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  • Arend J. Abel, JD'86
    Cohen & Malad P.C. partner Arend J. Abel,’86, was recognized on the 2017 Best Lawyers in America list for his work in appellate law as well as commercial litigation. He has been named to the list every year since 2008.
  • Carol M. Adinamis, JD'92
    Carol M. Adinamis, ’92, was named president of the Indiana State Bar Association, only the third woman to serve as president in its 119-year history. While practicing business planning, estate planning, taxation, and business law at Adinamis & Saunders has prepared her as a lawyer, her prior experience as vice president and president-elect of the ISBA will make Adinamis a well-rounded leader.
  • Lisa M. Adler, JD'04
    Lisa M. Adler, ’04, was recently elected managing partner of Harrison & Moberly LLP, a 65- year-old law firm with offices in Indianapolis and Carmel, Ind. She practices in the areas of estate planning and administration, trusts, and probate litigation.
  • Kenneth J. Allen, JD'81
    Kenneth J. Allen,’81, has been elected president-elect of the board of the Indiana Bar Foundation. Allen has his own law firm, Kenneth J. Allen Law Group, in Valparaiso, Ind.
  • Abdulrahman M. Almasnad, LLMP'12
    Abdulrahman Almasnad, SJD'16, has been appointed assistant professor of commercial law at Dar Al Uloom University, a private university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Drew C. Ambrose, JD'16
    Drew C. Ambrose,’16, has been hired as a law clerk for Judge Nancy Vaidik, Presiding Judge, Fifth District, for the Court of Appeals of Indiana.
  • Jonathan Armiger, JD'11
    Jonathan Armiger, ’11, has joined Wagner Reese LLP as an associate. He focuses his practice on representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice and personal injury cases.
  • Robert D. Aronson, JD'77
    Immigration attorney Robert D. Aronson, ’77, was recently honored as the inaugural recipient of the Roberta Freedman Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of physician immigration. The award was granted by the International Medical Graduate Taskforce during the recent annual meeting of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. According to the IMG Taskforce, the award was created to recognize an immigration practitioner who exhibits “excellence in the advancement in the field of physician immigration [and] to an individual who over the course of their career has contributed to the scholarly advancement of the field of physician immigration law, helped foster and mentor practitioners in the field while simultaneously exhibiting the best of the lawyerly attributes of professionalism, integrity, and client service.” Aronson is a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. in Minneapolis.
  • Mike I. Asensio, III, JD'85
    Mike I. Asensio III,’85, and Donald J. Vogel,’85, presented at a Bloomberg BNA presentation on strategic labor considerations in corporate transactions. Asensio is partner at the Columbus, Ohio office of Baker & Hostetler, and Vogel is partner at Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary in Chicago.
  • Jesse J. Ash, JD'01
    Reed Smith LLP is pleased to announce that Jesse J. Ash, ’01, has been promoted to partner in the firm’s DC office. Ash is a member of the firm’s life sciences healthy industry group, with a practice focused on products liability litigation. He has extensive experience handling matters for an array of multinational companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device, health care, automotive, and alcoholic beverages industries in both state and federal courts. As national and regional counsel for some of the world’s largest companies, Ash has managed thousands of cases through discovery, trial, and/or settlement. He has also represented clients on a wide range of compliance issues, governmental investigations, and large-scale civil action discovery responses.
  • Bryan H. Babb, JD'99
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that Bryan H. Babb, ’99, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Babb focuses on appellate practice in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • David E. Bailey, JD'99
    David E. Bailey, ’99, was elected to the board of governors of the Indiana State Bar Association at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference and Annual Meeting. He is a partner at the firm Eilbacher Fletcher in Fort Wayne.
  • Douglas C. Ballantine, JD'88
    In May, at the Kentucky Bar Association’s 2016 convention, Douglas C. Ballantine,’88, was sworn in as the association’s vice president. A KBA member since 1988, Ballantine served on its board of governors from 2008 to 2014. He previously served on the ethics, finance, and professionalism committees, as well as serving as chair of the continuing legal education commission. Ballantine has been an attorney in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Louisville office since 1990. He is a member of the business litigation practice and serves as chair of the business torts practice. Ballantine is also a member of the class action, intellectual property, securities litigation, tort, trial and insurance services, mineral and environmental law, business services, and construction law practices. He lives in Louisville.
  • Elizabeth (Lewis) Baney, JD'07
    Elizabeth L. Baney, ’07, has been named principal for FaegreBD Consulting. Baney focuses her practice on the intersection of internet, technology, and health policy issues.
  • Thomas A. Barnard, JD'82
    Thomas A. Barnard,’82, has been elected president of the Indianapolis Bar Association beginning in 2019. He will serve as the association’s first vice president on the 2017 Board of Directors and as president-elect in 2018. Barnard was also selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers 2016. He is a partner in the litigation practice group in the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP, where he focuses his practice on complex litigation, particularly involving environmental, insurance coverage, takings and securities issues. For more than 26 years, he has represented clients in federal and state courts from Indiana to Washington, D.C. He was hired by Indiana’s governor to prosecute the state’s environmental civil claims arising from the largest fish kill in the state’s history.
  • Robert F. Barron, II, JD'96
    Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP is pleased to announce that Robert “Ted” F. Barron,’96, was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in health care law in Evansville. Barron, who is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Kentucky, counsels health care clients on contractual matters, regulatory and compliance issues, various operational matters, and employment issues. He also assists business entities in a variety of general business and employment matters and represents clients in prosecuting and defending cases involving employment agreements, non-competition agreements, and trade secret provisions.
  • Juan C. Basombrio, JD'89
    Juan C. Basombrio, ’89, argued before the United States Supreme Court on October 5, 2015, in the first case in 22 years interpreting the commercial activity exception to foreign sovereign immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. See OBB Personenverkehr AG v. Sachs, No. 13-1067. Basombrio represents OBB, the train instrumentality of the Republic of Austria. The Supreme Court will decide two issues; who qualifies as an agent of the foreign state, and how the requirement that the claim be “based upon” commercial activity of the foreign state is applied, under the FSIAs commercial activity exception.
