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On the Move - 8/14/2013

August 14, 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 http://www.theindianalawyer.com/submit-on-the-move or email to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com.
 
New Associations
 
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Associates *Malaika Caldwell and *John Zollo have joined Ice Miller LLP’s employee benefits group.
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*William M. Huse and *William J. Brinkerhoff have joined Schuckit & Associates P.C. in Zionsville as associate attorneys.
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*Tammy L. Ortman has joined Lewis & Kappes P.C. as an equity director. *Jennifer S. Ortman has joined the firm as an associate.
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*Meghan V.M. Ogren recently joined Ittenbach Johnson Koeller & Abrams P.A.
Appointments and Elections
 
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney *Amy L. Stewart has been selected to participate in the inaugural International Academy of Collaborative Professionals’ Leadership Academy. The academy is a year-long course of study focusing on cultivating leadership excellence through skill building, dialogue and mentoring for professionals who focus their practice in the area of collaborative law and interdisciplinary collaborative divorce.
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP partner *Thao Nguyen has been reappointed to the Indiana Pro Bono Commission. Her term runs for three years.
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP co-founder *George M. Plews has been elected a founding member of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. The college is composed of about 100 prominent lawyers from the United States and Canada who represent the interests of both insurers and policyholders in the practice of insurance law.
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner *D. William Moreau Jr. and Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner *Lisa C. McKinney have been named to the board of advisors of the Center on Congress at Indiana University in Bloomington. Founded in 1999, the Center on Congress provides educational opportunities for young Americans to gain a functional understanding of the country’s democratic institution.
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner *Carl Hayes has been appointed to serve on the Indiana Bar Foundation’s board of directors.
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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP attorney *Weston Overturf has been accepted into the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series Class XI.
Awards and Honors
 
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*Thomas L. Davis, a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC’s insurance and tort defense practice group, received the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Practice Section Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award during the 2013 ABA annual meeting in San Francisco.
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*Andrea Roberts Pierson, a partner and management board member at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, has been named to the 2013 Top 250 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation.

Ice Miller LLP associate *Dominique Price has been named to the Lawyers of Color inaugural Hot List, recognizing 100 early- to mid-career minority attorneys under 40 from the Midwest region.

Firm Relocation
 
Attorneys Michael E. O’Neill, Kelly K. McFadden, Jeremy W. Willett, Michelle P. Burchett, Daniel W. Glavin, Julie R. Murzyn, Marian C. Drenth, Randall J. Nye, Kathleen M. Rose, Nathan D. Hansen, Angela Southern and Ami Anderson, of O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP, have relocated their Northwest Indiana firm, formerly of Dyer, to 833 West Lincoln Highway, Suite 410W, Schererville, Indiana 46375.
 
Firm Recognition
 
Ice Miller LLP has been recognized as a regional leader by Midwest Real Estate News’ 2013 Best of the Best Real Estate Law Firms. The magazine listed Ice Miller as third in the Midwest region.
 
Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP celebrated its 25th anniversary on Aug. 1, 2013. The firm, started in 1988 by lawyers George Plews, Sue Shadley and George Pendygraft, now includes 37 lawyers and over 30 staff members in its Indianapolis and South Bend locations.
 
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  1. Have been seeing this wonderful physician for a few years and was one of his patients who told him about what we were being told at CVS. Multiple ones. This was a witch hunt and they shold be ashamed of how patients were treated. Most of all, CVS should be ashamed for what they put this physician through. So thankful he fought back. His office is no "pill mill'. He does drug testing multiple times a year and sees patients a minimum of four times a year.

