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On The Move - 8/18/10

August 18, 2010
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On The Move

On The Move: Information must be submitted at least 11 days before the Wednesday issue in which it is to 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 Elizabeth Brockett at ejbrockett@ibj.com

Promotions
Walter Sandoval of Schererville has become a partner of Hilbrich Cunningham Schwerd Dobosz & Vinovich. The law firm has offices in Highland and Portage. Sandoval is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Illinois. He focuses on personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful-death cases.

Elliott I. Pinkie has been appointed partner at Hoover Hull in Indianapolis. Pinkie practices in the areas of medical malpractice and nursing home defense, medical licensing and credentialing, premises and products liability, and general civil litigation.

Honors/Awards
The Indiana Paralegal Association presented the following awards to paralegals around Indiana: Leadership Award – Courtney Mills, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman; Outstanding Board Member of the Year – Debra Davis, Bingham McHale; Outstanding New Member – Heather Schuyler, Kroger Gardis & Regas; and Outstanding Paralegal of the Year – Lauren Jones, Jones Wallace.

New fellows of the Indiana Bar Foundation were inducted recently at the Fellows annual dinner and meeting in French Lick.

The New Patron Fellows for 2010 are Richard Komyatte, Richard Komyatte & Associates, Highland; Robert C. Beasley, Paws Inc., Albany; Darnail Lyles, Darnail Lyles Counselor at Law, Gary; Marianne Mitten Owen, Stuart & Branigin, Lafayette; Jerome Withered, Withered Burns & Persin, Lafayette; and Richard J. Thrapp and Michael A. Wukmer, Ice Miller, Indianapolis.

The New Master Fellows are George N. Bewley Jr., Bewley & Koday, Fort Wayne; Mark A. Warsco, Rothberg Logan & Warsco,  Fort Wayne; Eric M. Cavanaugh, Duke Energy Indiana, Plainfield;  Charles R. Dunlap, Indiana Bar Foundation, Indianapolis; John David Hoover, Hoover Hull, Indianapolis; John V. Moriarty, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, Indianapolis; Daniel W. Bradford, The Law Office of Daniel W. Bradford, Indianapolis; and Robert T. Grand and Kenneth H. Inskeep, Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis.

The New Fellows are Ronald W. Buchmeier, Hopper Blackwell, Indianapolis; David J. Carr and Philip C. Genetos, Ice Miller, Indianapolis; John A. Cremer and Suzanne Katt, Cremer & Cremer, Indianapolis; J. Murray Clark, Baker & Daniels, Indianapolis; Edward A Sullivan III, Baker & Daniels, South Bend; Michael R. Conner and Donald R. Lundberg, Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis; Michael V. Knight, Damon R. Leichty, and David Pruitt, Barnes & Thornburg, South Bend; David J. Theising, Harrison & Moberly, Indianapolis; Alice McKenzie Morical, Hoover Hull, Indianapolis; Claire E. Lewis, The Law Office of Claire E. Lewis, Indianapolis; Lante K. Earnest and Robert G. Weddle, Tabbert Hahn Earnest & Weddle, Indianapolis; John F. Culp, Kenneth J. Allen & Associates, Noblesville; Amy G. Higdon, Kenneth J. Allen & Associates, Carmel; Bryan L. Bradley, Kenneth J. Allen & Associates, Valparaiso; Edward J. Hussey, Liberty Homes, Valparaiso; Barry Rooth, Theodoros & Rooth, Merrillville; Hon. Dena Martin, Green Superior Court, Bloomfield; Mark Foster, Foster & O’Daniel, Evansville; Michael Charles Keating, Keating & LaPlante, Evansville; Dirck H. Stahl, Ziemer Stayman Weitzel & Shoulders, Evansville; and Russell T. Woodson, Evansville.

Elections/Appointments
James Dimos, an Indianapolis member of Frost Brown Todd, became a member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors. He focuses his practice on business litigation.

The Indiana Paralegal Association recently installed its 2010-11 officers and directors: Pamela Retherford, president; Diana Miller, vice president; Brenda Johnson, secretary; Kathy Thurston, treasurer; Debbie Davis, education director; Lauren Jones, ethics director; Jillian Szalankiewcz, fundraiser director; Angela White, job bank director; Kari Berger, marketing/public relations director; Julie Johnson, membership director; Teri Ulm, monthly meetings director; Tammy Froelich, newsletter editor director; Edna Wallace, National Federation of Paralegal Associations primary director; Emily Miller, parliamentarian director; and Monica Dabio, technology director.•
 

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