Texas with her husband, son, and daughter. Ms. Hayes currently lives in Kentland with her cat. When she is not serving clients, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and cooking.

Legal Experience

Since joining Armstrong Law Offices LLC in July 2015, Ms. Hayes has handled a wide variety of transactions.  She is passionate about advising and assisting clients in crafting personal estate plans for peace of mind.  Additionally, Ms. Hayes enjoys helping clients with real estate leases and sales, formation of small businesses, and estates.  Her research skills and attention to detail have also contributed to Ms. Armstrong’s complex corporate transactions.  Further, Ms. Hayes has a strong interest in healthcare law, including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Previous Legal Positions

While in law school, Ms. Hayes supplemented her legal education with a variety of practical experiences.  From her first summer through the middle of her final year in law school, she worked for a law professor as a research assistant, focusing on civil procedural matters.  Additionally, as a law student, Ms. Hayes served as a judicial intern to a magistrate in Porter County’s Juvenile Court and a judge in Allen County Superior Court-Civil Division.  During and immediately following law school, Ms. Hayes continued a clerkship for a small law firm in Merrillville.  Her legal training continued with serving the judges of LaPorte County Superior Court One before joining Armstrong Law Offices LLC.

Education

Ms. Hayes graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs-Legal Studies and a minor in Political Science from Indiana University’s satellite campus in Fort Wayne.  She earned her juris doctorate from Valparaiso University Law School in 2014.  As a non-traditional student, Ms. Hayes values her life experience as an education tool as much as her formal schooling.  That philosophy continues to influence her drive to further her education through seminars, training, research and self-study in order to better serve her current and future clients.