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During its 2012 Annual Meeting Nov. 15-16, the DTCI will recognize the outstanding defense lawyers of 2012.

Louis Voelker, a partner in the Hammond office of Eichhorn & Eichhorn, has been named the recipient of the 2012 DTCI Defense Lawyer of the Year award. The Defense Lawyer of the Year award is presented to a licensed lawyer who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, as approved by the Board of Directors, has promoted the interests of the Indiana Defense Bar since the last annual meeting of the DTCI in a most significant way in the fields of litigation, legislation, publication or participation in local, state or national defense organizations. Mr. Voelker has tried and won three medical malpractice cases and has achieved several appellate victories in the last 12 months.

The DTCI will also install as Diplomats of the Indiana Defense Trial Counsel two members of the Indiana bar who, in the judgment of the officers and directors of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, have distinguished themselves throughout their careers through outstanding contributions to the representation of clients in the defense of litigation matters. The 2012 recipients are Richard Mullineaux, partner in the Indianapolis firm of Kightlinger & Gray, and Randall Riggs, partner in the Indianapolis office of Frost Brown Todd.

The DTCI Outstanding Young Lawyer award is presented to a member of the Defense Trial Counsel, less than 35 years old, who has shown leadership qualities in service to the Indiana defense bar, the national defense bar or the community. The 2012 recipient is Mallory R. Inselberg, an associate in the Indianapolis office of Eichhorn & Eichhorn, who was cited for her successful trial work in several medical malpractice cases.•

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