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On The Move - 1/19/11

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January 19, 2011
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On The Move

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Elections and Appointments
Jason Reyome, a partner in the Indianapolis firm Demos & Reyome, was appointed as master commissioner in Marion County Title IV-D Court effective Jan. 3, 2011.

Stephanie L. Cassman, an attorney with the Indianapolis firm LewisWagner, has been appointed chair of the litigation section of the Indianapolis Bar Association.

Debra Dubovich, managing partner with the Highland firm Levy & Dubovich, has been elected to the Indiana Bar Foundation board of directors.

Ginny L. Peterson has been elected to the management committee of the Indiana firm Kightlinger & Gray.

C. Daniel Motsinger, a partner in the Indianapolis office of Krieg DeVault, has been elected chair of the American Board of Certification of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Attorneys.

Leeanne R. Coons, an attorney in the Indianapolis office of Krieg DeVault, has been named treasurer of Executive Women in Healthcare.

Alicia M. Chandler, a partner in the Indianapolis office of Krieg DeVault, has been elected a junior-at-large member of the Indianapolis Bar Association commercial and bankruptcy law section.

Matthew R. Strzynski, an attorney in the Carmel office of Krieg DeVault, has been named vice chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association commercial and bankruptcy law section.

Awards and Honors
Stacy F. Thompson, a partner in the Bloomington office of Clendening Johnson & Bohrer, was named the 2010 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana.

Promotions
Six Baker & Daniels lawyers became partners in the firm effective Jan. 1, 2011. The new partners include Adrienne Franco Busby, product liability, Indianapolis; William S. Meyers, intellectual property/patents, Indianapolis; Karen T. Moses, commercial and real property litigation, Fort Wayne; Sara M. Powell, insurance and financial services, Indianapolis; April J. Risk, trusts and estates, Indianapolis; Douglas A. Yerkeson, intellectual property/patent, trademark and copyright, Indianapolis.

Max E. Fiester has been named a partner in the Evansville firm Rudolph Fine Porter & Johnson. Fiester is a litigator focusing his practice in commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and insurance defense.

Andrew A. Manna has been named a partner with Church Church Hittle & Antrim. Manna practices in the firm’s Noblesville office, providing general representation to Indiana public school corporations.

Joshua C. Neal became a partner in the Fort Wayne firm Barrett & McNagny, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Neal concentrates his practice in real estate law and property tax appeals.

Two LewisWagner lawyers became equity partners in the Indianapolis firm effective Jan. 1, 2011. The new partners include Susan E. Cline, healthcare and medical malpractice; and Kyle A. Lansberry, litigation, personal injury, product liability, construction, premises liability, and environmental insurance coverage.

Four Krieg DeVault lawyers have been named partners in the firm. The new partners include Amy Adolay, employment law and litigation, Carmel; Patricia L. Beaty, employee benefits and executive compensation, Indianapolis; Matthew E. Conrad, corporate transactions, economic development, renewable energy, corporate finance, and real estate, Carmel; and Kostas A. Poulakidas, economic development and public and municipal finance, Indianapolis.

Robert C. Brandt has been elected partner in the Indianapolis firm Riley Bennett & Egloff. Brandt concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense and general litigation.

Retirements
Hugh E. Reynolds Jr. retired from Frost Brown Todd on Dec. 31, 2010. Reynolds practiced law in Indianapolis for 57 years, including an 11-year tenure as managing partner of Locke Reynolds.•

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