  • Frederick T. Bauer, LLB'59
    Frederick T. Bauer, LLB’59, age 79, of Terre Haute, Ind. died October 4, 2015. Bauer was born December 29, 1935 in Terre Haute to Lenhardt E. Bauer and Ethel Gross Bauer. Bauer was a 1954 graduate of Wiley High School and attended Indiana University where he received his undergraduate degree in English followed by a JD from the Law School. He served in the United States Army as a first lieutenant working as a judge advocate general attorney at Fort Benning in Georgia. After his military service, he returned to Terre Haute to practice law with his father and brother. In 1963 he was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives. He served 10 years in the House under three governors. He was elected as House majority leader in 1965 and minority leader in 1971. Bauer was well-known for his service to Union Hospital, having served on the hospital Board of Trustees for 47 years. While at Union, he served on the Ethics, Compliance and Personnel Committees as well as other committees. Fred was instrumental in the establishment of the Terre Haute Center of Medical Education, which serves local rural communities. He was a strong advocate for nursing education and was honored with the prestigious Baur Award in 2009. Public education was another long time priority and endeavor. In 1977, he was appointed to the Board of Higher Education, where he served for 32 consecutive years and where also served as chairman, and from 1983-2013 he served as the attorney for the Vigo County School Corporation. Bauer was a three-time recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash, bestowed on him by three Indiana governors. He was also a Mason, earning his 32nd Degree with the Scottish Rite, where he was Thrice Potent Master and later was honored with the 33rd Degree. Survivors include his wife, Victoria “Vickie” Phegley Bauer; two daughters, Annie Bauer of Terre Haute and Kristin Berghoff and her husband, Mike, of Indianapolis; a step-daughter, Teal Allen and her husband, Jason, of Terre Haute; and a son-in-law, Paul Gayso of Terre Haute. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, a great-grandson, a brother-in-law, Paul Winegar and his wife, Gladys, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Barbara J. Gayso; a brother, L. Eric Bauer; and a sister, Barbara A. Erwin.
  • Alan W. Becker, JD'81
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that Alan W. Becker,’81, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Becker’s practice focuses on securities/capital markets law in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Larry D. Berning, JD'68
    Larry D. Berning, ’68, age 74, died August 2, 2015. He was a longtime partner at Sidley Austin, Chicago. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Low Berning; children, Emily Berning (Aron) Weisner and Scott Berning; stepchildren Catherine (Erich) Richey, Bruce Cameron and David (Lori) Cameron; and several grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
  • John D. Bessler, JD'91
    John D. Bessler, ’91, received first place for 2015 from Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writers for his book, The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution. Since 1961 Scribes has presented an annual award for the best work of legal scholarship published during the previous year.
  • John D. Bessler, JD'91
    John D. Bessler,’91, author of his recent book, The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution (Carolina Academic Press, 2014), was the recipient of the 2015 Scribes Book Award, an annual award given out since 1961 by The American Society of Legal Writers for “the best work of legal scholarship published during the previous year.” That book also earned a first prize in the American Association for Italian Studies Book Award competition and was a gold winner in the IndieFab Book Award competition. In August 2016, the Brookings Institution Press published his newly edited book, Justice Stephen Breyer’s Against the Death Penalty, which reprints, contextualizes and annotates Justice Breyer’s recent dissent in Glossip v. Gross, 135 S. Ct. 2726 (2015). Bessler teaches at the University of Baltimore School of Law and at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is also of counsel to the Minneapolis law firm of Berens & Miller, P.A. which handles complex commercial litigation.
  • Tracy N. Betz, JD'04
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Tracy N. Betz,’04, was selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers 2016. Betz is a partner in Taft’s litigation practice group in the Indianapolis office and focuses her practice on representing companies and individuals in matters involving a wide variety of commercial litigation. She is also experienced in matters involving product liability and personal injury, fiduciary and probate litigation, and criminal defense. She has extensive first-chair experience and has enjoyed significant courtroom time in both state and federal courts.
  • Birk K. Billingsley, JD'07
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP continues to expand its intellectual property practice with the addition of Birk K. Billingsley,’07. He has joined the group as of counsel in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Billingsley is a member of the firm’s IP and litigation groups. He focuses his practice on complex litigation and transactional matters.
  • Amanda L. Black, JD'15
    In November, law firm Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney welcomed Amanda “Mandy” Black, ’15, as an associate attorney in its Chicago office. She focuses her practice on the litigation of toxic tort claims. Black has experience in all stages of litigation, including the drafting of pleadings and demand letters and the research and legal writing necessary for motion practice. She has also liaised with Congressional and Ambassador staff related to adoption issues and has created policy strategies in accordance with this work.
  • Jack A. Bobo, JD'96
    Jack A. Bobo, ’96, has been named one of Scientific American’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Biotechnology Today. Bobo held various positions, including the senior advisor for biotechnology, in his 13- year career at the United States Department of State. Bobo has taken a new job as senior vice president, chief communications officer at Intrexon, a company working on food, health and energy issues.
  • F. Wesley Bowers, JD'51
    F. Wesley Bowers,’51, died January 24th in Nashville, Tenn. A prominent Evansville attorney, he was active in Indiana politics and supported charitable, volunteer, arts and civic organizations with zest. As one of the youngest state senators in Indiana history, Bowers spearheaded Indiana's first seat belt law and championed the establishment of the University of Southern Indiana. Wes, as he was fondly known, could often be heard whistling up Main Street as he walked from his office to court. He delighted in travel and enjoyed fine art, music, and reading. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Bowers Tiller; his son, Judge Scott Bowers; daughter-in-law Nancy Nicholson Bowers, grandchildren Katherine Bowers (Michael) Hussey, Ethan Bowers, and Andrew Tiller, and great-grandchildren Matthew and Julia Hussey.
