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On The Move -3/2/12

IL Staff
February 29, 2012
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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 Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com

New Associations
Sarah Moshe has joined Lewis & Kappes as of counsel. Moshe practices immigration law. Dallin Lykins has joined Lewis & Kappes as an associate. Lykins focuses his practice in immigration law.

Marian Drenth has joined O’Neill McFadden & Willett in Dyer as a partner.

Jonathan Boguth has joined the Indianapolis office of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman as an associate. He practices in the firm’s health information technology section.

Tara K.H. Rabiola has joined Ruppert & Schaefer. Her practice will focus on dissolution of marriage and other family law matters.

Justin Leverton has joined the Indianapolis-based Kroger Gardis & Regas as an associate. He will represent clients in complex business transactions and litigation.

Josh Martin has joined Lewis and Wilkins as an associate. His primary practice areas are business law, estate planning and civil litigation.

Thomas P. Stafford and John M. Bradshaw have joined Krieg DeVault. Stafford, an associate, joined the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation, and ESOP practices. Bradshaw, of counsel, will practice as a patent and trademark attorney.

Ayoade Adewopo has joined Coleman Stevenson & Montel as senior counsel.

Hannah J. Barnard has joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov in Merrillville. Barnard focuses her practice on workers’ compensation defense and litigation.

Elliott I. Pinkie, Dean C. Snyder, Justin C. Wiler, and Mary Katherine MacGill have joined Schultz & Pogue. Pinkie joined as a partner; Snyder, Wiler and MacGill have joined as associates.

Meghan McNab has joined Krieg DeVault’s health care practice.

Promotions
Angela Adams has been promoted to director in the immigration group at Lewis & Kappes. Sara Blevins has been promoted to director in the firm’s litigation group.

Justin T. Nestor has been promoted to partner at Bryce Downey & Lenkov in Merrillville. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation defense.

Thomas B. Bays is now a partner at Norris Choplin Schroeder.

Rich Blaiklock has been elected as the first deputy managing partner of Lewis Wagner.

Michael O’Brien has been promoted to vice president of Bose Public Affairs Group.

Séamus Boyce and Alexander Pinegar have been named partners at Church Church Hittle & Antrim. Boyce primarily represents clients in matters involving schools and educational entities; Pinegar focuses on school law, and commercial and personal injury litigation.

Carl Hayes has been elected partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll.

Charles S. Smith and Kori L. McOmber have been named partners at Schultz & Pogue.

Tina Nommay has been appointed to oversee operation of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Fort Wayne branch. Nommay, an assistant U.S. attorney, has been with the office since 1989.

Krieg DeVault partner Jeffrey C. McDermott has been named chair of the firm’s litigation practice.

Appointments and Elections
Krieg DeVault partner Thomas J. Costakis has been elected to serve on the firm’s executive committee.

Indiana Justice Steven David has been elected president of the board of the Community Foundation of Boone County.

Kim Ferraro has been appointed water and agricultural policy director at the Hoosier Environmental Council.

Steven P. Meyer of Lafayette firm Ball Eggleston has been elected president of the Lafayette City Council. He was also recently named as the firm’s managing partner.

Lewis and Wilkins associate Andrew Wells has been elected Beech Grove City Court judge.

Bose McKinney & Evans partner Gregory Hahn has been elected treasurer of the Central Indiana Community Foundation and the Indianapolis Foundation board of trustees. Hahn has also been elected chairman of the Athenaeum Foundation board of trustees for 2012.

Bose McKinney & Evans partner David Duncan was selected as first vice president of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s board of directors.

Bose McKinney & Evans partner Trent Hahn has been selected as a member of the Starfish Initiative board of directors.

Wilson Kehoe & Winingham attorney Kelly M. Scanlan has been installed as Indianapolis Bar Foundation president.

Marion County Clerk Beth White has been elected chairperson of the Marion County Information Technology Board.

Kim Ebert has been re-elected as managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart.

Awards and Honors
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman president and managing partner John P. Ryan has been named to Indianapolis Business Journal’s “40 under 40” list. The IBJ is a sister publication of Indiana Lawyer.

New Firms/Locations
R. Timothy Fletcher, Wendy A. Fletcher and Stephen J. Sullivan have opened Fletcher & Fletcher in Valparaiso. The firm will focus on estate planning, corporate law and mediation services.

Keith A. Kinney has opened Kinney Law Firm in Indianapolis. Kinney will practice in the areas of litigation and mediation.

