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On the Move - 9/14/12

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September 12, 2012
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On The Move

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New Associations
Mary S. Slade has joined Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP as a partner in its Carmel office. Her practice focuses on title insurance, real estate and insurance litigation, and representation of financial institutions.

Susan Gainey Odoyo has joined Robert John & Associates P.C. in Evansville. Her practice focuses on civil litigation.

J. Dustin Smith has joined Plunkett Cooney in Indianapolis as an associate. He is a member of the banking, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and litigation practice groups.

Kevin Erdman has joined Reichel IP LLP, focusing on emerging businesses and technologies.

Paul A. Jansen and Andrew M. Lehmann have joined Schuckit & Associates P.C. in Zionsville as associates.

Katherine S. Strawbridge has joined Pollack Law Firm P.C. in Indianapolis. She focuses her practice in insurance defense and defense of schools and other municipal corporations.

James Sales has joined Bose McKinney & Evans LLP’s intellectual property group.

Tammy K. Haney has joined Keller Macaluso LLC as chair of the Real Estate group. She concentrates her practice on real estate transactions and leasing for both public and private sector clients.

Liz Bowen has been named general counsel for Runyon Equipment Rental in Carmel.

Paul R. Steffes has joined Kreig DeVault LLP’s intellectual property and technology practice.

Faye L. Hedinger has joined Rudolph Fine Porter & Johnson LLP in Evansville as an associate. Her practice focuses on estate planning and administration, tax exempt organizations, corporate documentation, and business transactions.

Timothy Devereux has joined Ladendorf & Ladendorf in Indianapolis, focusing on construction and work place injuries and product liability.

Daniel R. Kelley has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate in the litigation and advocacy group in the Indianapolis office.

Hannah Kaufman Joseph and Carly L. Turow have joined Katz & Korin P.C. as of counsel. Sara Dowden has joined the firm as a paralegal.

Indiana Tech Law School has hired four faculty members: andré douglas pond cummings, Victoria Duke, Guadalupe Luna, and Phebe Poydras.

Promotions
J. Murray Clark has been named Faegre Baker Daniels LLP’s Indianapolis office leader. Clark is a partner on the firm’s government and real estate and construction teams.

Appointments and Elections
J. Mark Robinson has been elected president of the Indiana Bar Foundation board of directors. Robinson is an attorney with Indiana Legal Services Inc. His term began July 1.

Cohen Garelick & Glazier partner Michael P. Bishop was elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys.

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner Lisa McKinney has been appointed to the board of advisors for the upcoming Women’s Leadership Conference in Indianapolis in October.

Mark Ladendorf has been named president-elect of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Daniel Ladendorf has been appointed to the ITLA executive committee. Both practice at Ladendorf & Ladendorf in Indianapolis.

Awards and Honors
Steven Ancel will receive the 2012 Legendary Lawyer Award from the Indiana Bar Foundation Oct. 5. He retired five years ago from Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP after practicing in business law for 50 years.

Michelle Kaiser Bray of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has earned the credential of Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Harden Jackson LLC founder Michele Jackson and Cohen Garelick & Glazier partner Michael P. Bishop have been selected as 2012 Angels in Adoption award recipients.

New office
Reminger Co., LPA has opened a new office in Indianapolis. The litigation, corporate, tax, real estate, and probate matters firm also has offices in Ohio and Kentucky.

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