Attorney James Dimos, a member at Frost Brown Todd LLC in Indianapolis and past president of the Indiana State Bar Association, has been hired as deputy executive director of the American Bar Association.
The ABA announced the appointment in a statement issued today. Dimos’ full-time staff position is effective Aug. 31.
“I am excited by the opportunity to devote all of my energies to the American Bar Association and its members,” Dimos said in the statement. “I look forward to working with the talented staff at the association and its dedicated members to serve the legal profession and America’s lawyers.”
According to the ABA, Dimos will serve as second in charge of ABA staff and represent the executive director as needed. He will be responsible for several functional areas, including ensuring effective communications with ABA sections, divisions and forums. This will involve getting the insights of these ABA groups on pending issues and understanding their views.
ABA Executive Director Jack Rives called Dimos “a most welcome addition to the ABA staff. Jim has an extraordinary background for this very senior leadership position on the American Bar Association staff. He’s been a bar leader at every level,” Rives said. “He’s a perfect liaison to state and local bar associations and his years as a practicing attorney will also be invaluable.”
Dimos served on the ABA’s board of governors from 2010-2013, chairing the ABA Finance Committee in 2013. Dimos had been in line to serve as the organization’s treasurer in 2017 before his appointment to the staff position.
A graduate of Wabash College, Dimos earned his law degree from Washington University School of Law in 1986. He also is past president of the Indianapolis Bar Association.
Dimos has practiced law for more than 30 years with a focus on antitrust, copyright, First Amendment and media, patent, product disparagement, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition issues. He has represented a significant number of companies listed on the Fortune 100.
“Jim is a talented lawyer and a wonderful partner, with passion for the legal profession,” said John Crockett, chairman of Frost Brown Todd. “We will miss him here at Frost Brown Todd, but are excited for him and proud of his selection to serve in senior leadership of the ABA.”