On the Move -1/6/12

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January 4, 2012
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On The Move

On The Move: Information must be submitted at least 11 days prior to the Wednesday issue in which the announcement will appear. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpeg. Color images are preferred. For more information or to submit an announcement, contact managing editor Jennifer Nelson at

New Associations
Cedric D’Hue has joined Bingham Greenebaum Doll in Indianapolis as of counsel. He is a part of the firm’s business advisory department and intellectual property and technology team.

Jenie Van Hampton has joined the labor and employment team at Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate in the Indianapolis office.

W. Brent Gill has joined Kenn Nunn Law Office in Bloomington as manager of the firm’s litigation area.

Amy A. Marrs has joined John Steinkamp & Associates as counsel for the family law section.

Thomas A. Withrow has joined Lewis Wagner in Indianapolis as senior counsel. He concentrates his practice on government contracts and commercial and business litigation.

David Pippen has joined Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis as a partner and chairman of the environmental law group. Pippen previously was Gov. Mitch Daniels’ general counsel and senior policy director.

Taryn Stone has rejoined Ice Miller in Indianapolis as an associate in the firm’s health care transactions group.

Amy Halsey, Jameson Young, Amanda Glowacki and Larissa Koshatka have joined Schuckit & Associates in Indianapolis as associates.

Stephen Starks has joined Kroger Gardis & Regas in Indianapolis as an associate. Starks previously was the legal affairs director for the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

William Dummett has joined the Indianapolis office of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman as an associate. Dummett is a member of the health information technology section of the business/tax practice group.

Barnes & Thornburg has elected eight new partners in its Indianapolis and South Bend offices. Stacy L. Cook, Ann Grayson, Heather H. Macek, Kevin L. McLaren, Scott M. Simmonds and David A.W. Wong are in the Indianapolis office; Kelly J. Hartzler and Alice J. Springer practice in the South Bend location.

Jonathan Emenhiser and Thao Nguyen have been promoted to partner at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun. Emenhiser is in the Indianapolis office; Nguyen practices in the South Bend office.

Erin A. Clancy has been promoted to senior partner and Crystal G. Rowe has been promoted to partner at Kightlinger & Gray. Clancy is in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Rowe is in the firm’s New Albany office.

Michael C. Cooley, Jon A. Keyes and Philip C. Sheward of the Greenfield law firm Allen Wellman McNew have been named partners.

Elections and Appointments
Kameelah Shaheed-Diallo, of Indianapolis firm Lewis Wagner, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Inc. Her appointment will run through 2014.

Alexandra Sylvia, a partner with Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, has been named secretary for the Indiana State Bar Association board of governors.

Steven Badger, partner at Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis, has been elected “chair elect” of the Professional Legal Education, Admission and Development Section of the Indiana State Bar Association.

MaryEllen Kiley Bishop, partner at Cohen Garelick & Glazier in Indianapolis, has been elected as a fellow to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

The Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana recently named its 2012 officers and directors: Lonnie D. Johnson, of Clendening Johnson & Bohrer in Bloomington, is president; Jerry E. Huelat, of Huelat Mack & Kreppein in Michigan City, is president-elect; James D. Johnson, of Rudolph Fine Porter & Johnson in Evansville, is vice president; Thomas C. Hays, of Lewis Wagner in Indianapolis, is secretary; and James W. Hehner, of Hehner & Associates in Indianapolis, is treasurer. Scott M. Kyrouac, of Wilkinson Goeller Modesitt Wilkinson & Drummy in Terre Haute, is immediate past president and Thomas Schultz, of Schultz & Pogue in Indianapolis, will continue his duties as DRI state representative for Indiana.

Members of the board of directors are: Marian C. Drenth of Johnson & Bell in Crown Point; Renee Mortimer of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Schererville; James P. Strenski of Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer in Indianapolis; Stacy Forster Thompson of Clendening Johnson & Bohrer in Bloomington; Michele S. Bryant of Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn in Evansville; Timothy DeGroote of Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros in Fort Wayne; David A. DeMoss with State Farm Litigation in Indianapolis; Gregory Freyberger of Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn in Evansville; J. Curtis Greene of Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis; Libby Valos Moss of Kightlinger & Gray in Indianapolis; Kori McOmber of Schultz & Pogue in Indianapolis; Michael Rabinowitch of Wooden & McLaughlin in Indianapolis; Robert B. Thornburg, of Frost Brown Todd in Indianapolis; Kevin C. Tyra of The Tyra Law Firm in Indianapolis; and John P. Twohy of Eichhorn & Eichhorn in Hammond.

Awards and Honors
Roger Pardieck, of The Pardieck Law Firm in Seymour, was named the 2011 Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. This is the second time Pardieck has won this award.

Amie Peele Carter, of Faegre Baker Daniels in Indianapolis, has been awarded the Indianapolis Choice award by the National Association of Women Business Owners-Indianapolis. Carter was recognized for her advocacy for the organization and Indiana’s women business owners.

Jeffrey S. Dible, a member of Frost Brown Todd in Indianapolis, has received the 2011 Patricia Paxton Wagner Award for Excellence in Estate Planning and Administration. The award is given by the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Administration Section.

A. Richard M. Blaiklock, of Indianapolis firm Lewis Wagner, has received the Indiana State Bar Association’s 2011 Civility Award.

Nathan A. Leach, partner at Drewry Simmons Vornehm in Indianapolis, has been accepted into the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.

Michael S. Miller, founding partner of the Indianapolis firm Montross Miller Muller Mendelson & Kennedy, has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Colleen M. Powers, of the Indianapolis office of Hall Render Killian Heath and Lyman, has been named the Indianapolis Bar Association’s “2011 Young Lawyer of the Year.”

New Firms/Locations
Timothy C. Caress has opened Caress Law Group in Indianapolis. Caress focuses his practice on medical malpractice and personal injury.

Wanzer Edwards has moved to the Circle Tower in downtown Indianapolis.•


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  1. I think the cops are doing a great job locking up criminals. The Murder rates in the inner cities are skyrocketing and you think that too any people are being incarcerated. Maybe we need to lock up more of them. We have the ACLU, BLM, NAACP, Civil right Division of the DOJ, the innocent Project etc. We have court system with an appeal process that can go on for years, with attorneys supplied by the government. I'm confused as to how that translates into the idea that the defendants are not being represented properly. Maybe the attorneys need to do more Pro-Bono work

  2. We do not have 10% of our population (which would mean about 32 million) incarcerated. It's closer to 2%.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.