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On the Move - 8/14/2013

August 14, 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 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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Associates *Malaika Caldwell and *John Zollo have joined Ice Miller LLP’s employee benefits group.
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*William M. Huse and *William J. Brinkerhoff have joined Schuckit & Associates P.C. in Zionsville as associate attorneys.
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*Tammy L. Ortman has joined Lewis & Kappes P.C. as an equity director. *Jennifer S. Ortman has joined the firm as an associate.
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*Meghan V.M. Ogren recently joined Ittenbach Johnson Koeller & Abrams P.A.
Appointments and Elections
 
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney *Amy L. Stewart has been selected to participate in the inaugural International Academy of Collaborative Professionals’ Leadership Academy. The academy is a year-long course of study focusing on cultivating leadership excellence through skill building, dialogue and mentoring for professionals who focus their practice in the area of collaborative law and interdisciplinary collaborative divorce.
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP partner *Thao Nguyen has been reappointed to the Indiana Pro Bono Commission. Her term runs for three years.
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP co-founder *George M. Plews has been elected a founding member of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. The college is composed of about 100 prominent lawyers from the United States and Canada who represent the interests of both insurers and policyholders in the practice of insurance law.
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner *D. William Moreau Jr. and Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner *Lisa C. McKinney have been named to the board of advisors of the Center on Congress at Indiana University in Bloomington. Founded in 1999, the Center on Congress provides educational opportunities for young Americans to gain a functional understanding of the country’s democratic institution.
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner *Carl Hayes has been appointed to serve on the Indiana Bar Foundation’s board of directors.
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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP attorney *Weston Overturf has been accepted into the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series Class XI.
Awards and Honors
 
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*Thomas L. Davis, a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC’s insurance and tort defense practice group, received the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Practice Section Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award during the 2013 ABA annual meeting in San Francisco.
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*Andrea Roberts Pierson, a partner and management board member at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, has been named to the 2013 Top 250 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation.

Ice Miller LLP associate *Dominique Price has been named to the Lawyers of Color inaugural Hot List, recognizing 100 early- to mid-career minority attorneys under 40 from the Midwest region.

Firm Relocation
 
Attorneys Michael E. O’Neill, Kelly K. McFadden, Jeremy W. Willett, Michelle P. Burchett, Daniel W. Glavin, Julie R. Murzyn, Marian C. Drenth, Randall J. Nye, Kathleen M. Rose, Nathan D. Hansen, Angela Southern and Ami Anderson, of O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP, have relocated their Northwest Indiana firm, formerly of Dyer, to 833 West Lincoln Highway, Suite 410W, Schererville, Indiana 46375.
 
Firm Recognition
 
Ice Miller LLP has been recognized as a regional leader by Midwest Real Estate News’ 2013 Best of the Best Real Estate Law Firms. The magazine listed Ice Miller as third in the Midwest region.
 
Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP celebrated its 25th anniversary on Aug. 1, 2013. The firm, started in 1988 by lawyers George Plews, Sue Shadley and George Pendygraft, now includes 37 lawyers and over 30 staff members in its Indianapolis and South Bend locations.
 
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