Jennifer W. Terry

Jennifer W. Terry


Practice Areas

Estate Planning, Utility Law, Health and Disability Insurance Law

Jennifer Terry advocates for consumers in regulated industries such as energy and health insurance, providing a full range of estate and elder law planning services including denial of health or disability insurance benefits. Jennifer helps clients receive benefits they are entitled to under their insurance policy or to plan or apply for Medicaid benefits. She is guided in these areas of practice by her own past experience in dealing with a serious health condition.

Jennifer has several years of experience in administrative law, particularly with matters before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission involving public or municipal utilities. She serves as the Legislative Director for Indiana Energy Consumers, Inc. (INDIEC).


Purdue University, B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, 1992; Indiana University - Bloomington, Magna Cum Laude, J.D., 1998.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to Indiana State Bar, 1998; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 1998.


Co-operative Engineer, Inland Steel 1988-1990; Process Engineer, Intel Corporation, 1992-95; Associate, Lewis & Kappes, P.C., 1998-2005; Director, Lewis & Kappes, P.C., 2005-Present.


Reach for Youth, Board of Directors (President 2013-2014); Board of Trustees, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter (2002-2009) (President 2007-2009); Child Advocates Pro Bono Attorney Service Award, 2002;

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Indianapolis Bar Association (Professional Responsibility Committee, Continuing Legal Education Co-Chair 2000-2001); Member, Indiana State Bar Association; Indy Hematology Education, Inc., Secretary; Carmel Dad's Club, coach; ; Cancer Legal Resource Center Professional Panel.

Publications and Presentations

Presenter, "Energy Policy and Private Generation," Indiana Chamber Energy Management Conference, August 2015;
Contributor, Indiana Laws of Aging, 2015;
Presenter, "The Affordable Care Act at Age 5," Fort Wayne Estate Planning Council, May 2015;
Presenter, "Indiana’s Energy Future," IEDA Annual Conference, December 2014;
Presenter, "What Happens Before Your Energy Bill Hits Your Bottom Line?," Indiana Chamber Energy Management Conference, August, 2014;
Presenter, "Affordable Care Act Implementation", Elder Law Institute, October, 2013;
Presenter, "The Affordable Care Act: How will you be affected?" Cancer Support Community, September 2012;
"Survey of Indiana Administrative Law," 42 Indiana Law Review 789, 2009;
Author: "Survey of Administrative Law," 40 Indiana Law Review 675, 2007;
"Survey of Administrative Indiana Law," 39 Indiana Law Review 749, 2006.

Honors & Awards

Indiana Super Lawyer, 2014
Rising Star, "Indiana Super Lawyers" (Utilities, 2009);
Five Star Wealth Manager (2010);
Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Class XXXV