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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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