On the Move - 7/3/13

IL Staff
July 3, 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 or email to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at New Associations

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*Jeffrey T. Jones Jr. has joined Myers Hockemeyer & McNagny LLP in Columbia City.

Cynthia M. Locke and Richard H. Riegner have joined Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer LLP in Indianapolis as of counsel.

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*Emily S. Szaferski has joined Barrett & McNagny LLP in Fort Wayne. She will concentrate her practice in domestic and family law areas.

Matt Strzynski has joined Cohen Garelick & Glazier in Indianapolis as a partner, where he concentrates his practice on commercial matters.

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*Kyle Noffsinger has joined Hensley Legal Group P.C., where he practices in personal injury litigation.
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*Nicholas Gahl and *Marc Menkveld have joined Katz & Korin P.C. in Indianapolis as associates. *Michael Head has joined as of counsel. *Glenn Bowman, *Jim Brauer, *Michele Henderson and *Donn Wray have joined the firm as partners.

Andrew P. Seiwert has been named corporation counsel for the city of Indianapolis, effective July 22. He twice previously served as associate corporation counsel and currently practices at Feiwell & Hannoy P.C. Brian Bailey will serve as budget director to lead the State Budget Agency. He is currently the chief of staff and general counsel at the Office of Management and Budget. Andrew Kossack will become general counsel and policy director at the Office of Management and Budget. Both start their new roles July 15.

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*Ryan Liffrig has joined the school law group at Church Church Hittle & Antrim as an associate.
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*Tammy Loy has joined ClaimAid, a provider of Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income and private program eligibility services for hospital and patients. She will serve as an attorney and advocate for families appealing Social Security benefits.

Jill Russell has been named general counsel for IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corp. Awards and Honors

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*Leah Silverthorn of Wooden & McLaughlin LLP has been selected as a distinguished fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

Firm Relocation

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*Donna J. Bays and *Jennifer Bays Beinart of Bays Family Law have relocated the firm to 7633 E. Stonegate Drive in Zionsville.

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  1. Especially I would like to see all the republican voting patriotic good ole boys to stop and understand that the wars they have been volunteering for all along (especially the past decade at least) have not been for God & Jesus etc no far from it unless you think George Washington's face on the US dollar is god (and we know many do). When I saw the movie about Chris Kyle, I thought wow how many Hoosiers are just like this guy, out there taking orders to do the nasty on the designated bad guys, sometimes bleeding and dying, sometimes just serving and coming home to defend a system that really just views them as reliable cannon fodder. Maybe if the Christians of the red states would stop volunteering for the imperial legions and begin collecting welfare instead of working their butts off, there would be a change in attitude from the haughty professorial overlords that tell us when democracy is allowed and when it isn't. To come home from guarding the borders of the sandbox just to hear if they want the government to protect this country's borders then they are racists and bigots. Well maybe the professorial overlords should gird their own loins for war and fight their own battles in the sandbox. We can see what kind of system this really is from lawsuits like this and we can understand who it really serves. NOT US.... I mean what are all you Hoosiers waving the flag for, the right of the president to start wars of aggression to benefit the Saudis, the right of gay marriage, the right for illegal immigrants to invade our country, and the right of the ACLU to sue over displays of Baby Jesus? The right of the 1 percenters to get richer, the right of zombie banks to use taxpayer money to stay out of bankruptcy? The right of Congress to start a pissing match that could end in WWIII in Ukraine? None of that crud benefits us. We should be like the Amish. You don't have to go far from this farcical lawsuit to find the wise ones, they're in the buggies in the streets not far away....

  2. Moreover, we all know that the well heeled ACLU has a litigation strategy of outspending their adversaries. And, with the help of the legal system well trained in secularism, on top of the genuinely and admittedly secular 1st amendment, they have the strategic high ground. Maybe Christians should begin like the Amish to withdraw their services from the state and the public and become themselves a "people who shall dwell alone" and foster their own kind and let the other individuals and money interests fight it out endlessly in court. I mean, if "the people" don't see how little the state serves their interests, putting Mammon first at nearly every turn, then maybe it is time they wake up and smell the coffee. Maybe all the displays of religiosity by American poohbahs on down the decades have been a mask of piety that concealed their own materialistic inclinations. I know a lot of patriotic Christians don't like that notion but I entertain it more and more all the time.

  3. If I were a judge (and I am not just a humble citizen) I would be inclined to make a finding that there was no real controversy and dismiss them. Do we allow a lawsuit every time someone's feelings are hurt now? It's preposterous. The 1st amendment has become a sword in the hands of those who actually want to suppress religious liberty according to their own backers' conception of how it will serve their own private interests. The state has a duty of impartiality to all citizens to spend its judicial resources wisely and flush these idiotic suits over Nativity Scenes down the toilet where they belong... however as Christians we should welcome them as they are the very sort of persecution that separates the sheep from the wolves.

  4. What about the single mothers trying to protect their children from mentally abusive grandparents who hide who they truly are behind mounds and years of medication and have mentally abused their own children to the point of one being in jail and the other was on drugs. What about trying to keep those children from being subjected to the same abuse they were as a child? I can understand in the instance about the parent losing their right and the grandparent having raised the child previously! But not all circumstances grant this being OKAY! some of us parents are trying to protect our children and yes it is our God given right to make those decisions for our children as adults!! This is not just black and white and I will fight every ounce of this to get denied

  5. Mr Smith the theory of Christian persecution in Indiana has been run by the Indiana Supreme Court and soundly rejected there is no such thing according to those who rule over us. it is a thought crime to think otherwise.