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ON THE MOVE - 1/2/13

January 2, 2013
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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
Douglas K. Fivecoat has joined the law firm of James F. Ludlow, Attorney at Law as a litigation associate.

Michael Biberstine, former Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce public policy director, has joined Frost Brown Todd LLC’s government services practice group in Indianapolis.

Mark Ahearn, currently chief legal counsel and deputy commissioner at the Indiana Department of Transportation, will join the governor’s office as general counsel for Gov.-elect Mike Pence.

Leann P. Simpkins has joined Benesch’s Indianapolis office as an associate in the firm’s general practice group.

Ryan W. Wright and John-Thomas (JT) Young have joined the Indianapolis office of Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary P.C. as associates. Wright concentrates on serving clients on issues affecting the transportation industry. Young’s practice areas include transportation, litigation and appellate, and complex litigation.

Awards & Honors
Robert A. Garelick, senior partner at the law firm of Cohen Garelick & Glazier, was admitted to the 2012 Class of Senior Fellows by the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

Appointments & Elections
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner Ronald E. Elberger has been selected as a distinguished adviser to the board of trustees for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner Alex Intermill has been selected chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Environment Law Section for 2012-2013.

New Firm

Julie A. Dominiack has opened Dominiack Legal Services P.C. in South Bend, with focus on contract work for attorneys, personal injury, collections, litigation and divorce.

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