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On The Move 9/11/13

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September 11, 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 Associations

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*Stephen Judge has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate in the firm’s litigation and advocacy practice, and *Susan P. Wine has joined the firm as an associate in the labor and employment practice. Both will practice in FBD’s South Bend office.
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*Michael Commons has joined the Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration as a family law staff attorney and Family Court project manager.
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*Polly Dobbs has joined Starr Austen & Miller LLP as a partner. Her practice will be in the area of estate and wealth transfer planning and business and farm succession planning.

Jonathan D. Groff has joined Ice Miller LLP as an associate in the firm’s business group. Promotions

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*Andrew Despain has been named vice president and general counsel for the Indiana Municipal Power Agency.

Appointments & Elections

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The International Association of Defense Counsel has appointed *Michael E. Brown, senior partner at Kightlinger & Gray LLP in Indianapolis, as director of the 2014 Professional Liability Roundtable which will be held May 8, 2014, at the University of Chicago. The IADC is a global legal organization of attorneys representing corporate and insurance interests.

Indiana Department of Child Services attorney Luke Britt has been appointed by Gov. Mike Pence as the Indiana public access counselor. Marion County Prosecutor’s Office assistant supervisor Charles Miller has been named to the Indiana Parole Board by Gov. Mike Pence. Ted Holaday, senior administrative law judge at the Indiana Board of Tax Review, and Jon Elrod, attorney, have been named to the Indiana Board of Tax Review by Gov. Mike Pence. Awards & Honors Barbara Williams, of Williams Law P.C., received the Albion Fellows Bacon Award from Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winneke at the Women’s Equality Day celebration. Williams is the first attorney to receive this award. Firm and Agency Recognitions The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women has awarded the Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County a two-year grant to support its work with the Protective Order Project. Faegre Baker Daniels LLP received the Marion County Bar Association’s Commitment to Diversity Award Aug. 23 in recognition of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship program. Firm Relocations Attorneys Philip D. Burroughs, James B. Burroughs and Timothy W. Withers, of Philip D. Burroughs and Associates LLC, have relocated their office to 8445 Keystone Crossing, Suite 106, Indianapolis. The Law Offices of Karl E. Hand P.C. will relocate to 1000 Eagle Ridge Drive, Suite F, Schererville, effective Oct. 15.•

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