Estate and Elder Law Attorneys
Serving Columbus and Central Indiana
We are now located at our new location, 2751 Brentwood Drive Columbus, IN 47203.
Meet Our Team
Lora R. Mount
Lora R. Mount grew up in Scottsburg, Indiana. She earned an undergraduate degree from Indiana University Southeast, and she was an elementary school teacher for six years. Lora later earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.
Lora serves on the South Central Leadership Committee for Riley Children’s Foundation, and a development committee for Heritage Fund, The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.
Lora is a board member of the Indiana Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a board member of the Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council, and a board member of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation.
Lora is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, and its Elder Law and Probate, Trust, and Real Property Sections and has participated in continuing legal education forums with the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum.
Blake C. Reed
Blake C. Reed grew up in Kokomo, Indiana. He graduated cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree cum laude from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. Blake served as Articles Editor of the Indiana Health Law Review during law school.
Blake is a member of the Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council, and he is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and it’s Indiana Chapter, and the Indiana State Bar Association, and its Elder Law and Probate, Trust, and Real Property Sections. Blake is a Leadership of Bartholomew County graduate (Class of 2012-2013).
Blake is certified by the Veteran’s Administration to provide advice and help to wartime veterans about the VA Aid and Attendance Pension.
Blake has written an article about various residential, assisted living, and nursing home facilities in Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Jennings, and Decatur Counties. He has also made presentations for numerous groups about estate and disability planning, will and trust settlement and elder law, and Medicaid and veteran’s benefits.
James K. Voelz
James K. Voelz grew up in Columbus, Indiana. He has an undergraduate degree from Hanover College and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University Indianapolis Law School. Jim is the founding member of Voelz, Reed, & Mount, LLC, and was the senior partner in the firm until his retirement in 2016.
Jim is a member of Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and its Indiana Chapter, the Indiana State Bar Association, and its Elder Law and Probate, Trust, and Real Property Sections, and Jim has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Jim was the author of “Senior Moments” newsletter, and he has also written numerous articles, including:
- Estate and Disability Planning
- Blended Family Estate Planning
- Medicaid Qualification Planning
- Should You Have A Revocable Living Trust?
- The Medicaid Maze
- Reasons For Parents With Minor Children To Do Estate Planning
- Risks Involved In Gifting Your Property
- Helping Our Clients With Their Advance Directives (presented at an elder law training for attorneys in 2006)
- Deceptive Practices And Professional Responsibility Involving Revocable Living Trust Estate Plans (presented at an elder law training for attorneys in 2007)
- Power Of Attorney Issues – An Elder Law Attorney’s Perspective (presented at an elder law training for attorneys in 2008)
- Tips For A Successful Estate Planning Practice (presented at an elder law training for attorneys in 2010)
- Medicaid Basics (2013)
- Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly And Disabled (presented at an elder law training for attorneys in 2013
Jim was a frequent speaker for various organizations, including presentations sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation, Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Bartholomew/Brown/Decatur County Chapter of American Red Cross, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council, Indiana Society of Public Accountants, Indiana Forestry and Woodlands Owners Association, Hospice of South Central Indiana, Keepsake Village of Columbus, Centra Credit Union, Salin Bank and Trust Company, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, Brown County Resource Center, Senior Center Services of Bartholomew County, Columbus Health and Rehabilitation Center, Indiana Bank and Trust Company, Miller’s Merry Manor, Four Seasons Retirement Center, Parkside Court, Schneck Hospital Foundation, Just Friends Adult Day Services, Conference on Ministry with the Aging, South Central Indiana Continuity of Care Organization, PNC Bank, MainSource Bank, AARP, Indiana State Bar Association, and Mill Race Center.
Katrina M. Alvey was a Family Court Case Manager for the Johnson Circuit Court, and she has also worked as a Court Reporter for the Brown Circuit Court. Katrina is a legal assistant for our Medicaid application services and estate and trust settlement services.
Liza M. Spencer has more than 20 years experience as a legal assistant. Liza performs a variety of office functions, including document preparation and estate and trust settlement services.
Olivia M. Hunter earned an associates of applied science in paralegal studies from Ivy Tech Community College. She is a legal assistant who is involved with client relations, file management, and document preparation.
Kristen Shipley was a Family Case Manager with the Department of Child Services, Bartholomew County Juvenile Probation Officer, and Administrative Assistant prior to joining the Voelz, Reed, & Mount team. Kristen is a legal assistant for our Medicaid application services.
Jody Tompkins is the former owner of Jody’s Gymnastics Zone with forty years of coaching experience. She also has five years experience working as an administrative assistant in a school admin office. She is a legal assistant who is involved with client relations, file management, and document preparation.