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Covington: Doing our parts to honor Hoosier legal leaders

It’s been about 5½ years since I joined the staff of Indiana Lawyer, and my job has changed a lot in that relatively short amount of time. Each of those roles has had a different job description, but one duty has stayed constant: Each year, I read through dozens of nominations, then sit on the selection panel to choose our annual Leadership in Law Awards winners.

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Brian Zoeller

Brian Zoeller Cohen & Malad LLP Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1996 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? Honestly, it was because I realized there wasn’t much I could do, that I wanted to do, with my double major in political science and history. Plus, my academic adviser at […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Congresswoman Susan Brooks

Congresswoman Susan Brooks Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1985 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? During college I did an internship as a juvenile probation officer. I became fascinated with the criminal justice system and decided I wanted to pursue a law […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Ronnie Katz

Ronnie Katz Katz Korin Cunningham PC Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1983 If you hadn’t pursued a legal career, what would you be doing? I would likely be focused on a musical and theatrical journey or practicing as a CPA. I had a competition going between the two sides of my brain […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Amber Finley

Amber Finley Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2011 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? At the ripe old age of 6, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer because I “liked to argue.” Later in life, I saw how lawyers were […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey Indianapolis Legal Aid Society Why did you decide to become a paralegal/legal support staffer? I first began working in the legal field as a court reporter for the Marion Superior Courts, Juvenile Division. I enjoyed the work and found that I was good at keeping up with the fast pace in the courtroom, […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush Indiana Supreme Court Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 1983 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? Growing up, I hadn’t given a lot of consideration to the legal profession. When I started at Purdue, I thought I would be an engineer. But given the few electives available […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Taylor Bonacorsi

Taylor Bonacorsi Katz Korin Cunningham PC DePaul University College of Law, 2012 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? I enjoy advocating for people and what I believe is right. I was also fascinated by the legal process and litigation as a whole. Once I read and was called on to analyze a […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Katie Jackson

Katie Dickey Jackson Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2019 If you hadn’t pursued a legal career, what would you be doing? Before law school, I taught middle school for a few years. If I hadn’t pursued a legal career, I could definitely see myself back in the classroom […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Erica Woebse

Erica Woebse Barnes & Thornburg LLP William & Mary Law School, 2014 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? I enjoy solving problems. Being a lawyer, especially a regulatory lawyer, is all about solving a client’s problems. If you hadn’t pursued a legal career, what would you be doing? I would be a […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Donald Morgan

Donald Morgan Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP University of California Berkeley School of Law, 2012 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? I’ve always been interested in public service and the idea that good public policy can improve communities. Coming from a small town and having no real professional or civic network to […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Tavonna Harris Askew

Tavonna Harris Askew Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2001 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? The legal profession fits well into my solution-focused personality. I enjoy being an advocate and helping others problem solve. I wanted to utilize my legal skills to support people […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Ruth Rogers

Ruth Rogers Woodard Emhardt Henry Reeves & Wagner LLP Why did you decide to become a paralegal/legal support staffer? Becoming a paralegal/legal support staffer was not a conscious decision! At 17 years old and fresh out of high school, I contacted an employment agency. They tested me in shorthand, typing and English and decided that […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021:Judge Elizabeth Tavitas

Judge Elizabeth Tavitas Indiana Court of Appeals Notre Dame Law School, 1990 If you hadn’t pursued a legal career, what would you be doing? I would have pursued a Ph.D. in psychology. I’m happy with my choice to pursue law! Who is someone who has inspired you in your career? I have been inspired and […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Rehana Adat-Lopez

Rehana Adat-Lopez Lake County CASA Valparaiso University School of Law, 1996 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? Since I was young, I always wanted to be an attorney. I was born in Uganda in East Africa. My family immigrated to the United States when I was 2 years old to escape persecution […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2021: Robert Ebbs

Robert Ebbs Glaser & Ebbs Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 1990 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? I went to law school because I thought it would enhance my career path at the time in public sector labor relations. I shifted gears to personal injury work after working as a law […]

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