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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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