Jessica L. Merkel

Jessica has a heart for helping people of all ages with their family law, estate planning, and probate needs. Whether it be a young family planning for a new baby or an older person planning their legacy, Jessica is dedicated to helping them fulfill their goals and put their mind at ease as to how their affairs will be handled after they are gone. As a partner with Bunger & Robertson, she practices in estate planning, trust and probate administration, estate, trust and fiduciary litigation, collaborative law, guardianship administration, and family law and belongs to several professional estate and elder law organizations, including the Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She is also a member of the Bloomington Association of Collaborative Professionals.

Jessica earned her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and went on to pursue her J.D. at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Jessica served on the Sherman Minton Moot Court Board. Jessica received her degree in 2006 and went on to practice at another Bloomington law firm before joining B&R.

Jessica, a Bloomington native, stays involved in her community by supporting a number of nonprofit organizations and committees via the First United Methodist Church. And just as Jessica helps her clients in planning for and supporting their families, she has grown and nurtured her own. She and her husband, Clint, are busy and proud parents of three young children.