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

  • 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

  • Indiana Super Lawyer 2011 – 2021
  • “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell indicating the highest level of professional experience
  • Gale M. Phelps Award, Indiana State Bar Association 2016

Professional Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association, President 2020
  • Indiana State Bar Association, President-Elect 2018-19
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Vice President 2017-18
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, President 2013
  • Indiana Bar Foundation: Fellow 1996-Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow 2015
  • Hamilton County Leadership Academy Graduate 1995
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Family Law Certification Board – co-author of certifying examination 2009
  • Registered Mediator – State of Indiana

Community Involvement

  • Riverview Women’s Foundation
  • Noblesville Chamber of Commerce - Board member
  • Noblesville Boys and Girls Club - prior Board member

About Leslie

Leslie is an experienced and 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 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. 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 President and leads the organization's almost 10,000 attorneys. Leslie serves on 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 Nominating Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, House of Delegates, and volunteers in the Mentor Match program. Additionally, Leslie has been a fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation since 1996; and an Ex Officio member of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors.

Locally, Leslie 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.