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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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  1. Yes diversity is so very important. With justice Rucker off ... the court is too white. Still too male. No Hispanic justice. No LGBT justice. And there are other checkboxes missing as well. This will not do. I say hold the seat until a physically handicapped Black Lesbian of Hispanic heritage and eastern religious creed with bipolar issues can be located. Perhaps an international search, with a preference for third world candidates, is indicated. A non English speaker would surely increase our diversity quotient!!!

  2. First, I want to thank Justice Rucker for his many years of public service, not just at the appellate court level for over 25 years, but also when he served the people of Lake County as a Deputy Prosecutor, City Attorney for Gary, IN, and in private practice in a smaller, highly diverse community with a history of serious economic challenges, ethnic tensions, and recently publicized but apparently long-standing environmental health risks to some of its poorest residents. Congratulations for having the dedication & courage to practice law in areas many in our state might have considered too dangerous or too poor at different points in time. It was also courageous to step into a prominent and highly visible position of public service & respect in the early 1990's, remaining in a position that left you open to state-wide public scrutiny (without any glitches) for over 25 years. Yes, Hoosiers of all backgrounds can take pride in your many years of public service. But people of color who watched your ascent to the highest levels of state government no doubt felt even more as you transcended some real & perhaps some perceived social, economic, academic and professional barriers. You were living proof that, with hard work, dedication & a spirit of public service, a person who shared their same skin tone or came from the same county they grew up in could achieve great success. At the same time, perhaps unknowingly, you helped fellow members of the judiciary, court staff, litigants and the public better understand that differences that are only skin-deep neither define nor limit a person's character, abilities or prospects in life. You also helped others appreciate that people of different races & backgrounds can live and work together peacefully & productively for the greater good of all. Those are truths that didn't have to be written down in court opinions. Anyone paying attention could see that truth lived out every day you devoted to public service. I believe you have been a "trailblazer" in Indiana's legal community and its judiciary. I also embrace your belief that society's needs can be better served when people in positions of governmental power reflect the many complexions of the population that they serve. Whether through greater understanding across the existing racial spectrum or through the removal of some real and some perceived color-based, hope-crushing barriers to life opportunities & success, movement toward a more reflective representation of the population being governed will lead to greater and uninterrupted respect for laws designed to protect all peoples' rights to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. Thanks again for a job well-done & for the inevitable positive impact your service has had - and will continue to have - on countless Hoosiers of all backgrounds & colors.

  3. Diversity is important, but with some limitations. For instance, diversity of experience is a great thing that can be very helpful in certain jobs or roles. Diversity of skin color is never important, ever, under any circumstance. To think that skin color changes one single thing about a person is patently racist and offensive. Likewise, diversity of values is useless. Some values are better than others. In the case of a supreme court justice, I actually think diversity is unimportant. The justices are not to impose their own beliefs on rulings, but need to apply the law to the facts in an objective manner.

  4. Have been seeing this wonderful physician for a few years and was one of his patients who told him about what we were being told at CVS. Multiple ones. This was a witch hunt and they shold be ashamed of how patients were treated. Most of all, CVS should be ashamed for what they put this physician through. So thankful he fought back. His office is no "pill mill'. He does drug testing multiple times a year and sees patients a minimum of four times a year.

  5. Brian W, I fear I have not been sufficiently entertaining to bring you back. Here is a real laugh track that just might do it. When one is grabbed by the scruff of his worldview and made to choose between his Confession and his profession ... it is a not a hard choice, given the Confession affects eternity. But then comes the hardship in this world. Imagine how often I hear taunts like yours ... "what, you could not even pass character and fitness after they let you sit and pass their bar exam ... dude, there must really be something wrong with you!" Even one of the Bishop's foremost courtiers said that, when explaining why the RCC refused to stand with me. You want entertaining? How about watching your personal economy crash while you have a wife and five kids to clothe and feed. And you can't because you cannot work, because those demanding you cast off your Confession to be allowed into "their" profession have all the control. And you know that they are wrong, dead wrong, and that even the professional code itself allows your Faithful stand, to wit: "A lawyer may refuse to comply with an obligation imposed by law upon a good faith belief that no valid obligation exists. The provisions of Rule 1.2(d) concerning a good faith challenge to the validity, scope, meaning or application of the law apply to challenges of legal regulation of the practice of law." YET YOU ARE A NONPERSON before the BLE, and will not be heard on your rights or their duties to the law -- you are under tyranny, not law. And so they win in this world, you lose, and you lose even your belief in the rule of law, and demoralization joins poverty, and very troubling thoughts impeaching self worth rush in to fill the void where your career once lived. Thoughts you did not think possible. You find yourself a failure ... in your profession, in your support of your family, in the mirror. And there is little to keep hope alive, because tyranny rules so firmly and none, not the church, not the NGO's, none truly give a damn. Not even a new court, who pay such lip service to justice and ancient role models. You want entertainment? Well if you are on the side of the courtiers running the system that has crushed me, as I suspect you are, then Orwell must be a real riot: "There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever." I never thought they would win, I always thought that at the end of the day the rule of law would prevail. Yes, the rule of man's law. Instead power prevailed, so many rules broken by the system to break me. It took years, but, finally, the end that Dr Bowman predicted is upon me, the end that she advised the BLE to take to break me. Ironically, that is the one thing in her far left of center report that the BLE (after stamping, in red ink, on Jan 22) is uninterested in, as that the BLE and ADA office that used the federal statute as a sword now refuses to even dialogue on her dire prediction as to my fate. "C'est la vie" Entertaining enough for you, status quo defender?

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