  • Samuel A. Bradshaw, JD'71
    Samuel “Sam” Adair Bradshaw,’71, age 74, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., died March 7 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Born June 27, 1941, in Uniontown, Ind., he was the youngest of 13 children born to Joseph E. and Lucille (Purdon) Bradshaw, both of whom are deceased. Bradshaw was a 1959 Charlestown High School graduate. He entered the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on July 30, 1965. He was a member of the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge in Charlestown and the Wooded View Golf Club in Clarksville. He enjoyed playing horseshoes in earlier years with his brothers, golf, watching sports, and was an IU fanatic. Most of all he adored his boys and grandchildren. On September4, 1981, in Tennessee, he married Victoria “Vikki” (Bluemner) Bradshaw, who survives in Fairfield Glade. Other survivors include two sons, Kenneth Scott (Sofia) Bradshaw of Wauconda, Ill., and Jeffery O’Brien (Brenda) Bradshaw of Prospect, Ky.; stepson, Nathan Jerome Eberle of Jeffersonville, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Logan, Sydney, Cole, and Ella Bradshaw, all of Wauconda, Ill.; Chloe Chandler, Samantha, Alexandra, and Zachary Bradshaw, all of Prospect, Ky.; and two brothers, Jack (Lynne) Bradshaw of Nashville, IN, and Harry (Wanda) Bradshaw of Roanoke, Va. His parents, six brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
  • Carly (Szentesy) Brandenburg, JD'07
    Eichhorn & Eichhorn LLC is pleased to announce that Carly A. Brandenburg,’07, has been promoted to partner. Brandenburg works in the firm’s Hammond, Ind. office and focuses her practice on medical malpractice defense, long term health care defense, utility law, construction litigation, contract and commercial disputes, and appellate practice.
  • Kent A. Brasseale, II, JD'93
    Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn LLP is pleased to announce that Kent A. Brasseale II, ’93, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Brasseale’s degree in chemical engineering and his more than 20 years’ legal experience equip him to represent clients in matters involving real estate development; brownfield redevelopment; construction contracts; oil and gas lease transactions; coal lease transactions; mineral asset sales and acquisitions; mineral project capitalization; trademark and copyright registrations and infringement claim resolution; and confidentiality agreement negotiation and claim prosecution.
  • Kent A. Brasseale, II, JD'93
    Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP is pleased to announce that Kent A. Brasseale II,’93, was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 and named the real estate law Lawyer of the Year in Evansville. Brasseale’s chemical engineering degree and decades of legal experience equip him to represent clients in matters involving real estate development; brownfield redevelopment; construction contracts; oil, gas and coal lease transactions; mineral asset sales and acquisitions; mineral project capitalization; trademark and copyright registrations and infringement claim resolution; and confidentiality agreement negotiation and claim prosecution.
  • Michael E. Brown, JD'78
    Michael E. Brown, ’78, senior partner in the Indianapolis office of Kightlinger & Gray LLP, has become a registered civil mediator in Indiana.
  • Ted R. Brown, JD'81
    Ted R. Brown,’81, has retired as associate general counsel at Anthem Inc. after 26 years with the company. He resides in Indianapolis.
  • Michele (Daily) Bryant, JD'88
    Michele S. Bryant, ’88, was named president-elect of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference and Annual Meeting. She will assume office on January 1, 2016. Bryant is a partner at Wooden & McLaughlin LLP in Evansville.
  • Joseph T. Bumbleburg, JD'61
    Joseph T. Bumbleburg,’61, has been reappointed to a 17th term as judge advocate of the Indiana American Legion. Bumbleburg, a lawyer with the Lafayette, Ind., law firm Ball Eggleston, focuses his practice on real estate development, municipal law, zoning, and subdivision law. He is also a registered mediator in Indiana and devotes much of his time mediating disputes involving personal injury, wrongful death, and various other civil matters. Bumbleburg lives in Lafayette.
  • Ryan D. Burns, JD'06
    Ryan D. Burns,’06, has been elevated from associate to shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. A member of the firm’s casualty department, Burns is located in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. office. He handles legal matters in a wide array of areas, including negligent security, product liability, premises liability, asbestos and toxic tort litigation, maritime litigation, general negligent business operations, and automotive liability matters. He also devotes a portion of his practice to general personal-injury protection litigation and insurance coverage matters. Additionally, Burns has handled numerous cases involving catastrophic injuries, as well as wrongful death claims. He has also argued before the Fourth District Court of Appeal (DCA) and has worked on appeals in the Third and Fourth DCAs.
  • Andrew B. Buroker, JD'89
    Andrew B. Buroker, ’89, has joined Faegre Baker Daniels’s national real estate practice as a partner in the firm’s Indianapolis north side office. Buroker advises on all aspects of commercial, industrial, office, medical office building, retail and multi-family real estate transactions, public finance for real estate projects, mergers and other corporate reorganizations involving real estate, and municipal government matters. He frequently presents on issues such as finance, closings, leases, due diligence, real estate conveyances, contract drafting, title insurance, surveys, planning and zoning, development, and annexation.
  • Karl W. Butterer, JD'94
    Foster Swift is proud to announce that Karl W. Butterer, ’94, has been elected shareholder in the firm. Butterer works in the firm’s Grand Rapids office and is an established litigator who concentrates his practice in the areas of employment, torts, civil rights, contract disputes, and commercial litigation.
  • Philip K. Calandrino, JD'98
    Philip K. Calandrino, ’98, managing attorney at Small Business Counsel, presented at the “Arbitration Backlash” webinar along with arbitrators Lawrence Kolin and Brandon Peters of Upchurch Watson White & Max. Calandrino and the arbitrators examined issues contributing to the emerging backlash to arbitration and strategies to preserve private arbitration in lieu of public litigation. He also presented drafting tips to mitigate business risk through tailored arbitration clauses.
  • Philip K. Calandrino, JD'98
    Philip K. Calandrino,’98, managing attorney at Small Business Counsel, presented “Business Operations and the Law” to the Orange County Bar Association’s fifth leadership law class. Calandrino has hosted this session every year since its inaugural 2012 class and received an award recognizing his commitment to this program. He is the founder of Small Business Counsel, a boutique business law firm located in Winter Park, Fla. that was established in 1998. His practice involves a wide array of business litigation and transactional work, but has evolved to focus on preventive law, a specialty that involves working with owners of closely held organizations to identify and diminish the impact of personal and business litigation risks associated with entrepreneurship. Calandrino was also recently honored by the Supreme Court for his 2015 pro bono work. Only 287 attorneys received this distinction based on their commitment to handling cases and projects through the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association.
  • James E. Carlberg, JD'74
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that James E. Carlberg, ’74, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Carlberg’s practice focuses on banking and finance law, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, and litigation — bankruptcy in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Hee J. Cho, MCL'00
    Heejin Cho, MCL ’00, has been elected president of the Indiana University Alumni Association’s Korea chapter. Cho is deputy chief prosecutor smithof the Seoul High Prosecutor’s Office. She is the highest ranked female prosecutor in Korea, as well as the first woman to hold this position.
