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DTCI: Trimble receives ISBA Presidential Citation

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John C. Trimble, former president of DTCI, was honored with a Presidential Citation by the Indiana State Bar Association for his exceptional contribution to the profession of law and the residents of Indiana.

For many years, John has distinguished himself as a bar leader. Besides serving as president of DTCI, he was named Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year in 1991. He has also served on the board of directors of DRI, the largest national association of defense lawyers. In 2000, DRI named John its outstanding defense bar leader. More recently, John has chaired DRI’s national Judicial Task Force to explore and offer recommendations on how DRI can assist in maintaining a fair and impartial judiciary. He has also been tapped to chair the DRI Law Practice Management Committee.

John also serves as first vice-president of the Indianapolis Bar Association, secretary of the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, and vice chair of the board of visitors of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Kudos also to DTCI members at Lewis Wagner who were selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2014, Indianapolis: Robert Wagner, Tom Hays, John Trimble, Rick Shoultz, Susan Cline, Dina Cox, Rich Blaiklock and Kyle Lansberry.

Members of DTCI are invited to share their news with their colleagues. Announcements should be sent to Molly Terry, DTCI director of publications, mterry@dtci.org. They will be published as space and timeliness allow.

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