Samantha (Sam) Thompson,

Sam joined the Indiana Estate & Elder Law team in July of 2015 where she assists with guardianship, death administration, and probate cases. As a member of our client care team, she administers our maintenance program and meets with clients to ensure their plans stay up to date.

Sam was born and raised in Indianapolis and graduated from Warren Central High School. Thereafter, Samantha obtained her Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from Ivy Tech Community College, where she also was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She then transferred to IUPUI where she received her Bachelor of General Studies with minors in Legal Studies and Labor Studies.

Residing in Beech Grove with her husband, Nick, and three teenage sons, she spends most of her time traveling to watch her boys wrestle and play football. Samantha is a devoted Indianapolis Colts fan and enjoys playing fantasy football. She loves to shop and decorate for every season.

Trisa Hardin,
Director of Client Services
Trisa serves as the first point of contact for prospective customers and clients. She handles client care through coordinating and scheduling appointments, organizing necessary documentation for meetings, and better preparing the team for their independent endeavors.

Lisa Burris,
Medicaid & Funding Paralegal

Lisa handles all Medicaid questions, applications, and follow-up. Veteran’s Benefit applications are managed and filed under her duties too. Beyond Medicaid and benefits, she also completes funding requirements for our clients.

Cara Wagner,
Marketer & Publicist

Cara supports the firm through marketing and public relations. Within that, she maintains community relationships, sponsorships, company presentations, media requests, and branding.
Sarah McConnell,
Client Services Coordinator
Sarah serves as the first point of contact for prospective customers and clients at our Rockville office. She handles client care through coordinating and scheduling appointments, preparing parties for meetings, and manning office operations.
Jake Froetschner,
Client Services Coordinator
Jake is often the first point of contact for prospective customers and clients. He fields questions, manages client expectations, and works closely with our firm’s funding process. His work also includes document drafting and providing ongoing support to our maintenance program.

Jake has lived in four states, enjoys being outdoors, and likes attending auto shows. Aside from recently completing his associate’s degree from Ivy Tech Community College in Criminal Justice, he is also an Eagle Scout.

Anna Bensley, 
Lead Marketer & Publicist

Anna supports the firm through leading the marketing and public relations efforts. Within that she maintains community relationships, sponsorships, presentations, media requests and branding. Anna's efforts help to increase awareness and ensure that Indiana Estate & Elder Law is the firm families think of when looking for a firm they can trust with their family's planning. 

Anna was born and raised on the westside of Indianapolis. Graduating from Ben Davis High School, Anna moved on to begin her career in the non-profit space. It was her dedication to having a positive impact on the people of Indiana that led to her interest in Estate Planning and Elder Law.

Now raising her family in her childhood home, Anna and her husband spend most of their time with their four children. She loves watching her kids play youth sports, attending shows at the local comedy club where her husband performs and painting when she has a chance.