  • Christina M. Clark, JD'10
    Christina M. Clark,’10, has joined Kopka Pinkus Dolin as an associate in their Carmel office. She concentrates her practice in civil litigation. Prior to joining Kopka Pinkus Dolin, she worked as a deputy attorney general practicing civil litigation in the areas of employment, civil rights, qui tams, torts, contracts, post-conviction relief, and securities law for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.
  • Charles R. Clark, LLB'62
    Charles R. “Chic” Clark, LLB’62, a Muncie, Ind. native and longtime lawyer who served his community and gained a reputation for success as a litigator, died Wednesday. He was 81. Clark was a practicing attorney for more than 53 years, admitted to the bar in 1962 after He attended DePauw University after serving in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He began his career practicing with his father, Ray W. Clark, at the firm of Warner Clark & Warner. After his father died, the younger Clark moved to Beasley & Guilkinson LLP. He retired in 2012, but remained active with a small solo practice until recently. Clark was proudest of his achievements trying and settling lawsuits. Those include a $10 million class-action on behalf of a group or retirees and a $1.5 million judgment in a Madison County personal-injury trial. Clark also served as a public defender, deputy prosecutor, Delaware County attorney and as city attorney for Muncie, Marion and Parker City.
  • Hamish S. Cohen, JD'01
    Hamish S. Cohen, ’01, has joined three other attorneys and formed a new legal services firm, Proteus Discovery Group LLC in Indianapolis.
  • Katsiaryna Colka, JD'14
    Katsiaryna Colka,’14, has joined New York Legal Assistance Group as a staff attorney.
  • Michael R. Conner, JD'75
    Barnes & Thornburg is pleased to announce that Michael R. Conner, ’75, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Conner focuses his practice on bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation — defendants, and product liability litigation —defendants and works in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Thomas C. Cook, JD'11
    Thomas C. Cook, ’11, has been appointed to the administration of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, ’81, as his chief of staff. Cook served as One City Indy transition director and as the Hogsett for Indianapolis campaign manager.
  • Cristina A. Costa, JD'13
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Cristina A. Costa,’13, has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office as an associate in the litigation and intellectual property groups. She has significant litigation experience in product liability and insurance defense litigation.
  • William W. Coupe, JD'66
    William W. Coupe, LLB’66, age 79, died March 25. He was a resident of Appomattox, Va. at the time of his death. Coupe attended seminary and undergraduate school at Hiram College in Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Renee.
  • Gregory B. Coy, JD'95
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Intellectual Property practice group with the addition of Gregory B. Coy, ’95, as partner. Coy has more than 19 years of experience and concentrates his practice in the areas of patent preparation and prosecution, trademark protection, patent and trademark portfolio management, intellectual property transactions, and intellectual property counseling and enforcement. He provides intellectual property services to individuals, universities, research institutions, and companies of all sizes ranging from start-up companies and small local concerns to large established international firms.
  • Mark J. Crandley, JD'00
    Barnes & Thornburg is pleased to announce that Mark J. Crandley, ’00, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Crandley focuses his practice on commercial litigation and works in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • James D. Darnley, Jr., JD'87
    James D. “Dan” Darnley, Jr.,’87, has joined the Detroit-based law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property department. He is a member of Honigman’s patent practice group and is based in the firm’s Kalamazoo, Mich., office. Darnley joins Honigman from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company/Millennium Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Mass., where he served as vice president and chief intellectual property counsel.
  • Proloy K. Das, JD'00
    Proloy K. Das, ’00, has joined Murtha Cullina LLP as counsel and will chair the firm’s appellate practice group.
  • Sonia C. Das, JD'00
    Inman & Fitzgibbons is pleased to announce that Sonia C. Das, ’00, has joined the firm and will be based in the firm’s newly relocated Indianapolis office. Das is a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV attorney with fifteen years of experience defending worker’s compensation claims throughout the State of Indiana. Das has experience litigating all disputes arising before the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board. She also has experience litigating worker’s compensation issues in civil courts, including exclusive remedy defense and coverage issues. Das also has experience in the areas of appellate law, insurance coverage litigation, asbestos defense, and general liability insurance defense litigation.
  • Richard A. Dean, JD'73
    Tucker Ellis LLP is proud to announce that Best Lawyers has selected Richard A. Dean, ’73, as a 2016 Lawyer of the Year. Dean focuses his practice on mass tort litigation/class actions – defendants and is a partner in the firm’s Cleveland office.
  • Richard A. Dean, JD'73
    Tucker Ellis LLP is proud to announce that Richard A. Dean,’73, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2017. Dean focuses his practice on mass tort litigation/class actions – defendants in the firm’s Cleveland office.
  • Shane D. Deaton, JD'04
    Shane D. Deaton,’04, has joined SolarCity as senior director of global capital markets. Deaton was previously managing director for SunEdison.
  • Paul T. Deignan, JD'80
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Paul T. Deignan,’80, was selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers 2016. Deignan is of counsel in Taft’s bankruptcy, business restructuring, and creditor’s rights practice group in the Indianapolis office. He focuses his practice on business workouts and bankruptcy matters, as well as commercial law transactions.
  • Bruce D. Donaldson, JD'84
    Barnes & Thornburg is pleased to announce that Bruce D. Donaldson, ’84, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Donaldson focuses his practice on public finance law and works in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Donald P. Dorfman, JD'57
    Donald P. Dorfman,’57, is the defense attorney for Juan Rivera, accused of the murder of a six-year-old girl in Sacramento.
  • Meghan A. Dwyer, JD'08
    Meghan A. Dwyer,’08, is an award-winning investigative reporter for WITI–Fox 6 News in Milwaukee. She specializes in crime, legal, and education reporting, data journalism, and open records requests. She lives in Chicago.
  • Kim F. Ebert, JD'76
    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that its managing shareholder, Kim F. Ebert, ’76, has been named to Human Resource Executive magazine’s 2015 list of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys.” This is the third consecutive year that Ebert has been selected for inclusion on the Most Powerful list.
