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On The Move - 4/13/12

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April 11, 2012
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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
Kelly Earls has joined Ice Miller as of counsel in its energy and utility group.

Kiersten Kamman has joined Ice Miller as an associate in the litigation and intellectual property group.

Whitney Larson has joined Ice Miller as of counsel in the labor and employment group.

Stephen A. Stitle will join Krieg DeVault May 1, 2012, as a partner. Before joining the firm, Stitle was regional chairman for PNC Bank, Indiana.

Leah B. Silverthorn has joined Wooden & McLaughlin as an associate. Her practice is focused on environmental matters.

Chou-il Lee and Zach Gordon have joined the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister. Lee is of counsel and a member of the litigation practice group; Gordon is an associate in the intellectual property and litigation practice groups.

Michael Walschlager has joined Tabor Law Firm as an associate, focusing his practice on wrongful death and personal injury litigation.

Promotions
Anna Mallon has been elected partner at Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer.

Kelly Pautler has been promoted to partner at Carson Boxberger in Fort Wayne.

Timothy R. Hurlbut has become partner at Rubin & Levin in Indianapolis.

Appointments & Elections
Angela D. Adams, of Lewis & Kappes, and Christopher P. Felts, of Barnes & Thornburg, have been elected as officers of the board of directors of The Immigrant Welcome Center. Adams is board president; Felts is board treasurer.

Christopher A. Poling has been elected to the Lewis & Kappes management committee.

Partner Bryce H. Bennett Jr., of Riley Bennett & Egloff, has been elected as chairman of the board of directors of the Indiana Health Care Policy Institute and as chairman of the board of the Arts Council of Indianapolis Inc.

Krieg DeVault partner James T. Crawford has been named chair of the firm’s public/municipal finance practice.

Krieg DeVault partner Susan E. Ziel has been elected as the 44th board chair of the Carmel Chamber of Commerce.

Krieg DeVault partner Kostas A. Poulakidas has been appointed to the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library board of trustees.

Russell Brown, of Clark Quinn Moses Scott & Grahn in Indianapolis, has been appointed by the Indianapolis City-County Council to serve as a member of the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority board of directors. He will serve as secretary/treasurer for 2012.

The Marion County Bar Association has installed its officers and board of directors for 2012. TaKeena M. Thompson, an associate at Cohen & Malad, is acting/interim president; Pamela Grant Taylor, an associate at Mullins Law, is secretary; Trezanay M. Atkins, of tmalaw, is treasurer. Board members are: Noell F. Allen, an administrative law judge and team manager with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development; Cassandra A. Bentley, law clerk for Magistrate Judge Mark Dinsmore; Tara Melton, of Melton Law Group; Randle B. Pollard, associate professor of law at Widener University School of Law; Ricardo Rivera, of the Law Office of Ricardo Rivera; and Juval O. Scott, of the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Inc. Shelley M. Jackson, of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, serves as the MCBA representative on the Indianapolis Bar Association’s board of directors. Amber Nicole Ying of the Law Office of Amber Nicole Ying, serves as MCBA liaison to the Indiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

Awards & Honors
Bose McKinney & Evans partner Kathy Lucas has received the 2012 Meritorious Service Award from Indiana Pork.

Kyle A. Lansberry, of Lewis Wagner, has been selected for membership by the board of directors of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.•
 

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