Jena D. Gust is an associate at HART DAVID CARSON, LLP and practices corporate law, corporate litigation, asset protection, and estate planning.

Born, raised, and educated in the Chicagoland area, Jena earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Xavier University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. While in school, Jena identified and pursued her passion for law from the age of seventeen, interning at a small personal injury and family law practice, and gaining experience in the practice of litigation and civil procedure.

After completing her Bachelor’s degree in only three years, Jena was accepted at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. At Chicago-Kent, she focused on corporate law and estate planning, and graduated as one of the youngest students in her class. She diversified her understanding of law by completing a trial advocacy program with the Honorable Society of King’s Inns in Dublin, Ireland and was selected as a student representative for a leading bar preparation company.

After graduation, she was offered a position at Hart David Carson. During her time at Hart David Carson, Jena now advises clients in corporate structuring and asset protection strategies, focuses her practice on corporate and transactional work, including drafting operating agreements, service agreements and other complex commercial agreements for various clients, while negotiating corporate mergers & acquisitions for others.

Jena is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and the U.S. Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and American Bar Association (ABA).


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D.) – Juris Doctor
  • Saint Xavier University (B.A.)


  • State Bar of Illinois



  • Corporate Governance & General Counsel
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Estate Structuring / Trusts / Executive Asset Planning
  • International/Domestic Asset Protection


  • Imerman Angels
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association