  • Jeffrey C. Everett, JD'81
    Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, is pleased to welcome Jeffrey C. Everett,’81 as vice president and assistant general counsel. Everett will focus on general corporate, securities and finance matters, litigation management and merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Jill M. Felkins, JD'07
    Jill M. Felkins,’07, has been elected a shareholder in the law firm Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney. Felkins devotes her practice to defending clients in the areas of products liability, premises liability, negligence, personal injury, class action, toxic tort, and commercial litigation. She provides a wide range of litigation services to her clients from initial analysis and pre-trial workup through trial and appeal. Felkins practices in state and federal courts in Illinois, Indiana, and beyond. She has obtained summary judgment for national and local clients in multiple areas of law, including premises, toxic tort, transportation, and environmental contamination coverage litigation. She lives in Chicago.
  • The Honorable Thomas J. Felts, JD'79
    In October, Hon. Thomas J. Felts, ’79, was inducted as chair of the House of Delegates of the Indiana State Bar Association at the association’s annual meeting in French Lick. He is Judge of the Allen Circuit Court in Fort Wayne, Ind., having been first elected to that position in November 2002. He was recently re-elected to a third term in office. Judge Felts previously served as magistrate of the Allen Circuit Court Family Relations Division since October 1989. He lives in Fort Wayne.
  • Stephen L. Ferguson, JD'66
    Stephen L. Ferguson, ’66, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. Ferguson is the chairman and executive vice president for Cook Group, Inc.
  • Kathleen E. Field, JD'09
    DeLaney & DeLaney is pleased to announce the arrival of new associate attorney Kathleen E. Field, ’09. During law school, Field worked as a certified legal intern with Student Legal Services of Indiana University and the Tenant Assistance Project. Following law school, Field served as a Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Basil H. Lorch III, ’74, from August 2008 to March 2011. After completing her clerkship, Field worked as a staff attorney for the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Indiana.
  • Mindy A. Finnigan, JD'02
    Mindy A. Finnigan,’02, has joined the University of Chicago Law School as the associate director of career services. Finnigan was previously an associate at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
  • Shannon (Scholz) Frank, JD'90
    Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn LLP is pleased to announce that Shannon S. Frank, ’90, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Frank represents closely held companies in a variety of matters, including buy and sell transactions, business organization, contracts, sale and leasing of properties, and employment issues. She also assists many builders, subcontractors and suppliers in the construction industry and assists clients with their estate and wealth transfer planning and during the probate and trust administration process.
  • Shannon (Scholz) Frank, JD'90
    Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP is pleased to announce that Shannon S. Frank,’90, was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in closely held companies and family businesses law in Evansville. Frank represents closely held companies in a variety of matters, including buy-and-sell transactions, business organization, contracts, sale and leasing of properties, and employment issues. She also assists many builders, subcontractors and suppliers in the construction industry and assists clients with their estate and wealth transfer planning and during the probate and trust administration process.
  • The Honorable Ezra H. Friedlander, LLB'65
    Hon. Ezra "Zeke" Friedlander, LLB’65, received the Indiana University Distinguished Alumni Service Award at a ceremony in October. The annual award recognizes outstanding alumni who are leaders in their chosen field. They make significant contributions benefiting their community, state, nation, or university. It is the highest accolade reserved solely for alumni. Friedlander is a senior judge in the Court of Appeals of Indiana.
  • Seth R. Frotman, JD'04
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced that Seth R. Frotman,’04, is the new student loan ombudsman and assistant director for the Office for Students and Young Consumers. Frotman was previously serving in the same position but on an acting basis. He joined the bureau in early 2011 as part of the treasury implementation team as senior advisor to Holly Petraeus, the assistant director for the Office of Servicemember Affairs.
  • Jason L. Fulk, JD'04
    Hoover Hull Turner is pleased to announce that Jason L. Fulk, ’04, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Fulk focuses his practice on commercial litigation and is a partner in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Joseph R. Fuschetto, JD'13
    In April, Joseph R. Fuschetto,’13, joined the practice of Bunger & Robertson in the firm’s Bloomington, Ind., office. A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Fuschetto will focus his practice on immigration issues and on legal support services to area clients. He will also practice business law, business litigation, and criminal defense work. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and Indiana.
  • Theofilos G. Galoozis, JD'88
    Theofilos G. Galoozis, ’88, has been promoted to Vice President, Labor Employee Relations at Waste Management, Inc.
  • Richard W. Gardner, JD'12
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that R. William Gardner, ’12, has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office as an associate in the environmental group. Gardner’s experience includes representing clients in environmental matters before administrative agencies and in court, advising the regulated community regarding their legal obligations under a variety of environmental laws, helping clients evaluate environmental liabilities in real estate and business transactions, and working with environmental consultants and clients to manage remediation projects.
  • Kristin L. Garner, JD'15
    Attorney Kristin L. Garner, ’15 has joined Slotegraaf Legal as an associate attorney. Garner worked as a law clerk for Judge Francie Hill and for Bunger & Robertson law firm prior to joining the firm. She will primarily focus on her interest in family law and estate planning.
  • Clifford W. Garstang, JD'81
    Clifford W. Garstang,’81, was named an Emerging Author finalist for the Indiana Authors Award sponsored by the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Foundation and the Indianapolis Public Library. Garstang also won the Emerging Writer fellowship from the Writer’s Center, a Washington, DC area organization that supports writers. He also received the first Alumni Fellowship to the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop.
