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On the Move - 5/21/14

IL Staff
May 21, 2014
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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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*John M. Stuckey and *Nicholas C. Nizamoff have joined DeFur Voran LLP. Stuckey joins as partner and Nizamoff as of counsel. They will practice primarily out of the Fishers office. Stuckey focuses his practice on design and construction, professional liability, employment and commercial litigation. Nizamoff represents clients in areas including commercial litigation and design professional business counseling and negotiations.
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*Terrie Stockton has joined The Law Office of Jennifer Irons in Cedar Lake as an associate.
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*Kevin P. Podlaski has joined Beers Mallers Backs & Salin LLP as a partner and chair of the litigation department.
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*Amy L. Kluesner has joined Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP as an associate in the corporate & transactional practice group.
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*Joel Henry has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate in the intellectual property group.
Promotions
 
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*Andrew J. Mallon, *Scott P. Fisher and *Christopher S. Drewry have been named as partners in Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP.
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*Brett Y. Hoy, *Jason M. Lee and *Lewis S. Wooton have been elected partners in Lewis Wagner LLP.
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*Kevin G. Klausing and *Russell B. Cate have been elected to the partnership at Campbell Kyle Proffitt LLP.
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*Eric N. Engebretson has been named partner at Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP.
Awards and Honors
 
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*Angela Kelver Hall of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has been named to the Michiana Forty Under 40 Class of 2014. Hall is a partner and business litigator who represents automotive, medical device, recreational vehicle, insurance and financial institution clients.
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Former Hancock Superior Judge *Richard T. Payne was recently presented with the George B. Davis Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award by the Hancock County Bar Association. The award recognizes exemplary and dedicated service by Indiana judges.
 
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*John L. Krauss has received the Sagamore of the Wabash, the IUPUI Chancellor’s Medal and the inaugural John L. Krauss Award for Public Policy Innovation. Krauss is retiring as director of the IU Public Policy Institute.
Appointments and Elections
 
The Economic Club of Indiana has selected officers for the 2014-2015 season, including John M. Mead of Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell P.C. as secretary/COO. Immediate past-president Deborah Daniels, partner at Krieg DeVault, and Theodore R. Boehm, mediator/arbitrator at Van Winkle Baten, will serve renewed terms of service on the board of governors.
 
The James C. Kimbrough Bar Association has elected officers for the 2014-2015 term. Renee Hatcher, staff attorney at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, has been elected president; Hon. Gina Jones, judge of Merrillville Town Court, has been elected vice president; Jheremy Perkins, of Spangler Jennings and Dougherty P.C. in Merrillville, has been selected treasurer; and Shalonda Crump, deputy prosecutor in the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office, was selected secretary. The immediate past-president is Derrick Julkes, principal of Derrick Julkes Law Office in Gary.
 
Heidi B. Adair, partner of Beers Mallers Backs & Salin LLP in Fort Wayne, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Indiana State Bar Association Probate, Trust and Real Property Section Trust & Estate Specialty Board.
 
The Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis has elected David D. Deeter of Dale & Eke P.C. as its board president for 2014-2015.
 
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*Marion Superior Judge David Dreyer has been appointed to Holy Cross College’s board of trustees.
New Office
 
Quarles & Brady LLP, based in Milwaukee, Wisc., has opened an Indianapolis office. Linden Barber will serve as the managing partner of the office.bullet character
 
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  1. IF the Right to Vote is indeed a Right, then it is a RIGHT. That is the same for ALL eligible and properly registered voters. And this is, being able to cast one's vote - until the minute before the polls close in one's assigned precinct. NOT days before by absentee ballot, and NOT 9 miles from one's house (where it might be a burden to get to in time). I personally wait until the last minute to get in line. Because you never know what happens. THAT is my right, and that is Mr. Valenti's. If it is truly so horrible to let him on school grounds (exactly how many children are harmed by those required to register, on school grounds, on election day - seriously!), then move the polling place to a different location. For ALL voters in that precinct. Problem solved.

  2. "associates are becoming more mercenary. The path to partnership has become longer and more difficult so they are chasing short-term gains like high compensation." GOOD FOR THEM! HELL THERE OUGHT TO BE A UNION!

  3. Let's be honest. A glut of lawyers out there, because law schools have overproduced them. Law schools dont care, and big law loves it. So the firms can afford to underpay them. Typical capitalist situation. Wages have grown slowly for entry level lawyers the past 25 years it seems. Just like the rest of our economy. Might as well become a welder. Oh and the big money is mostly reserved for those who can log huge hours and will cut corners to get things handled. More capitalist joy. So the answer coming from the experts is to "capitalize" more competition from nonlawyers, and robots. ie "expert systems." One even hears talk of "offshoring" some legal work. thus undercutting the workers even more. And they wonder why people have been pulling for Bernie and Trump. Hello fools, it's not just the "working class" it's the overly educated suffering too.

  4. And with a whimpering hissy fit the charade came to an end ... http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/07/27/all-charges-dropped-against-all-remaining-officers-in-freddie-gray-case/ WHISTLEBLOWERS are needed more than ever in a time such as this ... when politics trump justice and emotions trump reason. Blue Lives Matter.

  5. "pedigree"? I never knew that in order to become a successful or, for that matter, a talented attorney, one needs to have come from good stock. What should raise eyebrows even more than the starting associates' pay at this firm (and ones like it) is the belief systems they subscribe to re who is and isn't "fit" to practice law with them. Incredible the arrogance that exists throughout the practice of law in this country, especially at firms like this one.

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