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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. From back in the day before secularism got a stranglehold on Hoosier jurists comes this great excerpt via Indiana federal court judge Allan Sharp, dedicated to those many Indiana government attorneys (with whom I have dealt) who count the law as a mere tool, an optional tool that is not to be used when political correctness compels a more acceptable result than merely following the path that the law directs: ALLEN SHARP, District Judge. I. In a scene following a visit by Henry VIII to the home of Sir Thomas More, playwriter Robert Bolt puts the following words into the mouths of his characters: Margaret: Father, that man's bad. MORE: There is no law against that. ROPER: There is! God's law! MORE: Then God can arrest him. ROPER: Sophistication upon sophistication! MORE: No, sheer simplicity. The law, Roper, the law. I know what's legal not what's right. And I'll stick to what's legal. ROPER: Then you set man's law above God's! MORE: No, far below; but let me draw your attention to a fact I'm not God. The currents and eddies of right and wrong, which you find such plain sailing, I can't navigate. I'm no voyager. But in the thickets of law, oh, there I'm a forester. I doubt if there's a man alive who could follow me there, thank God... ALICE: (Exasperated, pointing after Rich) While you talk, he's gone! MORE: And go he should, if he was the Devil himself, until he broke the law! ROPER: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law! MORE: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? ROPER: I'd cut down every law in England to do that! MORE: (Roused and excited) Oh? (Advances on Roper) And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you where would you hide, Roper, the laws being flat? (He leaves *1257 him) This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast man's laws, not God's and if you cut them down and you're just the man to do it d'you really think you would stand upright in the winds that would blow then? (Quietly) Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake. ROPER: I have long suspected this; this is the golden calf; the law's your god. MORE: (Wearily) Oh, Roper, you're a fool, God's my god... (Rather bitterly) But I find him rather too (Very bitterly) subtle... I don't know where he is nor what he wants. ROPER: My God wants service, to the end and unremitting; nothing else! MORE: (Dryly) Are you sure that's God! He sounds like Moloch. But indeed it may be God And whoever hunts for me, Roper, God or Devil, will find me hiding in the thickets of the law! And I'll hide my daughter with me! Not hoist her up the mainmast of your seagoing principles! They put about too nimbly! (Exit More. They all look after him). Pgs. 65-67, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS A Play in Two Acts, Robert Bolt, Random House, New York, 1960. Linley E. Pearson, Atty. Gen. of Indiana, Indianapolis, for defendants. Childs v. Duckworth, 509 F. Supp. 1254, 1256 (N.D. Ind. 1981) aff'd, 705 F.2d 915 (7th Cir. 1983)

  2. "Meanwhile small- and mid-size firms are getting squeezed and likely will not survive unless they become a boutique firm." I've been a business attorney in small, and now mid-size firm for over 30 years, and for over 30 years legal consultants have been preaching this exact same mantra of impending doom for small and mid-sized firms -- verbatim. This claim apparently helps them gin up merger opportunities from smaller firms who become convinced that they need to become larger overnight. The claim that large corporations are interested in cost-saving and efficiency has likewise been preached for decades, and is likewise bunk. If large corporations had any real interest in saving money they wouldn't use large law firms whose rates are substantially higher than those of high-quality mid-sized firms.

  3. The family is the foundation of all human government. That is the Grand Design. Modern governments throw off this Design and make bureaucratic war against the family, as does Hollywood and cultural elitists such as third wave feminists. Since WWII we have been on a ship of fools that way, with both the elite and government and their social engineering hacks relentlessly attacking the very foundation of social order. And their success? See it in the streets of Fergusson, on the food stamp doles (mostly broken families)and in the above article. Reject the Grand Design for true social function, enter the Glorious State to manage social dysfunction. Our Brave New World will be a prison camp, and we will welcome it as the only way to manage given the anarchy without it.

  4. When I hear 'Juvenile Lawyer' I think of an attorney helping a high school aged kid through the court system for a poor decision; like smashing mailboxes. Thank you for opening up my eyes to the bigger picture of the need for juvenile attorneys. It made me sad, but also fascinated, when it was explained, in the sixth paragraph, that parents making poor decisions (such as drug abuse) can cause situations where children need legal representation and aid from a lawyer.

  5. Some in the Hoosier legal elite consider this prayer recommended by the AG seditious, not to mention the Saint who pledged loyalty to God over King and went to the axe for so doing: "Thomas More, counselor of law and statesman of integrity, merry martyr and most human of saints: Pray that, for the glory of God and in the pursuit of His justice, I may be trustworthy with confidences, keen in study, accurate in analysis, correct in conclusion, able in argument, loyal to clients, honest with all, courteous to adversaries, ever attentive to conscience. Sit with me at my desk and listen with me to my clients' tales. Read with me in my library and stand always beside me so that today I shall not, to win a point, lose my soul. Pray that my family may find in me what yours found in you: friendship and courage, cheerfulness and charity, diligence in duties, counsel in adversity, patience in pain—their good servant, and God's first. Amen."

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