  • Miles C. Gerberding, LLB'56
    Miles Carston Gerberding, LLB ’56, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Arcadia and Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., died on October 28, 2015 at Munson Hospice House. Miles was born to the late Arnold and Luella Gerberding on Oct. 25, 1930 in Decatur, Ind. He graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in 1948 and went on to attend Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he obtained his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees. He served honorably as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1950 to 1952. Gerberding married Ruth Hostrup Gerberding on Aug. 20, 1955, joined together until Ruth’s death in 1992. On Jan. 2, 1993 Miles married Joan Wyatt Gerberding, who survives. After his service in the Marine Corps and following graduation from law school, Gerberding and his wife moved to Ft. Wayne, where he began what would become a long, distinguished career in the practice of law and public service. After 41 years of private practice in Indiana, he retired from Barnes & Thornburg LLP in 1997. His practice included helping with everything from large multinational corporations to individual families and numerous charitable organizations, which today owe much of their financial footing to the tax-exempt status he secured for them. Along the way Miles also served as corporate counsel to what is now known as Do It Best Corporation, which had been founded by his own father and which he helped nurture into what is now a member-owned hardware and home center chain of over 3,800 outlets in over 50 countries. Gerberding was a leader in his chosen profession as demonstrated through national and state offices he held, including as president of the Indiana State Bar Association and as chairperson of America Bar Association committees. He was committed to helping charitable and community organizations both in Frankfort and Fort Wayne, Indiana, and his alma mater Indiana University Maurer School of Law. In addition to his parents, Gerberding was preceded in death by first wife, Ruth; and his youngest sister, Charlotte. He is survived by his loving spouse, Joanie; four children, Karla Smith, of Traverse City, Greta (David) Cowart, of Dallas, Texas; Kent (Diane) Gerberding, of Elk Rapids and Traverse City, Mich.; and Brian (Kim) Gerberding, of Traverse City; along with two stepchildren, Stephen (Madeline) Fackler, of Palo Alto, Cal.,; and Deborah Holbrok, of Elk Grove, Cal,; two brothers, Keith (Joanna) Gerberding, of Southgate, Mich.; and Mark (Debra) Gerberding, of Spencer, Ind.; and sister, Carmen (Nolan) Armstrong, of Tucson, Ariz. Twelve grandchildren and step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren also survive.
  • Philippa M. Guthrie, JD'91
    Philippa M. Guthrie, ’91, has been named corporation counsel to the City of Bloomington by its newly elected mayor, John M. Hamilton, ’86. Previously, Guthrie was vice president and general counsel at the Indiana University Foundation. She is a member of the Law School’s Alumni Board.
  • Susannah M. Hall-Justice, JD'97
    Susannah M. Hall-Justice, ’97, has been elected as a member of the board of directors of the Tippecanoe County Bar Association. She has her own law firm, Hall-Justice Law Firm, in Lafayette, Ind.
  • John M. Hamilton, JD'86
    John M. Hamilton,’86, has been elected Mayor of the City of Bloomington. He started in the position on January 1, 2016.
  • W. James Hamilton, JD'97
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that W. James Hamilton, ’97, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Hamilton’s practice focuses on employee benefits law, non-profit/charities law, and tax law in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, JD'56
    Lee H. Hamilton, ’56, LLD’91, is the author of Congress, Presidents, and American Politics: Fifty Years of Writings and Reflections, to be published by Indiana University Press in April, 2016. The essays in the book cover domestic milestones from Vietnam to the post-9/11 years. Hamilton served Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 to 1999 and is one of the nation’s foremost experts on Congress, foreign policy, intelligence, and national security. He is currently a member of the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council and a professor of practice in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Distinguished Scholar in the School of Global and International Studies.
  • Jeffrey A. Hammond, JD'99
    Cohen & Malad, LLP has named Jeffrey A. Hammond, ’99, as a partner. Jeff focuses his practice on personal injury litigation and serves clients seriously injured in semi-truck collisions, construction site accidents, medical malpractice, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and other events leading to catastrophic injury as well as wrongful death. A recent notable case of Jeff’s involved a client who was seriously injured in an assisted living facility. Jeff fought for his client, took the case to trial, and was able to secure a $1,020,000 verdict to help make up for the harms and losses to that client.
  • Marilyn E. Hanzal, JD'86
    Marilyn E. Hanzal,’86, has been named vice president and deputy general counsel of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), a trade association representing virtually every hospital and health system in Illinois. As deputy general counsel, Hanzal will oversee operation of IHA’s legal department, which provides legal guidance to the staff, management, and boards of IHA and its related entities. The legal department also assists with IHA’s policy and advocacy efforts and offers information on legal developments to IHA’s member institutions. Before joining IHA, Hanzal served as associate general counsel to the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is a director and officer of the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys. Hanzal also recently published an article in the International In-house Counsel Journal titled “Collaborative Privacy and Security Programs and the Symbiosis They Can Create.”
  • Michael D. Hardy, JD'90
    Barnes & Thornburg is pleased to announce that Michael D. Hardy, ’90, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Hardy focuses his practice on banking and finance law and financial services regulation law and works in the firm’s South Bend office.
  • Leslie (Prill) Hayden, JD'11
    Leslie B. Hayden,’11, has joined Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate on the intellectual property team. She will practice from the firm’s Denver office. Hayden represents clients in intellectual property litigation and provides counsel on patent matters. Her practice has included cases involving various types of technology, including life sciences, consumer electronics, and mechanical devices. Hayden has previous experience with FaegreBD, where she practiced as an associate from 2011 to 2015. Most recently, Hayden served as a law clerk for Judge Nina Y. Wang at the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.
  • John H. Heiney, JD'58
    John Henry Heiney, ’58, 81, of Fort Wayne, Ind. died on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Park Place Senior Living, where he was lovingly cared for throughout the past four years. Born Jan. 15, 1934, and raised in Huntington, Ind., Heiney graduate from Indiana University in 1955, and from the Law School in 1958. He was a practicing attorney for more than 50 years at the firm now known as Rothberg Logan & Warsco. He was a member of the Allen County Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He was the author of Fifty Years of Fine Music, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and editor of The Quest of Fort Wayne. In addition to being a devoted husband and proud father, John loved nothing more than Indiana University, Orchard Ridge Country Club, vacations in Sea Island, Ga. and his Wildwood Park home of 44 years. Surviving are his brother, Robert (Jean Ann) Heiney; two daughters, Marie (Mark) Eifert and Kathleen (Tony Pelz) Heiney; nine nieces and nephews; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Susan Marie (Draper) Heiney; and wife of 26 years and 26 days, Janet (Myers).
  • Steven S. Hoar, JD'97
    Steven S. Hoar, ’97, a civil litigator at Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn LLP, has been elected president of the Evansville Bar Association. Hoar primarily handles contract, construction, manufacturing, corporate, financial services, real estate, and creditors’ rights disputes through state and federal courts, as well as arbitration. He also has extensive experience enforcing creditors’ rights through liens, replevins, receiverships, garnishments, and other enforcement techniques.
  • Kevin D. Holden, JD'89
    Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce that office managing principal Kevin D. Holden,’89, was selected to the 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers list. Holden works in the firm’s Richmond office.
