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On the Move - 8/27/14

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August 27, 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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*Josh Abel will join Faegre Baker Daniels LLP’s nonprofit practice group in September. Abel previously was executive director of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.
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*Laura E. Wyrick has joined Burt Blee Dixon Sutton & Bloom LLP as an associate.
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*Alyssa B. Rogers has joined North American Midway Entertainment as its first general counsel.
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*Catherine Fanello has joined Krieg DeVault LLP’s litigation and public finance practice groups as an associate.
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*Cari L. Sheehan has joined Reminger Co. LPA’s Indianapolis office. Her practice areas include retail and hospitality, employment practices and workers’ compensation.

Douglas K. Walker has joined the Law Office of David Gladish P.C. His practice will predominately be devoted to personal injury, business litigation, and estate and wealth management.  

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*Michelle L. Cooper has joined Lewis Kappes P.C. as an equity director. She is a member of the firm’s education law and governmental service practice groups. *Susan Traynor Chastain and *Karen Glasser Sharp have joined as equity directors in the education law practice group.
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*Marilee J. Springer has returned to Ice Miller LLP after serving as deputy chief of staff and senior policy director for Gov. Mike Pence. She is a partner concentrating on representing tax-exempt organizations, donors and governmental entities and affiliates.

Promotions Claire Emswiller Short and Cassandra A. Kruse will become shareholders of Emswiller Williams Noland & Clarke P.C. effective Sept. 1.

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*Winfield D. Ong has been appointed the acting criminal chief in the Southern District of Indiana, supervising attorneys who work fraud, public corruption, child exploitation, human trafficking, environmental and other criminal cases in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Appointments and Elections

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*Christine Hayes Hickey, a partner with Rubin & Levin P.C., has been elected to serve as secretary of the National Conference of Bar Presidents at its annual meeting in Boston in August.
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*John Krauss has been named to a five-year term on the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.
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*David J. Theising of Harrison & Moberly LLP has been elected to a three-year term on the Governing Board of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, the largest organization of construction lawyers in the world.

Awards and Honors

Indiana University Maurer School of Law Professor Ajay K. Mehrotra has been named the winner of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History 2014 annual book award. He was selected for his work, “Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929.”

Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Melissa S. May and Muncie attorney Robert C. Beasley have received the Excellence in Continuing Legal Education Award from ICLEF. New Location

The Evansville office of Kightlinger & Gray LLP has relocated to 7220 Eagle Crest Blvd., Evansville, IN 47715-9815.•

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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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