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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. This is the dissent discussed in the comment below. See comments on that story for an amazing discussion of likely judicial corruption of some kind, the rejection of the rule of law at the very least. http://www.theindianalawyer.com/justices-deny-transfer-to-child-custody-case/PARAMS/article/42774#comment

  2. That means much to me, thank you. My own communion, to which I came in my 30's from a protestant evangelical background, refuses to so affirm me, the Bishop's courtiers all saying, when it matters, that they defer to the state, and trust that the state would not be wrong as to me. (LIttle did I know that is the most common modernist catholic position on the state -- at least when the state acts consistent with the philosophy of the democrat party). I asked my RCC pastor to stand with me before the Examiners after they demanded that I disavow God's law on the record .... he refused, saying the Bishop would not allow it. I filed all of my file in the open in federal court so the Bishop's men could see what had been done ... they refused to look. (But the 7th Cir and federal judge Theresa Springmann gave me the honor of admission after so reading, even though ISC had denied me, rendering me a very rare bird). Such affirmation from a fellow believer as you have done here has been rare for me, and that dearth of solidarity, and the economic pain visited upon my wife and five children, have been the hardest part of the struggle. They did indeed banish me, for life, and so, in substance did the the Diocese, which treated me like a pariah, but thanks to this ezine ... and this is simply amazing to me .... because of this ezine I am not silenced. This ezine allowing us to speak to the corruption that the former chief "justice" left behind, yet embedded in his systems when he retired ... the openness to discuss that corruption (like that revealed in the recent whistleblowing dissent by courageous Justice David and fresh breath of air Chief Justice Rush,) is a great example of the First Amendment at work. I will not be silenced as long as this tree falling in the wood can be heard. The Hoosier Judiciary has deep seated problems, generational corruption, ideological corruption. Many cases demonstrate this. It must be spotlighted. The corrupted system has no hold on me now, none. I have survived their best shots. It is now my time to not be silent. To the Glory of God, and for the good of man's law. (It almost always works that way as to the true law, as I explained the bar examiners -- who refused to follow even their own statutory law and violated core organic law when banishing me for life -- actually revealing themselves to be lawless.)

  3. to answer your questions, you would still be practicing law and its very sad because we need lawyers like you to stand up for the little guy who have no voice. You probably were a threat to them and they didnt know how to handle the truth and did not want anyone to "rock the boat" so instead of allowing you to keep praticing they banished you, silenced you , the cowards that they are.

  4. His brother was a former prosecuting attorney for Crawford County, disiplined for stealing law books after his term, and embezzeling funds from family and clients. Highly functional family great morals and values...

  5. Wondering if the father was a Lodge member?

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