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Janelle Thompson

Attorney, Janelle Thompson
Fort Wayne, IN
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’s primary practice area is business and corporate law. Her varied legal experience and passion is widely exhibited in her work. Prior to joining Carson, she served as an extern for the Honorable Joseph Van Bokkelen of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, and for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Indiana. She was also an extern with the Porter County Superior Court; an intern with the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District; and a law clerk with Charles Benvenuto, P.C. and Momkus McClusky LLP.

Janelle graduated summa cum laude from Valparaiso University Law School where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Valparaiso University Law Review. She strives to exceed her clients’ expectations every day, and she firmly believes her attention to detail, which served her well in her academic career, will serve her clients in their business ventures, too.

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
  • 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
  • ALI-CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • Corpus Juris Secundum Award
  • Scribes Award
  • 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
Published Works
  • The Eggsploitation of the United States’ Organ and Egg Donation System, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 469, 2014