On The Move - 6/8/12

IL Staff
June 6, 2012
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On The Move

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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. I think the cops are doing a great job locking up criminals. The Murder rates in the inner cities are skyrocketing and you think that too any people are being incarcerated. Maybe we need to lock up more of them. We have the ACLU, BLM, NAACP, Civil right Division of the DOJ, the innocent Project etc. We have court system with an appeal process that can go on for years, with attorneys supplied by the government. I'm confused as to how that translates into the idea that the defendants are not being represented properly. Maybe the attorneys need to do more Pro-Bono work

  2. We do not have 10% of our population (which would mean about 32 million) incarcerated. It's closer to 2%.

  3. If a class action suit or other manner of retribution is possible, count me in. I have email and voicemail from the man. He colluded with opposing counsel, I am certain. My case was damaged so severely it nearly lost me everything and I am still paying dearly.

  4. There's probably a lot of blame that can be cast around for Indiana Tech's abysmal bar passage rate this last February. The folks who decided that Indiana, a state with roughly 16,000 to 18,000 attorneys, needs a fifth law school need to question the motives that drove their support of this project. Others, who have been "strong supporters" of the law school, should likewise ask themselves why they believe this institution should be supported. Is it because it fills some real need in the state? Or is it, instead, nothing more than a resume builder for those who teach there part-time? And others who make excuses for the students' poor performance, especially those who offer nothing more than conspiracy theories to back up their claims--who are they helping? What evidence do they have to support their posturing? Ultimately, though, like most everything in life, whether one succeeds or fails is entirely within one's own hands. At least one student from Indiana Tech proved this when he/she took and passed the February bar. A second Indiana Tech student proved this when they took the bar in another state and passed. As for the remaining 9 who took the bar and didn't pass (apparently, one of the students successfully appealed his/her original score), it's now up to them (and nobody else) to ensure that they pass on their second attempt. These folks should feel no shame; many currently successful practicing attorneys failed the bar exam on their first try. These same attorneys picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, and got back to the rigorous study needed to ensure they would pass on their second go 'round. This is what the Indiana Tech students who didn't pass the first time need to do. Of course, none of this answers such questions as whether Indiana Tech should be accredited by the ABA, whether the school should keep its doors open, or, most importantly, whether it should have even opened its doors in the first place. Those who promoted the idea of a fifth law school in Indiana need to do a lot of soul-searching regarding their decisions. These same people should never be allowed, again, to have a say about the future of legal education in this state or anywhere else. Indiana already has four law schools. That's probably one more than it really needs. But it's more than enough.

  5. This man Steve Hubbard goes on any online post or forum he can find and tries to push his company. He said court reporters would be obsolete a few years ago, yet here we are. How does he have time to search out every single post about court reporters and even spy in private court reporting forums if his company is so successful???? Dude, get a life. And back to what this post was about, I agree that some national firms cause a huge problem.