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On The Move - 11/6/13

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November 6, 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
Detra L. Mills has joined Wanzer Edwards P.C. as an associate, where she practices family law.

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*Elizabeth English has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an attorney with the firm’s corporate practice.
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*Jessica Moyer has joined the litigation practice group in the Indianapolis office of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.

Christine M. Douglas has joined Harden Jackson Law as counsel. She is a certified family law specialist.

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*Jeremy L. Reidy has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Fort Wayne office as a member of the corporate department.
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*Anthony K. Glenn and *Patrick C. Thomas have joined Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn LLP as associate attorneys. Glenn serves on the firm’s labor and employment law and creditors’ rights and collections law practice teams. Thomas serves on the litigation and trial services practice team.
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*Justin A. Allen, *Cara M. Johnson and *Tammara D. Porter have joined the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as associates. Allen and Porter are in the litigation group; Johnson is in the business & finance group.
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*Katherine M. Marshall has joined Glaser & Ebbs in Indianapolis as an associate where she practices in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury.
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*Brian Bouggy has joined Densborn Blachly LLP as an associate where he assists clients on corporate and commercial transactions.
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*Chad J. Bradford has joined O’Bryan Brown & Toner PLLC, where he focuses on general civil defense litigation.

Charles Bush, T.J. Johnson, Katie Marschke, Raven Merlau, Brittney Sharp and Ryan Waggoner have joined Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis as associates. Bush practices in the labor and employment group; Johnson and Marschke practice in the litigation and intellectual property group; Merlau is in the employee benefits group; Sharp practices in the business group and Waggoner is in the trusts and estates group. Shelby Rothenberger has joined the firm’s trusts and estates group as of counsel.

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*Andrew M. Nevill has joined Woodard Emhardt Moriarity McNett & Henry LLP as an associate.

Appointments and Elections

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Lewis Wagner LLP attorney *John Trimble has been appointed chair of the DRI’s Law Practice Management Committee for a one-year term.
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP partner *Tonya Bond has been elected to the Indiana State Bar Association’s board of governors.
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP partner *Thao Nguyen has been elected chair-elect of the ISBA Environmental Law Section. Associate *Sean Hirschten has been elected treasurer.
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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner *Nikki Gray Shoultz has been elected vice chairperson for the board of directors of College Mentors for Kids.

Frost Brown Todd LLC member James Dimos has been installed as president of the Indiana State Bar Association.

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The Indianapolis Bar Association has selected Cohen & Malad LLP attorneys *Kelley J. Johnson and *TaKeena M. Thompson as 2014 board of directors members at large. Cohen & Malad partner *Arend Abel has been selected as chair for the Indiana State Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Ethics.

Kori McOmber, partner at Schultz & Pogue LLP, has been reappointed by Gov. Mike Pence to the Indiana Commission for Women.

Honors and Awards

Lewis Wagner LLP attorney John Trimble received the Presidential Citation from the Indiana State Bar Association for his contributions to the profession of law and Indiana residents.

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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP director of library services *Cheryl L. Niemeier has received the ISBA’s Affiliate Member Award.

Frost Brown Todd LLC member Maggie L. Smith has received the ISBA’s 2013 David Hamacher Public Service Award.

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Lewis Wagner LLP attorney *Mary Foley Panszi has been named a senior fellow by the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.
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*Isaac Willett of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has received a Pro Bono Publico Award from the Indiana Bar Foundation for his work developing a pro bono guardianship program with the Wishard Medical-Legal Partnership. *Sarah Jenkins, a business litigation associate at the firm, received the Indiana State Bar Association’s 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer award.
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney *Amanda L. Krenson has received the Indianapolis Bar Association’s 2013 double left quoteAttorney Aiding Individualsdouble right quote Pro Bono Award.
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Maddox Hargett & Caruso P.C. attorney *Mark Maddox has received the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award.
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*Hon. Robyn Moberly of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, has received the 2013 Women of Achievement award presented by the College of Sciences and Humanities at Ball State University.
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*Amie Peele Carter of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has been named the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Mentor of the Year.
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Frost Brown Todd LLC member *Eric A. Riegner has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

New Office

O’Bryan Brown & Toner PLLC has opened an office at 3003 E. 98th Street, Suite 131 in Indianapolis, where it focuses on general civil defense litigation.•

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