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November 9, 2011
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The Indiana Lawyer congratulates the state’s newest lawyers, admitted to the Indiana bar at the Indiana Supreme Court Admission Ceremony held Oct. 14, 2011, in Indianapolis.

Adam Matthew Acosta

Aaron B. Aft

Brandon Jay Almas

Robert Eugene Altman III

Evan George Amies

Courtney Lynn Andreone

Jonathan Thomas Armiger

Kristin Dee Ann Arthur

Caridad Austin

Benjamin Reed Aylsworth

Katherine Diane Bailey

Andrew Grant Barde

Courtney Ann Barker

Lauren Elena Barth

Jennifer Bays Beinart

Roxana Sidiah Bell

Sara Marie Benson

Lauren Elizabeth Berger

Martine Romy Bernard

Ashley Renee Bess

Veronique Lavonte Briscoe Beuoy

Patrick Michael Bickley

Jacob Gabriel Blackstone

Kristi Sue Blankenberger

Jeffrey Allen Block

Stephanie Lynn Bloomer

Eric Martin Blume

Michaela O’Connell Blume

Brian William Borchert

Jessica Wells Boyd

Cennet Kocakulah Braun

Ross Alan Brennan

Kelly Jo Brummett

Craig Matthew Brunson

Andrew Jordan Bryson

Katherine Bennett Bumgarner

Sierra Hue Bunnell

Christine Marie Burt

Sarah Elizabeth Caldwell

Kristen Leigh Cameron

Thomas Dugald Cameron

Tyler Eugene Campbell

Erin Rebecca Cannon

Michael Lawrence Carlston

Daniel Steven Carraway

Michael Robert Carton

Kyle Andrew Cassidy

Richard William Castleton

George Thomas Catanzarite

Grant Edward Chapman

Anna Christodoulakis

Tae-Yon Chun

Christina Marie Clark

Michael Timothy Clarke

Joseph Keith Cole

Derek William Conner

Aileen Elizabeth Cook

Thomas Carl Cook

Tracey Marie Coons

Jennifer Alicia Cooper

Kathleen Sarah Crebo

John David Cross

Clay Joseph Cummins

Susannah Emiline Cunningham

Michael Scott Daley

Brock Eli Dalton

Charles Brian Daugherty

Ashley Melissa Davis

Michelle Sue DeBolt

Holly Michelle DeNeve

Allison Neil De Young

Michael Andrew Delph

Megan Paige Demouy

Matthew Douglas Derringer

Dustin Rex Detzer

Lauren Elizabeth Dimmitt

Matthew Ryan Dodson

Erik Donald Doll

Rachael Claire Ehlich

Kristin McCreary Eichel

Elizabeth Ann Eichholtz

Jeffrey Walter Elftman

Mellisa Kathleen Ely

Heather Renee Falks

Mary Catherine Fanello

De Ann Lea Farthing

Kathryne Sandra Feary

Courtney Shea Figg

Alison Ann Finkelmeier

Joseph Ross Fischer

Colin Edward Flora

Daniel Francis Ford

John Edward Frank

Stephanie Ann Freiwald

Larry Jay Fry

Melissa Anne Gardner

Jefferson Stewart Garn

Chad William Garrapy

Evelyn Lavern Gentry

Michaelia Shae Gilbert

Robert Jerald Girod

Jordan Michael Gleason

Amanda Elizabeth Glowacki

Kevin James Grande

Sergey Gennadievich Grechukhin

Daniel Jason Greenhalgh

Christopher Paul Greisl

Lauren Kathleen Griffin

Dana Smith Grimes

Justin Lee Griner

Kathleen Lauren Gring

Kendal Ryan Gulbrandsen

Christina Michelle Gull

Ashley Nicole Hadler

Claire Lorch Hagedorn

Jana Ashley Hageman

Shane Steven Hageman

Amanda Marie Hall

Chase Michael Haller

Amy Elizabeth Halsey

Jamie Ellen Hampton

Jamie Elizabeth Haney

Stephen Michael Harper

Jana Eleonore Harris

William David Hartzell-Baird

Nathaniel James Heber

Grant Evan Helms

Ryan Thomas Hendershott

Amanda Marie Hendren

Manuel Herceg

Kathryn Michelle Hidde

Carolynn Virginia Hill

Roberta Broer Hirsch

Brad Paul Hoffeditz

Christopher Edwin Hopkins Gillispie

William Joseph Horvath

Holly Nicole Hudelson

Angela Lynette Huggins-Gainer

Andrea Camille Kyeong Huntington

Nicholas Jeffrey Hursh

Zachary George Jacob

