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On the Move - Aug. 3, 2011

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August 3, 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

New Associations
Stuart Brown has joined Ice Miller as of counsel and co-chair of the firm’s collegiate sports practice group. Brown’s responsibilities at Ice Miller include advising institutions on National Collegiate Athletic Association compliance matters and counseling institutions regarding secondary and major violations of NCAA rules.

William A. Freihofer has joined Donahoe Irvin as of counsel in the firm’s Indianapolis office.

Jeffrey A. Hokanson has joined Frost Brown Todd as a partner in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Hokanson will practice in the bankruptcy and restructuring practice group.

Todd A. Etzler has joined Family Express Corporation as general counsel and vice president of public affairs.

Toni Everton has been promoted to associate with the labor and employment team at Baker & Daniels. She will practice from the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office, assisting clients with employment litigation and workers’ compensation matters. Everton joined the firm as a paralegal in 2007.

Beth L. Riga has joined The Tyra Law Firm as an associate.

Reilly O. Kimmerling has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister as an associate in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Kimmerling is a member of the business and finance practice group and will concentrate her practice in business law and international trade.

Kip S. M. McDonald has joined Wooden & McLaughlin as an associate in the firm’s Indianapolis office. McDonald will practice in the areas of business litigation, product liability, and other civil litigation matters.

Jarrod A. Malone has joined Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman as an associate in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Malone’s litigation and risk management practice focuses in the area of professional liability defense for lawyers, law firms, dentists, physicians, and hospitals.

Elections & Appointments
Michael P. Bishop has been elected to serve as president for the Indiana Bar Foundation. Bishop is a partner at Cohen Garelick & Glazier.

Andrea Roberts Pierson has been admitted as a sustaining member of the Product Liability Advisory Council. Pierson is a member of Baker & Daniels’ product liability litigation team, focusing her practice on the defense of medical device, pharmaceutical, and consumer products manufacturers.

Chuck A. Cohen has been elected president of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Foundation. Cohen is a partner at Cohen Garelick & Glazier.

Honors & Awards
Twenty-eight Indiana lawyers were inducted or advanced as fellows in the Indiana Bar Foundation July 15 at the IBF’s annual dinner and meeting. P. Michael Mitchell of Evansville and Jeffrey B. Kolb of Vincennes advanced to become patron fellows, which denotes giving to the IBF at the highest level. Michael P. Bishop of Indianapolis, Ben B. Hobbs of Tipton, Michael E. Tolbert of Merrillville, and Nancy Tinsley of Indianapolis increased their financial support to become master fellows. Stephen J. Williams of Ft. Wayne joined at the master fellow level.

The 2011 fellows class includes: Daniel K. Burke of Indianapolis, Judi L. Calhoun of Muncie, Hon. Roger B. Cosbey of Ft. Wayne, Hon. Steven H. David of Indianapolis, Jeffrey A. Earl of Indianapolis, Cornelius B. Hayes of Ft. Wayne, Bruce Jones of Indianapolis, Katharine Van Ost Jones of Evansville, Timothy Kalamaros of Mishawaka, Robert L. Lewis of Gary, Michael R. Limrick of Indianapolis, Hon. Daniel E. Moore of Jeffersonville, John D. Papageorge of Indianapolis, Randolph R. Rompola of South Bend, Melanie M. Sterba of Schererville, Anthony M. Stites of Ft. Wayne, William C. Wagner of Indianapolis, Sean T. White of Indianapolis, Sara M. Wolf of Greenfield, D. Michael Young of Indianapolis, and David K. Zengler of Boonville.

Five attorneys are among the 25 young professionals chosen as members of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Class of XXXVI. The program is designed to expand the ranks of community leaders in Central Indiana. Attorney members of this year’s class include: Angela Adams of Lewis & Kappes, Jim Birge of Baker & Daniels, Thomas John of Ice Miller, Chasity Thompson of Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, and Kyra Wagoner of Barnes & Thornburg.

