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On The Move - 6/18/14

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June 18, 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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*Emily Barry has joined Nickloy & Higdon of Noblesville as an associate and will focus her practice on civil litigation, employment law and family law.
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*George W. Hopper has joined Cohen & Malad LLP as of counsel.
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*Christopher D. Simpkins has joined Hill Fulwider P.C. as an associate where he practices in civil litigation with a focus on insurance defense, insurance coverage and professional liability defense.
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*C. Erik Chickedantz has joined Burt Blee Dixon Sutton & Bloom LLP in Fort Wayne. His areas of concentration will be ADR processes including mediation and arbitration, and civil litigation.
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*Christina L. Essex and *Christina L. Vega Fitch have joined Kopka Pinkus Dolin as associates. Essex practices in the Indianapolis offices and focuses on insurance defense; Vega Fitch practices out of the Crown Point office and focuses on workers’ compensation, civil litigation and insurance defense.
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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP associate *Ryan P. Hiler has joined the firms’ intellectual property group.

Promotions Alice Morical is now an equity partner with Hoover Hull LLP.

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*Lainie Hurwitz has been named a partner at Ruppert & Schaefer P.C.

Appointments and Elections

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Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP has named the following partners to their 2014 management committee: *John L. Egloff (re-elected), *Anthony R. Jost, *Laura S. Reed and *Donald S. Smith.
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*Bryce H. Bennett Jr. of Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP has been appointed by Mayor Greg Ballard to the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee.
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Indiana Attorney General *Greg Zoeller has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Legacy Foundation, a national public health organization dedicated to ending tobacco use in the United States.
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Indiana Utility Consumer Counselor *David Stippler has been appointed secretary of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates.

Awards and Honors

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U.S. Judge *Sarah Evans Barker has been awarded the 2014 NUVO Cultural Vision Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award.

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana recognized at a June 3 breakfast event the volunteer attorneys who handled 13 pro bono cases within the past year. Those attorneys are: Wendy Brewer, Kayla Britton, Courtney Chilcote, K.C. Cohen, Dustin DeNeal, Darrell Dolan, Jeremy Dunn, Jeff Graham, Elizabeth Lally, Nicolette Mendenhall, Erin Nave and Fatima Skimin.•

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