C. Jefferson “Jeff” Cragen
C. Jefferson “Jeff” Cragen, earned his B.A. degrees in Political Science and Psychology at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1992 before earning his Juris Doctor at Valparaiso Law School in 1995, including a period where he studied law in Cambridge, England, with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. As an attorney who primarily practices estate planning and elder law, Jeff has considerable experience with various types of trusts, including special needs trusts, credit shelter trusts, Qualified Terminable Interest Property trusts, and irrevocable life insurance trusts. Jeff stresses the goals of maintaining control and protection of assets within families for long term care benefits, such as Medicaid and Veteran Administration benefits for assisted living and nursing home care. He has the distinction of earning the certification to represent veterans before the Veterans Administration and has been invited to speak across Indiana about estate planning and Medicaid planning. Jeff previously practiced with Medley, Cragen, & Sellmer in Carmel, Indiana before moving his practice to downtown Indianapolis in 2004, and he has served of-counsel with Brazill Hester, P.C. since 2006.