On the Move - 8/13/14

August 13, 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 or email to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at New Associations

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*Marva Deskins Hamilton has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of General Counsel. She will practice as counsel in the firm’s business litigation group in the Indianapolis office.

Former U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Indiana Joe Hogsett has joined Bose McKinney & Evans LLP as a partner in the litigation practice group.

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*Andrew J. Norris has joined Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP as an associate. He will focus his practice in the areas of government relations, lobbying and general litigation.

Josh J. Minkler has been named Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.

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Chief Indiana Deputy Attorney General *Gary Secrest has been promoted to the new role of assistant attorney general. Deputy Attorney General *Matt Light will succeed Secrest as the new chief deputy attorney general.
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*Jere A. Rosebrock has joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP’s litigation team where she will devote much of her practice to defending medical device manufacturers against product liability claims, including complex class actions and multi-district litigation.
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*Melanie A. Smith has joined Threlkeld & Associates. Her primary practice is litigation focusing on insurance defense.

Appointments and Elections

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Krieg DeVault LLP partner *Deborah J. Daniels has been selected to serve on the board of directors for the National Center for State Courts.
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*Michele L. Jackson, of Harden Jackson LLC, has been appointed to the Indiana Governor’s Adoption Committee.
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*Ashleigh Resetarits, an associate at George & Farinas LLP, has been appointed to the American Lung Association’s Women’s Leadership cabinet.

Awards and Honors

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Randall T. Shepard, the former chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, will receive the Advancing American Democracy Award during the 9th annual Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series Sept. 11. The award recognizes an individual who encourages and enables ethical citizen participation in government.

Frost Brown Todd LLC member Lloyd Milliken received the inaugural Richard T. Boyette Award for Outstanding Service at the 10th anniversary celebration of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence in Chicago.

Firm Merger

Evansville firm Rudolph Fine Porter and Johnson LLP merged with Jackson Kelly PLLC, effective July 1. The Evansville office of Jackson Kelly is now located in the former Rudolph Fine offices on NW Fifth Street in downtown Evansville.

New Organization

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals has launched an Indiana Chapter.•


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  1. What about the single mothers trying to protect their children from mentally abusive grandparents who hide who they truly are behind mounds and years of medication and have mentally abused their own children to the point of one being in jail and the other was on drugs. What about trying to keep those children from being subjected to the same abuse they were as a child? I can understand in the instance about the parent losing their right and the grandparent having raised the child previously! But not all circumstances grant this being OKAY! some of us parents are trying to protect our children and yes it is our God given right to make those decisions for our children as adults!! This is not just black and white and I will fight every ounce of this to get denied

  2. Mr Smith the theory of Christian persecution in Indiana has been run by the Indiana Supreme Court and soundly rejected there is no such thing according to those who rule over us. it is a thought crime to think otherwise.

  3. maybe if some of the socia workers would treat the foster parents better, they would continue to fostr.

  4. We have been asked to take in a 2 no old baby because mother is in very unstable situation. We want to do this but will need help with expenses such as medical and formula... Do we have to have custody thru court?

  5. Very troubling. A competent public defender is very much the right of every indigent person in the US or the Fifth amendment becomes meaningless. And considering more and more of us are becoming poorer and poorer under this "system," the need for this are greater than ever.... maybe they should study the Federals and see how they manage their program? And here's to thanking all the PD attorneys out there who do a good job.