  • Kevin D. Holden, JD'89
    Jackson Lewis P.C., is pleased to announce Richmond Office Managing Principal Kevin D. Holden, ’89 has been elected chair of the labor and employment section of the Virginia Bar Association. He was previously vice chair of the section. Holden’s two-year terms will begin on January 1, 2016.
  • William H. Hollander, JD'84
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce that William H. Hollander,’84, has been recognized as a leader in intellectual property in the 2016 edition of Chambers and Partners USA. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the United States.
  • William H. Hollander, JD'84
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce that William H. Hollander, ’84, has been recognized by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2016 in the area of copyright law. Hollander is a managing partner in the firm’s Louisville office.
  • Logan C. Hughes, JD'04
    Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that Logan C. Hughes,’04, has been selected as a Rising Star by Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine. Hughes serves as a shareholder in Reminger’s Indianapolis office, and is also the chair of the firm’s drug and medical device practice group. He has lectured at educational seminars for lawyers on the subjects of the Indiana rules of evidence and medical malpractice. Hughes has been recognized as an Indiana Rising Star from 2013 through 2016.
  • Andrew W. Hull, JD'86
    Hoover Hull Turner is pleased to announce that Andrew W. Hull,’86, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Hull focuses his practice on commercial litigation and litigation — ERISA and is a partner in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Kenneth H. Inskeep, JD'82
    Kenneth H. Inskeep,’82, and his wife, Krisztina, have been honored for their dedication to the Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA) with an Impact Award. CICOA recognized them for their passion and support on providing meals and services so the elderly and disabled can live at home. The Impact Award is given annually to an individual or institution whose contributions to CICOA have made a significant and positive impact on program service delivery or encouraged great support of the agency from others.
  • Shontrai D. Irving, JD'03
    Shontrai D. Irving, ’03, has been elected to the board of governors of the Indiana State Bar Association. He is an assistant clinical professor at the College of Business – Purdue University Calumet.
  • Mark D. Johnson, JD'90
    In 2014, Mark D. Johnson, ’90, acquired the firm of Allen Allen. The new firm is Allen Johnson, LLC, a general practice firm with a focus on family law, real estate, and appellate practice. In 2015 Allen Johnson became the city attorneys for the city of Salem, Ind.
  • Christopher T. Jolivette, JD'04
    Hall, Render, Killian, Heath, & Lyman P.C., the largest health care?focused law firm in the nation, is pleased to announce attorney Christopher T. Jolivette,’04, has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office. Jolivette focuses his practice on advising clients on their information technology needs. He assists hospitals, health systems, physician groups, and other health care providers in acquiring a wide variety of health care-related IT solutions and services, including software licenses and subscriptions, device leasing arrangements, and a range of other IT consulting and professional services.
  • David J. Jurkiewicz, JD'94
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that David J. Jurkiewicz, ’94, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Jurkiewicz’s practice focuses on litigation — bankruptcy in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Kiersten A. Kamman, JD'11
    Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, the largest health care-focused law firm in the nation, is pleased to announce attorney Kiersten A. Kamman,’11, has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office. Kamman’s practice focuses on counseling clients on issues surrounding their use of health information technology. She assists health systems, hospitals, physician groups, and other organizations in acquiring a variety of technology products and services, including software licenses and subscriptions for telecommunication systems and a range of consulting and professional services.
  • Robert P. Kassing, JD'64
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that Robert P. Kassing, ’64, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Kassing’s practice focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, and tax law in the firm’s Indianapolis office. He is a member of the Law School’s Board of Visitors.
  • John H. Kedeshian, JD'99
    John H. Kedeshian,’99, has joined Cast & Crew Entertainment as general counsel. Kedeshian was previously a corporate transactional attorney for Yahoo! Inc.
  • Thomas A. Keith, JD'68
    Peru, Ind., attorney Thomas A. Keith, ’68, along with other Fijis from the IU Class of 1965, organize a pledge class reunion weekend around a football game. This year they came together for the Ohio State game.
  • Matthew R. King, JD'03
    Matthew R. King, ’03, has been elected to the board of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference and Annual Meeting. King is an associate at Frost Brown Todd in Indianapolis.
  • Trenten D. Klingerman, JD'01
    The board of directors of the Indiana Youth Institute has announced the election of new board member Trenten D. “Trent” Klingerman,’01. Klingerman began his term with IYI in July. He is vice president for human resources at Purdue University and lives in West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Kiyoaki Kojima, JD'03
    Kiyoaki Kojima, ’03, is a partner at Barnes & Thornburg in their Atlanta office. He is a member of the firm’s corporate and labor and employment departments, and the Japanese services group.
  • V. Samuel Laurin, III, JD'87
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that V. Samuel Laurin, III, ’87, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Laurin’s practice focuses on real estate in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Christopher D. Lee, JD'93
    Christopher D. Lee,’93, has been elected to the board of the Defense Trial Counsel for Indiana at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference and Annual Meeting. Lee is a partner at Wooden & McLaughlin LLP in Evansville.
  • Henry P. Lee, LLB'65
    Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Henry P. Lee, ’65, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Lee focuses his practice on trusts and estates and works in the firm’s Royal Oak, Mich. office.
  • Donald R. Lundberg, JD'76
    Barnes & Thornburg is pleased to announce that Donald R. Lundberg, ’76, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Lundberg focuses his practice on ethics and professional responsibility law and legal malpractice law — defendants and works in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Susan C. Lynch, JD'93
    Susan C. Lynch,’93, was selected for the Adjunct of the Year Award at the graduation ceremony at The George Washington University School of Law. She has been an adjunct professor there for 16 years and was chosen from a large pool. Lynch is also a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Thomas Y. Man, JD'97
    Thomas Yunlong Man, ’97, has published a new book, English Colonization and the Formation of Anglo-American Polities, 1606-1664. It is the first comprehensive examination of the formation of the uniquely “American” form of triadic government in the process of English colonization of North America during the first half of the seventeenth century.
  • Michael S. Maurer, JD'67
    Michael S. “Mickey” Maurer,’67, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the university’s graduate commencement ceremony on May 6. Maurer’s illustrious career has included cable television, film production, radio broadcasting, newspaper publishing, real estate, and banking. He serves as chairman of the board of IBJ Corp., which owns and publishes the Indianapolis Business Journal, Court and Commercial Record, and The Indiana Lawyer. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of The National Bank of Indianapolis, the largest locally owned financial institution in central Indiana. In 2008, in recognition of Maurer's longtime service and generosity to his alma mater, the Law School was named in his honor.