Jesse Jay James

Paul Andrew Jansen

Steven Michael Jensen

Patrick Lawrence Jessup

Benjamin Myron Lane Jones

Brooke Cherith Jones

Kiersten Ann Kamman

Magdalena Marie Karol

Matthew Swaim Katz

Ian Thomas Keeler

Michelle Elizabeth Keesling

Melanie Leen Kendrick

Candace Clare Kilpinen

Korin Nikole Knutson

Larissa Erin Koshatka

Alexander Sherman Kruse

Jessica Ann Kruse

David Richard Kuhnz

Nicole Renee Kujawa

Brandy Marie Kumfer

Thomas Michael Landrigan

Krystal Marie Lechner

Sarah Marie Lierman

Bryan Michael Likins

Brian David Lohnes

Jonathan Andrew Long

Garrett James Lowe

Jonathan David Lund

My-Phuong Anna Ly-Pham

Adam Jerome Maday

Julie Marie Mahomed

Ashley Dawn Marks

Jennifer Rose Mart-Rice

Craig Lee Martin

Joshua Thomas Martin

Sara Teresa Martin

David Jordan Marusarz

Justin Lee Mc Adam

Kyle David McClammer

Alison Lee McCormick

Christopher Grant McGaha

Stephen Baldwin McGrady

Jerome William McKeever

Mary Kathleen McNamara

Jonathan David McPike

Jenai Savia Mehra

Christopher Marion Melnyczenko

Misty Leigh Mercer

Katherine Joan Mercer-Lawson

Donnie Johnathon Metlovski

Tricia Jane Milanese

Jessica Sue Miller

Katie Janet Miller

Melissa Rose Miller

Justin Brandt Mills

Jason Terry Mizzell

Jared Robert Modesitt

Mary Margaret Montgomery

James Peter Mooneyhan

Rachel Elizabeth Moore

Timothy Joseph Moriarty

Greg Scott Morin

Corrine Elizabeth Morris

Katie Nicole Morris

Michael Minor Morris

Maureen Bradford Moss

Dennis Edward Mullen

Megan Ashley Mullett

Amanda Lee Baker Mulroony

Joseph Lucas Lee Mulvey

Alyssa Yvette Munguia

Brandon Erik Murphy

Sarah Elizabeth Murray

David Michael Mustard

Erika Leigh Nelson

Eric Max Neuburger

Christopher Adam Nevels

Tyler Max Nichols

Caryn Margaret Nieman

Laura Elaine Nogrady

Timothy Alan Nowacki

Christopher Lee Nusbaum

Rod J. Oancea Jr.

Thomas Blake Orner

Caitlin Mary Padula

Victoria May Palmer

Benjamin Zachery Parmet

Gabrielle Leigh Paschall

Bernard Owen Paul

Andrew Miller Pendexter

Matthew Gregor Petra

Viet Chu Pham

Christopher Paul Phillips

Robert Jerome Phongchaleun

Jacqueline Marie Pimentel-Gannon

Sara Elizabeth Pitcher

Bambra Ki Pitman

Andrew Michael Pittman

Alexander Jay Platte

Emily Denise Poe

Merima Popaja

Gregory William Pottorff

Stephanie Rhea Price

Michelle Lee Quigley

Tara Kimberly Howard Rabiola

Kristine Tarrant Ragan

Zachary Christopher Raibley

Michael Joseph Rea

Christine Marie Redelman

Jessica Lynn Reiss

Timothy Allon Renfro Jr.

Danyel Nicole Robbins

Erin Michelle Ruppert Romer

David Brent Rosenberg

Stephen Alexander Ruby

Catherine Elizabeth Sabatine

Samantha Aimee Salisbury

Kyle Lee Samons

Amanda Kay Schipp

Ashley Kathleen Schneider

Lauren Marie Schrader

Conrad Anthony Schrock

Caitlin Suzanne Schroeder

Katherine Karen Schuman

Katherine Elizabeth Scott

Michael Gregory Sechuga

Beth Elise Sermersheim

Megan Elizabeth Shipley

Andrew John Sickmann

Catherine Diane Siebecker

Stephen Richard Simcox

Renee Algitha Skeete

Aaron J. Skiles

Conor Stephen Slocum

Susan Jeanine Slone

Edward Martin Smid

Brandon Michael Smith

Emily Diane Smith

Leslie Michele Smith

Patrick Joseph Smith

Jennifer Lynn Snook

Justin Philip Spack

Travis James Spencer

Yvonne Mae Spillers

Aaron James Spolarich

Elizabeth Hunter Steele

Andrew Jens Stephenson

John Mycroft Stevens

Courtney Dale Stooksbury

Andrew Charles Strobel

Melissa Louise Stuart

Gregory David Sturm

Michael Gary Swansburg Jr.

