Hawkins Elder Law is the elder law practice of husband and wife lawyers Jeff R. Hawkins and Jennifer J. Hawkins that began more than two decades ago. They have built a boutique law firm that focuses primarily on four subjects in Indiana and Illinois:
- Elder Law (advance planning to protect assets from the costs of nursing home care and representation of nursing home residents and their families in the Medicaid system)
- Estate and Trust Law (estate planning with tools like wills, trusts, and powers of attorney; and representation in the administration of trusts, estates, and guardianships)
- Business Law (new business startup consultations, formation of business entities such as LLCs and corporations, contract negotiation and preparation, and representation in the sale and purchase of businesses)
- Mediation (business relationship consultation, coordination of organizational planning and policymaking processes, and participation as a neutral official in negotiated resolution of disputes and lawsuits)
The couple began practicing law in 1992 as associates of the Rowe & Gregg law firm in Jasonville, Indiana. ROWE & GREGG added Jeff and Jennifer as partners in 1993 and renamed itself: Rowe, Gregg, Hawkins & Hawkins. Simultaneously, Jennifer commenced a part-time appointment as a Greene County Deputy Prosecutor. One of the partners left the firm for government employment and the firm reorganized as Rowe & Hawkins. Four years later, Rowe & Hawkins reorganized again as Rowe & Hawkins, LLC.
Jeff and Jennifer moved their practice to Sullivan, Indiana, in January 2001. They acquired the Sevier dental office on old U.S. 41 North, across the street from Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Indiana, and formed the new law firm of Hawkins & Hawkins LLC.
The firm reorganized in 2002 and 2003 to meet the growing needs of their probate and business clientele. The firm changed its name in the fall of 2003 to Hawkins Law PC as part of its streamlined practice development. Heavy investment in law practice technology enabled the husband and wife team to serve clients more dependably over a wide geographic region. Limiting the firm’s practice subjects enabled the firm to concentrate its energy and deliver more value to it clients.
Hawkins Law PC changed its name to Hawkins Elder Law in May 2019 to emphasize its increased focus on the firm’s elder law practice segment. In June 2019, Hawkins Elder Law began airing television advertisements to promote awareness in the Wabash Valley community of the need for asset protection planning to protect assets from future long term care costs and Medicaid eligibility representation when someone needs nursing home care or other long-term care very soon.