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On the Move - 2/26/14

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February 26, 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

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*Matthew S. Tarkington has been named of counsel at Lewis & Kappes P.C.
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*Justin O. Sorrell has joined Hill Fulwider P.C. as an associate. His primary areas of practice include litigation and insurance defense.
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*David J. Tipton has joined Densborn Blachly LLP as of counsel.
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*Xuan-Thao Nguyen, a professor at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, will join the faculty and lead the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She will join Indiana University in August 2014.
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*Kelly S. Witte has rejoined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as counsel in the product liability litigation group.

Meredith Bennett, a 2010 graduate of Pace University Law School, will clerk for Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Rudolph R. Pyle III. Catherine “Kate” Karanja, a 2009 graduate of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa Law School who has a Master of Laws from Michigan State University College of Law, will clerk for Judge Patricia A. Riley. Jenna Shives, a 2013 cum laude graduate of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, will clerk for Judge Margret G. Robb. Liberty (Libby) Roberts, an attorney in the practice of municipal law and insurance defense, has joined the Hamilton County offices of Church Church Hittle & Antrim as partner.

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Attorney *Kathryn S. Garrett has joined the Huntington law firm of DeLaney Hartburg Roth & Garrott LLP as an associate.
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*James A. Carter has joined Thrasher Buschmann & Voelkel P.C. as an associate.nonbreaking spaceHis primary areas of practice include business services, litigation, real estate, and creditor and debtor relations.

Promotions

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*Ryan R. Wilmering has become partner at Wallack Sommers & Haas P.C.

Awards and Honors

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner *Jimmie L. McMillian has been selected to receive the Legacy Award from the Madame Walker Theatre Center at the 9th Annual Spirit Awards Gala. McMillian has donated his time to represent the Madame Walker Theatre Center board of directors for three years.
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Taft Stettinus & Hollister LLP partner *Robert R. Clark has been named a 2014 BTI Client Service All-Star.
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*Adam M. Henry, with Beers Mallers Backs & Salin LLP, has been given Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s double left quoteForty Under 40double right quote award. The award honors 40 individuals under 40 years of age who are making a difference either on the job or in the community.nonbreaking space
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*Steven L. Tuchman of Lewis & Kappes has been honored with the Maynard K. Hine Medallion for Service to the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. The medal honors alumni who make significant contributions in support of the campus and its alumni programs.

Appointments and Elections

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*Brett E. Buhl of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. has been appointed to the Employment, Labor & Benefits Law Section Council of the Indiana State Bar Association.
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Faegre Baker Daniels LLP partner *Scott Kosnoff has joined the firm’s management board, effective March 1. Partner *David Barrett has been re-elected to the management board
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and partner *Pat Cross has been named leader of the firm’s health and life sciences industry team.
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*Chuck Baldwin, a shareholder in the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. and member of the firm’s board of directors, has been elected a managing director of the firm.nonbreaking space

New Firm

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*Mark W. Sniderman and *David H.K. Nguyen have opened Sniderman Nguyen LLP in Indianapolis. Practice areas include civil rights, medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, employment discrimination and immigration law.bullet character

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  1. Call it unauthorized law if you must, a regulatory wrong, but it was fraud and theft well beyond that, a seeming crime! "In three specific cases, the hearing officer found that Westerfield did little to no work for her clients but only issued a partial refund or no refund at all." That is theft by deception, folks. "In its decision to suspend Westerfield, the Supreme Court noted that she already had a long disciplinary history dating back to 1996 and had previously been suspended in 2004 and indefinitely suspended in 2005. She was reinstated in 2009 after finally giving the commission a response to the grievance for which she was suspended in 2004." WOW -- was the Indiana Supreme Court complicit in her fraud? Talk about being on notice of a real bad actor .... "Further, the justices noted that during her testimony, Westerfield was “disingenuous and evasive” about her relationship with Tope and attempted to distance herself from him. They also wrote that other aggravating factors existed in Westerfield’s case, such as her lack of remorse." WOW, and yet she only got 18 months on the bench, and if she shows up and cries for them in a year and a half, and pays money to JLAP for group therapy ... back in to ride roughshod over hapless clients (or are they "marks") once again! Aint Hoosier lawyering a great money making adventure!!! Just live for the bucks, even if filthy lucre, and come out a-ok. ME on the other hand??? Lifetime banishment for blowing the whistle on unconstitutional governance. Yes, had I ripped off clients or had ANY disciplinary history for doing that I would have fared better, most likely, as that it would have revealed me motivated by Mammon and not Faith. Check it out if you doubt my reading of this, compare and contrast the above 18 months with my lifetime banishment from court, see appendix for Bar Examiners report which the ISC adopted without substantive review: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS

  2. Wow, over a quarter million dollars? That is a a lot of commissary money! Over what time frame? Years I would guess. Anyone ever try to blow the whistle? Probably not, since most Hoosiers who take notice of such things realize that Hoosier whistleblowers are almost always pilloried. If someone did blow the whistle, they were likely fired. The persecution of whistleblowers is a sure sign of far too much government corruption. Details of my own personal experience at the top of Hoosier governance available upon request ... maybe a "fake news" media outlet will have the courage to tell the stories of Hoosier whistleblowers that the "real" Hoosier media (cough) will not deign to touch. (They are part of the problem.)

  3. So if I am reading it right, only if and when African American college students agree to receive checks labeling them as "Negroes" do they receive aid from the UNCF or the Quaker's Educational Fund? In other words, to borrow from the Indiana Appellate Court, "the [nonprofit] supposed to be [their] advocate, refers to [students] in a racially offensive manner. While there is no evidence that [the nonprofits] intended harm to [African American students], the harm was nonetheless inflicted. [Black students are] presented to [academia and future employers] in a racially offensive manner. For these reasons, [such] performance [is] deficient and also prejudice[ial]." Maybe even DEPLORABLE???

  4. I'm the poor soul who spent over 10 years in prison with many many other prisoners trying to kill me for being charged with a sex offense THAT I DID NOT COMMIT i was in jail for a battery charge for helping a friend leave a boyfriend who beat her I've been saying for over 28 years that i did not and would never hurt a child like that mine or anybody's child but NOBODY wants to believe that i might not be guilty of this horrible crime or think that when i say that ALL the paperwork concerning my conviction has strangely DISAPPEARED or even when the long beach judge re-sentenced me over 14 months on a already filed plea bargain out of another districts court then had it filed under a fake name so i could not find while trying to fight my conviction on appeal in a nut shell people are ALWAYS quick to believe the worst about some one well I DID NOT HURT ANY CHILD EVER IN MY LIFE AND HAVE SAID THIS FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS please if anybody can me get some kind of justice it would be greatly appreciated respectfully written wrongly accused Brian Valenti

  5. A high ranking Indiana supreme Court operative caught red handed leading a group using the uber offensive N word! She must denounce or be denounced! (Or not since she is an insider ... rules do not apply to them). Evidence here: http://m.indianacompanies.us/friends-educational-fund-for-negroes.364110.company.v2#top_info

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