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Leadership in Law 2012: Stephen E. Reynolds

Associate, Ice Miller, Indianapolis Indiana University Maurer School of Law

April 25, 2012
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Stephen Reynolds (IL Photo/ Perry Reichanadter)

Litigator Stephen Reynolds is respected as a practitioner by his colleagues, clients and other attorneys. He is known for having a quick mind and tireless work ethic, and for always conducting himself with professionalism and civility.

In 2012, I’d like to
continue to grow my practice in products liability litigation, trade secrets litigation, municipal and government entity litigation, and electronic discovery coordination and management.

The best advice I could give a recent law school graduate is
work with people you like.

The three words that best describe me are
hardworking, fun and energetic.

My long-term career goal is
to continue to do interesting, challenging legal work.

If I weren’t an attorney, I’d be
a software developer.

My escape from work is
my wife, Phyllisia Gant-Reynolds, and our new baby.

My mentor has taught me
if I had to pick one lesson that my attorney mentors have repeatedly stressed, it is the importance of attention to details.

In the movie about my life,
Derek Luke would play me.
 

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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