Practice Areas: Criminal Defense and Traffic; Estate Planning and Probate Administration, Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, and Elder Law; Medicaid Planning; Family Law including Divorce, Paternity, Modification, Contempt and Custody; Personal Injury
Admitted: 1994, Indiana
Law School: Indiana University, Indianapolis, J.D., 1994
College: Indiana University, Indianapolis, B.A. in Business Analysis, 1990
High School: Perry Meridian, 1986
Member: Indiana State Bar Association: Elder Law Division; American Bar Association
Born: Beech Grove, Indiana; February 6, 1968
Following in the footsteps of his father and older brother, Jon F. Haggerty made the decision to attend law school after completing his bachelor's degree. He was able to finish his bachelor's degree in four years and immediately enter law school, therefore obtaining his judicial degree in another four years.
Upon his graduation from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, the firm founders and current partners noticed his audacious talent. Jon was offered a position as partner in the firm and accepted the invitation in 1994.
With the majority of his immediate family having made their careers in the area of law, it was only natural that Jon became romantically involved with someone in the same field. Jon met his future wife Tammi while they both were attending law school. She worked as a paralegal and Jon was a bailiff at the same building. Their courtship lasted through several years and in 2000, the two married in Bloomington, Ind.
The couple immediately started their family and has four children: a nine-year-old son, a six-year-old son and four-year-old twin boys. The family stays active in the community by participating in Cub Scouts and Kiwanis International. Jon enjoys martial arts, swimming and hiking. He hopes to pass these athletic hobbies onto his sons as they get older. Another important pastime that the couple shares and encourages their children to be passionate about is reading. The family promotes academic achievement, hopefully raising the next generation of Haggerty lawyers and ensuring the law practice will go on.
"When you go to law school, you think of legal arguments and testing but when you practice law, you must listen to the problems and help people find a solution," Jon said.
Jon F. Haggerty is on the frontline of doing just that - helping people find a solution. His legal expertise focuses in the areas of Criminal Defense, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Guardianships, Medicaid Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Wills. He wants potential clients to know that he is available to listen to the issues and take action to find the best possible solution. Attorney Jon F. Haggerty prides himself in being a good listener and his ability to relate to a lot of different people. He finds that trait helps him to be a better practitioner of the law.