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On the Move - 2/12/14

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February 12, 2014
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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
Angela D. Adams has joined Indiana University as associate general counsel in the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel.

Stephen T. Ramey has joined McNeely Stephenson Thopy & Harrold as an associate in its Shelbyville office. His primary areas of practice include litigation and insurance defense.

Shannon Middleton has joined Gutwein Law, where she concentrates her practice in the area of business and real estate transactions. Promotions

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*Kye J. Steffey has been named a shareholder at Hill Fulwider P.C.

Appointments and Elections

Gov. Mike Pence has appointed Joseph Svetanoff, an attorney at Harris Law Firm, to the Indiana Gaming Commission. Rudolph Fine Porter & Johnson managing partner Marc Fine has been reappointed to the commission.

 

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Faegre Baker Daniels LLP attorney *David Suess has been elected the Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis’ 2014 chairperson of the board of directors.
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Harrison & Moberly LLP partner *Stephen Peters has been elected the 2014 section chair of the IndyBar Appellate Practice Section.
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Ice Miller LLP partner *Philip Whistler has been appointed by Indiana Chief Justice Brent Dickson to the Indiana Commission to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services.
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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner *David Duncan has been selected as president of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s board of directors for 2014.
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*John Trimble has been re-elected as managing partner at Lewis Wagner LLP. *Susan Cline has been elected deputy managing partner.
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Marion Superior Judge *Bill Nelson has been appointed president of the board of directors of Drug Free Marion County, a local non-profit anti-drug coalition.

New Firm Judith A. Thompson has opened a law office in Avon. Her practice areas include estate planning and general business.•

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  2. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

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  4. It would be hard not to feel the Kramers' anguish. But Catholic Charities, by definition, performed due diligence and held to the statutory standard of care. No good can come from punishing them for doing their duty. Should Indiana wish to change its laws regarding adoption agreements and or putative fathers, the place for that is the legislature and can only apply to future cases. We do not apply new laws to past actions, as the Kramers seem intent on doing, to no helpful end.

  5. I am saddened to hear about the loss of Zeff Weiss. He was an outstanding member of the Indianapolis legal community. My thoughts are with his family.

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