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Practice Areas
As a certified elder law attorney, Jane’s practice includes long-term care and asset protection planning, and special needs, along with estate planning and estate administration, wills, trusts and real estate.

Over the last few years, Jane’s practice has evolved to include extensive work in helping clients protect assets when facing long-term care expenses in the nursing home or in an assisted living facility.  As asset protection and preservation issues become central to more clients, Jane’s practice has adapted to that growing need.  She also practices in traditional estate planning and administration, including revocable trusts, wills and powers of attorney.

As a licensed title agent for Professional Title Services, Ltd. Jane conducts real estate closings and issues title insurance.  She also advises clients on legal issues related to buying and selling real property.

Jane has 30 years’ experience in helping clients plan and administer estates, buy and sell real property, protect assets from long-term care expenses and plan to transfer theirs farms and businesses from one generation to the next.  This experience gives her a unique perspective about her clients’ needs.

Jane began her practice with her father, Patrick Dell, in 1990.  He was her mentor and her role model, as he had spent his legal career building a reputation for integrity and honesty.  The insight and knowledge Jane gained from the few short years she practiced with her father continue to impact her practice today.


  • B.S. Georgetown University
  • J.D. Indiana University


  • Seneca County and Ohio State Bar Associations.
  • ElderCounsel

Community Involvement

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library; Board of Trustees

The Good Shepherd Home; Board of Trustees

The Mary Lay Home; Board of Trustees

Tiffin Community Foundation; Board of Trustees

Tiffin Calvert Educational Foundation; Board of Trustees

Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program; interviewer

St. Mary’s Church Festival Steering Committee

St. Mary’s Church Reverse Raffle Committee

Personal:  Married to law partner, Paul Burtis. Together, they have three adult children, Cecilia, Jack and Sophia.

Interests: travel, fitness, sustainability, cooking

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