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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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  2. 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!!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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