On the Move - 8/17/11

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August 17, 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

New Associations
Tiffany Sharpley has joined Ice Miller as a partner in the firm’s employee benefits group. She will focus her practice on employee benefit matters including ERISA, HIPAA, and Internal Revenue Code requirements related to qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and employee benefit welfare plans.

Jonathan L. Mayes has joined Bose McKinney & Evans as of counsel in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Mayes is a member of the firm’s labor and employment law practice group.

Robert Duncan has joined Indianapolis law firm Norris Choplin Schroeder as of counsel. He focuses his practice on aviation and airport legal issues.

Bradley J. Wombles has joined Indianapolis law firm Norris Choplin Schroeder as an associate.

Tiffany Presley has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister as an associate in the firm’s Indianapolis office. She is a member of Taft’s business & finance and tax practice groups.

Mindy A. Westrick has been promoted to an associate on the government services team at Baker & Daniels. She worked as a government services specialist with the firm while earning her law degree.

Jeremy M. Dunn has joined Frost Brown Todd as a senior associate in the Indianapolis office. He will practice in the bankruptcy and restructuring practice group.

The Indiana Paralegal Association held its annual swearing in ceremony of new officers on July 20. The following officers and directors will serve one-year terms: Pamela Retherford, Bingham McHale, president; Diana Miller, Hovde Dassow & Deets, vice president; Brenda Johnson, Bingham McHale, secretary; Julie Johnson, Bose McKinney & Evans, treasurer; Directors: Heather Schuyler, Kroger Gardis & Regas (continuing legal education); Lauren Jones, Jones Wallace, (ethics); Arlene Morris, Lewis & Kappes, (fundraising); Angela R. White, Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer (job bank); Teri Tegeler, Price Waicukauski & Riley (marketing & public relations); Nichole Miller, Bingham McHale (membership); Valerie Bloom, Price Waicukauski & Riley (monthly meetings); Tammy Froelich, Kroger Gardis & Regas (newsletter); Edna Wallace, Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek (NFPA primary representative); Kathy Thurston, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman (parliamentarian); and Monica Dabio, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman (technology).

The Indiana Paralegal Association presented the following awards July 20: Paralegal of the Year Award to Angela R. White, Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer; Outstanding New Member Paralegal of the Year Award to Teri Tegeler, Price Waicukauski & Riley; Outstanding Board Member of the Year Award to Pamela Retherford, Bingham McHale; and Lifetime Achievement Award to Monica Dabio, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman.

New Firms/Locations
Elisabeth Edwards and Holly Wanzer, formerly of JHDJ Law, have formed Wanzer Edwards and relocated their law practice to 101 W. Ohio St., Ste. 2000, in downtown Indianapolis. The lawyers continue to focus their practices on family law, mediation, and collaborative divorce.

Drewry Simmons Vornehm is opening a new office location in Merrillville. The firm, which now has offices in Indianapolis, Carmel, and Merrillville, focuses its practice on construction law including real estate, labor/employment, business, government services, insurance, and litigation matters.

The de la Torre Law Office has moved to 230 E. Ohio St., Ste. 200, in downtown Indianapolis.•


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  1. Especially I would like to see all the republican voting patriotic good ole boys to stop and understand that the wars they have been volunteering for all along (especially the past decade at least) have not been for God & Jesus etc no far from it unless you think George Washington's face on the US dollar is god (and we know many do). When I saw the movie about Chris Kyle, I thought wow how many Hoosiers are just like this guy, out there taking orders to do the nasty on the designated bad guys, sometimes bleeding and dying, sometimes just serving and coming home to defend a system that really just views them as reliable cannon fodder. Maybe if the Christians of the red states would stop volunteering for the imperial legions and begin collecting welfare instead of working their butts off, there would be a change in attitude from the haughty professorial overlords that tell us when democracy is allowed and when it isn't. To come home from guarding the borders of the sandbox just to hear if they want the government to protect this country's borders then they are racists and bigots. Well maybe the professorial overlords should gird their own loins for war and fight their own battles in the sandbox. We can see what kind of system this really is from lawsuits like this and we can understand who it really serves. NOT US.... I mean what are all you Hoosiers waving the flag for, the right of the president to start wars of aggression to benefit the Saudis, the right of gay marriage, the right for illegal immigrants to invade our country, and the right of the ACLU to sue over displays of Baby Jesus? The right of the 1 percenters to get richer, the right of zombie banks to use taxpayer money to stay out of bankruptcy? The right of Congress to start a pissing match that could end in WWIII in Ukraine? None of that crud benefits us. We should be like the Amish. You don't have to go far from this farcical lawsuit to find the wise ones, they're in the buggies in the streets not far away....

  2. Moreover, we all know that the well heeled ACLU has a litigation strategy of outspending their adversaries. And, with the help of the legal system well trained in secularism, on top of the genuinely and admittedly secular 1st amendment, they have the strategic high ground. Maybe Christians should begin like the Amish to withdraw their services from the state and the public and become themselves a "people who shall dwell alone" and foster their own kind and let the other individuals and money interests fight it out endlessly in court. I mean, if "the people" don't see how little the state serves their interests, putting Mammon first at nearly every turn, then maybe it is time they wake up and smell the coffee. Maybe all the displays of religiosity by American poohbahs on down the decades have been a mask of piety that concealed their own materialistic inclinations. I know a lot of patriotic Christians don't like that notion but I entertain it more and more all the time.

  3. If I were a judge (and I am not just a humble citizen) I would be inclined to make a finding that there was no real controversy and dismiss them. Do we allow a lawsuit every time someone's feelings are hurt now? It's preposterous. The 1st amendment has become a sword in the hands of those who actually want to suppress religious liberty according to their own backers' conception of how it will serve their own private interests. The state has a duty of impartiality to all citizens to spend its judicial resources wisely and flush these idiotic suits over Nativity Scenes down the toilet where they belong... however as Christians we should welcome them as they are the very sort of persecution that separates the sheep from the wolves.

  4. What about the single mothers trying to protect their children from mentally abusive grandparents who hide who they truly are behind mounds and years of medication and have mentally abused their own children to the point of one being in jail and the other was on drugs. What about trying to keep those children from being subjected to the same abuse they were as a child? I can understand in the instance about the parent losing their right and the grandparent having raised the child previously! But not all circumstances grant this being OKAY! some of us parents are trying to protect our children and yes it is our God given right to make those decisions for our children as adults!! This is not just black and white and I will fight every ounce of this to get denied

  5. Mr Smith the theory of Christian persecution in Indiana has been run by the Indiana Supreme Court and soundly rejected there is no such thing according to those who rule over us. it is a thought crime to think otherwise.