After almost 38 years in business, Montross Miller Muller Mendelson & Kennedy has undergone a significant reorganization. Two founding partners, John Muller and Tilden Mendelson, retired in 2017, and all four associates — Nathan Miller, Belinda Kunczt, Brad Kallmyer and Kerri Farmer — have been made partners.
Persistence, experience and a healthy dose of intuition — with those three attributes, two retired Indianapolis police officers have created a litigation support operation that local attorneys say provides invaluable investigative work and strengthens their cases.
They’re the silent saviors, the unsung heroes of the practice of law. Without them, most attorneys agree the show could not go on. So, it’s no surprise that the paralegal job market is in the midst of a growth spurt predicted to last for at least eight more years.
It’s a different world, yet many things are the same, including cross-cultural family ties. Those are the impression of Indianapolis attorneys Monica Foster and Bob Hammerle after a two-week visit to Saudi Arabia last month to witness the wedding of their former foreign exchange student, Abdulazziz al Ayed.
Feedback on a proposal that attorneys disclose their cellphone numbers when filing appearances has been overwhelmingly negative. Indiana Supreme Court officials say they are committed to taking the attorney feedback seriously, and lawyers are clinging to that promise in the hopes of avoiding what they see as a violation of privacy.
Robert Grey, Jr., president of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and retired senior counsel at the Richmond, Virginia-based Hunton & Williams law firm, will deliver the James P. White Lecture on Legal Education at IU McKinney later this month.
Although he will not be taking part in the $112.5 million in attorney fees awarded to class counsel representing the players against the National Football League, Indianapolis attorney Dan Chamberlain is continuing to help his player-clients get their piece of the nearly $1 billion settlement.
The legal industry continued two trends in the first quarter of 2018 — the white-hot pace of law firm combinations is getting hotter, and none of the acquisitions involved a firm either based in Indiana or with an office in the Hoosier state.
A northern Indiana jury returned a $35 million verdict March 8 for a woman injured by a transvaginal mesh implant in a trial that is believed to the seventh mesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, Inc.
With all this uncertainty, one thing DACA recipients won’t have to worry about anymore — in Indiana, at least — is obtaining state professional licenses. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Senate Enrolled Act 419 on March 21, which allowed “Dreamers” to apply for professional certifications.
Three former Krieg DeVault LLP partners who sued the firm alleging they were denied compensation when they moved to new firms — and then faced a countersuit from their former employer — have confidentially settled the litigation, court records show.
As an environmental attorney, Tom Barnard had not represented a prison inmate and had never had a case involving the Eighth Amendment but when the Southern Indiana District Court called, recruiting pro bono counsel to help with a settlement hearing, he volunteered.