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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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