New Firms/Locations
James A. Mellowitz and Chad L. Hanefeld have formed the injury law firm of Mellowitz & Hanefeld. The firm, located in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis, focuses on plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death.•

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  1. Call it unauthorized law if you must, a regulatory wrong, but it was fraud and theft well beyond that, a seeming crime! "In three specific cases, the hearing officer found that Westerfield did little to no work for her clients but only issued a partial refund or no refund at all." That is theft by deception, folks. "In its decision to suspend Westerfield, the Supreme Court noted that she already had a long disciplinary history dating back to 1996 and had previously been suspended in 2004 and indefinitely suspended in 2005. She was reinstated in 2009 after finally giving the commission a response to the grievance for which she was suspended in 2004." WOW -- was the Indiana Supreme Court complicit in her fraud? Talk about being on notice of a real bad actor .... "Further, the justices noted that during her testimony, Westerfield was “disingenuous and evasive” about her relationship with Tope and attempted to distance herself from him. They also wrote that other aggravating factors existed in Westerfield’s case, such as her lack of remorse." WOW, and yet she only got 18 months on the bench, and if she shows up and cries for them in a year and a half, and pays money to JLAP for group therapy ... back in to ride roughshod over hapless clients (or are they "marks") once again! Aint Hoosier lawyering a great money making adventure!!! Just live for the bucks, even if filthy lucre, and come out a-ok. ME on the other hand??? Lifetime banishment for blowing the whistle on unconstitutional governance. Yes, had I ripped off clients or had ANY disciplinary history for doing that I would have fared better, most likely, as that it would have revealed me motivated by Mammon and not Faith. Check it out if you doubt my reading of this, compare and contrast the above 18 months with my lifetime banishment from court, see appendix for Bar Examiners report which the ISC adopted without substantive review: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS

  2. Wow, over a quarter million dollars? That is a a lot of commissary money! Over what time frame? Years I would guess. Anyone ever try to blow the whistle? Probably not, since most Hoosiers who take notice of such things realize that Hoosier whistleblowers are almost always pilloried. If someone did blow the whistle, they were likely fired. The persecution of whistleblowers is a sure sign of far too much government corruption. Details of my own personal experience at the top of Hoosier governance available upon request ... maybe a "fake news" media outlet will have the courage to tell the stories of Hoosier whistleblowers that the "real" Hoosier media (cough) will not deign to touch. (They are part of the problem.)

  3. So if I am reading it right, only if and when African American college students agree to receive checks labeling them as "Negroes" do they receive aid from the UNCF or the Quaker's Educational Fund? In other words, to borrow from the Indiana Appellate Court, "the [nonprofit] supposed to be [their] advocate, refers to [students] in a racially offensive manner. While there is no evidence that [the nonprofits] intended harm to [African American students], the harm was nonetheless inflicted. [Black students are] presented to [academia and future employers] in a racially offensive manner. For these reasons, [such] performance [is] deficient and also prejudice[ial]." Maybe even DEPLORABLE???

  4. I'm the poor soul who spent over 10 years in prison with many many other prisoners trying to kill me for being charged with a sex offense THAT I DID NOT COMMIT i was in jail for a battery charge for helping a friend leave a boyfriend who beat her I've been saying for over 28 years that i did not and would never hurt a child like that mine or anybody's child but NOBODY wants to believe that i might not be guilty of this horrible crime or think that when i say that ALL the paperwork concerning my conviction has strangely DISAPPEARED or even when the long beach judge re-sentenced me over 14 months on a already filed plea bargain out of another districts court then had it filed under a fake name so i could not find while trying to fight my conviction on appeal in a nut shell people are ALWAYS quick to believe the worst about some one well I DID NOT HURT ANY CHILD EVER IN MY LIFE AND HAVE SAID THIS FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS please if anybody can me get some kind of justice it would be greatly appreciated respectfully written wrongly accused Brian Valenti

  5. A high ranking Indiana supreme Court operative caught red handed leading a group using the uber offensive N word! She must denounce or be denounced! (Or not since she is an insider ... rules do not apply to them). Evidence here: http://m.indianacompanies.us/friends-educational-fund-for-negroes.364110.company.v2#top_info

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