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2012 Leadership in Law: Bryce H. Bennett Jr.

Partner, Riley Bennett & Egloff, Indianapolis Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

April 25, 2012
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Bryce H. Bennett Jr. (IL Photo/ Perry Reichanadter)

Bryce Bennett is a founding partner of Riley Bennett & Egloff, a law firm that today employees 63 professionals and support staff and counts many reputable business, government and educational institutions in its client group. During his 33 years as a business and trial lawyer, Bryce has mentored future leaders of the legal and business world. His practice advice and professional savvy are held in high regard by the clients, bar associations, and community interests he serves.

The best advice I ever received was
“Don’t make excuses.Make good.”
(From my father, Bryce H. Bennett Sr. 1926-2007).

I wish I had known when I graduated law school
the value and satisfaction in volunteerism and community involvement.

My best stress reliever is
exercise.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be
unable to help so many people achieve their business, professional and personal objectives.

In 2012, I’d like to
stay healthy and enjoy my family.

The three words that best describe me are
dedicated, diligent and determined.

In my community, I’m passionate about
good government, economic development and high quality of life.

In the movie about my life, this actor would play me:
It would have to be an unknown actor. No famous actor would agree to play someone who works 13 hours a day.

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  1. Just an aside, but regardless of the outcome, I 'm proud of Judge William Hughes. He was the original magistrate on the Home place issue. He ruled for Home Place, and was primaried by Brainard for it. Their tool Poindexter failed to unseat Hughes, who won support for his honesty and courage throughout the county, and he was reelected Judge of Hamilton County's Superior Court. You can still stand for something and survive. Thanks, Judge Hughes!

  2. CCHP's real accomplishment is the 2015 law signed by Gov Pence that basically outlaws any annexation that is forced where a 65% majority of landowners in the affected area disagree. Regardless of whether HP wins or loses, the citizens of Indiana will not have another fiasco like this. The law Gov Pence signed is a direct result of this malgovernance.

  3. I gave tempparry guardship to a friend of my granddaughter in 2012. I went to prison. I had custody. My daughter went to prison to. We are out. My daughter gave me custody but can get her back. She was not order to give me custody . but now we want granddaughter back from friend. She's 14 now. What rights do we have

  4. This sure is not what most who value good governance consider the Rule of Law to entail: "In a letter dated March 2, which Brizzi forwarded to IBJ, the commission dismissed the grievance “on grounds that there is not reasonable cause to believe that you are guilty of misconduct.”" Yet two month later reasonable cause does exist? (Or is the commission forging ahead, the need for reasonable belief be damned? -- A seeming violation of the Rules of Profession Ethics on the part of the commission) Could the rule of law theory cause one to believe that an explanation is in order? Could it be that Hoosier attorneys live under Imperial Law (which is also a t-word that rhymes with infamy) in which the Platonic guardians can do no wrong and never owe the plebeian class any explanation for their powerful actions. (Might makes it right?) Could this be a case of politics directing the commission, as celebrated IU Mauer Professor (the late) Patrick Baude warned was happening 20 years ago in his controversial (whisteblowing) ethics lecture on a quite similar topic: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1498&context=ilj

  5. I have a case presently pending cert review before the SCOTUS that reveals just how Indiana regulates the bar. I have been denied licensure for life for holding the wrong views and questioning the grand inquisitors as to their duties as to state and federal constitutional due process. True story: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS Shorter, Amici brief serving to frame issue as misuse of govt licensure: https://www.scribd.com/doc/312841269/Thomas-More-Society-Amicus-Brown-v-Ind-Bd-of-Law-Examiners

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