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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 jnelson@ibj.com

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.

Promotions
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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