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On The Move - 4/10/13

April 10, 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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*Nancy Marcus, a constitutional lawyer practicing in Cleveland, Ohio, will join the Indiana Tech Law School faculty in July.
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*Deetta Steinmetz has joined the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic where she will develop and run the clinic’s new mediation program for low-income families involved in family law disputes.
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*Julianna M. Plawecki has joined the corporate and transactional practice group at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP’s Indianapolis office.
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP has hired *Kate Shepherd as marketing director.
Kelly J. Pautler has joined Murphy Ice & Koeneman LLP where she will practice in municipality defense and general civil defense litigation.
 
Promotions
 
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*Tonya Bond and *Kate Winders have been elected partners at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP. Bond practices in complex litigation and appeals. Winders leads the employment law practice and is a member of the health care and life sciences, complex litigation, and insurance coverage practice groups.
Michael Gabovitch is now managing partner of Katz & Korin P.C. in Indianapolis.
 
Appointments and Elections
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*Andrea Roberts Pierson has become a member of the management board of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Award and Honors
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*Jennifer Hull, a labor and employment partner with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, has been named a Community Hero as part of the 2013 Spirit of Women Awards sponsored by Beacon Health System.
New Location
The Bankruptcy Law Office of Mark S. Zuckerberg P.C. has relocated to 429 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 100, Indianapolis.
 
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*Jason M. Massaro of The Massaro Legal Group LLC is relocating to new offices in Fishers where he will continue to practice business law, real estate law and litigation.
New Office
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*Matthew Tandy has opened the Tandy Law Firm in Indianapolis with a focus on personal injury and criminal defense litigation.
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*Theresa Ringle has opened the Ringle Law Group LLC, providing arbitration, litigation, contract and appellate services.
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  1. On a related note, I offered the ICLU my cases against the BLE repeatedly, and sought their amici aid repeatedly as well. Crickets. Usually not even a response. I am guessing they do not do allegations of anti-Christian bias? No matter how glaring? I have posted on other links the amicus brief that did get filed (search this ezine, e.g., Kansas attorney), read the Thomas More Society brief to note what the ACLU ran from like vampires from garlic. An Examiner pledged to advance diversity and inclusion came right out on the record and demanded that I choose Man's law or God's law. I wonder, had I been asked to swear off Allah ... what result then, ICLU? Had I been found of bad character and fitness for advocating sexual deviance, what result then ICLU? Had I been lifetime banned for posting left of center statements denigrating the US Constitution, what result ICLU? Hey, we all know don't we? Rather Biased.

  2. It was mentioned in the article that there have been numerous CLE events to train attorneys on e-filing. I would like someone to provide a list of those events, because I have not seen any such events in east central Indiana, and since Hamilton County is one of the counties where e-filing is mandatory, one would expect some instruction in this area. Come on, people, give some instruction, not just applause!

  3. This law is troubling in two respects: First, why wasn't the law reviewed "with the intention of getting all the facts surrounding the legislation and its actual impact on the marketplace" BEFORE it was passed and signed? Seems a bit backwards to me (even acknowledging that this is the Indiana state legislature we're talking about. Second, what is it with the laws in this state that seem to create artificial monopolies in various industries? Besides this one, the other law that comes to mind is the legislation that governed the granting of licenses to firms that wanted to set up craft distilleries. The licensing was limited to only those entities that were already in the craft beer brewing business. Republicans in this state talk a big game when it comes to being "business friendly". They're friendly alright . . . to certain businesses.

  4. Gretchen, Asia, Roberto, Tonia, Shannon, Cheri, Nicholas, Sondra, Carey, Laura ... my heart breaks for you, reaching out in a forum in which you are ignored by a professional suffering through both compassion fatigue and the love of filthy lucre. Most if not all of you seek a warm blooded Hoosier attorney unafraid to take on the government and plead that government officials have acted unconstitutionally to try to save a family and/or rescue children in need and/or press individual rights against the Leviathan state. I know an attorney from Kansas who has taken such cases across the country, arguing before half of the federal courts of appeal and presenting cases to the US S.Ct. numerous times seeking cert. Unfortunately, due to his zeal for the constitutional rights of peasants and willingness to confront powerful government bureaucrats seemingly violating the same ... he was denied character and fitness certification to join the Indiana bar, even after he was cleared to sit for, and passed, both the bar exam and ethics exam. And was even admitted to the Indiana federal bar! NOW KNOW THIS .... you will face headwinds and difficulties in locating a zealously motivated Hoosier attorney to face off against powerful government agents who violate the constitution, for those who do so tend to end up as marginalized as Paul Odgen, who was driven from the profession. So beware, many are mere expensive lapdogs, the kind of breed who will gladly take a large retainer, but then fail to press against the status quo and powers that be when told to heel to. It is a common belief among some in Indiana that those attorneys who truly fight the power and rigorously confront corruption often end up, actually or metaphorically, in real life or at least as to their careers, as dead as the late, great Gary Welch. All of that said, I wish you the very best in finding a Hoosier attorney with a fighting spirit to press your rights as far as you can, for you do have rights against government actors, no matter what said actors may tell you otherwise. Attorneys outside the elitist camp are often better fighters that those owing the powers that be for their salaries, corner offices and end of year bonuses. So do not be afraid to retain a green horn or unconnected lawyer, many of them are fine men and woman who are yet untainted by the "unique" Hoosier system.

  5. I am not the John below. He is a journalist and talk show host who knows me through my years working in Kansas government. I did no ask John to post the note below ...

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