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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Zachary S. Kester

Zac Kester seized on a niche in the legal market, forming Charitable Allies to help nonprofits navigate complex tax and compliance issues. He serves more than 100 active clients and writes frequently on legal issues facing nonprofits. He’s active with United Way and the Philanthropy Alliance and volunteers with Ascent 121, an anti-human-trafficking organization.  How […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Lindsay Faulkenberg

Lindsay Faulkenberg has always seen her legal career as a way to serve children, but she also uses her talents to help mentor law school grads who’ve had trouble passing the bar. She volunteers and provides pro bono service with numerous organizations whose missions range from ending domestic violence to serving immigrant and refugee communities. […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Kathleen Casey

Kathleen Casey has devoted her career to public defense, and now she’s helping lead efforts to examine and propose changes to improve Indiana’s public defender system. These efforts could impact thousands of Hoosiers’ lives for decades to come. She also is a strong advocate for restoration of lost driving privileges and for immigration reform. When […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Meagan R. Brien

Meagan R. Brien is a go-to lawyer for civil and fiduciary litigation, corporate services and estate planning, but she’s also a leader in the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts. She also handles pro bono service for the firm and serves the Evansville community by volunteering with a wide range of nonprofit boards.  (Photo courtesy of […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Christopher J. Bayh

Christopher Bayh bears the surname synonymous with two generations of Indiana political titans, but those who know and work with him say he works as hard as anyone as a go-to litigator in complex, high-stakes matters. He also works to help homeless people in Indianapolis, and pro bono efforts have included representing asylum-seekers fleeing violence. […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Justin A. Allen

Justin Allen has been practicing just five years, but he’s distinguished himself as a leader at his firm and in bar associations. He serves as president of IndyBar’s Young Lawyers Division. His leadership is also evident in his community service. He is vice chair of the board of Hear Indiana, which provides resources for deaf […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Thomas M. Zurek

Thomas M. Zurek came to Indianapolis in 2002, making a sizeable splash when he joined OneAmerica Financial Partners. Since then, the company’s assets under administration has grown from $12 billion to more than $80 billion. Before moving to Indiana, Zurek served as corporate counsel and in private practice in Texas and Iowa in a prolific […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Jack L. Walkey

Before Jack Walkey ever set foot in court, he’d made quite a name for himself on other courts around Indiana as starting guard for the 1964 state championship Lafayette Jefferson High School Bronchos. His real estate and estate planning practice clients praise his winning personality, skilled counsel and friendship, as well as his community service. […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Steven R. Schultz

Steven Schultz knows about building bridges. He was involved in completing the years-long project to build two spans across the Ohio River, connecting Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. He also facilitated Mitch Daniels’ transition into Indiana’s governor’s office in 2005, and as general counsel under Daniels at Purdue University, recently guided completion of the school’s acquisition […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: R. Anthony Prather

Tony Prather’s legal career has included a full-service labor and employment practice with significant trial experience. He also served two terms on the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission and has received honors for his community service efforts. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, he served as in-house counsel for companies including Ameritech and Firestone. What […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Joseph O’Connor III

Joseph O’Connor has risen to leadership positions in the Indiana State and American bar associations from his Bloomington office, where he’s had a distinguished practice for 40 years. He’s remained active with his alma mater and the broader Bloomington community, working on public health, access to justice issues and criminal justice initiatives, to name a […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Kevin Charles Murray

Kevin Murray’s practice fittingly is government service. He’s served Indiana government in numerous capacities for nearly 40 years, including multiple Democratic governors and as counsel to Democratic caucuses of the Indiana House and Senate, and as Senate parliamentarian. He’s also been a tireless advocate for civility and a proud champion of Irish-American causes. What was […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Lisa C. McKinney

Lisa McKinney lives by this adage: Do well by doing good. As a leader in her firm’s hospitality and administrative law practices, she’s known as a mentor to young associates and has championed diversity. Her volunteerism has been honored by the American Cancer Society, and she’s been a tireless advocate for the environment. What’s been […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: John L. Krauss

John L. Krauss may have a greater understanding of Indianapolis and central Indiana than just about anyone. As founding director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, he’s helped study a variety of issues important to the region, assisting more than 150 local and state entities understand the ramifications of their policy and funding choices. […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Jeffrey Kosc

Jeffrey Kosc came to his career in law through his computer savvy. Before transitioning most of the Indianapolis Benesch office to Taft recently, he was the office’s managing partner, handling an intellectual property and cybersecurity practice. He’s been a mentor for many young attorneys and volunteers his time with community groups including Junior Achievement and […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Dennis K. Frick

Dennis Frick’s career has been devoted to serving those in need at Indiana Legal Services Inc. Called a leading practitioner and legendary mentor on elder law, he’s directed ILS’ Senior Law Project since 2000. He’s also been a volunteer youth coach and is active in guardianship organizations and efforts to end domestic violence, among others. […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Kathleen DeLaney

Kathleen Delaney has won high-profile damages awards, but she’s also been a strong advocate for civil rights. She grew up with prominent lawyer parents with whom she continues to practice. She’s also active with her law school alma mater, the Heartland Pro Bono Council, and Dress for Success, which helps empower women to be economically […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Michael B. Cracraft

Michael B. Cracraft has been a leader in utility law for years. While he’s no stranger to tax law and other complex litigation, he also has provided pro bono service for “Dreamers.” As a founder of Friends of White River in 1985, he took a leading role in advocating for protection of one of Indianapolis’ […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Mary Beth Braitman

Mary Beth Braitman handles a highly regulated and complex practice that’s built a national reach from her office at Ice Miller in Indianapolis. Braitman counsels public employee retirement systems in 41 states as well as health and other benefit plans, guiding them through myriad regulatory compliance mazes while also helping the plans meet their fiduciary […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2018: Ellen Boshkoff

Ellen Boshkoff is described as a powerhouse litigator and leader in the employment practice at her firm, but she’s also a respected mentor as well as a dedicated educator at her alma mater. In addition, she’s a leader by example in her profession, dedicating many hours in her career to pro bono efforts in federal […]

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