Meet Jacqueline

Understanding and managing risks is vital for your success in life and business. Although you can’t avoid every risk, you need to know what they are and prepare for them. So is having a lawyer and a law firm who knows how to manage risks and help you achieve your goals. That’s what solid counseling can do–whether you are in litigation (Jackie’s handled cases in state, federal, bankruptcy and appellate courts), writing, reviewing or negotiating contracts, or facing other challenges. Managing your risks and helping you achieve your goals–that’s Jackie’s goal.

Jackie is the first female partner in Jones Obenchain’s 100+ year history. She considers it her greatest privilege to provide business counseling and management of legal issues for her clients to bring a resolution as promptly as possible. Assessing risks, putting together a plan and helping you navigate your course is what Jackie does best. But if litigation results, Jackie’s a seasoned litigator who can help you understand what the issues are, both legal and business, and help you decide the right direction to take. Although she focuses on business disputes, Jackie has experience in construction and personal injury.

Jackie’s also a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee, a post she’s held since 2002. As a trustee, it’s her job to liquidate assets for distribution to creditors and assist in protecting the integrity of the bankruptcy system. As trustee, she stays connected in nearly every legal arena, giving her a unique perspective and ability to serve all her clients with a broad perspective on their needs.

Outside the office, she’s a wife and a mom; a dancer; plays golf and runs. Active in her local community, she serves in a variety of servant and leadership positions.

Trustee Assistant: Andrea Cobb


Professional Credentials:

  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 1990 cum laude
  • B.A., DePauw University, 1987, cum laude


Bar Admission: 

  • Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Areas of Practice:

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business Management Consulting
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Creditor’s Rights
  • Debtor’s Rights
  • Entity Formation
  • Errors & Omissions
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Workouts


Bar Associations:

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association

Professional Associations:

  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • President of the Congregation, St. Peter Lutheran Church
  • Michiana Women in Construction, Former Director of Finance
  • Women’s Leadership Institute, Board Member
  • Morris Entertainment, Inc, Former Board Member and Board President