The Law Offices of Ryan Scott Wright has opened locations in Avon and Greenwood.•

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  2. Our nation produces very few jurists of the caliber of Justice DOUGLAS and his peers these days. Here is that great civil libertarian, who recognized government as both a blessing and, when corrupted by ideological interests, a curse: "Once the investigator has only the conscience of government as a guide, the conscience can become ‘ravenous,’ as Cromwell, bent on destroying Thomas More, said in Bolt, A Man For All Seasons (1960), p. 120. The First Amendment mirrors many episodes where men, harried and harassed by government, sought refuge in their conscience, as these lines of Thomas More show: ‘MORE: And when we stand before God, and you are sent to Paradise for doing according to your conscience, *575 and I am damned for not doing according to mine, will you come with me, for fellowship? ‘CRANMER: So those of us whose names are there are damned, Sir Thomas? ‘MORE: I don't know, Your Grace. I have no window to look into another man's conscience. I condemn no one. ‘CRANMER: Then the matter is capable of question? ‘MORE: Certainly. ‘CRANMER: But that you owe obedience to your King is not capable of question. So weigh a doubt against a certainty—and sign. ‘MORE: Some men think the Earth is round, others think it flat; it is a matter capable of question. But if it is flat, will the King's command make it round? And if it is round, will the King's command flatten it? No, I will not sign.’ Id., pp. 132—133. DOUGLAS THEN WROTE: Where government is the Big Brother,11 privacy gives way to surveillance. **909 But our commitment is otherwise. *576 By the First Amendment we have staked our security on freedom to promote a multiplicity of ideas, to associate at will with kindred spirits, and to defy governmental intrusion into these precincts" Gibson v. Florida Legislative Investigation Comm., 372 U.S. 539, 574-76, 83 S. Ct. 889, 908-09, 9 L. Ed. 2d 929 (1963) Mr. Justice DOUGLAS, concurring. I write: Happy Memorial Day to all -- God please bless our fallen who lived and died to preserve constitutional governance in our wonderful series of Republics. And God open the eyes of those government officials who denounce the constitutions of these Republics by arbitrary actions arising out capricious motives.

  3. From back in the day before secularism got a stranglehold on Hoosier jurists comes this great excerpt via Indiana federal court judge Allan Sharp, dedicated to those many Indiana government attorneys (with whom I have dealt) who count the law as a mere tool, an optional tool that is not to be used when political correctness compels a more acceptable result than merely following the path that the law directs: ALLEN SHARP, District Judge. I. In a scene following a visit by Henry VIII to the home of Sir Thomas More, playwriter Robert Bolt puts the following words into the mouths of his characters: Margaret: Father, that man's bad. MORE: There is no law against that. ROPER: There is! God's law! MORE: Then God can arrest him. ROPER: Sophistication upon sophistication! MORE: No, sheer simplicity. The law, Roper, the law. I know what's legal not what's right. And I'll stick to what's legal. ROPER: Then you set man's law above God's! MORE: No, far below; but let me draw your attention to a fact I'm not God. The currents and eddies of right and wrong, which you find such plain sailing, I can't navigate. I'm no voyager. But in the thickets of law, oh, there I'm a forester. I doubt if there's a man alive who could follow me there, thank God... ALICE: (Exasperated, pointing after Rich) While you talk, he's gone! MORE: And go he should, if he was the Devil himself, until he broke the law! ROPER: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law! MORE: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? ROPER: I'd cut down every law in England to do that! MORE: (Roused and excited) Oh? (Advances on Roper) And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you where would you hide, Roper, the laws being flat? (He leaves *1257 him) This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast man's laws, not God's and if you cut them down and you're just the man to do it d'you really think you would stand upright in the winds that would blow then? (Quietly) Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake. ROPER: I have long suspected this; this is the golden calf; the law's your god. MORE: (Wearily) Oh, Roper, you're a fool, God's my god... (Rather bitterly) But I find him rather too (Very bitterly) subtle... I don't know where he is nor what he wants. ROPER: My God wants service, to the end and unremitting; nothing else! MORE: (Dryly) Are you sure that's God! He sounds like Moloch. But indeed it may be God And whoever hunts for me, Roper, God or Devil, will find me hiding in the thickets of the law! And I'll hide my daughter with me! Not hoist her up the mainmast of your seagoing principles! They put about too nimbly! (Exit More. They all look after him). Pgs. 65-67, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS A Play in Two Acts, Robert Bolt, Random House, New York, 1960. Linley E. Pearson, Atty. Gen. of Indiana, Indianapolis, for defendants. Childs v. Duckworth, 509 F. Supp. 1254, 1256 (N.D. Ind. 1981) aff'd, 705 F.2d 915 (7th Cir. 1983)

  4. "Meanwhile small- and mid-size firms are getting squeezed and likely will not survive unless they become a boutique firm." I've been a business attorney in small, and now mid-size firm for over 30 years, and for over 30 years legal consultants have been preaching this exact same mantra of impending doom for small and mid-sized firms -- verbatim. This claim apparently helps them gin up merger opportunities from smaller firms who become convinced that they need to become larger overnight. The claim that large corporations are interested in cost-saving and efficiency has likewise been preached for decades, and is likewise bunk. If large corporations had any real interest in saving money they wouldn't use large law firms whose rates are substantially higher than those of high-quality mid-sized firms.

  5. The family is the foundation of all human government. That is the Grand Design. Modern governments throw off this Design and make bureaucratic war against the family, as does Hollywood and cultural elitists such as third wave feminists. Since WWII we have been on a ship of fools that way, with both the elite and government and their social engineering hacks relentlessly attacking the very foundation of social order. And their success? See it in the streets of Fergusson, on the food stamp doles (mostly broken families)and in the above article. Reject the Grand Design for true social function, enter the Glorious State to manage social dysfunction. Our Brave New World will be a prison camp, and we will welcome it as the only way to manage given the anarchy without it.

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