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Our Legal Staff at Wagner Reese, LLP

Sara Maicher, CLM – Chief Operating Officer

Sara joined the Wagner Reese team in 2012 after serving in an executive management role in the financial services industry for many years. Sara oversees the daily business operations of the firm and manages all accounting, marketing, facilities, and human resources functions. She has a journalism degree from Ball State University and earned her MBA from Anderson University. In 2015, Sara completed the requirements and became just the fourth Certified Legal Manager in Indiana. Sara lives in Westfield with her husband and three children.

Please contact Sara at SMaicher@WagnerReese.com.

Samantha Pearson – New Business Manager

Samantha has been with Wagner Reese since 2017 and heads up the New Business team. She is currently earning her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Pre-Law studies at Indiana University Kokomo. She enjoys spending her time with her husband, Tyler, and their daughter, Kai. Samantha resides in the small town of Tipton, Indiana where she was born and raised. She enjoys spending time with family, attending sporting events, and warm weather.

Please contact Sam via email at SPearson@WagnerReese.com.

Janet Hamm – Legal Nurse

Janet holds a paralegal certificate from Roosevelt University in Chicago and received her ASN degree from Indiana University. She has been a registered nurse since 2004 and has 12+ years of combined experience as a paralegal/Legal Nurse, including medical malpractice, worker’s compensation, personal injury, and insurance defense. She has additional professional experience as a Nurse Case Manager.

Please contact Janet via email at JHamm@WagnerReese.com.

Cheryl Foster – Paralegal

Cheryl joined the Wagner Reese team in 2018. She earned her Paralegal Degree from Indiana University, graduating with honors. Cheryl has over 20 years of experience in the legal field, focusing on personal injury and medical malpractice. She lives in Cicero with her husband and enjoys gardening, boating, water skiing, traveling, and spending her time with family and friends.

Please contact Cheryl via email at CFoster@WagnerReese.com.

Jessica Johnson – Paralegal

Jessica has been with Wagner Reese since 2014. She has an ABA certified Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from Ball State University. Jessica enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Please contact Jessica via email at JJohnson@WagnerReese.com.

Tiffany Julian – Paralegal

Tiffany joined the Wagner Reese team in 2017. She obtained her paralegal studies degree from International Business College in 2012 and has worked in the legal field since. Tiffany lives in Whitestown and enjoys attending concerts and sporting events, boating, and traveling.

Please contact Tiffany via email at TJulian@WagnerReese.com.

Heather McBride – Paralegal

Heather has a paralegal degree and has worked in personal injury and medical malpractice for many years. Heather was raised in Middletown, Indiana and now resides in Westfield. She enjoys reading, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with her son, Talen.

Please contact Heather via email at HMcBride@WagnerReese.com.

Jamie Polk – Paralegal

Jamie has over thirty years of experience and works with Attorney Stephen Wagner, concentrating in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. She received her Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Indianapolis and continued her education at Indiana Wesleyan University with a concentration in Business Administration. Jamie has two children, Kyle and Brittany, and three grandchildren. Jamie enjoys entertaining, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Please contact Jamie via email at JPolk@WagnerReese.com.

Meg Spiker – Legal Assistant

Meg Spiker has a degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology from Ball State University. She was born and raised in the Indianapolis area. Meg joined the Wagner Reese team in 2016 and serves as a legal assistant on the firm’s medical malpractice team. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking/playing with her German Shepard, Ezra, and attending concerts and outdoor festivals.

Please contact Meg via email at MSpiker@WagnerReese.com.

Sarah Drake – Intake Assistant

Sarah Drake joined the team in 2019. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Kent State University. Sarah enjoys listening to podcasts, traveling, playing soccer, and spending time with her friends and family.

Please contact Sarah via email at SDrake@WagnerReese.com.

Madeline Finn – Office Assistant

Wagner Reese welcomed Madeline to the team in 2019. She has over 15 years of managerial, data analytics, and customer service experience. Madeline has a B.S. in Human Resources from DePaul University in Chicago, and is pursuing her Masters in Management and Leadership from Purdue University. She enjoys traveling and is an avid tennis player.

Please contact Madeline via email at MFinn@WagnerReese.com.

Kathleen Eckrich – Office Assistant

Kathleen joined Wagner Reese in 2019 after selling the small business she and her husband owned for nearly 30 years. Kathleen enjoys working out (especially yoga), volunteering at her church, hiking and traveling.

Please contact Kathleen via email at KEckrich@WagnerReese.com.

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Our attorneys have more than nine decades of collective legal experience and have been honored, both by their peers and by a number of prestigious legal organizations, for their commitment to quality legal services and the highest level of ethics. Most of all, our attorneys understand that, for you, this isn’t just another case. It’s your life. Because of this, we are dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized legal services tailored to your unique needs. We take your specific situation into account and work to provide custom legal solutions that suit your particular goals.

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    Carmel, IN 46032
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    Indianapolis, IN 46204
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