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Jeffrey Charles Rocker

Jeffrey Charles Rocker

also known as Jeff Rocker, Jeffrey C. Rocker

Practice areas:

Business, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Probate, Estate Planning, Debt Collection, Adoption

About Me


Jeffrey C. Rocker was
born on February 4, 1970 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, and raised in Richmond,
Michigan, the son of a residential developer. After completing a bachelor’s
degree in Psychology, he continued on to law school at Valparaiso University
School of Law. As a young man, Jeff worked in residential construction and real
estate development. During his time in law school, Jeff had the opportunity to
work as a judicial clerk in Michigan where he was responsible for drafting a
number of legal opinions on a wide range of cases. After completing his legal
education, Jeff moved to Columbus, Indiana where he met and later married
Kimberly L. Lukins-Rocker. In 2004, they were blessed with the birth of their
son, Gavin James Rocker. Kim and Jeff welcomed their daughter, Darby Claire,
into the world in 2007.


Since being admitted to
the bar, Jeff has been involved in the American Bar Association, the Indiana
State Bar Association (member, the Internet & Electronic Commerce
Committee, 2004-present), and the Bartholomew County Bar Association (Secretary,
1996-1997, 2009-Present). He has also been involved in a number of community activities
including the American Lung Association (Chair of Fundraising, 1996-1997); the
Bartholomew County Historical Society (President, 2000-2004); the
Bartholomew County Humane Society (Board Member, 2005-2008); and, the Bartholomew County School Foundation (Board Member, 2009-Present) Jeff also has held
a position on the HomeFederal Bank Trust Advisory Board. In 1998, Jeff was
named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America. In September of 2004, Jeff
was the subject of an article in the ABA Journal on Staffing and Productivity,
which magazine has international circulation. He has been quoted in Lawyer’s
Weekly on topics ranging from technology to practical issues facing practicing
attorneys. To further assist local businesses, from 1999-2001 Jeff was a contributor
to a local business newspaper The Columbus Business Scene where he wrote
articles on a wide range of issues facing local businesses.


Since 1998, Jeff has also
served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University-Purdue University,
Columbus (IUPUC) in a number of areas including the Business School, the School
of Education and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Most recently,
Jeff was honored to teach the first group of students to attend the newly
formed Masters of Business Administration program from IUPUC.


Jeff focuses his practice
on business law, commercial and residential real estate, and estate
planning/probate. He feels very strongly that in order to better serve clients,
attorneys must focus on learning the nuances of a small number of practice
areas.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Business: 35%
    19 years
  2. Real Estate: 17%
    19 years
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 15%
    19 years
  4. Probate: 13%
    19 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-260/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Jeffrey John Lorenzo

    I highly endorse Jeff Rocker. We have tried cases both as co-counsel and opposing counsel. His comprehensive knowledge of real estate, particularly in litigation related matters, is an excellent resource. He is also highly skilled in trial work, offering excellent representation of his clients. Additionally, Jeff and I have handled a number of complex transactional matters. He is very knowledgeable and offers insight, with a view toward resolution of differences and getting the deal done.

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    Jeffrey Lorenzo Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jason M Massaro

    I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is an excellent attorney with a unique combination of skill, intellect, and passion. In the 20 plus years I have known Jeff, he has always proven to a person of impeccable ethics and legal comittment. I believe all of Jeff's clients receive the highest of representation and the best of Jeff's abilities.

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    Jason Massaro Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Beck Rocker, P.C.

320 Franklin Street
Columbus, IN, 47201-6732

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INActive In Good Standing199605/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Young Men of AmericaOYA1998
Honors-Advanced Legal WritingValparaiso University School of Law1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBeck Rocker, P.C.2005 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorIndiana University Purdue University, Columbus1998 - 2005
AttorneyEynon, Harmon, Rocker & Glover, PC1996 - 2005
Judicial ClerkMacomb County Circuit Court1995 - 1996
Law ClerkHodges & Davis1995 - 1996

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small FirmN/A2013 - Present
Columbus Economic Development BoardAdvisory Team2013 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationBoard of Delegates2013 - Present
Bartholomew County School FoundationPresident2013 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationDelegate2013 - Present
Bartholomew County School FoundationPresident2013 - 2014
Boy Scouts of AmericaExecutive Committee Member2011 - Present
Bartholomew County Bar AssociationSecretary2009 - 2011
Bartholomew County School FoundationMember2009 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, Law Practice Management CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, Technology CommitteeMember2004 - Present
Bartholomew County Bar AssociationSecretary1996 - 1997
Bartholomew County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Goodrich vs. Dearborn CountySuccessful
Newton Properties, LLC et al. v. Louisville & Indiana RailroadN/A
Reeves v. Downin, 915 N.E.2d. 556 (Ind.App. 2009)N/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
ABA JournalThe Gifts That Keep on Giving2004
The Business EditionCorporation v. Limited Liability Company2002
The Business EditionHow to Collect a Money Judgment2002
The Business EditionNew Year's Resolutions2002
The Business EditionWhen Setting up a Business, Plan for the Sale2001
The Business EditionImmigration and the Workplace2001
The Business EditionFamily Medical Leave Act2001
The Business EditionWhat is a Buy-Sell Agreement2001
The Business EditionThe Hidden Cost of Payroll Deductions2001
The Business EditionJunk Faxers Beware2001
The Business EditionThe Death of Death Taxes2001
The Business EditionHow to Keep your Employee Manual from Haunting You2000
The Business EditionProtecting Your Business from Claims of Sexual Harassment2000
The Business EditionEmployment Contracts2000
The Business EditionChoosing the Right Business Form2000
The Business EditionTired of Going to Work? Stay Home2000
The Business EditionAvoiding Claims for Unpaid Leave2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD1996
University of MichiganPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Personal Planning SeminarEstate Planning2012
Personal PlanningEstate Planning2012
Advanced Health CareEstate Planning2012
Adult LearningEstate Planning2012
ATC Certified Server TrainingAlcohol Server Permit Training2010
HomeFederal Changing Places SeminarPlanning for Failure-Using Advanced Directives to Expand Independence2007
Adult Learning SeminarEstate Planning2007
ITLA Annual MeetingListservs in Trial Practice1997