Leadership in Law

On May 30, The Indiana Lawyer will honor members of the legal profession who show a commitment to their field and the clients and communities they serve. Awards are presented in three categories: Distinguished Barristers, Up & Coming Lawyers, and Legal Support Stars.

We will also recognize one individual with Indiana Lawyer's most prestigious award: The Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes a lawyer who has at least 25 years of experience in the legal profession and who has made contributions beyond the practice of law.

Thursday, May 30, 2024
The Indiana Roof Ballroom
140 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
7:30 am
8:00 am
  • Presenting Sponsor
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Underwriting Sponsor
  • Taft

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Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Tanya Walton Pratt

Tanya Walton Pratt

Chief Judge
United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Meet our 2024 Honorees!

Distiguished Barristers
David Certo

Anthony Scott Chinn

Kenneth Paul Cotter

Charnette D. Garner

Brian C. Hewitt

James Hinshaw

Richard O. Kissel, II

Anne O’Connor

Suzannah Overholt

Amy E. Romig

Jonathan Stewart

Terrance Tharpe

Michael E. Tolbert

Rakuya Trice

James Watson

Up & Coming Lawyers

Alli P. Emhardt

Nabeela Virjee

Ranissa Dycus

Samuel Swafford

Tyler John Moorhead

Molly Lee

Caroline Brinster

Grant M. Achenbach

Abe Jentry Shanehsaz

Charles Ellis Bush II

Emily Schmale

Brett Thomas

Alexander C. Van Gorp

Danitza Valerie Loya

Aaron B. Rodebeck

Legal Support Stars

Dawn Terry

Hollie Freimanis

Chasity Thompson Osborn

Jeremy Barker

Mitchell Hopwood