Jay J. Haggerty

Firm partner Jay Haggerty’s practice is focused primarily in the areas of Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law, Guardianships, Personal Injury, Probate and Will and Trust Contests.

While growing up on the south side of Indianapolis in a loving home with two sisters and one brother, where the subject of law was a common dinner topic, Jay knew from an early age that he wanted to practice law and help people.

After all, his father Jay B. Haggerty and Uncle Judson F. Haggerty founded the law firm Haggerty and Haggerty in 1955. Even his mother Rita worked in the world of law as a Court Reporter and was later promoted to Court Administrator.

With a strong legal background, Jay’s academic career led him to the Indiana University Bloomington after graduating from Southport High School. He later transferred to Indiana University in Indianapolis in order to be closer to his family. While attending college in his hometown, he married his sweetheart Maria in 1983, and graduated with honors in 1985.

With support and encouragement from his wife and parents, Jay enrolled in law school at the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis following his undergraduate education. As a way to earn valuable experience, he also completed an internship with the Legal Services Organization of Indiana the year preceding his graduation from law school.

After law school graduation, Jay went to work for the family firm, which had since become Haggerty, Haggerty and Maschmeyer. The firm founders made Jay a partner in 1989 and in doing so, entrusted him with the responsibility to carry on the ethical traditions accompanying the family name along with Partner Bill Maschmeyer.

In my experience, not only do clients want an attorney who is experienced, they also want an attorney who will take their matter to heart.  This means that the attorney truly cares about a client and his or her matter, and that the attorney will take the time to explain various aspects of the legal matter, answer client questions, and return phone calls and e-mails.

I and this firm make it a point to provide VIP treatment to all our clients.  All of our attorneys personally handle each client that we retain.  We do not run a firm where clients are passed from one attorney to another.

Our firm treats our clients exactly as we would expect to be treated.  This means that at all times we put the interest of our clients first, and endeavor to achieve the objectives of our clients in a cost efficient and expeditious manner.

If you are seeking a dedicated, experienced attorneys who will truly care about your matter, I would urge you to call me or one of the other members at our firm.  We’ll be happy to talk to you for a free initial phone consultation to learn about your matter.

All Practice Areas

  • Will and Trust Contests
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Estates
  • Guardianships
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Ancillary Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Settlements
  • Family Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Fiduciary Law
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Living Trusts
  • Personal Planning
  • Pet Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust Litigation
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Conservatorship
  • Guardianship
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Advance Directives
  • Elder Guardianship
  • Guardianship Administration
  • Incompetency Proceedings
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Interstate Support
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Name Changes
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support


When Jay is away from the firm, he spends time at his Martinsville home with his wife Maria of 30 years and their daughter. The family enjoys nature, and their beautiful log cabin also serves as a home for their beloved pets – three dogs and three cats. The couple stays young at heart by having Friday night dates, which often includes listening to Jazz music in downtown Indianapolis.

Blackstone Professional Center
3045 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Phone: 317.786.2225
Fax: 317.786.5263

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