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On The Move 8/28/13

August 28, 2013
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On The Move

On The Move highlights employment news, awards and honors attorneys receive, and board appointments or elected positions. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpg. Color images are preferred. Information must be submitted at least 10 days before the Wednesday issue in which it is to appear. Submit your announcement at http://www.theindianalawyer.com/submit-on-the-move or email to editor Kelly Lucas at klucas@ibj.com.
NEW ASSOCIATION
Brett E. Osborne has joined the firm Hocker & Associates LLC. He practices personal injury and criminal law.

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*Deborah J. Vargo has joined Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity’s professional staff as general counsel and executive team member.

Donald J. Smith has joined Stark & Smith LLP as a partner. Neha Matta has joined Lewis Wagner LLP as an associate. She will focus her practice on civil litigation including insurance defense, premises liability, product liability, construction and trucking cases.

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*Lori Torres has joined Ice Miller LLP as an attorney in the firm’s public affairs group. Torres is a former advisor to Gov. Mitch Daniels, having served as the commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor.

Appointments & Elections

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Lewis Wagner LLP attorney *Brett Hoy has been elected to the Indiana Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society board of directors.
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Harrison & Moberly LLP associate *Jennifer L. Strange has been selected for participation in the 11th class of the IndyBar Bar Leader Series.

Cohen Garelick & Glazier partner MaryEllen Kiley Bishop has been elected to serve as the Indiana University board of trustee’s vice chair.
FIRM RELOCATIONS
Attorneys Janet D. Hocker, Vicki L. Fortino, Kassandra Green and Brett E. Osborne, of Hocker & Associates LLC, have relocated their office to 6626 E. 75th St., Suite 410, Indianapolis.

The law firm of Jacob Hammerle & Johnson have opened new offices at 345 South Main St., Zionsville.
FIRM RECOGNITION
Ice Miller LLP and Faegre Baker Daniels LLP have each been named among the 2013 “50 Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers. Both firms indicate that 37 percent of their respective attorneys are women, and each was recognized for innovative programs to support advancement and leadership by female attorneys.•

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