On The Move - 5/22/13

IL Staff
May 22, 2013
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On The Move
On The Move highlights employment news, awards and honors attorneys receive, and board appointments or elected positions. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpg. Color images are preferred. Information must be submitted at least 10 days before the Wednesday issue in which it is to appear. Submit your announcement at or email to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at
New Associations
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*John Culp and *Aaron Culp have joined the Noblesville office of Church Church Hittle & Antrim. Both practice in business and municipal law.
Robert B. Hebert has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office as a member of the corporate department.
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*Victoria Calhoon has joined the litigation and advocacy practice at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate.
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*Vernicka L. Shaw has joined Krieg DeVault LLP’s business and financial institutions practices as an associate. *Jennifer K. Gregory has joined the firm’s intellectual property and technology and IP litigation practices as an associate. *Michael R. Becher has joined the firm as strategic adviser.
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*Julie K. Lappas has joined Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C.’s Indianapolis office, where she practices in the firm’s health practice group.
Robin Babbitt has joined Ice Miller LLP as a partner practicing in the litigation and public affairs and gaming groups.
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*Matthew B. Millis has joined the litigation team at Wooden & McLaughlin LLP.
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*Lisa Yankey is now a partner at Yankey & Payne LLC, where she practices immigration law.
Appointments and Elections
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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP’s Director of Library Services *Cheryl Niemeier will serve as chair of the Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.
The following have been elected to the 2013-2014 Indiana Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrator’s board of directors: Susan M. Cutsinger of Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP, president; Carrie K. Houston of Ice Miller LLP, president-elect; Christine L. Birch, CPA, of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, immediate past-president; David W. Heinekamp of Kightlinger & Gray LLP, treasurer; Robin R. Burton of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, secretary; Joannie Saba of Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer LLP, education chair; Nancy Huffman of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C., business partner liaison; Shawn Severns of Kreig DeVault LLP, membership chair; and Sherry L. Downey, CLM, CPA, of Hopper Blackwell P.C., director of communications.
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*Gary L. Chapman and *Jana Hageman of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP were selected to participate as advisers for eLegacyConnect, a subscription-based online forum for agribusiness owners and farm families to build strategic business and succession plans.
Cameron Clark has been appointed by Gov. Mike Pence as director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Clark most recently served as the agency’s chief legal counsel.
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner *Bill Kaiser has been elected president of the Dubois County Community Foundation’s board of directors for a one-year term.
Awards and Honors
Jennifer Thornburg and David Walton of David Walton Legal; Courtney Chilcote of Tucker Hester Baker Krebs; David Theising of Harrison & Moberly LLP; Scott Racop of Racop Law Offices; and Jeff Graham of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP were recently honored by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana for taking pro bono cases in 2012.
The Butler University Alumni Association presented its Robert Todd Duncan Alumnus Achievement Award to U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson, a 1979 graduate.
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*Scott Wylie has received the Tanya Neiman Pro Bono Professional of the Year Award by the National Association of Pro Bono Professionals. Wylie is the executive director of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, helps administer the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwest Indiana, and serves on the Indiana Pro Bono Commission.bullet character

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  1. I commend Joe for standing up to this tyrant attorney! You ask why? Well I’m one of David Steele victims. I was in desperate need of legal help to protect my child, David saw an opportunity, and he demanded I pay him $3000. Cash. As I received motions and orders from court he did nothing! After weeks of emails asking him to address the legal issues, he responded by saying he was “on vacation “and I should be so lucky to have “my attorney” reply. Finally after lie on top of lie I asked for a full refund, which he refused. He then sent me “bills” for things he never did, such as, his appearance in the case and later claimed he withdrew. He never filed one document / motion for my case! When I finally demanded he refund my money he then turn to threats which scared my family for our lives. It seem unreal we couldn’t believe this guy. I am now over $100,000 in debt digging out of the legal mess he caused my family. Later I was finally able to hire another law office. I met Joe and we worked diligently on my case. I soon learn Joe had a passion for helping people. As anyone who has been through a legal battle it is exhausting. Joe was always more than happy to help or address an issue. Joe was knowledgeable about all my concerns at the same time he was able to reduce the stress and anxieties of my case. He would stay late and come in early, he always went the extra mile to help in any way he could. I can only imagine what Joe and his family has been through, my prayers go out to him and all the victims.

  2. Steele did more than what is listed too. He purposely sought out to ruin me, calling potential employers and then lied about me alleging all kinds of things including kidnapping. None of his allegations were true. If you are in need of an ethical and very knowledgeable family law paralegal, perhaps someone could post their contact information. Ethics cannot be purchased, either your paralegal has them or they do not.

  3. This is ridiculous. Most JDs not practicing law don't know squat to justify calling themselves a lawyer. Maybe they should try visiting the inside of a courtroom before they go around calling themselves lawyers. This kind of promotional BS just increases the volume of people with JDs that are underqualified thereby dragging all the rest of us down likewise.

  4. I think it is safe to say that those Hoosier's with the most confidence in the Indiana judicial system are those Hoosier's who have never had the displeasure of dealing with the Hoosier court system.

  5. I have an open CHINS case I failed a urine screen I have since got clean completed IOP classes now in after care passed home inspection my x sister in law has my children I still don't even have unsupervised when I have been clean for over 4 months my x sister wants to keep the lids for good n has my case working with her I just discovered n have proof that at one of my hearing dcs case worker stated in court to the judge that a screen was dirty which caused me not to have unsupervised this was at the beginning two weeks after my initial screen I thought the weed could have still been in my system was upset because they were suppose to check levels n see if it was going down since this was only a few weeks after initial instead they said dirty I recently requested all of my screens from redwood because I take prescriptions that will show up n I was having my doctor look at levels to verify that matched what I was prescripted because dcs case worker accused me of abuseing when I got my screens I found out that screen I took that dcs case worker stated in court to judge that caused me to not get granted unsupervised was actually negative what can I do about this this is a serious issue saying a parent failed a screen in court to judge when they didn't please advise