LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Brian Weir-Harden

Brian Weir-Harden handles a wide range of white-collar criminal defense with a focus in antitrust law. He represented two executives under investigation by the Department of Justice for alleged violations of antitrust law regarding auto parts. Those executives were the only ones of the multiple people targeted to avoid prosecution. Brian is considered an emerging […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Lauren C. Sorrell

Lauren Sorrell is a talented attorney whose work ethic, leadership skills, sense of humor and community involvement separate her from others. She is a member of the firm’s litigation and creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice groups, and is one of the chairs of the firm’s summer associate program. One colleague describes her written work product […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Ryan C. Marques

Ryan Marques has earned the distinction of “youngest person to” several times in his legal career. He’s the youngest person to serve on the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce’s International Center board of directors. He’s the youngest person in Indiana to be appointed honorary consul to a foreign country (Portugal), and he was the youngest […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Shelbie J. Byers Luna

Shelbie Byers Luna started her legal career in Chicago, but knew she wanted to practice in Northwest Indiana, where she grew up. She’s active in several bar associations, including the Women Lawyers Association, where she serves as president. The labor and employment attorney is passionate about the law, her clients and serving in the community, […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Mallory Long

Mallory Long impresses those around her with her intelligence, hard work and initiative. She’s been working with the Indiana Business Law Survey Commission on a massive project that brings together various provisions of Indiana’s five principal business entity statutes, which led to a 150-page bill in the Legislature this session. She also worked on a […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Erik B. Long

Erik Long is one of the “go-to” people in Indiana in the area of school finance, where he’s been involved in financings for capital projects and refunding transactions, as well as traditional tax-exempt financings. He’s a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, where he sits on a subcommittee that looked at the legal […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Jonathan A. Knoll

Jon Knoll produces high-quality work at a faster pace than most young attorneys, something that hasn’t gone unnoticed at his firm. His ability to organize cases and prioritize work has led to him becoming the point person for attorneys from other firms working on mass-tort litigation, including cases involving kidney dialysis products and talcum powder […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: James Hamstra

James Hamstra has the distinction of being the Indiana State Fair Commission’s first general counsel and chief information officer. There, he negotiated many deals, including bringing IUPUI basketball to the Coliseum and overseeing more than 1,000 contracts. Now with tech company MOBI Wireless Management, he advises the company on all legal and compliance matters, strategic […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Jared P. Haller

Jared Haller has spent his legal career helping clients who face injustice or are considered the underdog. After working in the Marion County Public Defender Agency for several years, where he provided “the best representation money can’t buy,” as one colleague explained, he joined Indiana Legal Services in Fort Wayne. There, he began representing clients […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Trisha S. Dudlo

Trisha Dudlo has made mentoring — both the youth in her community and new lawyers – a top priority. Her door is always open, and she makes time to listen, advise and lead by example. The family law attorney is a passionate advocate for young people and volunteers with Teen Court in Vanderburgh County. Trisha […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Amy K. Cornell

While childhood allergies kept Amy Cornell from traditional work on her family’s farm, she’s found a way to make an impact on the agricultural industry. The agribusiness and real estate attorney has spent her career advocating for Hoosier farmers, working at the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Farm Bureau and on former Gov. Mike […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Colin E. Connor

Since joining the firm, Colin Connor has made a direct impact on the firm, for his clients and on Indiana case law in the areas of workers’ compensation and insurance issues in environmental remediation. His colleagues describe him as responsive, diligent and operating with the highest ethical standards. Colin has impressed clients with his fortitude, […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Caitlin R. Byczko

Those who work with Caitlin Byczko say the intellectual property attorney produces work that is well beyond her level of experience. A majority of Caitlin’s work is before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and she has become the “go-to” person among the firm’s offices with questions about the ins and outs of practicing before […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Kayla D. Britton

Kayla Britton has the skills and expertise typically seen in someone practicing longer than her nearly seven years. Her talents have been recognized by the firm and appreciated by her clients, who often seek her out as the contact person on a project or task. The restructuring lawyer has been named to FBD’s pro bono […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Jenai M. Brackett

Jenai Brackett recognizes the importance of mentoring diverse law students. Jenai, whose practice focuses on complex business litigation and white-collar crime defense, works with students through the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity program and sits on her firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is one of a few associates firmwide to be on the committee. […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Greg Zoeller

Greg Zoeller spent eight years (2009-2016) as Indiana attorney general, taking on consumer fraud, prescription drug abuse, sexual and domestic abuse, and advocating for states’ rights. Prior to Indianapolis hosting the Super Bowl in 2012, Zoeller successfully pushed for legislation to increase the scope of the state’s human trafficking laws. He helped establish “March Against […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Martha T. Starkey

Marti Starkey has practiced in the areas of wills, trusts and estates for more than 35 years, serving clients with dignity, compassion and integrity. She knows her area of the law at the highest level. Marti has served on the state’s Uniform Law Commission under every governor since being appointed by Gov. Evan Bayh in […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Karl Mulvaney

When it comes to preeminent appellate attorneys in Indiana, Karl Mulvaney’s name is one of the first to come to mind. He has argued more than 130 appellate cases and has been known to refuse to take a position or make an argument that he does not believe in. His colleagues joke that he’s a […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: D. William Moreau Jr.

Bill Moreau is a lawyer you want on your side, whether he’s representing his higher education or government relations clients, a pro bono client, or working to end homelessness. He successfully argued and negotiated the landmark case challenging the validity of the Chicago-Gary Airport Compact in 1998. In Indianapolis, he’s credited with helping to reduce […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Kenneth D. Isley

Ken Isley’s passion for agriculture started on the farm he grew up on in Iowa. He’s been with Dow AgroSciences since 1989 and he’s dealt with litigation, corporate and financial law, commercial law, and intellectual property issues. He’s been a valuable mentor to many at Dow as well as through his work with the Indianapolis […]

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