Adam Mitchel Sworden

Robert Gregory Sylvester

Ryan William Tanselle

Amy Elizabeth Tate

James Christian Tauziac

Jason Earl Taylor

Christopher Louis Tazzi

Bradley Kim Thomas

Ashley Marie Thompson

Christopher Burton Thornberry

Dustin James Tirpak

Gregory Charles Touney

Christopher Lloyd Tucker

Lindsey Marie Tucker

Steven Andrew Turner

James Robert Tyree

Andrew Jonathan Upchurch

Sara Beth Valenzuela

Laura Anne Van Hyfte

Benjamin Daniel Robert Vanderpool

Andrew James Vandiver

Rachel Leigh Vargo

Christina Lorrain Vega Fitch

Gina Marie Venturelli

David Tyler Vlink

Laura Marie Vogler

Amelia Jane Vohs

Nicholas Jerome Wagner

Clarence Maxwell Walsh

Hao Wang

Zoretta Ward-Holloway

John Robert Watkins

Erin April Webley

Sarah Elizabeth Welcome

Robert George Westfall

John Thomas Westhoff

Mindy Ann Westrick

Jordan William Wicker

Justin Carl Wiler

Andrew Robert Wilkinson

Andrew James Williams

Seth Logan Williams

Therese Marie Williams

Zachary Thomas Williams

Adrian K’Lyn Williford

Chad Jeremy Wilson

Jacob Duane Winkler

Alexandra Victoria Winski

Brandon Kyle Wiseman

Heather Mae Wyatt

Ahmed Saleh Young
 

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  1. This guy sounds like the classic molester/manipulator.

  2. Louis D. Brandeis was born in 1856. At 9 years of age it would have been 1865. The Brandeis family did not own slaves. My source Louis D. Brandeis: A Life, by Melvin L. Urofsky.

