Elisabeth M. Edwards is a founding attorney at Wanzer Edwards, PC where she practices in the areas of family law, including Collaborative law, family mediation and arbitration, and Parenting Coordination.
Ms. Edwards completed her undergraduate degree at Hanover College, majoring in English. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Ms. Edwards’s professional career involvements include serving as the President of the Board of Directors of the Protective Order Pro Bono Project of Greater Indianapolis, Inc. until she assisted with its merger into the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 2007. Ms. Edwards has been recognized as a 2008 Up and Coming Lawyer in the “Leadership in the Law” special edition of the Indiana Lawyer, and as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers Magazine from 2010-2016 and as a SuperLawyer from 2018-Present.
Ms. Edwards is a member of the Indianapolis Bar (“IndyBar”) Association, Family Law Section, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. She served as the Chair of the Family Law Section in 2020. She also graduated from the 2007 IndyBar Bar Leader Series, Class IV, and served on the Bar Leader Series Steering Committee until 2011. She has served as an at-large member of the IndyBar Association Board of Directors, and on various committees of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. Her professional memberships also include the Family and Juvenile Law Divisions of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Hendricks County Bar Association, the AFCC, and the Indiana Association of Mediators. She served as Vice-President of the HCBA in 2015 and served as President in 2016. Ms. Edwards served on the Board of the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals from 2011-2020, serving as Treasurer from 2011-2015, Vice President from 2015-2017, and President from 2017-2019. She hopes to make Collaborative Law a top choice among divorcing parents in central Indiana.
More recently, Ms. Edwards is currently serving as the Chair of the IndyBar Destination CLE scheduled for November 2022 and serves as the President-Elect to the IndyBar Foundation Board. In 2023, Ms. Edwards will be installed as the President of the IndyBar Foundation Board. Ms. Edwards also completed the Co-Parenting Specialist Training with Mosten Guthrie Academy in May 2022 and is committed to using skills learned in this training in her Parenting Coordination and general family law practice.
Ms. Edwards is a frequent speaker and writer in the legal field. She has appeared on Fox 59 news and on WIBC’s radio program, “Pete the Planner” to discuss family law issues. She and co-founder of Wanzer Edwards, Holly Wanzer, have co-authored numerous articles for the Indiana Lawyer, the IndyBar Association website, IndyBar Record, as well as the WE Law monthly blog. Additionally, Ms. Edwards has authored or co-authored numerous seminars for ICLEF, IndyBar, Hendricks County Bar Association, National Business Institute, Julian Center, Heartland Pro Bono Council and Execsense.
Ms. Edwards has served since 2014 on the Board for the Housing Corporation of the Hanover College Chi Omega Fraternity and currently serves as Secretary. She also served on the Hanover College Alumni Board, n/k/a the Alumni Leadership Council from 2015-2021, serving as President in 2019-2020. She continues to serve Hanover on other alumni committees, as needed. Ms. Edwards also served as Secretary to the Board of Directors for the Avon Junior Athletic Association from 2015-2020.
In her spare time, Ms. Edwards is an avid reader and enjoys singing, weight training, and meditation as well as spending time with her husband, son, and dog.