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On the Move - 11/9/12

IL Staff
November 7, 2012
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On The Move

On The Move runs in the first issue of the month. Information must be submitted two weeks prior to the issue date. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpeg. Color images are preferred. Submissions may be made at http://www.theindianalawyer.com submit-on-the-move or emailed to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com.

New Associations
Jamie C. Woenker and Tyler J. Winkleman have joined Carson Boxberger LLP in Fort Wayne. Woenker’s practice areas include personal services and general litigation. Winkleman focuses his practice on corporate matters.

Lance Worland has joined Caress Law Group in Indianapolis as an associate.

Matthew B. Millis and Kimberly L. Cohen have joined Hoover Hull LLP in Indianapolis as associates. Millis focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction and real estate litigation, and debtor/creditor litigation. Cohen practices in the area of commercial litigation.

Mark J. Plantan has joined DeLaney & DeLaney LLC in Indianapolis as an associate.

Janeen L. Feinberg, Cade J. Laverty and Beau F. Zoeller have joined Frost Brown Todd LLC in Indianapolis as associates. Feinberg joined the labor and employment practice group, Laverty joined the construction practice group, and Zoeller joined the government services practice group.

Janelle P. Kilies has joined Lewis Wagner LLP in Indianapolis as an associate. She focuses her practice on insurance coverage and professional liability defense.

Alex Hoover has joined Walter Law Office in Nappanee as an associate.

Erica Drew has joined Wooden & McLaughlin in Indianapolis as a litigation associate.

Robert E. Shive has joined Hollingsworth & Zivitz P.C. in Carmel as partner. He is chair of the firm’s alternative dispute resolution section.

Padric Kelly O’Brien has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Indianapolis office as senior tax counsel. Julie D. Halbig has joined as of counsel, where she will focus on representing clients before the Indiana General Assembly and regulatory agencies at the state and local level. Melissa A. Gardner, Julian E. Harrell, Jinee L. Majors and Christopher P. Montagano have joined the firm as associates. Gardner is a member of the environmental and litigation practice groups. Harrell is a member of the environmental practice group. Majors is a member of the business and finance practice group. Montagano is a member of the labor and employment practice group.

Andrew Breck, Drew Howk and Joel Swider have joined the Indianapolis office of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C. as associates. Breck practices in the health practice group. Howk practices in the litigation practice group. Swider practices in the business/tax practice group.

Joshua T. Busch and Trenton B. Morton have joined the Fort Wayne office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as associates. Busch is a member of the product liability litigation group and Morton focuses on intellectual property. Saulo I. Delgado, Katelyn M. Miner, Donald E. Morgan, Daniel E. Pulliam and Mark L. Shope have joined the downtown Indianapolis office as associates. Delgado practices labor and employment law; Miner is a member of the insurance team; Morgan and Pulliam belong to the business litigation group; and Shope practices corporate law. Jason Schnabel and R. Patrick Thornberry have joined the firm’s 96th St. office in Indianapolis as associates. Schnabel practices in the health and life sciences group; Thornberry practices corporate law.

Audrey Hagedorn, Ben Kitto, Maurine Knutsson and Danita Merlau have joined the Indianapolis office of Ice Miller LLP as associates. Hagedorn and Knutsson are members of the litigation and intellectual property group; Kitto belongs to the municipal finance group; and Merlau belongs to the employee benefits group.

Tim Swan and Ronn Thoreson have joined the Merrillville office of Garan Lucow Miller P.C. as associates.

Robyn L. Moberly and James M. Carr have been appointed to 14-year terms as bankruptcy judges on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Moberly previously was a judge in Marion Superior Court and took office Nov. 1; Carr is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and joins the court Jan. 1.

Promotions
Greg Bokota has been promoted to managing partner of Garan Lucow Miller P.C.’s Merrillville office.

Appointments & Elections
Wagner Reese LLP partner Jason R. Reese has been elected to the board of directors of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.

Bose McKinney and Evans LLP of counsel attorney Jonathan Mayes has been appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels as a commissioner with the State Employees’ Appeals Commission.

R.J. McConnell, partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, has been named to the board of directors of the Indy Partnership, central Indiana’s regional economic development group.

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner Greg Hahn has been appointed to the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation board of directors.

Heather Louise Smith, deputy clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Tax Court, has been elected to the executive committee of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks.

Lewis Wagner associate Edward Fujawa has joined INDYCOG’s board of directors. The nonprofit promotes cycling within Indianapolis.

Indiana Farm Bureau staff attorney Justin Schneider has been elected to the board of directors of the American Agricultural Law Association.

Amie Peele Carter has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Carter is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Indianapolis.

Awards & Honors
John V. Barnett Jr. has received the 2012 Allen C. Steere Award from the Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana, established by Lincoln Financial Group. Barnett recently retired from Bose Public Affairs Group LLC as a senior vice president.

Nick Deets, partner at Hovde Dassow & Deets LLC in Indianapolis, has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Tamara McMillian, of counsel at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP in Indianapolis, has been named a “20 under 40” attorney of 2012 by Just The Beginning Foundation. The foundation honors 20 young attorneys around the country who exemplify their mission of providing pipeline programs directly aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession.

The Lilly Endowment, under the leadership of former Baker & Daniels partner Thomas M. Lofton, received the August M. Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year Award from BioCrossroads.

Edna M. Wallace, RP, a paralegal at Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP in Indianapolis, has received the 2012 National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Honorable William R. Robie Award. The award goes to a member who is dedicated to the paralegal profession, the expansion of the delivery of legal services, and equal access to justice.

New Office
Tauber Law Offices, a full-service law firm, has opened in Schererville. Family members Rhett L. Tauber, Tara Tauber and Jared Tauber are partners.

Elder Law LLC has moved to 5954 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220.•

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