The Team

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Margene Berdine, Client Service Coordinator

Margene Berdine joined the Hunter Estate & Elder Law team as a part time Client Services Coordinator in our Rockville office in May of 2017. Born and raised in Lake County, Indiana, Margene and her husband, Ron, retired to the Rockville area in 1996. She has experience working as a legal secretary in Northwest Indiana, working in the Parke County Recorder’s office and then serving as the Greene Township Trustee for eight years. She enjoys the holidays and spending time with her family, especially trying to keep up with her 15 grandchildren and all of their school and sports activities. She currently has a dog and a cat but usually has a stray pet or two that wanders in looking for someone to “adopt” them.
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Lisa Burris, Benefit Specialist

In 2013, Lisa joined Hunter Estate & Elder Law with a background in banking. This background continues to serve her well as she handles Medicaid applications and benefits. 

She holds an associate degree in accounting from International Business College in Indianapolis, Ind.  

Residing in Noblesville, Ind., with her two daughters, she also serves on the Hamilton County Council on Aging (HCCOA).  She’s actively involved with the Hamilton Southeastern FFA where she is serving on the alumni board.  Her engagement as the genealogy project leader for the Hamilton County 4-H program and six years of service for the 4-H Council continue to occupy most of her free time.  She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and helping her daughters raise and show their Pygmy Goats.

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Trisa Hardin, Client Liaison

In 2019, Trisa joined Hunter Estate & Elder Law as a client liaison. In her role, she serves as the first point of contact for prospective customers and clients. She handles client care through coordinating and scheduling appointments, organizing necessary documentation for meetings, and better preparing the team for their independent endeavors. 

Trisa was born and raised in Indianapolis, Ind., and graduated from Franklin Central High School. Thereafter, she obtained her associate degree in applied science, paralegal studies, from Central New Mexico Community College, where she also was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. 

Trisa lives in Avon, Ind., with her young daughter, Rileigh. She has a senior beagle named Indy. In her spare time she likes to take photographs; family and newborn portraits in particular. Her family is her passion and she loves spending quality time with them. 

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Samantha (Sam) Thompson, Paralegal

In 2015, Sam joined Hunter Estate & Elder Law to assist with guardianships, death administration, and probate cases. As a member of the client care team, she administers the firm’s client maintenance program and meets with these clients to ensure their plans remain current. 

Sam was born and raised in Indianapolis and graduated from Warren Central High School. Thereafter, she obtained her associate degree in applied science, paralegal studies, from Ivy Tech Community College, where she also was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She then transferred to IUPUI where she received her bachelor’s degree in legal studies.

Sam lives in Beech Grove, Ind., with her husband, Nick, and three teenage sons. She enjoys watching her boys compete in wrestling, football, and baseball. In her spare time, Sam is a devoted Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Hoosier, and Beech Grove Hornets fan. She also loves to cook, sew, and do assorted crafts.

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Cara Wagner, Lead Marketer & Publicist

Cara has been with Hunter Estate & Elder Law since 2019. She supports the firm’s marketing and public relations needs. Within that, she maintains community relationships, sponsorships, company presentations, media requests, and branding.

Cara attended college at the University of Indianapolis where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and a minor in computer information systems. Throughout her career she’s manned marketing roles for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to non-profit, and even a tech start-up. Beyond working with Hunter Estate & Elder Law, she owns Miss Cara Photography, Kit Fox Marketing, and is the co-host of a podcast for caregivers called Hidden Patient.

Cara lives in Southeastern Marion County with her husband, Andrew, and their rescue dog Neko. Together, they enjoy international travel, scouting for great coffee, and maintaining their landscaping and lawn. 

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Rachel Whited, Paralegal

In 2020, Rachel joined Hunter Estate & Elder Law as a paralegal. She supports clients by moving assets and transferring their real property to their trusts. In addition to trust funding, she is a member of our client care team.

Rachel came to the firm with prior estate and elder law experience.

She was raised in Muncie, Ind., where she attended Delta High School and later graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a minor in History from Ball State University.

Rachel lives in Pendleton, Ind. with her boyfriend, Ryan, and her two cats named Susan and Ragnar. In her spare time she enjoys watching the Houston Texans, traveling, camping, hiking, and volunteering at the Humane Society.