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Janelle Thompson


Attorney, Janelle Thompson
Location:
Fort Wayne, IN
Phone:
260-423-9411
Fax:
260-423-4329
Favorite book:
The Confidence Code, The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know, by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
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Janelle Thompson is an attorney in Carson’s business group focusing on real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and employment law. As an attorney licensed in both Illinois and Indiana, Janelle works closely with companies of all sizes to provide legal guidance and practical, attainable solutions. She assists clients in managing transactions of all sizes and guides companies through their most demanding and complex business transactions. Janelle has the technical know-how to get deals to the finish line quickly and efficiently.

Areas of Practice
  • Business and Corporate Law
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2014
Education
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • J.D. summa cum laude
    • Honors: Valparaiso University Law School Moot Court Society
    • Law Review: Valparaiso University Law Review, Editor in Chief
  • Elmhurst College
    • B.S. summa cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration and Political Science
Honors and Awards
  • Valparaiso University Law Review — Editor in Chief;
  • ALI-CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award; Corpus Juris Secundum Award;
  • Scribes Award;
  • Valparaiso University Law School Swygert Moot Court Competition–Best Team Award and Best Brief Award;
  • Elmhurst College Senior of the Year Finalist;
  • CCIW Leadership Award;
  • Elmhurst College Volleyball Missy Heim Leadership Award.
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Association
Pro Bono Activities
  • Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana, member; “Get on Board Bootcamp” sponsored by YLNI and the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center, Class of 2014; Membership Committee Ambassador, 2014 – Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, member, 2014 – Present
Publications and Speaking
  • The Eggsploitation of the United States’ Organ and Egg Donation System, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 469 (2014);
  • The Seven Phases of an Acquisition, Business Women of Northeast Indiana (2015);
  • Social Media in the Workplace, Business Women of Northeast Indiana (2016);
  • Business Succession Planning: From Farmers to Shareholders, Business Women of Northeast Indiana (2017);
  • Women AND Men Empowering Women, Business Women of Northeast Indiana (2018);
  • Employee Handbook Updates, Business Women of Northeast Indiana (2019).