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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: W. Kent Winingham

After starting his career as a litigator in Chicago, Kent Winingham came home to work in the personal injury and medical malpractice firm that bears his family’s name. He’s already won jury verdicts and has become a leader in the legal and broader community. He’s helping young lawyers connect with the profession through his involvement […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Elizabeth N. Timme

Elizabeth Timme has established a successful trust and estates practice after transitioning from Ice Miller’s litigation team. When she’s not helping clients plan and secure their financial aspirations, she often is helping women succeed in the legal profession through her involvement in the IndyBar Women and the Law Division. Timme also serves as a board […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Justin E. Swanson

Justin Swanson acknowledges he’s known as “the hemp guy” for his specialized focus on advocating for the legalization and production of hemp. In that capacity, he’s helping re-pioneer a crop that holds intriguing promise and prospects while also battling some of the misconceptions around the budding industry. He’s also actively given his talents to pro […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Leah Seigel

Five years after passing the Indiana Bar Exam, Barnes & Thornburg LLP associate Leah Seigel is the youngest member of a select committee the Indiana Supreme Court has appointed to review the exam. That’s representative of the remarkable professional responsibilities that have been entrusted to her on complex litigation and intellectual property matters, and in […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Anna Rutigliano

Before Anna Rutigliano decided to go to law school, she already had an impressive health care career, which flows seamlessly into her practice. Rutigliano’s experience uniquely qualifies her for the complex medical and mass tort litigation that constitutes her practice. But she also leads by example when it comes to pro bono work, assisting vulnerable […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Jessica Laurin Meek

In just a short time as a practicing lawyer, Jessica Laurin Meek has become a valuable member of Bingham Greenebaum Doll’s litigation department, handling a wide variety of complex business disputes. She also has become a leader in bar activities, serving as the communications chair on the executive board of the IndyBar’s Young Lawyers Division. […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Stephanie V. McGowan

As a marathon runner, Stephanie McGowan is equipped to go the distance, and as a young litigator, she’s already been part of a team that recently won a jury verdict after a weeklong trial. McGowan also is actively involved in bar activities, serving as the 2019 chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Carlton L. Martin

In a legal career that has been focused on servant leadership, Carlton Martin is making a difference by helping law students enter the profession’s path through the ICLEO program. But he’s also become a model of professionalism himself, placing an emphasis on civility, ethics and opportunity. As a leader and educator, he counsels young attorneys […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Angka E. Hinshaw

Angka Hinshaw’s dedication to public service is seen in her advocacy for immigrant and indigent populations as she’s risen through the ranks at the Marion County Public Defender Agency. Hinshaw also serves the broader community as board member and development chair of Happy Hollow Children’s Camp, which offers a retreat for disadvantaged children and those […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Samantha R. Hargitt

Since joining Wooden McLaughlin six years ago, Samantha Hargitt has become a leader in its real estate practice, working on transactions valued at more than a half-billion dollars and earning the respect of colleagues and clients. Hargitt also is active with the Urban Land Institute, serving on the advisory board of the Indiana District Council. […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Kelleigh I. Fagan

Kelleigh Fagan had a plan out of law school to pursue a sports law practice, and she went for it. As a result, her practice has developed a national reputation, assisting colleges and universities across the country with NCAA compliance. She also helped the Noblesville Boys & Girls Club open a new facility by providing […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Matthew J. Ehinger

Tax law isn’t for everyone, but colleagues say Matthew Ehinger has combined his mastery of the practice with kindness and a sense of humor. He also has provided ample pro bono tax representation to charitable, religious and nonprofit organizations serving the Indianapolis community. Ehinger serves on the board of the Jameson Camp for children, and […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Neal Brackett

Neal Brackett is making his mark in the legal community as a top litigator handling white-collar criminal defense and complex, sometimes international matters. Aside from his extensive courtroom experience, Brackett also provides extensive pro bono work through the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and IndyBar, and he’s a member of the Penrod Society, which organizes the […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Lauren M. Box

Lauren Box has won praise for her legal abilities as an integral part of Barnes & Thornburg’s government service and finance practice. She also is a helpful mentor to young lawyers inside and outside the firm. Having been raised by parents who both were physicians, Box has steered her pro bono efforts toward health care […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Benjamin A. Blair

From startups to Fortune 500 giants, Benjamin Blair has built a reputation as a leader in finding solutions to taxing problems. As an authority on tax law, Blair has also shared his expertise as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, IU Maurer School of Law. But Blair also applies his talents on pro bono […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Alan Townsend

If you’ve ever taken a leisurely stroll or bike ride along central Indiana’s Monon Trail, tip your hat to Alan Townsend for helping make the project possible. A leader of Bose’s litigation practice, Townsend’s practice areas range from business and land use matters to attorney discipline. He’s also active in bar organizations and community service, […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Sydney L. Steele

For nearly 55 years, Syd Steele has been practicing law — from his beginnings in the armed forces to forming his own firm where he practiced with friends and colleagues for more than three decades. While Steele is thinking about retirement these days, his colleagues say he still puts in full work weeks, and Steele […]

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