Our Attorneys

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Jaimie Cairns

Jaimie Cairns

FOUNDING PARTNER

From working at Baker & Daniels to opening her own practice in 2013, Jaimie has exclusively represented family law clients for over 10 years. She has represented clients at all levels of Indiana trial courts, including successfully arguing in front of the Indiana Supreme Court. Jaimie enjoys being a family law attorney because she is passionate about finding creative solutions for difficult problems and helping people even when they are at their worst. She grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, has spent most of her life as a proud Hoosier, and resides with her husband, two children, and dog in Fishers.

Education

GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor with Honors, 2008

INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
B.A., Legal Studies, 2005
Summa Cum Laude

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Activities & Affiliations

  • Volunteer, Kids’ Voice of Indiana
  • Indianapolis Bar Association – Bar Leader Series Class X, Bench Bar Committee (Social Chair and Member)
  • Registered Domestic Mediator
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2015-2019)

Bar Admission

  • Indiana

Jane E. Q. Glynn

Jane E. Q. Glynn

OF COUNSEL

As an experienced family law attorney, Jane assists individuals with a wide range of matters, including dissolution of marriage, paternity, custody and/or parenting time, post-dissolution modifications (including child support, education expenses, and emancipation), paternity, adoption, guardianship, third party custody, and grandparents’ rights. Her practice also includes collaborative law and Guardian ad Litem work, along with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and related health/personal care planning.

Jane’s mission as a family law attorney is to help people navigate some of the most difficult times of their lives with practical, reality-based strategies and advice. She is a born-and-bred Hoosier, having lived in various regions of Indiana most of her life. She resides in Indianapolis with her three dogs and loves spending time with her friends and family, listening to live music, singing, reading, and—most of all—laughing.

Education

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW – BLOOMINGTON
Juris Doctor, 2007

OBERLIN COLLEGE
B.A., Law and Society, 2001

Activities & Affiliations

  • Volunteer, Kids’ Voice of Indiana
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Indianapolis Bar Association – Bar Leader Series Class XII, Solo/Small Firm Committee (2014 Vice Chair, 2015 Chair), Bench Bar Social Committee (2016 – Present), Bench Bar Planning Committee (2018), Member of Family Law section and Women and Law Division
  • Indiana State Bar Association – Children’s Rights Committee, Probate Trust and Real Property Council
  • Member, Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Participant, Walk MS Indianapolis (2010-2018)

Bar Admission

  • Indiana

Kelsey Vance

Kelsey Vance

OF COUNSEL

Having always had a passion for helping families and children, Kelsey practices exclusively in the area of family law. She has guided numerous families through complicated and emotional family law issues pertaining to dissolution, custody and support modifications, parenting time, grandparent visitation, name changes, relocation and adoption. Kelsey is also a Registered Domestic Relations Mediator and emphasizes resolving family conflict without the need for potentially costly and emotionally devastating litigation. Kelsey resides in Indianapolis with her husband and four children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, running, coaching and traveling.

Education

INDIANA UNIVERSITY ROBERT H. MCKINNEY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2007

INDIANA UNIVERSITY
B.A., Art History, 2004

Activities & Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Registered Domestic Mediator
  • Volunteer, Kids’ Voice of Indiana

Bar Admission

  • Indiana

Jennifer E. Penman

Jennifer E. Penman

OF COUNSEL

One of Jennifer’s main reasons for attending law school was to allow her to have a better ability to help people and resolve problems. Jennifer continues to pursue this passion in her current practice of family law with an intent to help individuals as they start a family of their own and plan for its future, or as they determine their best options for resolving a family conflict and attempt to establish healthy interfamilial relationships as their family dynamic changes. She currently resides in Zionsville. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and being outdoors.

Education

INDIANA UNIVERSITY ROBERT H. MCKINNEY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2017

INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs – Management, 2011
Bachelor of Arts – Spanish, 2011

Activities & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
  • Truth Ministries, Inc., Secretary
  • Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Kids’ Voice of Indiana, Volunteer Guardian ad Litem

Bar Admission

  • Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Ariel Dallafior

Ariel Dallafior

PARALEGAL/OFFICE MANAGER

Ariel Dallafior joined Cairns Law, LLC in September 2013 as a Legal Assistant. She provides the attorneys in our Indianapolis family law firm with reliable assistance, and serves as a liaison between our clients and attorneys. Family law clients are often faced with highly emotional situations, and Ariel presents a calm, helpful, and supportive demeanor as she assists clients with their needs, both immediate and long-term.

In addition to her communication duties, Ariel is also relied upon by the attorneys for drafting necessary documents, scheduling appointments and court appearances, and keeping client files organized. Ariel also serves as the first point of contact for new clients who are interested in our services.

Ariel has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.


Erika Kershaw

Erika Kershaw

RECEPTIONIST/LEGAL ASSISTANT

Erika Kershaw joined Cairns Law, LLC in September 2018 as a receptionist and Legal Assistant.

Erika is a full-time student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis working toward a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

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Why Choose Cairns Law?

  • Personal, Practical and Professional Service
  • Cost-effective Solutions
  • Experience in all matters of family law cases
  • Free 30 Minute Phone Consultation
  • Flexible Payment Options