Jayna is a partner in the Indianapolis office of Taft, and the past Chair of the Indianapolis Litigation practice group. Jayna’s practice concentrates in the areas of complex commercial, civil, and white-collar criminal litigation, as well as regulatory investigations by state and federal agencies. She is a trial lawyer with significant courtroom experience in both criminal and civil matters.

Some of the results that Jayna has achieved for her clients include negotiating favorable consent decrees, successfully pursuing and defending against preliminary injunctions, defeating class action certifications, successfully defending individuals and companies in white collar criminal cases, and bet-the-company litigation. Her advanced knowledge of technology, ESI best practices and information governance can also give your organization an edge in conducting eDiscovery and data collection both efficiently and cost-effectively.

Jayna is equally active with her local community as she is with her clients. She has been active raising funds for the fight against cancer through her work with the Cancer Support Community, where she serves on the executive committee of the board. She is also on the board of JDRF and is passionate about finding a cure for T1D. Additionally, Jayna is active in her legal community as a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association, and the Indianapolis Bar Association. She is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL) and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA).

Jayna graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and also graduated from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.


All Service Areas


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2005)

    Magna Cum Laude

  • Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service (1998)


  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State - Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association


  • Indiana State Bar Association


  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member, Membership Value Task Force
    Member, Bar Leader Series X (2012 – 2013)

  • Historical Society of the Southern District of Indiana

    Member, Steering Committee

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • DRI


Community Involvement

  • JDRF

    Board Member
    Member, Revenue Committee, Indiana Chapter

  • Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana

    Executive Committee Member
    Board Member
    Governance Committee

  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Central Indiana Affiliate

    President of the Board (2019 – 2022)
    Board Member, VP of the Board, Pink Tie Ball Chair (2011 – 2018)

  • Union Elementary School

    President, Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) (2016 – 2021)

  • MCCOY (Marion County Commission On Youth)

    Past Board Member (2011 – 2014)

  • United Way of Central Indiana

    Member, Leadership United