SOUTH BEND, Ind./CASSOPOLIS, Mich. – (March 15, 2022). The law firm of THK Law, LLP, is pleased to announce that two partners, Jennifer VanderVeen and Adam Russell, have been certified by the Indiana State Bar Association’s Trust & Estate Specialty Board as Certified Trust & Estate Lawyers.

“The Board certification of both Jennifer and Adam underscores that our firm’s capabilities in the Trust and Estate area is strong and deep,” said partner, Greta Roemer Lewis. “This brings to three the total of Certified Trust & Estate Lawyers in our practice and reflects our commitment to our clients and the advisors with whom we work.”

VanderVeen has been with the firm since 2013, focusing her practice in Elder Law, Special Needs Law, and Estate Planning. She is also a Certified Elder Law Attorney. She counsels clients in the areas of special needs trusts, guardianships, veteran’s benefits, Medicaid benefits, Trusts and Estates. She is the past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is a member of NAELA’s Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP). VanderVeen earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and her bachelor’s degree from Albion College. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, St. Joseph County Bar Association and Cass County Michigan Bar Association.

Russell has been with the firm since 2011, focusing his practice in Estate Planning and administration, including real estate and business issues, and planned giving. Russell earned his law degree from Notre Dame Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, St. Joseph County Bar Association, and Cass County Michigan Bar Association.

About THK Law, LLP

THK Law’s practice areas include estate planning, estate administration, trust administration and probate, elder law, business counsel, civil mediation, and civil litigation. With a seasoned team of knowledgeable professionals, THK Law is committed to helping its clients make smart decisions and solid plans that help achieve their unique goals. Learn more about the firm or feel free to contact an attorney with any specific questions you may have.

About Trust & Estate Specialization

The Indiana State Bar Association Trust & Estate Specialty Board administers this specialization program. It is designed to recognize Indiana attorneys who have achieved a level of experience and expertise in their field. In order to be certified, an attorney must pass a rigorous exam in the practice area, meet practice requirements and have the support of his or her peers. Certified specialists exceed basic competence and demonstrate extraordinary, practical knowledge and skill in the field of trust and estate law.