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On the Move - 7/2/14

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July 2, 2014
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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 managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com. New Associations

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*Gary R. Roberts will join Bose McKinney & Evans LLP as of counsel Sept. 1. He will continue to teach at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where he is dean emeritus and Gerald L. Bepko Professor of Law.

Andrew Thompson has joined Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis as the firm’s property tax director.

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*Ashley Leonard has joined Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP as an associate. She will focus on transactional and regulatory health care matters, as well as corporate law and commercial real estate matters. *Chris Bavender has joined Plews Shadley as marketing director.
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*Kelly Eskew has joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana as staff attorney.

Bryan Strawbridge has joined Frost Brown Todd LLC in Indianapolis as a member of the firm’s business litigation practice group. He focuses his law practice primarily in complex commercial litigation. Denise Barkdull has joined the firm’s finance and real estate and government services practice groups.

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*Kelly J. Pitcher has joined Clendening Johnson & Bohrer P.C. as of counsel. Her primary practice area is litigation, focusing on medical malpractice defense.
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*Allison B. Maloney has joined Krieg DeVault as of counsel in the firm’s governmental affairs practice; *April L. Aldridge has joined Krieg DeVault as a paralegal.
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*Jacob McClellan has joined Bose McKinney & Evans LLP as an associate in the public finance group.

John F.W. Fleming has joined Densborn Blachly LLP as a partner, former Marion County deputy prosecutor Eric D. Schmadeke has joined as senior trial counsel, and Dwight Miller has joined as of counsel.

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*Russell C. Menyhart has joined Taft Stettinus & Hollister LLP’s Indianapolis office as of counsel in the litigation practice group.

Appointments and Elections

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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP partner *Alan Hux has been elected to the board of directors for the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. The statewide organization grants wishes to Indiana children, ages 3-18, who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or terminal illness.
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Lewis Wagner LLP marketing director *Kelly Ivcevich Noga has been elected to serve a three-year term as a member of the Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Board.
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP partner *Todd J. Janzen has been reappointed chair of the American Bar Association’s Agricultural Management Committee, which is part of the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. The one-year term is effective Aug. 10. Associate *Shelley Jackson has been appointed to the board of directors for the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation effective Aug. 1.

Awards and Honors

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*Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP was presented with a Rising Star Award from the National Immigrant Justice Center on June 12. The Rising Star designation recognizes extraordinary commitment to ensuring access to justice and generosity in providing high quality pro bono services to clients with complex immigration cases.
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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP partner *Jonathan G. Polak has been selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Polak is a member of the firm’s intellectual property, business and litigation groups.
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*Matthew Tandy of Tandy Law Firm has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.
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*George Plews, founding partner of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, has been honored with the 2014 Hoosier Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award during the 30th annual Hoosier Heritage Night fundraiser on June 11.

New Office Keller Macaluso LLP has relocated to 760 3rd Ave. SW, Suite 210 in Carmel.•

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  1. I have been on this program while on parole from 2011-2013. No person should be forced mentally to share private details of their personal life with total strangers. Also giving permission for a mental therapist to report to your parole agent that your not participating in group therapy because you don't have the financial mean to be in the group therapy. I was personally singled out and sent back three times for not having money and also sent back within the six month when you aren't to be sent according to state law. I will work to het this INSOMM's removed from this state. I also had twelve or thirteen parole agents with a fifteen month period. Thanks for your time.

  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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