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On The Move - 4/13/11

April 13, 2011
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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 Kelly Lucas at klucas@ibj.com

Editor’s note: The Indiana Lawyer is now accepting new associate announcements for the On the Move section.

New Associations
Thomas D. Perkins has joined Frost Brown Todd’s Indianapolis office as counsel in the firm’s government services practice group. Sarah S. Riordan has joined the firm as a member of the government services practice group.

Robert A. Wade has joined Krieg DeVault’s South Bend office as a partner. Wade’s practice is concentrated in the representation of health systems, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, physician groups, physicians, and other medical providers.

Jaimie L. Zibrowski has joined Ruppert & Schaefer in Indianapolis as an associate in the firm’s divorce and family law practice.

Paul E. Singleton has joined Baker & Daniels’ South Bend office as an associate in the firm’s labor and employment law practice.

M. Alex Beatty and Henry Mestetsky have joined Katz & Korin in Indianapolis as associates.

ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

MaryEllen Kiley Bishop, a partner with Cohen Garelick & Glazier in Indianapolis, has been appointed secretary of the Trust and Estate Specialty Board of Indiana. Bishop has also been selected to Martindale-Hubbell’s inaugural Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.

Bill Winingham, a partner with Wilson Kehoe Winingham in Indianapolis, has been elected by attorneys in the Indiana Court of Appeals 2nd District to serve on the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission and the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications.

Indiana Court of Appeals Chief Judge Margret G. Robb has been elected to the American Law Institute. The ALI produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

Drewry Simmons Vornehm partner William E. Kelley Jr. has been named to the Associated Builders & Contractors National Green Building Committee. He practices in the firm’s Carmel office, and will represent chapters located in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Barnes & Thornburg partner Jimmie McMillian has been selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s newly launched nationwide Legal Diversity Fellows Program. He practices in the firm’s Indianapolis office.

Promotions
Michael L. Schultz and Jeremy L. Fetty have been named partners with Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson. Schultz practices in the firm’s Indianapolis office and is a civil litigator in areas including employment, commercial and residential property damage, insurance, civil rights, personal injury, toxic torts, unincorporated associations, contracts, worker’s compensation and wrongful death. Fetty practices in the firm’s Lebanon office and focuses his practice on corporate, cooperative, labor and employment, and utility law.

Brita A. Horvath has been promoted to manager of diversity and pro bono at Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis.

New Firms/Locations
Barnes & Thornburg has expanded its legal practice into the Los Angeles market with the addition of five new partners in that location. Former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld attorneys Stephen Mick, Kevin Rising, Jason Karlov, Kyle Kirwan, and Scott Witlin have joined Barnes & Thornburg. David Allen, former managing partner of Akin Gump’s Los Angeles office, plans to join Barnes & Thornburg in the second quarter of 2011.

Attorney Steven K. Dick has formed SK Dick & Associates, located in downtown Indianapolis. Dick concentrates his practice on tax appeals and collection representation along with individual and small business Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy.•

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