Jennifer Bays Beinart

Jennifer Bays Beinart

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Zionsville, IN

Bays Family Law
 | 7633 East Stonegate Drive, Zionsville, IN 46077
Phone: 317-769-0630
Fax: 317-769-0631
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Ms. Beinart helps clients who have legal problems involving divorce, child custody, parenting time, paternity, child support, estate planning and probate. Ms. Beinart is a trained Collaborative Professional, an experienced mediator, and a strong voice for children when serving as a Guardian ad Litem. Her practice is guided by the Bays Family Law maxim: Compassionate Advisors, Passionate Advocates.


Ms. Beinart is a recognized leader in local and state bar associations. She is a graduate of the 2015 Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy. Ms. Beinart is on the council of the ISBA GP, Solo and Small Firm Section and the Young Lawyers Section. She is on the executive committee of the ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference. Ms. Beinart is President of the Boone County Bar Association. She is past chair (2016) of the IndyBar ADR Section.    


Ms. Beinart is a volunteer for Kids’ Voice of Indiana. 


Ms. Beinart graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University McKinney School of Law.  She graduated from Grinnell College with a B.A. in Political Science and Religious Studies. 

About Jennifer Beinart

Admitted: 2011, Indiana

Professional Webpage:


  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ have been in existence for over 140 years.  Peer Ratings are a way for lawyers to be rated by their fellow attorneys on professional capability and ethical caliber. Only a small group of approximately 10% of all attorneys hold an AV Preeminent Rating which recognizes those attorneys for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards., AV Preeminent Peer Rated Attorney, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • Leadership Development Academy Member Class IV, Indiana State Bar Association , 2015
  • Awarded the 2016 Boone County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by Indiana Pro Bono District IV. , Boone County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Domestic Relations Mediator
  • Registered Civil Mediator
  • Collaborative Professional

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Indiana State Bar Assocation Solo and Small Firm Conference Commmittee. Member of the ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference Committee 2011- Present. Chair of the Long Term Development Committee 2014-2016. Chair of the Networking/Social Committee 2017-2018.   
  • Indiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Council: Member (2015 - Present); Solo & Small Firm Liason to the Chair (2015 - 2016); District 5 Representative (2016 - Present). 
  • Hamilton County Bar Association: Member (2016 - Present). 
  • Indiana State Bar Assocaiton ADR Executive Committtee. Young Lawyer Liaison to the Executive Committee for 2013-2016. Chair of the Mediation Day Subcommittee (2015).  
  • Indianapolis Bar Association ADR Executive Committee. Member 2014-Present; Secretary 2015; Chair 2016.
  • Hendricks County Bar Association: Member (2016 - Present). 
  • Zionsville Chamber of Commerce: Member (2013 - Present); Emerging Professionals Co-coordinator (2015). 
  • Indiana State Bar Association General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Executive Committee District 5 Representative (2015-Present). 
  • Boone County Bar Association: Memeber (2013 - Present); Secretary/Treasurer (2015); Vice-President (2016); President (2017); Immediate Past President (2018); President (2019).
  • Sagamore Inn of Court: Associate Member (2012 - 2014); Barrister Member (2017 to Present). 

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Judge for Area High School Speech and Debate Competitions for Hamilton Southeastern High School , 2017
  • Kids' Voice Volunteer 2011-Present. Volunteer Guardian ad Litem. 
  • Zionsville Women in Networking (ZWIN) did several community service projects, including a jewlery collection for domestic violence victims, birthday bags for homeless and foster children, and a Wine & Canvas Fundraiser. , 2016
  • Volunteer Judge for Area High School Speech and Debate Competitions for Hamilton Southeastern High School , 2018
  • School on Wheels Tutor for Homeless Youth (2011-2012). 
  • Volunteered for Spring Paternity Court Mediation Day in Marion County. Mediated a paternity case pro bono as part of the Indianapolis Bar Association ADR Section Mediation Day. , 2018
  • Junior League of Indianapolis: Provisional Year (2010-2011); Active Member (2011-2016); Sustainer(2016 - Present).
  • Volunteered for the Indianapolis Bar Association Free Wills Clinic at the Haughville Library, providing free estate planning documents. , 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  •   The first part of this Article provides a short introduction to Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), discusses possible definitions of CSA, and discusses the recognition of CSA as a societal problem. The second part of this Article examines current CSA laws and the case of Sakshi v. Union of India. In addition, this part focuses on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Indian Constitution, Indian Penal Code of 1860, Goa Children's Act and its Amendments, and the Commissions for the Protection of Child Rights Act. Finally, this Article discusses recommendations for India's Parliament and Executive to better tackle the problem of CSA in India while improving compliance with the CRC., Beyond Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: Protecting India’s Children from Inter and Intra-Familial Sexual Abuse, Indiana International and Comparative Law Review, 2011
  • This program provided a detailed analysis of mediation ethics under the current ADR Rules, statutes, and case law., Speaker, The Ethics of Mediation, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2016
  • This program looked at third party professionals in Family Law Cases. The legal standards, role of the third party professional, statutory authority, when and how to use third party professionals, and tips for attorneys and clients were discussed. , Speaker, Calling in the Cavalry: When and How to Use a GAL, PC, Custody Evaluator & DRCB , Indianapolis Bar Association, Solo And Small Firm Section, 2015
  • This program looked at the basics of custody and child support in Indiana. Statutes and caselaw were discussed to provide attendees with a foundation in custody and child support cases. Tools, tips, and tricks of the trade were also discussed. , Speaker, Nuts & Bolts of Custody/Child Support , Indiana State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2015
  • This program was aimed at attorneys mediating their first case. This program covered the legal basis for mediation, the process of mediation, the rules of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and tips and tricks of the trade., Speaker, Don’t Look Like a Rookie; Mediate Like a Pro, Indianapolis Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Committee Survive and Thrive, 2016
  • I presented on the basics of property division in Indiana, including the legal theory behind our statutory scheme, diviations to the statutory standard, and tips for lawyers representing clients in a divorce. , Speaker, Property Division in a Dissolution of Marriage, Indiana State Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Conference, 2017
  • I presented on the case law and legislative updates in the past year. , Speaker , Family Law from A to Z - Case Law Update, National Business Institute , 2017
  • I presented on child custody and parenting time under Indiana Law, including physical and legal custody, parenting time, termination of parental rights, supervised parenting time, and grandparent visitation. , Speaker, Family Law A to Z: Child Custody, National Business Institute , 2017
  • National Webcast provided a closer look at how to obtain key data from social media sites, ways to gather needed information from smartphones and tablets, and how to authenticate evidence once obtained. I presented on (1) Smartphone/Tablet Discovery and (2) Legal Ethics for Electronic Evidence.   , Presenter, Smartphone, Text & Social Media Evidence in Family Law, National Business Institute (NBI), 2018

Educational Background:

  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law 40-hour Public Policy Mediation Course (Civil).  , 2011
  • National Association of Social Workers 40-hour Domestic Relations Mediation Training. , 2012
  • Hendricks County Bar Association 14-hour Collabortive Divorce Training.  , 2015

Industry Groups

  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Hendricks County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Sagamore Inn Of Court
  • Zionsville Chamber Of Commerce

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Office Location for Jennifer Bays Beinart

7633 East Stonegate Drive
Zionsville, IN 46077

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Last Updated: 5/30/2019

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