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On The Move - 10/22/14

October 22, 2014

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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Associates *Elizabeth M. Bolka and *Alaina C. Hobbs have joined the Indianapolis office of Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary P.C. Bolka’s practice includes issues affecting the transportation industry; Hobbs’ practice includes complex litigation.
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Four attorneys have joined Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis:*Olga Voinarevich is an associate in the litigation and intellectual property group, *Louie Jorczak is an associate in the litigation group, *Jaren Hagler is an associate in the tax group, and *James Banister is an associate in the health care and business groups. nonbreaking space
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*John Westercamp and *Sarah Studzinski have joined Bose McKinney & Evans LLP as associates. Westercamp practices in the business services group; Studinski practices in the business services, tax and real estate groups.
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*Kristen Davee, *Jon Padish and *Barath Raman have joined Lewis Wagner LLP as associates. Davee’s practice includes commercial and residential real estate acquisitions. Padish practices in the complex litigation group, and Raman’s practice includes defense of personal injury and product liability.
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*Ryan T. Leagre has joined Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP as an associate, where his areas of practice include environmental litigation and insurance coverage.
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*Jeanne Hamilton has joined SmithAmundsen LLC in Indianapolis as a partner.

Jeffrey J. Graham has been appointed Bankruptcy judge in the Southern District of Indiana. Graham previously was a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Indianapolis.

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Associates Janice Pascuzzi and *Hannah Brown have joined the Indianapolis office of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C. Pascuzzi focuses on hospital and health system matters, physician alignment, medical staff issues and corporate transactions. Brown focuses on compliance counsel, government relations and public policy, health care associations and hospital and health system counsel.
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*David B. Meehan and *Abrahim J. Shanehsaz have joined Krieg DeVault as associates. Meehan is a member of the firm’s business and financial institutions practice groups; Shanehsaz is a member of the intellectual property and creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice groups.
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*Nicholas C. Dugan has joined Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP as an associate.

Awards and Honors Warrick & Boyn partner Gary Boyn is the first recipient of the Coeur de Cerf Award given by the city of Elkhart. He was recognized for his leadership and legal assistance regarding four development projects in the downtown district.

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Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP attorney *Michael Tolbert received the 2014 Rabb Emison Organization Award at the Indiana State Bar Association’s annual meeting Oct. 8. The award was presented in recognition of his demonstration to a commitment to promote diversity and quality in the legal profession and in the membership of the state bar. Tolbert is currently president of the Lake County Bar Association.
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*Kathleen G. Lucas, a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP in Indianapolis, received a Presidential Citation Award from the Indiana State Bar Association at its annual meeting Oct. 8. The award is given to ISBA members who have had exceptional accomplishments or shown commitment to the community during the past year. Lucas recently worked with ISBA on legislation to further ensure the integrity of the state’s administrative adjudication process.

 

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s renovation of its firm lobby in downtown Indianapolis has won a Citation Award in the Preservation/Adaptive Reuse/Renovation category from the American Institute of Architects. Schmidt Associates, which designed the renovation, received the award. New Firms

Erik H. Carter, formerly with Cordell & Cordell P.C. and CMG Worldwide Inc., has opened Carter Legal Services LLC, which is primarily focused on family law, criminal defense and appeals. The firm is located at 23 S. 8th St., Suite 1700, Noblesville, IN. The Law Office of Cory M. Sprunger has opened in Berne, Indiana. It is a general practice firm. Firm Merger The Fort Wayne law firms of Bobilya Law Group LLC and Bonahoom & Bonahoom LLC have merged to form Bonahoom & Bobilya LLC. The firm has also added associates Conor Slocum and Brandon Almas.•

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