Joyce A. Nies, Counsel
I graduated from the Indiana University School of Law in 1997 and hold a B.S. and M.S. from the Indiana University School of Education. At Van Valer Law Firm, where I am of Counsel, my primary practice area is family law.
Before joining Van Valer Law Firm in 1997, I taught freshman composition and writing at IUPUI, and prior to that, I taught high school English for Indianapolis Public Schools.
My life commitment is volunteering for organizations that focus on enhancing the quality of life in our community. I was elected to the Greenwood Community School Corporation Board of Trustees in 1989 and served on that Board as a member and as President and Secretary. I was also elected to the Board of Directors for the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce in 2002 and served as President in 2009. I have also served on the Boards of the Greenwood Senior Citizens Center and Leadership Johnson County and as President on those Boards.
The Sertoma Club of Greenwood is my current primary focus of service. I have been a member since 2003, and in 2005, was the first woman to serve as President of the Board of Directors. I was honored as Sertoman of the Year in 2006 and District Sertoman of the Year in 2007. In 2009, the Sertoma Club of Greenwood organized a fundraising event called WAMM Fest, and I have served on the Steering Club for WAMM Fest since its inception.