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On the Move - 5/21/14

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May 21, 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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*John M. Stuckey and *Nicholas C. Nizamoff have joined DeFur Voran LLP. Stuckey joins as partner and Nizamoff as of counsel. They will practice primarily out of the Fishers office. Stuckey focuses his practice on design and construction, professional liability, employment and commercial litigation. Nizamoff represents clients in areas including commercial litigation and design professional business counseling and negotiations.
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*Terrie Stockton has joined The Law Office of Jennifer Irons in Cedar Lake as an associate.
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*Kevin P. Podlaski has joined Beers Mallers Backs & Salin LLP as a partner and chair of the litigation department.
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*Amy L. Kluesner has joined Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP as an associate in the corporate & transactional practice group.
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*Joel Henry has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate in the intellectual property group.
Promotions
 
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*Andrew J. Mallon, *Scott P. Fisher and *Christopher S. Drewry have been named as partners in Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP.
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*Brett Y. Hoy, *Jason M. Lee and *Lewis S. Wooton have been elected partners in Lewis Wagner LLP.
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*Kevin G. Klausing and *Russell B. Cate have been elected to the partnership at Campbell Kyle Proffitt LLP.
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*Eric N. Engebretson has been named partner at Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP.
Awards and Honors
 
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*Angela Kelver Hall of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has been named to the Michiana Forty Under 40 Class of 2014. Hall is a partner and business litigator who represents automotive, medical device, recreational vehicle, insurance and financial institution clients.
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Former Hancock Superior Judge *Richard T. Payne was recently presented with the George B. Davis Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award by the Hancock County Bar Association. The award recognizes exemplary and dedicated service by Indiana judges.
 
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*John L. Krauss has received the Sagamore of the Wabash, the IUPUI Chancellor’s Medal and the inaugural John L. Krauss Award for Public Policy Innovation. Krauss is retiring as director of the IU Public Policy Institute.
Appointments and Elections
 
The Economic Club of Indiana has selected officers for the 2014-2015 season, including John M. Mead of Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell P.C. as secretary/COO. Immediate past-president Deborah Daniels, partner at Krieg DeVault, and Theodore R. Boehm, mediator/arbitrator at Van Winkle Baten, will serve renewed terms of service on the board of governors.
 
The James C. Kimbrough Bar Association has elected officers for the 2014-2015 term. Renee Hatcher, staff attorney at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, has been elected president; Hon. Gina Jones, judge of Merrillville Town Court, has been elected vice president; Jheremy Perkins, of Spangler Jennings and Dougherty P.C. in Merrillville, has been selected treasurer; and Shalonda Crump, deputy prosecutor in the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office, was selected secretary. The immediate past-president is Derrick Julkes, principal of Derrick Julkes Law Office in Gary.
 
Heidi B. Adair, partner of Beers Mallers Backs & Salin LLP in Fort Wayne, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Indiana State Bar Association Probate, Trust and Real Property Section Trust & Estate Specialty Board.
 
The Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis has elected David D. Deeter of Dale & Eke P.C. as its board president for 2014-2015.
 
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*Marion Superior Judge David Dreyer has been appointed to Holy Cross College’s board of trustees.
New Office
 
Quarles & Brady LLP, based in Milwaukee, Wisc., has opened an Indianapolis office. Linden Barber will serve as the managing partner of the office.bullet character
 
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  1. Whether you support "gay marriage" or not is not the issue. The issue is whether the SCOTUS can extract from an unmentionable somewhere the notion that the Constitution forbids government "interference" in the "right" to marry. Just imagine time-traveling to Philadelphia in 1787. Ask James Madison if the document he and his fellows just wrote allowed him- or forbade government to "interfere" with- his "right" to marry George Washington? He would have immediately- and justly- summoned the Sergeant-at-Arms to throw your sorry self out into the street. Far from being a day of liberation, this is a day of capitulation by the Rule of Law to the Rule of What's Happening Now.

  2. With today's ruling, AG Zoeller's arguments in the cases of Obamacare and Same-sex Marriage can be relegated to the ash heap of history. 0-fer

  3. She must be a great lawyer

  4. Ind. Courts - "Illinois ranks 49th for how court system serves disadvantaged" What about Indiana? A story today from Dave Collins of the AP, here published in the Benton Illinois Evening News, begins: Illinois' court system had the third-worst score in the nation among state judiciaries in serving poor, disabled and other disadvantaged members of the public, according to new rankings. Illinois' "Justice Index" score of 34.5 out of 100, determined by the nonprofit National Center for Access to Justice, is based on how states serve people with disabilities and limited English proficiency, how much free legal help is available and how states help increasing numbers of people representing themselves in court, among other issues. Connecticut led all states with a score of 73.4 and was followed by Hawaii, Minnesota, New York and Delaware, respectively. Local courts in Washington, D.C., had the highest overall score at 80.9. At the bottom was Oklahoma at 23.7, followed by Kentucky, Illinois, South Dakota and Indiana. ILB: That puts Indiana at 46th worse. More from the story: Connecticut, Hawaii, Minnesota, Colorado, Tennessee and Maine had perfect 100 scores in serving people with disabilities, while Indiana, Georgia, Wyoming, Missouri and Idaho had the lowest scores. Those rankings were based on issues such as whether interpretation services are offered free to the deaf and hearing-impaired and whether there are laws or rules allowing service animals in courthouses. The index also reviewed how many civil legal aid lawyers were available to provide free legal help. Washington, D.C., had nearly nine civil legal aid lawyers per 10,000 people in poverty, the highest rate in the country. Texas had the lowest rate, 0.43 legal aid lawyers per 10,000 people in poverty. http://indianalawblog.com/archives/2014/11/ind_courts_illi_1.html

  5. A very thorough opinion by the federal court. The Rooker-Feldman analysis, in particular, helps clear up muddy water as to the entanglement issue. Looks like the Seventh Circuit is willing to let its district courts cruise much closer to the Indiana Supreme Court's shorelines than most thought likely, at least when the ADA on the docket. Some could argue that this case and Praekel, taken together, paint a rather unflattering picture of how the lower courts are being advised as to their duties under the ADA. A read of the DOJ amicus in Praekel seems to demonstrate a less-than-congenial view toward the higher echelons in the bureaucracy.

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