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On the Move - 1/16/13

IL Staff
January 16, 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.

New Associations
George Lawrence has joined Bose McKinney & Evans LLP as of counsel to the firm’s business services group.

Jennifer L. Schuster has joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP as a member of its litigation team.

Tyler Nichols, Sergey Grechukhin and Heather Shumaker have joined Kirtley Taylor Sims Chadd & Minnette P.C. Nichols is based in the Crawfordsville office; Grechukhin and Shumaker are in the Lebanon office.

Lance R. Ladendorf and Dustin F. Fregiato have joined Ladendorf & Ladendorf as personal injury litigation associates.

Promotions
Tyler Kalachnik, Kristin McClellan and Jason McNiel have been named partners in Ice Miller LLP’s Indianapolis office.

Robert V. Clutter has been appointed managing partner of the Lebanon office of Kirtley Taylor Sims Chadd & Minnette P.C. Kent Minnette has been appointed managing partner of the Crawfordsville office.

Andrew L. Campbell, Caryn M. Glawe, Daniel M. Lechleiter and Joseph C. Pettygrove have been elected partners at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP’s Indianapolis office.

Tracy N. Betz has been elected partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Indianapolis office.

Andrew Harwel and Elizabeth Schuerman have been elected partners at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP.

Kasé Stiefvater has been elected partner at Kightlinger & Gray LLP.

Reynold T. Berry has become partner at Rubin & Levin P.C. in Indianapolis.

Rob Baker has been elected partner at Lewis Wagner LLP in Indianapolis.

Appointments & Elections
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has elected or appointed the following attorneys as officers to its 2013 board of directors: Mary Runnells, secretary, Bloomington; Andrea Cohen, VP membership, Indianapolis; Joan Laskowski, VP legislation, West Lafayette; and Fran Watson, VP litigation, Indianapolis. The new attorney board members are Bryan Bullock, Merrillville; Larry Hesson, Plainfield; Steve Shoup, Indianapolis; and Sally Zweig, Indianapolis.

Chuck Baldwin, an Indianapolis-based shareholder and member of Ogletree Deakins’ board of directors, has been elected to the Indiana Legal Foundation’s Legal Advisory Committee. He will serve a one-year term.

Awards & Honors
E. Davis Coots recently received the Harold Kaiser Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his commitment to the Carmel business community. Coots is a member at Coots Henke & Wheeler Attorneys at Law P.C.

New Firm
KJD Legal Services has opened outside of Brownsburg. The firm, led by Kathy Catlin Davis, handles general civil legal matters.

Kightlinger & Gray LLP has opened an office in Merrillville. Galen A. Bradley joins the firm as a partner in the office.•

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  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

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