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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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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Joseph L. Smith Jr.

Joseph L. Smith Jr. has helped lay the groundwork for numerous major projects in central Indiana, but the most impactful may be yet to come. Smith is helping steer development of the new Marion County Criminal Justice Center, which he believes has transformative potential. But Smith says he is proudest of his efforts to promote […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Jason Reese

As one of Indiana’s leading trial lawyers, Jason Reese also is a leader in his profession, mentoring young lawyers and exemplifying community service. As his personal injury firm has grown, including moving in 2017 into a new state-of-the-art office, so has Reese’s commitment to service. These include multiple bar activities, extensive pro bono work through […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Andrea Roberts Pierson

Some of the most complex and high-stakes litigation in Indiana and the nation is in the hands of Andrea Roberts Pierson and fellow litigators at Faegre Baker Daniels. Pierson and her colleagues are defending medical devices in a mass tort action and recently resolved a separate multidistrict litigation. But she’s just as dedicated to service, […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Andrew Ozete

Andy Ozete and four partners set out a few years back to start their own law practice, and Ozete says it was a great decision. Throughout his career, Ozete has earned accolades for his skill as an attorney and his commitment to serving the legal profession and the greater Evansville community. Among other activities, he […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Rory O’Bryan

A veteran practitioner regarded as an authority on real estate law, Rory O’Bryan also is hailed as a mentor to those who work with him and a well-regarded instructor at his alma mater, IU Maurer School of Law. Perhaps those are some of the reasons he’s earned the nickname “Yoda.” Like the “Star Wars” hero, […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Hon. Jane Magnus-Stinson

As chief judge of one of the nation’s busiest federal courts, Hon. Jane Magnus-Stinson has built a remarkable judicial reputation while also holding fast to the profession’s touchstones of civility and justice. She was appointed to the federal bench nearly a decade ago after years in private practice, as an adviser to former Gov. Evan […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: Todd J. Kaiser

As managing shareholder of the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins, Todd Kaiser has seen the number of attorneys increase by more than 50 percent since 2012. A litigator with extensive courtroom experience in complex employment law matters, he’s noted for his commitment to ethics and civility. Kaiser also has played a leading role in promoting […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2019: John C. Hoard

As a bankruptcy practitioner, John Hoard has been appointed a receiver in multiple cases in which his representation helped creditors recover hundreds of millions of dollars. But while he’s built a reputation as a leader in the bankruptcy bar, he also is active in providing pro bono work through the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, where […]

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