On the Move - 11/24/10

November 24, 2010
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On The Move

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Firm Management
Bingham McHale announces that Mary Solada, partner and chair of the Real Estate Department, was elected to the management committee of the firm and Dwayne Isaacs, partner and chair of the Business Advisory Department, was re-elected to a second term. Solada and Isaacs were each elected by the partners of Bingham McHale to serve a two-year term on the management committee.

New Associations
Timothy H. Button has become of counsel with the firm Riley Bennett & Egloff.

Littler Mendelson announced the addition of Scott Preston to the firm. Preston will be a shareholder in Littler’s Indianapolis office.

LewisWagner announced that Mary Foley Panszi has been appointed to the Indiana State Bar Association’s Legal Ethics Committee.

Tanya Stohler has been named director of business development and legal affairs at Kevin Kennedy Associates, a privately held global engineering and scientific consulting firm.

New Firms/Locations
Clendening Johnson & Bohrer announced the opening of its new office in Bloomington. Attorneys and staff there provide litigation, business and personal legal services.

Samuel L. Jacobs, a founding partner of the Indianapolis law firm formerly known as Mitchell Hurst Jacobs & Dick, has opened offices at his new firm, Jacobs Law, located at 6048 N. Keystone Ave. in Indianapolis.  Joining Jacobs is another former Mitchell Hurst partner, Kimberly H. Danforth. They will continue to represent plaintiffs with the focus of their practice remaining on personal injury claims and litigation.

Attorneys Michael E. O’Neill, Kelly K. McFadden, and Jeremy W. Willett, have left the Indiana office of Hinshaw & Culbertson to form a boutique law firm focusing mainly on insurance defense, including medical and legal malpractice. The three partners were joined by Michelle P. Burchett, also from Hinshaw & Culbertson, and Daniel J. Zlatic, most recently a sole practitioner. The new firm, O’Neill McFadden & Willett, is located at 1001 Main St., Suite 300, Dyer.

Andy Mallor and Geoff Grodner announced the formation and opening of the new law firm Mallor | Grodner, with offices in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Mallor | Grodner’s areas of practice include divorce and family law, business law, estate planning, employment law, and wealth preservation.

Elections and Appointments
Jasper Superior Court Judge James R. Ahler has been appointed to the Indiana Public Defender Commission.

The Indiana Court of Appeals has named attorney Eileen Euzen as its public information officer. Euzen’s responsibilities include media relations and coordinating the court’s oral arguments.

Awards and Honors
Baker & Daniels associate Anne Ricchiuto has been named to the Indiana Conference on Legal Education Opportunity’s (ICLEO) advisory committee. Anne will serve a three-year term on the committee, comprised of lawyers, judges and Indiana law school professors.•


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  1. If a class action suit or other manner of retribution is possible, count me in. I have email and voicemail from the man. He colluded with opposing counsel, I am certain. My case was damaged so severely it nearly lost me everything and I am still paying dearly.

  2. There's probably a lot of blame that can be cast around for Indiana Tech's abysmal bar passage rate this last February. The folks who decided that Indiana, a state with roughly 16,000 to 18,000 attorneys, needs a fifth law school need to question the motives that drove their support of this project. Others, who have been "strong supporters" of the law school, should likewise ask themselves why they believe this institution should be supported. Is it because it fills some real need in the state? Or is it, instead, nothing more than a resume builder for those who teach there part-time? And others who make excuses for the students' poor performance, especially those who offer nothing more than conspiracy theories to back up their claims--who are they helping? What evidence do they have to support their posturing? Ultimately, though, like most everything in life, whether one succeeds or fails is entirely within one's own hands. At least one student from Indiana Tech proved this when he/she took and passed the February bar. A second Indiana Tech student proved this when they took the bar in another state and passed. As for the remaining 9 who took the bar and didn't pass (apparently, one of the students successfully appealed his/her original score), it's now up to them (and nobody else) to ensure that they pass on their second attempt. These folks should feel no shame; many currently successful practicing attorneys failed the bar exam on their first try. These same attorneys picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, and got back to the rigorous study needed to ensure they would pass on their second go 'round. This is what the Indiana Tech students who didn't pass the first time need to do. Of course, none of this answers such questions as whether Indiana Tech should be accredited by the ABA, whether the school should keep its doors open, or, most importantly, whether it should have even opened its doors in the first place. Those who promoted the idea of a fifth law school in Indiana need to do a lot of soul-searching regarding their decisions. These same people should never be allowed, again, to have a say about the future of legal education in this state or anywhere else. Indiana already has four law schools. That's probably one more than it really needs. But it's more than enough.

  3. This man Steve Hubbard goes on any online post or forum he can find and tries to push his company. He said court reporters would be obsolete a few years ago, yet here we are. How does he have time to search out every single post about court reporters and even spy in private court reporting forums if his company is so successful???? Dude, get a life. And back to what this post was about, I agree that some national firms cause a huge problem.

  4. rensselaer imdiana is doing same thing to children from the judge to attorney and dfs staff they need to be investigated as well

  5. Sex offenders are victims twice, once when they are molested as kids, and again when they repeat the behavior, you never see money spent on helping them do you. That's why this circle continues