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Founding attorney’s move to join mediation group will change law firm name

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The Indianapolis law office of Collignon Dietrick P.C. will be undergoing a transition as one of its shareholders prepares to exit.  

Tom Collignon has announced he will be leaving the firm to join The Mediation Group in January 2014. He plans to continue mediating commercial, construction, personal injury and family cases at his downtown office and at The Mediation Group’s Keystone at the Crossing offices.  

Collignon Dietrick will become Dietrick Law P.C. at the end of 2013.

Patrick Dietrick said he was sad to see his law partner leave but is “exceedingly happy” Collignon has this opportunity.

Neil Bemenderfer, founding member of The Mediation Group, said his practice was delighted to be welcoming Collignon. “He’s a great guy, a terrific lawyer and has been mediating civil and family cases for some time,” Bemenderfer said. “He brings a lot of energy.”

The Mediation Group was founded in 2000. It currently has eight attorneys and offers alternative dispute resolution services throughout the Midwest.

The current location of Collignon Dietrick, at 310 N. Alabama St., will become home to both The Mediation Group and Dietrick Law. The space is too big for one firm, Dietrick said, so it will be divided with his office taking a portion and The Mediation Group setting up in the other part.
 
 
 

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