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7030 Pointe Inverness Way, Suite 330, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804

Jeanne E. Longsworth


(260) 436-1555

Jeanne E. Longsworth


(260) 436-1555

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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.

Admitted to practice

  • Indiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1987

Awards and certifications

  • 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


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, JD, 1987
    • Valparaiso University Law Review, executive editor (Vol. 21)
  • Indiana University, BS, Accounting, 1984

Professional memberships

  • 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


  • “Creating an Advised Fund: Legal, Practical Considerations,” Vol. 40, No.5, Res Gestae 35 (1996)
  • “Private Judging: An Effective and Efficient Alternative to the Traditional Court System,” 21 Valparaiso Univ. L. Rev. 681 (1987)

Community service and civic memberships

  • Indiana Institute of Technology (Board of Trustees, 2004–present; Secretary, 2007–2013)
  • Toolcraft, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2004–2012)
  • The Helen P. Van Arnam Foundation, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1994–2009; Secretary and Treasurer, 1996–2009)
  • 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)

Seminar participation

  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
    • Pre-Mortem and Post-Mortem Planning
    • Estate Planning: Lifetime Gifting & Post-Mortem Elections
    • Basic Corporate Practice (Co-Author)
    • Advanced Estate Planning—Family Limited Partnerships
  • Young Presidents’ Organization, Estate Planning Primer for the Small Business Owner
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Leave a Legacy
  • Indiana Women in Law Conference 2000, Estate and Financial Planning
  • St. Francis University, Families and Disability—Planning Issues and Considerations
  • Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, Estate Planning Primer for the Family Physician
  • Canterbury Schools, Governance and Fundraising
  • Isaac Knapp District Dental Society, Estate Planning Primer for the DDS
  • U.S. Postal Workers, Retirement Considerations

Contact us

To schedule a consultation with Jeanne Longsworth, call the offices of Longsworth Law LLC at (260) 436-1555 or contact her online.