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On The Move - 6/8/12

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June 6, 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.

Promotions
Alan McLaughlin has been named office managing shareholder of the Indianapolis office of Littler Mendelson.

Andrew M. David, Stacy J. DeLee and Anthony L. Manna have become partners at Foutty & Foutty in Indianapolis.

New Associations
Cory C. Voight has joined the Carmel firm Coots Henke & Wheeler. He will practice in civil litigation.

Jacqueline A. Simmons has been named Indiana University vice president and general counsel, effective July 1. Simmons is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels.

Caryn A. Kaufman has joined the Indianapolis office of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman as an associate. She practices in the firm’s health information technology section.

Travis W. Baxter has joined Maginot Moore & Beck as an associate.

George E. Purdy has joined Krieg DeVault’s litigation practice as a partner, Laura C. Bonadies has joined as an attorney, and Angela C. Woodlee has joined as a paralegal. Mark T. Morrell has joined Krieg DeVault as an associate in the firm’s health care practice.

Appointments & Elections
Jennifer VanderVeen has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys for 2012-2013. VanderVeen is an associate at Williams Barrett & Wilkowski in Greenwood.

Hoeppner Wagner & Evans partner Sean Kenyon and associate Kim Peil have been elected treasurer and secretary, respectively, of the Indiana Women Lawyers Association.

Peterson Waggoner & Perkins partner Ted Waggoner has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Christian Church Foundation. His term begins in 2013.

Thomas N. Olvey recently became a fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.

Bose McKinney & Evans partner Daniel Yates has been elected to the St. Vincent Foundation Board.

Frost Brown Todd member Terrence L. Brookie has been appointed chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry for 2012-2013. The position becomes effective Aug. 1.

Lewis Wagner attorney Dina Cox has been selected to the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Next Generation Faculty Class of 2012.

Awards & Honors
John Brannon, of Brannon Robinson Sowers Hughel and Doss, was honored by Missouri University of Science and Technology with a professional degree of ceramic engineering. The degree is given each year to people who have made outstanding contributions to the world that reflect positively on the university.
Ice Miller partner Judy Okenfuss has received a Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

Dorene Philpot has received the national 2012 Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Educational Advocacy from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.

Nathan Danielson, David Duncan, Oni Harton, David Jurkiewicz and Joel Nagle, all of Bose McKinney & Evans, have been included in the Indianapolis Bar Association’s 2012 Hall of Fame for their volunteer efforts.

New Location
Kightlinger & Gray has relocated its Indianapolis office to One Indiana Square, Suite 300, 211 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis.•

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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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