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Leadership in Law 2012: Stephen E. Reynolds

Associate, Ice Miller, Indianapolis Indiana University Maurer School of Law

April 25, 2012
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Stephen Reynolds (IL Photo/ Perry Reichanadter)

Litigator Stephen Reynolds is respected as a practitioner by his colleagues, clients and other attorneys. He is known for having a quick mind and tireless work ethic, and for always conducting himself with professionalism and civility.

In 2012, I’d like to
continue to grow my practice in products liability litigation, trade secrets litigation, municipal and government entity litigation, and electronic discovery coordination and management.

The best advice I could give a recent law school graduate is
work with people you like.

The three words that best describe me are
hardworking, fun and energetic.

My long-term career goal is
to continue to do interesting, challenging legal work.

If I weren’t an attorney, I’d be
a software developer.

My escape from work is
my wife, Phyllisia Gant-Reynolds, and our new baby.

My mentor has taught me
if I had to pick one lesson that my attorney mentors have repeatedly stressed, it is the importance of attention to details.

In the movie about my life,
Derek Luke would play me.
 

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  1. I gave tempparry guardship to a friend of my granddaughter in 2012. I went to prison. I had custody. My daughter went to prison to. We are out. My daughter gave me custody but can get her back. She was not order to give me custody . but now we want granddaughter back from friend. She's 14 now. What rights do we have

  2. This sure is not what most who value good governance consider the Rule of Law to entail: "In a letter dated March 2, which Brizzi forwarded to IBJ, the commission dismissed the grievance “on grounds that there is not reasonable cause to believe that you are guilty of misconduct.”" Yet two month later reasonable cause does exist? (Or is the commission forging ahead, the need for reasonable belief be damned? -- A seeming violation of the Rules of Profession Ethics on the part of the commission) Could the rule of law theory cause one to believe that an explanation is in order? Could it be that Hoosier attorneys live under Imperial Law (which is also a t-word that rhymes with infamy) in which the Platonic guardians can do no wrong and never owe the plebeian class any explanation for their powerful actions. (Might makes it right?) Could this be a case of politics directing the commission, as celebrated IU Mauer Professor (the late) Patrick Baude warned was happening 20 years ago in his controversial (whisteblowing) ethics lecture on a quite similar topic: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1498&context=ilj

  3. I have a case presently pending cert review before the SCOTUS that reveals just how Indiana regulates the bar. I have been denied licensure for life for holding the wrong views and questioning the grand inquisitors as to their duties as to state and federal constitutional due process. True story: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS Shorter, Amici brief serving to frame issue as misuse of govt licensure: https://www.scribd.com/doc/312841269/Thomas-More-Society-Amicus-Brown-v-Ind-Bd-of-Law-Examiners

  4. Here's an idea...how about we MORE heavily regulate the law schools to reduce the surplus of graduates, driving starting salaries up for those new grads, so that we can all pay our insane amount of student loans off in a reasonable amount of time and then be able to afford to do pro bono & low-fee work? I've got friends in other industries, radiology for example, and their schools accept a very limited number of students so there will never be a glut of new grads and everyone's pay stays high. For example, my radiologist friend's school accepted just six new students per year.

  5. I totally agree with John Smith.

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