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On the Move - 2/3/12

IL Staff
February 1, 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

Promotions
Michele L. Henderson has been named as shareholder at Indianapolis firm Stewart & Irwin. Henderson’s practice includes representing physicians and insurance companies.

David Duncan, Trenton Hahn, Alex Intermill, Brian Jones, Curtis Jones, Megan Mulford, Kevin Quinn, Karen Glasser Sharp and Steve Unger have been elected partner at Bose McKinney & Evans, effective Jan. 1. Duncan is a partner in the business services and administrative law groups. Hahn is a partner in the business services group and a second vice president for Bose Public Affairs Group. Intermill is a partner in the environmental law, alcoholic beverage law and governmental services groups. Brian Jones and Curtis Jones are partners in the litigation group. Mulford is a partner in the intellectual property group and the sports, entertainment and media group. Quinn is a partner in the business service group. Glasser Sharp is a partner in the education law and labor and employment groups. Unger is a partner in the utilities and governmental services groups.

Timothy Capen, Jeffery Dack, Matthew DeLaruelle, Steven Jones, Scott Snively and Nathaniel Uhl have been named partner at Ice Miller, effective Jan. 1. Capen concentrates his practice in corporate and securities law. Dack concentrates his practice on business and commercial real estate transactions. DeLaruelle focuses his practice in all aspects of commercial real estate. Jones is a member of the construction law group. Snively’s primary areas of concentration include venture capital, private equity financing and general corporate matters. Uhl is a member of the litigation and intellectual property services group.

Stacia A. Buechler, Rodney L. Michael and Trent J. Sandifur have been elected partner in the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister. Buechler practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance and general corporate transactions. Michael focuses his practice primarily on complex environmental and toxic tort matters. Sandifur focuses his practice on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international anti-corruption compliance, investigations and defense.

John F.W. Fleming, Ryan M. Hurley and Jane Dall Wilson, in the Indianapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels, and Angela Kelver Hall, in the South Bend office, have been voted partner, effective Jan. 1. Fleming practices general commercial law with a focus on financial transactions, distressed credit and real estate. Hurley focuses his practice on litigation, including antitrust, contract disputes and bankruptcy. Dall Wilson practices business litigation, including complex contract disputes and appellate advocacy. Kelver Hall focuses her practice in business litigation, counseling clients in the resolution of court matters and arbitration proceedings.

Douglas Brown has been named managing principal of Bose Public Affairs Group. Brown is also a partner with Bose McKinney & Evans.

Matthew R. King, Anthony W. Overholt and Amy S. Wilson have been appointed members of Frost Brown Todd. King concentrates his practice in product liability litigation. Overholt has extensive experience representing schools and other municipalities. Wilson concentrates her practice in employment litigation and general business counseling.

Robert F. Inselberg has been elected partner at Wooden & McLaughlin.

Mary E. Solada has been named managing partner for the Indianapolis office of Bingham Greenebaum Doll.

Chad M. Smith is now a partner at Waters Tyler Hofmann & Scott in New Albany.

New Associations
Lawren Mills has joined Ice Miller as of counsel. Mills previously served as the senior policy director and legislative director at the office of Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, has joined Bloomington company CarDon & Associates as general counsel. He will work out of the Fishers office.

Kiamesha Colom has joined the real estate and environmental group at Benesch.

Holiday Banta and Troy Cole have joined Ice Miller as partners in the intellectual property group.

Appointments and Elections
Nicolas Terry has been appointed the Hall Render Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and serves as the co-director of the Hall Center for Law and Health.

B. Ronan Johnson, an associate at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, has been elected to the executive board of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. He has also joined the board of directors of Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana.

Daniel P. McInerny, partner at Bose McKinney & Evans, has been elected to the Progress House board of directors.

Craig M. McKee, of Wilkinson Goeller Modesitt Wilkinson & Drummy in Terre Haute, has been appointed vice chair of the search committee for the dean of Washington National Cathedral.

Constance R. Lindman, a shareholder at Stewart & Irwin in Indianapolis, has been named to the board of directors of Art with a Heart.

Scott Chinn, a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels in Indianapolis, has been sworn in as 134th president of the Indianapolis Bar Association.

Mary Foley Panszi, an attorney at Lewis Wagner in Indianapolis, has been appointed to the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals’ 2012 Public Education Advisory Panel.

Awards and Honors
Ross E. Rudolph and Joseph H. Langerak IV, lawyers with Rudolph Fine Porter & Johnson in Evansville, received awards during the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana’s annual meeting. Rudolph was named 2011 Diplomat of the Indiana Defense Trial Counsel. Langerak was named the Indiana Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year.

New Firms/Locations
Reichel IP, which focuses on intellectual property law, has opened in downtown Indianapolis.

Steve Williams has opened Williams Law Firm, which focuses on personal injury and business trials, has opened in Terre Haute.

Lorie A. Brown, a registered nurse and attorney, has started The Nurse Protection Association, a membership organization for nurses to learn how to protect their license from malpractice and license discipline.

Thomas M. Green has opened a law office in Carmel focusing on dissolution of marriage and paternity matters.•

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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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