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, Parenting Coordination and estate planning.
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. (“POPBP”) 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. In 2018, she joined the Board of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, chairing the Gala Committee, and is presently serving as Treasurer to the Board. Her professional memberships also include the Family and Juvenile Law Divisions of the Indiana State Bar Association, and the Hendricks County Bar Association (“HCBA”). She served as Vice-President of the HCBA in 2015 and served as President in 2016. Ms. Edwards has served as the Treasurer of the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals (“CIACP”) from 2011-2015, served as Vice President from 2015-2017, served as President from 2017-2019, and is presently serving as the Immediate Past President. She hopes to make Collaborative Law a top choice among divorcing parents in central Indiana.
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 Ms. Wanzer have co-authored articles for the Indiana Lawyer, the IndyBar Association and IndyBar Record, as well as the WE Law monthly blog. Ms. Edwards has authored or co-authored numerous seminars for ICLEF, IndyBar Association, 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 serves as Secretary. She also serves on the Hanover College Alumni Leadership Council and has served as President for 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, yoga, Pilates and meditation as well as spending time with her husband, son and dog.