Cecelia Neihouser Harper
Attorney
Cecelia Neihouser Harper
Attorney

Cecelia Neihouser Harper is a passionate and enthusiastic attorney whose work at BB&C combines her love of the law and background in agriculture. Cecelia grew up in a farming family, competed in the Indiana High School Rodeo, and showed animals at the Pulaski County 4-H Fair. She and her husband live in the Francesville area and are grain farmers and swine producers in Jasper County. She has a firsthand understanding of the challenges that face farming communities and is excited about using her legal expertise to help farmers navigate the realities of modern agribusiness. “My goal is to mesh the intricacies of the law with my insight into crop and animal production to provide practical advice for agribusinesses,” she says.

Cecelia’s love of the law and passion for helping people extends to all our clients. She recognizes that legal matters can be troublesome and feels honored to assist clients in resolving difficult situations. “That’s very fulfilling,” she says. Her interest in becoming an attorney was sparked at Purdue University, when she was an undergraduate in a law school seminar class.  She went on to co-author two published papers and one presentation with Professor Fisher before attending Valparaiso University School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude in the Honors Program.

During her time at Valparaiso University School of Law, Cecelia gained valuable experience as a Mediator in the Valparaiso Law Clinic and as a Law Clerk with Porter County Superior Court II and the United States Attorney’s Office. As a student, Cecelia competed on the Trial Advocacy Team and served as the Executive Associate Editor of Student Writing for the Valparaiso University Law Review, where she also published her Note under the mentorship of Magistrate Judge Rodovich of the United States District Court.

Last summer, Cecelia served as a summer associate in a Lafayette area law firm where she practiced in areas of employment law, estate planning, real estate, and business law. She is thrilled to begin her career at BB&C.

Contact Cecelia at cnh@hereforlife.com or (765) 637-9175.

Education

Purdue University

Valparaiso University School of Law

Admitted to Practice

State of Indiana

U.S. Northern District Court of Indiana

U.S. Southern District Court of Indiana

Philanthropic Organizations, Affiliations, and Community Service

Pro Bono Commendation from Valparaiso University School of Law

Blog Posts by Cecelia Neihouser Harper
Farm Travel: What You Need to Know to Stay Legal

Farmers are the backbone of America. You wake up early, labor all day, and go to bed tired. No two... Read More

Buyer Beware: Disclosures in the Home-Buying Process

Buying or selling a home can be fun and rewarding, but also cumbersome. There are expectations to meet and processes... Read More

Indiana’s Pet Trust Statute: Protecting Fido After You’re Gone

In Indiana, like most states, animals are viewed as personal property. Ordinarily a person cannot leave assets to personal property... Read More