Russell L. Brown

Leadership in Law 2012: Russell L. Brown

Russell Brown is the embodiment of a person who became a lawyer to effect positive change in his community, and he practices law for all the right reasons. In addition to practicing in real estate law, the Marion County Lawrence Township trustee is active making sure all people have access to justice. In 2012, I’d […]

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Keith R. Berlin

Leadership in Law 2012: Keith R. Berlin

Through training and experience, Keith Berlin is developing into a superior attorney in the areas of litigation and environmental law. Not only has he managed complex e-discovery, he attended more than 100 hours of Continuing Legal Education within his first three years of practice. He also devotes significant time to volunteer work. Keith currently serves […]

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Elizabeth L. White

Leadership in Law 2012: Elizabeth L. White

Elizabeth White is a strong advocate for civic education and outreach and a champion for voter rights. Her leadership in election law makes her a “stand-out” among her peers, specifically in her work to expand access to voting for people with disabilities, the elderly and otherwise vulnerable citizens. Beth is a hard-working, bright and generous […]

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Hon. Heather A. Welch

Leadership in Law 2012: Hon. Heather A. Welch

Judge Heather Welch has enjoyed much success in her legal career, but perhaps her greatest achievement is her reputation. There is a reason why her court regularly has more attorneys choosing to transfer cases to it than any other court. She is respected by fellow attorneys and judges for her legal knowledge, fairness and dedication […]

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Mary E. Solada

Leadership in Law 2012: Mary E. Solada

Mary Solada inspires strength through example. She exemplifies the work ethic and determination required to achieve great things. During her nearly 30 years practicing real estate, zoning and planning law, she has logged many professional achievements. Most recently, Mary’s election as managing partner of Bingham Greenebaum Doll’s Indianapolis office earned her a place in the […]

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David Orentlicher

Leadership in Law 2012: David Orentlicher

David Orentlicher has been shaping the future of the legal profession for more than 20 years. The professor and doctor is co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In addition to practicing medicine and law, David served for six years […]

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Patrick A. Shoulders

Leadership in Law 2012: Patrick A. Shoulders

Patrick Shoulders is a prime example of what attorneys should do for the profession and their communities. Not only is he a well-respected trial attorney, but he dedicates a great deal of his time toward volunteer activities and helping young attorneys with an interest in litigation become better lawyers. Since 2002, he has co-chaired and […]

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Andrew C. Mallor

Leadership in Law 2012: Andrew C. Mallor

Andrew Mallor is the antidote to “bad lawyer” jokes. He strives to make the legal profession better through education and example. He has set a high bar for those practicing in family law. Andy leads by example in his practice, sharing his time and expertise with others about to enter the profession and through his […]

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Donald R. Lundberg

Leadership in Law 2012: Donald R. Lundberg

Donald Lundberg has been called the leading authority on the law governing lawyers. A veteran member of a profession that is, by its nature, adversarial, Don epitomizes a level of professionalism and civility that members of the plaintiffs and defense bars agree is to be emulated. While executive secretary of the Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, […]

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Jeffrey L. Knight

Leadership in Law 2012: Jeffrey L. Knight

Thanks in large part to Jeffrey Knight’s expertise, integrity and passion for the law, Old National Bancorp is a recognized leader in the corporate governance arena. His extensive knowledge of the law and unerring instincts have been essential to the company’s success. Jeff has a tireless commitment to the legal community – brought to life […]

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Robert J. Hicks

Leadership in Law 2012: Robert J. Hicks

Robert Hicks’ proven legal ability, extraordinary leadership skills, and outstanding professionalism make him stand out in the legal community. His exceptional achievement in business and law for more than 25 years has earned him the respect and admiration of his peers. Bob took a short hiatus from the practice of law, and subsequently used the […]

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Hon. Thomas J. Felts

Leadership in Law 2012: Hon. Thomas J. Felts

Judge Thomas Felts’ legal knowledge and practice advice to young professionals has helped improve the legal community around him. He embraces the idea of mentoring not only his law clerks but also young attorneys litigating in his court. The former president of the Indiana Judges Association board is active in the legal community, including his […]

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James Dimos

Leadership in Law 2012: James Dimos

Throughout his career, James Dimos has displayed a genuine dedication to the legal and civic community, devoting his time to the development of the legal profession and the city of Indianapolis. He is currently one of 38 elected attorneys serving as a member of the American Bar Association’s board of governors and has been on […]

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Brian C. Bosma

Leadership in Law 2012: Brian C. Bosma

Brian Bosma has practiced law for 28 years. But he is best known throughout the state as Indiana’s Speaker of the House of Representatives. In both his private practice and political capacity, peers describe him as strong in his beliefs, but confident enough to consider other points of view. His “keep calm and carry on” […]

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Michael P. Bishop

Leadership in Law 2012: Michael P. Bishop

Michael Bishop is among a select group of attorneys who have made a significant impact on the evolution of Indiana law. A precedent-setting 2010 appellate court decision enabled adopted children to be treated the same as biological children for purposes of receiving inheritance under a trust, and it is heralded as an example of the […]

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Bruce G. Berner

2012 Leadership in Law: Bruce G. Berner

Professor Bruce Berner has been at the law school since 1971 and is a student favorite. He was repeatedly voted by students to address them at commencement – until he became disqualified because of his position as associate dean. While a student, Bruce helped found the “Valparaiso University Law Review.” His name may be familiar […]

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Bryce H. Bennett

2012 Leadership in Law: Bryce H. Bennett Jr.

Bryce Bennett is a founding partner of Riley Bennett & Egloff, a law firm that today employees 63 professionals and support staff and counts many reputable business, government and educational institutions in its client group. During his 33 years as a business and trial lawyer, Bryce has mentored future leaders of the legal and business […]

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