Our Attorneys

Cynthia P. Helfrich (“Cyndi”) earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Indiana University School of Law (Indianapolis Campus) in 1998.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) In History and Political Science at Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis in 1994.  Cyndi is intentionally a “generalist” in her practice, with substantial experience in a variety of practice areas, including criminal defense, family  law, small business law, banking law, estates and trusts, and civil and probate litigation.

In the area of family law, Cyndi handles cases from every angle, in divorces, paternity matters, adoptions and guardianships.  Since the outset of her career, she has represented parents and family members, advocating for them in and out of the courtroom.  She has also served the interests of children and other protected individuals, advocating not for the agenda of a party, but for the best interests of those who cannot speak for themselves.

More recently, Cyndi has turned her focus toward family law mediation.  She completed a 40 hour basic mediation course, in family law, in 2011, and has continued to attend annual mediation training and meetings of the Indiana Association of Mediators.  Cyndi’s passion from mediation comes from the belief that families are better off when they can find opportunities for agreement, instead of continuing to feed the problems and conflicts that first brought them into court.

In her free time, Cyndi loves to reading, travel, cooking, board games, spending time with family and exploring the world online with Google Earth.

Quote:  “Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~ Viktor Frankl. 

 

Legal organizations:

Hendricks County Bar Association

Indiana Association of Mediators

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Jurisprudence Section)


 

Jamie E. Harrell earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2011. Born and raised in Avon, Indiana, she graduated from Indiana University majoring in Political Science.

Jamie focuses her practice primarily on civil litigation, especially in the area of family law.  She has extensive experience handling divorce, marital property disputes, child custody and support issues.  In addition to experience with parenting time issues, Jamie has handled a variety of third party custody and grandparent visitation cases.  In addition to civil litigation, Jamie enjoys working closely with individuals and families to reach their health and estate planning needs.

In her free time, Jamie enjoys reading, watching Jeopardy, and spending time with family and her two dogs.

Quote:  “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”  ~ Abraham Lincoln

Legal organizations:

Indiana State Bar Association – Trusts & Estates Division

Hendricks County Bar Association

Hendricks County Pro Bono Program