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On the Move - 11/20/13

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November 20, 2013
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On The Move

On The Move highlights employment news, awards and honors attorneys receive, and board appointments or elected positions. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpg. Color images are preferred. Information must be submitted at least 10 days before the Wednesday issue in which it is to appear. Submit your announcement at http://www.theindianalawyer.com/submit-on-the-move or email to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com. Promotions
Stephanie L. Cassman has been elected equity partner at Lewis Wagner LLP. New Associations

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*Sarah Fandrey has joined Bowers Harrison LLP as an associate focusing on commercial and residential real estate transactions.
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*Justin A. Kashman and *Samantha R. Hargitt have joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP as associates. Kashman will focus on litigation, and Hargitt will focus on business, real estate and banking.
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Neha M. Matta and *Nabeela Virjee have joined Lewis Wagner LLP as associates. Matta focuses her practice in civil litigation, while Virjee’s areas of concentration include drug and medical device defense, employment, and professional liability and malpractice.
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*Robert R. Anderson has joined Frost Brown Todd LLC’s business department as an associate. *Jessica J. Williams Schnelker has joined the firm as an associate practicing in products liability and mass tort.

Michael Moffatt has returned to the Indianapolis office of Littler Mendelson P.C. after serving as associate general counsel for CNO Financial Group. Kent J. Perkins has joined Coots Henke & Wheeler P.C.

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*Eric J. Massey has joined White and Champagne as an associate practicing criminal law, family law and personal injury.
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*Kathryn DeWeese has joined Bunger & Robertson as an associate.
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*Kristen R. Trout, *Blaine L. Dirker and *Michael A. Gaston-Bell have joined Krieg DeVault LLP as associates. Trout is a member of the business and creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice groups; Dirker is a member of the intellectual property and technology law practice group; and Gaston-Bell is a member of the litigation practice group.
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*Michael E. Licari has joined Perry Law Office P.C. and will concentrate in Social Security disability, collections and family law.

Patricia Batesole has been named Ice Miller LLP’s chief marketing and business development officer. Rob Beatson, Anne Berning, Nick Cayetano, Tim Conroy, Tim DeLaney, Marios Fellouka, Christina Gull, Kim Huizinga, Brian Lucchi, Michael Lux, Nadine McSpadden, Liz Polleys, Aaron Ridlen, Zach Rosenbarger, Ashley Rozier, Robert Scremin, Kate Shelby, Jordan Stover, Shaunestte Terrell and Max Wiley have joined the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office as deputy prosecutors.

Melissa J. Avery has joined Broyles Kight & Ricafort P.C. as of counsel where she will practice family law and mediation.

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*Micha J. Nichols has joined Beers Mallers Backs & Salin LLP as an associate, where he is a member of the civil litigation group.
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*Janis E. Steck has joined Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell P.C. as an associate, practicing in civil litigation.
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*Maureen (Molly) Moss has joined the construction and real estate litigation group of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate in the downtown Indianapolis office.
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*Jon Noyes has joined Wilson Kehoe Winingham as an associate attorney.

Awards and Honors Lake Superior Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider recently received the Indiana State Bar Association Women in the Law Recognition Award. The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association has named State Sen. Brent Steele, R-Bedford, as its Legislator of the Year. Theresa R. Parish of Lewis Wagner LLP has been selected as a member of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.

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*Francina Dlouhy of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP was named a 2013 Woman of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal, a sister publication of Indiana Lawyer.
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*Lucy R. Dollens of Frost Brown Todd LLC was one of two recipients of the Defense Lawyer of the Year award by the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana.
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*Thomas R. Schultz, partner at Schultz & Pogue LLP, has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
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*Jan Michelsen, a shareholder in the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C., has been inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America.

Terre Haute attorney and part-time federal Magistrate Judge Craig M. McKee has received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana State University.

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*Kerry Hyatt Blomquist, counsel for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, received the 2013 Judge David Shaheed Access to Justice Award from the Muslim Alliance of Indiana.

Andrea L. Ciobanu has been chosen as an ABA Young Lawyers Scholar. Appointments and Elections Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson appointed Carol Mihalik as Indiana Securities Commissioner.

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*Terry W. Tolliver of Indianapolis was elected to the board of governors of the Indiana State Bar Association. Tolliver is deputy director of the Consumer Protection Division in the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.

Rick Ruble has been appointed commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor. He previously served as interim commissioner and deputy commissioner of labor and general counsel with the agency.

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Krieg DeVault LLP partner *Norman T. Funk has been reappointed Indiana State chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
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*Jason M. Massaro of the Massaro Legal Group LLC, has been appointed chair-elect of the Litigation Section of the Indiana State Bar Association.
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*Carol M. Adinamis, partner at Adinamis Michael & Saunders, has been elected vice president of the Indiana State Bar Association.
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*Steven M. Badger, partner at Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, has been appointed as counsel to the president of the Indiana State Bar Association, James Dimos.

New Firm Carol Jean Romine has opened Family Law & Mediation Services LLC in Fishers. Brandon Tate and Kevin Bowen have opened Tate & Bowen LLP. The office is located in the Inland Building at 156 E. Market St., Suite 1100 in Indianapolis. The general practice firm has a focus on criminal defense, family law and civil litigation.•

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  1. Am I the only one who sees that the City is essentially giving away the MSA site AND giving millions to build new buildings on the site when this site would be the perfect place for the Justice Complex? Across from City-County, check; keeping it centrally located, check, etc. It's my understanding that the GM site must be purchased by the City from Motors Liquidation Company. STOP WASTING WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE AND OUR TAX DOLLARS! The Ballard Administration has not been known for it's common sense...never voted for him and never will!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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