  3. My name is Matthew Lucas Major, I recently went through a jury trial in Bloomington , In. It was the week of Feb 19-21. Although I have been incarcerated since August 5, 2014. The reason I 'am writing to you sir is on the 21 of February the jury came in with a very excessive and wrongful verdict of guilty on 6 child molesting charges against my daughter who was 9 at the time I was accused. I also had 2 other Felonies one of Intimidation and 1 of Sexual Vicarious Gratification. Judge Marc Kellam on the second day of trial gave me a not guilty on those 2 felonies. The jury was sent out during that time and when brought back Judge Kellam told them to not concern themselves with the 2 Felonies that he ruled on them. They were told to not let evidence they had already heard influence there verdicts. I never in my life touched any child sexually and definitely not with my own daughter. When I was arrested Detective Shawn Karr told me I would be convicted guilty just on my daughters word even without evidence. That's just what happened. my public defender did me so wrong he never once proved to the court and jury all the lies the child told, and Jeremy Noel my public defender could of proven the lies easily. The stories in Serenity's depositions and Forensic interview changed and were not consistent as Prosecutor Darcie Fawcett claimed they were. Yet my attorney never mentioned that. The facts that the child accused me of full penetration in her vagina and rectum was proven lies. Doctor Roberta Hibbard of Riley hospital in Indianapolis confirmed Serenity's hymen intact, no scars, no tearing, no signs of rape to her. Yet my attorney didn't use that knowledge . the DNA was all in my favor. I tell you I will spend my entire life in prison going through rape and beatings etc. even Judge Kellam abused his authority by telling the jurors to listen and believe what the prosecutors side in evidence like my daughters testimony. In one interview with the detectives my daughter got flustered with her mom and said on camera " I'm saying what you told me to mom"!! Yet Mr. Noel said nor did anything to even resemble a defense attorney. Judge Kellam allowed edited version of a taped conversation between the child and her mother. Also Judge Kellam allowed the Prosecutor too bring in to my case a knife found under my seat, the knife wasn't part of my case. She was allowed by my attorney and the judge to put a huge picture of it on the screen and huge picture of my naked privates in a full courtroom and open court. Ms. Fawcett says to jury see how easy Mr. Major could reach the knife and cut his Childs throat. Even though I had no weapons charge against these cases. This gave the jurors prejudice thought against me thinking I threatened her with that knife and how scared she would of been knowing i could get it and kill her. On my sentencing court March 19, 2014 my public defender told Judge Kellam he wish to resign from being my attorney and wished for the court to give me outside council to file a error to trial or appeal. We were denied. Now after openly knowing my public defender don't want to represent me he has to. Well when as parents we make our kids clean a room when they really don't wish to, well the child will but don't mean she will do a good job, that's where I'm at with Mr. Noel. please dont ignore mine and my families pleas for your help . we have all the legal proof you could need to prove Im innocent. Please dont make my spend years in prison innocent when you can fix this wrong. Im not saying Im a perfect man or that I was a perfect dad to my 2 children none of us are. Ive made some bad choices in life and I paid for them. But I didnt ever touch or rape my daughter . I love my children with all my heart. And now through needing attention and a ex-wife who told my granny several times she wish she could put me in prison to get me out of their lives. Well my ex finally accomplished her goal. Sad part is she is destroying our daughter with all this horrific lies and things she taught my daughter to say. My daughter will need therapist to ever hope for a chance of a normal life after what she had done to her by her mom and their side of the family. My daughter told everyone even on stand she had a dream months before i supposedly molested her in this dream I was molesting her and when I finally did it matched her dream perfectly. She admitted to watching movies about little girls being molested and watching U-Tube videos about child molesting all before it happened supposedly to her. Doesn't that sound very unusual that a non molested 9 yr old would need to know so much about being molested? The only reason I could think a 9 year old would need so much information is to be prepared to know what to say and be able to say how it felt what took place etc.. So when questioned by authorities she would be prepared. And there again sir if a parent is pre grooming a 9 year old child she would need intimate details . Like telling her daughter about a couple moles on my private area. The child admitted to sneaking my cell and looking many many times at nudes of me and my girlfriend even one where my penis was entering my girlfriends vagina. In that picture my moles are obvious. Yet when prosecutor showed everyone in court my privates and pictures of the moles she said the only way the child would know about them is if she saw them for herself. My attorney once again said nothing about the pictures my child saw. Or could a ex-wife be able to describe my moles to help her case against getting rid of me? I beg you help me. This is my very existence. Ive lost everything , a good job, a wonderful girlfriend, my freedom, but worse thing Ive lost is my children. They were my reason to get up every morning and strive to be better. The wonderful bond I had with my Serenity is gone. After this I would be afraid to even hug her for fear of what next can they do to me. I'm not afraid to tell you I sit here in this cell and try to hold back my tears. Everyone knows you cant show weakness in prison. My life has already been threatened here at Wabash Valley Prison. After only 3 days of arrival. I was tricked into signing a waiver now Im in G Block General Population with 6 child molesting felony charges. Mrs. Hart as a 18 year old I almost died hooked to machines in hospital almost 1 month and now I know that fear was childish compared to this . I cant help but put emotions in this, after all Mrs. Hart Im human and God help Me I never been more afraid in my life. I didnt hurt my little girl I didnt touch her sexually. As much as it shreds me and fills my mind what Im facing I worry more about my mom and granny because of their great love for me mam they are suffering so deeply. I aint done this things but my loved ones suffering right along beside me and If you take my case you will be in essence freeing them also. I sent momma this letter and asked her to email it to you. I'm scared I have been done so unjustly by our legal system and I need you to fix this and give me freedom. I ask you please don't just ignore my pleas. Here in America its nice to be able to trust our legal justice system, well they destroyed my and my loved ones trust in our justice system . And I'm trusting in You !!! My entire family is suffering this nightmare with me. My 77 year old granny had a stroke and isn't doing so well. My single mother that raised 3 kids alone is dying from Lupus and since my arrest has stayed so sick and weary. Our lives torn to peices by a government I was taught I could trust in. my momma has tried so many innocent project and wrongfully accused and cant get anywhere. please please help me. A quote from the late Nelson Mandela: To be free is not merely to cast off ones chains, But to live in a way that respects and enhances The Freedom Of Others. I have Faith in you and your clinic to cast my chains off and give me freedom I do deserve as a wrongfully accused Man, son, brother, father, friend. Matthew Major DOC# 246179 Cause # : 53c02-1308-FA-000779 God Bless you. Please contact me with your decision so I know you made a life changing decision for me , just please at least write me so I know you care enough about your citizens to respond to cries for your help. You can speak openly with my mother Charlotte Spain (828) 476-0406: 71 Lakeview Dr. Canton, NC 28716 Thank You Matthew Major I know yall get thousands of request and inmates claiming innocence, and each person who are innocent deserve to have organizations like yours willing to fight for them and I give yall so much Thanks and I thank God everyday yall are out there caring enough to help free the innocents. Since discovering firsthand how easily lives and families can be destroyed by Poor Defense attorneys not doing their job . And Prosecutors allowed to do as they please in court

  4. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  5. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

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