  2. Brian W, I fear I have not been sufficiently entertaining to bring you back. Here is a real laugh track that just might do it. When one is grabbed by the scruff of his worldview and made to choose between his Confession and his profession ... it is a not a hard choice, given the Confession affects eternity. But then comes the hardship in this world. Imagine how often I hear taunts like yours ... "what, you could not even pass character and fitness after they let you sit and pass their bar exam ... dude, there must really be something wrong with you!" Even one of the Bishop's foremost courtiers said that, when explaining why the RCC refused to stand with me. You want entertaining? How about watching your personal economy crash while you have a wife and five kids to clothe and feed. And you can't because you cannot work, because those demanding you cast off your Confession to be allowed into "their" profession have all the control. And you know that they are wrong, dead wrong, and that even the professional code itself allows your Faithful stand, to wit: "A lawyer may refuse to comply with an obligation imposed by law upon a good faith belief that no valid obligation exists. The provisions of Rule 1.2(d) concerning a good faith challenge to the validity, scope, meaning or application of the law apply to challenges of legal regulation of the practice of law." YET YOU ARE A NONPERSON before the BLE, and will not be heard on your rights or their duties to the law -- you are under tyranny, not law. And so they win in this world, you lose, and you lose even your belief in the rule of law, and demoralization joins poverty, and very troubling thoughts impeaching self worth rush in to fill the void where your career once lived. Thoughts you did not think possible. You find yourself a failure ... in your profession, in your support of your family, in the mirror. And there is little to keep hope alive, because tyranny rules so firmly and none, not the church, not the NGO's, none truly give a damn. Not even a new court, who pay such lip service to justice and ancient role models. You want entertainment? Well if you are on the side of the courtiers running the system that has crushed me, as I suspect you are, then Orwell must be a real riot: "There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever." I never thought they would win, I always thought that at the end of the day the rule of law would prevail. Yes, the rule of man's law. Instead power prevailed, so many rules broken by the system to break me. It took years, but, finally, the end that Dr Bowman predicted is upon me, the end that she advised the BLE to take to break me. Ironically, that is the one thing in her far left of center report that the BLE (after stamping, in red ink, on Jan 22) is uninterested in, as that the BLE and ADA office that used the federal statute as a sword now refuses to even dialogue on her dire prediction as to my fate. "C'est la vie" Entertaining enough for you, status quo defender?

  3. Low energy. Next!

  4. Had William Pryor made such provocative statements as a candidate for the Indiana bar he could have been blackballed as I have documented elsewhere on this ezine. That would have solved this huuuge problem for the Left and abortion industry the good old boy (and even girl) Indiana way. Note that Diane Sykes could have made a huuge difference, but she chose to look away like most all jurists who should certainly recognize a blatantly unconstitutional system when filed on their docket. See footnotes 1 & 2 here: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1592921.html Sykes and Kanne could have applied a well established exception to Rooker Feldman, but instead seemingly decided that was not available to conservative whistleblowers, it would seem. Just a loss and two nice footnotes to numb the pain. A few short years later Sykes ruled the very opposite on the RF question, just as she had ruled the very opposite on RF a few short years before. Indy and the abortion industry wanted me on the ground ... they got it. Thank God Alabama is not so corrupted! MAGA!!!

  5. OK, take notice. Those wondering just how corrupt the Indiana system is can see the picture in this post. Attorney Donald James did not criticize any judges, he merely, it would seem, caused some clients to file against him and then ignored his own defense. James thus disrespected the system via ignoring all and was also ordered to reimburse the commission $525.88 for the costs of prosecuting the first case against him. Yes, nearly $526 for all the costs, the state having proved it all. Ouch, right? Now consider whistleblower and constitutionalist and citizen journalist Paul Ogden who criticized a judge, defended himself in such a professional fashion as to have half the case against him thrown out by the ISC and was then handed a career ending $10,000 bill as "half the costs" of the state crucifying him. http://www.theindianalawyer.com/ogden-quitting-law-citing-high-disciplinary-fine/PARAMS/article/35323 THE TAKEAWAY MESSAGE for any who have ears to hear ... resist Star Chamber and pay with your career ... welcome to the Indiana system of (cough) justice.

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