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On The Move - 12/4/13

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December 4, 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

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*Alyssa C. James and *Schuyler J. File have joined Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman’s Indianapolis office as associates.

Jennifer A. Sacheck has joined Stevens & Associates P.C. as an associate.

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*Brian Casserly and *Christopher Shelmon have joined Gutwein Law. Casserly will concentrate on business law and mergers & acquisitions. Shelmon will concentrate on civil litigation, and real estate transactions and development.

Michael Cheerva has joined Emswiller Williams Noland & Clarke P.C. as a shareholder. Meghann Thomas Supino has joined Ice Miller LLP’s litigation group as an associate.

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*Amy Van Ostrand has returned to Ladendorf & Landendorf as an associate working exclusively in the area of personal injury litigation.
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*Michael W. McBride has joined Cohen & Malad LLP as an associate in the business litigation practice area.
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*Laura Miller has been appointed as Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s director of human resources in its Indianapolis office. *Shannon Williams has joined as the director of law school recruiting and diversity.

Promotions

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*Abigail Butler, partner in the product liability practice at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, became leader of the firm’s Fort Wayne office Dec. 1.
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*Erin M. Drummy and *Matthew A. Jagger have been named shareholders at Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C.

Awards and Honors

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*Daniel A. Ladendorf of Ladendorf & Ladendorf has been named 2013 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association for his efforts during the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly in obtaining amendments to the state’s hospital lien statute.

Abhishek “Jay” Chaudhary of Indiana Legal Services has received the Arc of Indiana’s 2013 Innovation Award for his work with the Medical-Legal Partnership at Eskenazi Health’s Midtown Community Mental Health Center. Appointments and Elections

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*Chuck Baldwin, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. shareholder and member of the firm’s board of directors, has been elected to the Indiana Chamber Executive Committee.
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*Alan A. Levin has been named Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s 2013-2014 firm managing partner. *Robert T. Grand has been named office managing partner in Indianapolis. D. Randall Brown has been named managing partner for the Fort Wayne office. Philip J. Faccenda Jr. has been named office managing partner in South Bend, and J. Scott Troeger has been named managing partner for the Elkhart office.

Brian L. Burdick, Michael R. Conner, Andrew J. Detherage, Richard J. Hall, Jeffery A. Hopper and Kenneth J. Yerkes of the Indianapolis office, and Timothy J. Abseka of the South Bend office, have been named at-large management committee members. James Clevenger, partner at Wyland Humphrey Wagner and Clevenger LLP, has been reappointed by Gov. Mike Pence to the State Ethics Commission, where he will continue to serve as chairman. Pence appointed Allen C. Platt III, counsel at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP, to the Indiana Arts Commission. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson appointed Elizabeth Murphy as director of the Auto Dealer Services Division. Murphy previously was general counsel of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner *Ronald E. Elberger has been selected to serve as distinguished adviser to the board of trustees for the Indianapolis Children’s Museum of Indianapolis through 2014.

Firm Relocation

Lewis and Wilkins LLP has relocated to 410 S. College Ave., Suite 100 in Indianapolis.

New Firm

Joseph Hankins has opened Hankins Law LLC, which focuses on family law and estate/business planning.•

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  1. So that none are misinformed by my posting wihtout a non de plume here, please allow me to state that I am NOT an Indiana licensed attorney, although I am an Indiana resident approved to practice law and represent clients in Indiana's fed court of Nth Dist and before the 7th circuit. I remain licensed in KS, since 1996, no discipline. This must be clarified since the IN court records will reveal that I did sit for and pass the Indiana bar last February. Yet be not confused by the fact that I was so allowed to be tested .... I am not, to be clear in the service of my duty to be absolutely candid about this, I AM NOT a member of the Indiana bar, and might never be so licensed given my unrepented from errors of thought documented in this opinion, at fn2, which likely supports Mr Smith's initial post in this thread: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1592921.html

  2. When I served the State of Kansas as Deputy AG over Consumer Protection & Antitrust for four years, supervising 20 special agents and assistant attorneys general (back before the IBLE denied me the right to practice law in Indiana for not having the right stuff and pretty much crushed my legal career) we had a saying around the office: Resist the lure of the ring!!! It was a take off on Tolkiem, the idea that absolute power (I signed investigative subpoenas as a judge would in many other contexts, no need to show probable cause)could corrupt absolutely. We feared that we would overreach constitutional limits if not reminded, over and over, to be mindful to not do so. Our approach in so challenging one another was Madisonian, as the following quotes from the Father of our Constitution reveal: The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties. I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. All men having power ought to be mistrusted. -- James Madison, Federalist Papers and other sources: http://www.constitution.org/jm/jm_quotes.htm RESIST THE LURE OF THE RING ALL YE WITH POLITICAL OR JUDICIAL POWER!

  3. My dear Mr Smith, I respect your opinions and much enjoy your posts here. We do differ on our view of the benefits and viability of the American Experiment in Ordered Liberty. While I do agree that it could be better, and that your points in criticism are well taken, Utopia does indeed mean nowhere. I think Madison, Jefferson, Adams and company got it about as good as it gets in a fallen post-Enlightenment social order. That said, a constitution only protects the citizens if it is followed. We currently have a bevy of public officials and judicial agents who believe that their subjectivism, their personal ideology, their elitist fears and concerns and cause celebs trump the constitutions of our forefathers. This is most troubling. More to follow in the next post on that subject.

  4. Yep I am not Bryan Brown. Bryan you appear to be a bigger believer in the Constitution than I am. Were I still a big believer then I might be using my real name like you. Personally, I am no longer a fan of secularism. I favor the confessional state. In religious mattes, it seems to me that social diversity is chaos and conflict, while uniformity is order and peace.... secularism has been imposed by America on other nations now by force and that has not exactly worked out very well.... I think the American historical experiment with disestablishmentarianism is withering on the vine before our eyes..... Since I do not know if that is OK for an officially licensed lawyer to say, I keep the nom de plume.

  5. I am compelled to announce that I am not posting under any Smith monikers here. That said, the post below does have a certain ring to it that sounds familiar to me: http://www.catholicnewworld.com/cnwonline/2014/0907/cardinal.aspx

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