Three attorneys have left Carmel-based Hollingsworth & Zivitz law firm to start their own partnership, the lawyers announced. The migration of counsel from the family-law focused firm comes after a lawsuit between its founding partners was settled with one partner’s buyout.
The Indianapolis location of Cleveland-based law firm Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP is closing after nearly all its former attorneys migrated to Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP this week.
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.
The Indianapolis office of Cleveland-based law firm Benesch will close by the end of April, with nearly all of its attorneys migrating to Taft Stettinius & Hollister, attorneys from both major firms have confirmed.
The closing of 4-year-old Indiana Tech Law School in Fort Wayne, and the revelation that 138-year-old Valparaiso University Law School faced an uncertain future, made law school troubles the top legal news story of 2017, as determined by the staff of Indiana Lawyer. Changes on the federal and state bench also were among the year’s top stories.
The friendship attorneys Linda Pence and David Hensel started in 1990 continues, but the high-profile criminal-defense firm they began in 2010 has closed, sending the founding partners to growing firms in Indianapolis where they will each start practice groups for white-collar crime.
High-profile criminal defense attorneys Linda Pence and David Hensel have dissolved their Indianapolis firm, Pence Hensel LLC, and all three primary lawyers have moved their practices to other local law firms.