Jennifer J. Abrell

CONTACT JENNIFER 
abrelljj@dwapc.com 
765.288.8950 (phone)
765.289.5803 (fax)

ASSISTANT 
Cindy Crull
crullc@dwapc.com
765.288.8950 (phone)

PRACTICE AREAS

Labor & Employment

  • Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance
  • Collective Bargaining
  • EEO Compliance
  • Federal Employment Laws & Regulations
  • State Employment Laws & Regulations
  • Wage & Hour Legal Compliance
  • Human Resources Advice & Training
  • Leave & Disability Management
  • Noncompetition Agreements, Trade Secrets and Other Employee Agreements
  • WARN Compliance & Other Work Force Reduction Issues

Health Care

  • Regulatory & Operational Matters
  • Compliance Guidance
  • Corporate & Transactional Matters
  • Crisis Management
  • False Claims Act
  • Employment Law Matters
  • Health Information Technology
  • Records Management & Privacy Issues
  • Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Program

Business

  • Business Counsel & Contracts
  • Business Structuring/Choice of Entity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Real Estate
  • High Tech & High Growth Companies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Estate Planning – Wills & Trusts

  • Testamentary wills and trusts
  • Advanced Directives
  • General durable power of attorney
  • Health care representative
  • Living Wills

Probate & Estate Administration

Partner

Bar/Court Admissions

Federal:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

State:

  • Indiana

First Year Admitted to Practice Law
1987

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, cum laude, J.D., 1987
  • University of Oklahoma, summa cum laude, B.S, 1982

Professional Affiliations/Recognitions

  • Muncie Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section
    • Healthcare and Medicine Section
  • American Bar Association
    • ABA Labor and Employment Section
    • ABA Health Law Section
  • East Central Indiana Human Resources Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Assistant City Attorney, Muncie, IN 1992-1994

Community Involvement

  • Muncie Rotary Club 2002 – Present
  • Muncie Community Schools Board of Trustees 1998 – 2010
  • Muncie Parks Board 1998 – 2010
  • United Way of Delaware County, Inc., Board of Directors 2003 – 2010
  • United Way of Delaware County, Inc. Campaign Cabinet 2004
  • Family Services of Delaware County, Inc., Board of Directors 2002 – 2008
  • Muncie Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 1997 – 2000
  • Altrusa Club of Muncie, Indiana 1992 – 2001
  • Outstanding Altrusan of the Year 1998 – 1999
  • Isanogel Center, Board of Directors 1990 – 1993
  • Meals on Wheels, Board of Directors 1988 – 1990
  • Muncie Jaycees 1987 – 1991
  • Academy for Community Leadership Graduate 1988

Presentations/Publications/CLE 
Lecturer and author of:

  • Indiana Civil Rights Commission Employment Law Update 10/2013
  • Employment Law Update (2002 – 2008) ECIHRA
  • Employee Handbooks and the Law
  • Wage & Hour – Fair Play Regulations
  • FMLA, ADA and the Interplay with Worker’s Compensation
  • Sexual Harassment and Other Unlawful Discrimination
  • Discipline in the Workplace
  • Unique Problems in Employee Discipline
  • Interview Do’s and Don’ts
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Independent Contractors
  • Labor Relations and You
  • The Indiana Medical Malpractice Act
  • Mental Health Records
  • HIPAA Privacy Requirement
  • Employer Obligations under HIPAA
  • Disclosures under the Federal Drug and Alcohol Abuse laws and regulations
  • Emergency and Immediate Detentions
  • Legal Issues Facing Medical Staff
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