Leslie Craig Henderzahs

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Jessica M. Heiser
Jack G. Hittle

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis Indiana, J. D. 1990
  • Indiana University, B. A. 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Supreme Court for the State of Indiana
  • U. S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Awards + Recognition

  • “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell indicating the highest level of professional experience
  • "AV Preeminent" Attorney Judicial Edition 2020-21
  • Top Attorneys in Indiana 2020-21
  • Distinguished Alumni Hamilton County Leadership Academy Impact Award
  • Indiana Business Journal Woman of Influence 2019
  • Indiana Champion of Diversity 2019
  • Client Champion Gold 2020
  • Top Attorneys in Midwest 2021
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers 2020-21
  • Indy Maven 2020
  • Gale M. Phelps Award, Indiana State Bar Association 2016
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow 2015
  • Indiana Super Lawyer 2011 – 2021

Professional Memberships

  • Indiana Supreme Court - Indiana Innovations Initiative Task Force
  • Indiana State Bar Association, President 2020; President-Elect 2019; Vice President 2018
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, President 2013; Executive Committee
  • Indiana Bar Foundation: Board of Directors 2018; Fellow 1996-Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Family Law Certification Board 2010-2021 – co-author of certifying examination 2009
  • Registered Mediator – State of Indiana
  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors (Ex Officio)
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law Board of Visitors (Ex Officio)

Community Involvement

  • Riverview Health Foundation Board
  • Riverview Women’s Foundation
  • Noblesville Chamber of Commerce - Board member; Executive Committee
  • Noblesville Boys and Girls Club - prior Board member
  • Hamilton County Leadership Academy 1995

About Leslie

Leslie is an experienced skilled civil litigator; and is a certified family law specialist as certified by the Family Law Certification Board. She serves on the Indiana Supreme Court Innovation Initiative Task Force. In her litigation practice, Leslie focuses on the complexities of preserving and dividing businesses, farms and other sizable assets of self-employed and high net worth individuals including the intricacies of pension and retirement plans and executive compensation packages involving deferred income such as stock unit awards, restricted stock, and stock options. Additionally she enjoys helping clients with interstate custody and jurisdiction issues. In 2017, Leslie was a candidate and semi-finalist in the Judicial Nominating Commission’s interviews to select the 110th Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.

Prior to joining CCHA, Leslie served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Patrick Endsley, Magistrate Judge, and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Additionally, Leslie is a certified mediator and serves as Judge Pro Tem for the Hamilton County Superior Courts.

Leslie's professional involvement includes the Indiana State Bar Association where she currently serves as Past-President and President in 2020 leading the organization's almost 10,000 attorneys. Leslie serves as chair of the Nominating Committee, the Board of Governors and is former Chair of the Membership and Membership Benefits Committee and the Women in Law Committee; she has served the Budget and Finance Committee, House of Delegates, and volunteers in the Mentor Match program. Additionally, Leslie has been a Board Member and fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation; and an Ex Officio member of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors.

Locally, Leslie was honored to receive the Distinguished Alumni Impact Award from the Hamilton County Leadership Academy in 2021. She also served two terms as an executive member of the Hamilton County Bar Association and President from 2012 to 2014. She currently serves the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and Board, and the Riverview Hospital Health Foundation. She served as a board member to the Noblesville Boys and Girls Club, and the Hanover College Parent's Board. Additionally, Leslie has authored and spoken at Invited Lectures for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, the Indianapolis Bar Association, Heartland Pro Bono, and the Indiana State Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Conference. Leslie completed her undergraduate degree at Indiana University, Bloomington and received her Juris Doctorate from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1990. While there, she served in the Phi Delta Phi fraternity as Exchequer.

Leslie is a graduate of New Albany High School. She is married to E. Allen Henderzahs who is a teacher and coach at Mt. Vernon School Corporation and they have three daughters: Shelby who is the Executive Director of F.C. Pride Soccer Club and who is married to Cory Weicht, business development associate for Barnes and Thornburg; Caroline who is a dental student at Indiana University School of Dentistry; and Madelyn, a pre-dental student at University of Indianapolis.