Cecelia Neihouser Harper
Cecelia Neihouser Harper

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, and she and her husband live in the Greater Lafayette area and are former 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 goal of helping people extends to all our clients and across disciplines. She recognizes that legal matters can be troublesome and feels honored to assist clients in resolving difficult situations. At BB&C, Cecelia specializes in family law and creditor’s rights, and is passionate about helping others. “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.

Cecelia is thrilled to be a part of the team at BB&C, where she practices in the areas of on agribusiness, family law, real estate, collections, and business law.


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

Professional Affiliations

Tippecanoe County Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association

Leadership Lafayette, Class 48

Tippy Connect

Philanthropic Organizations, Affiliations, and Community Service

Board Member, NICHES Land Trust – Summer 2019

Presenter, Annie’s Project for Jasper County Purdue Extension — 2019

Donor, St. Elizabeth’s Silent Auction for Nurse’s Week— 2018

Participant, Greater Lafayette Commerce Business Expo — 2017, 2018

Presenter, Indiana State Bar Association Kids’ Election — 2017

Participant, Greater Lafayette Commerce’s Boiler Bridge Bash— 2017

Recipient, Pro Bono Commendation from Valparaiso University School of Law — 2016

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Blog Posts by Cecelia Neihouser Harper
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