  • Michael S. Maurer, JD'67
    Michael S. “Mickey” Maurer,’67, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the university’s graduate commencement ceremony on May 6. Maurer’s illustrious career has included cable television, film production, radio broadcasting, newspaper publishing, real estate, and banking. He serves as chairman of the board of IBJ Corp., which owns and publishes the Indianapolis Business Journal, Court and Commercial Record, and The Indiana Lawyer. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of The National Bank of Indianapolis, the largest locally owned financial institution in central Indiana. In 2008, in recognition of Maurer's longtime service and generosity to his alma mater, the Law School was named in his honor.
  • Richard J. McConnell, JD'85
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that Richard J. McConnell, ’85, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. McConnell’s practice focuses on trusts and estates in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Ann (O'Connor) McCready, JD'11
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Ann O’Connor McCready,’11, has joined Taft’s environmental and litigation practice groups in the firm’s Indianapolis office. McCready focuses her practice on insurance coverage litigation, including disputes stemming from commercial general liability claims, professional liability claims, and property claims. Her practice also includes litigation involving toxic tort and products liability claims for personal injury caused by toxic or hazardous materials.
  • Ann (O'Connor) McCready, JD'11
    Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP is pleased to announce Ann O’Connor McCready, ’11, has joined the firm as an associate attorney. McCready focuses her practice on insurance coverage litigation, including disputes stemming from commercial general liability claims, professional liability claims, and property claims. She also litigates commercial matters and advises clients regarding contract-related disputes. Before joining the firm, McCready spent four years as an associate attorney at Tressler LLP in Chicago, where she concentrated her practice in insurance coverage litigation. During that time, she was selected for inclusion on the 2014 and 2015 Rising Stars list published by Illinois Super Lawyers in the Insurance Coverage category. Prior to becoming an attorney, McCready worked in strategic communications, managing reputation risk and communication strategies stemming from large-scale litigation and participating in public relations campaigns to further awareness of and support for client issues. While in law school, McCready was the Editor-in-Chief of the Federal Communications Law Journal. During law school, McCready also clerked for the Honorable E. Michael Hoff on the Monroe County Circuit Court.
  • Eric J. McKeown, JD'07
    Eric J. McKeown, ’07, has joined Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis as of counsel. He will be part of the litigation and intellectual property groups, and concentrate his practice in domestic and international data security and privacy, along with intellectual property litigation and government investigations.
  • Holiday (Hart) McKiernan, JD'83
    Holiday (Hart) McKiernan, '83, has been promoted to chief operating officer and executive vice president of The Lumina Foundation. She directs the foundation's legal affairs and also leads Lumina's exploration of the Bologna Process and the implications of that reform effort on American higher education. She joined the foundation in 2003.
  • Lisa C. McKinney, JD'92
    The law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is pleased to announce that partner Lisa C. McKinney,’92, has been elected to serve as an at-large member on the Executive Council of the Indiana University Alumni Association. She will serve a three-year terms on the Council. As one of the six at-large members of the Executive Council, McKinney will advise the IUAA to help shape alumni programs and community development. At Bose McKinney & Evans, McKinney is chair of the hospitality, alcoholic beverage, and administrative law groups and a partner in the environmental group. She has extensive experience in administrative matters before the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission. She represents a range of clients including convenience stores, large retailers, hotels, wineries, taverns, and others. McKinney was also included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.
  • Patricia (Gates) McNagny, JD'51
    Patricia A. McNagny, ’51, 89, a lifelong Columbia City resident, died July 28, 2015. She was born June 29, 1926 in Columbia City, to Governor Ralph Fesler and Helene Julia (Edwards) Gates. She was one of only one of three women in the Law School class of 1951. On February 24, 1951 she was united in marriage to Phil McClellan McNagny, Jr. They made their home in Columbia City and raised their four daughters there. Her husband became US Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, a partner in the law firm of Gates Gates and McNagny in Columbia City, and later a judge for the Northern District of Indiana. Patricia McNagny started her legal career primarily at home while raising her daughters. In 1969, she began working with her husband until his death in 1981. The following year, she successfully ran for judge of the Whitley County (Superior) Court, becoming the first woman judge in the county. In 1991, she retired from the bench to join her daughter Marcia in the practice of law. During her time as judge, McNagny played an active role bringing new initiatives to the county court system, including working toward the establishment of a Community Corrections Department. McNagny was active in school, her community and state and local bar associations. At IU, she was the first Wendell Willkie Scholar to the United Nations, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board (president) and she was active in Kappa Alpha Theta, serving as sorority president for two terms. She served as secretary of the Indiana State Bar Association and was named a fellow in the Indiana Bar Foundation. In April, 2014, she was honored in Bloomington as an Academy of Law Alumni Fellow, the highest honor that Law School can bestow upon a graduate. At the local level, she was an active member in the First Presbyterian Church and she was president of the Peabody Public Library and served on its board for many years. She was vice chairperson of the Whitley County Republican Committee and director of the Whitley County Drug Awareness Program at the Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services. She was active in Tri Kappa, Parliamentary Club, the Crooked Lake Association, was the first female President of Old Settlers, and was involved in many other philanthropic organizations. For her successful campaign to purchase a 100-acre tract of land on Crooked Lake, and for the personal donation of land dedicated as the Crooked Lake Nature Preserve in honor of her father, she was given the Nature Conservancy Oak Leaf Award. Surviving relatives include her four daughters, Julia E. (Dr. David) Hurley of Columbia City, Elizabeth C. McNagny of Olympia, Wash., Carolyn G. McNagny of Chelsea, Mich., and Marcia A. McNagny (Kip E. Tom) of Columbia City; and four grandchildren.
  • Russell C. Menyhart, JD'03
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Russell C. Menyhart, ’03, has been chosen as a member of Class XL of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series. Menyhart is one of 25 young professionals accepted into the series, a highly competitive program that seeks to expand the ranks of community leaders by teaching and motivating members to address the needs of central Indiana. Class members are chosen because of their significant community involvement and professional achievement, their demonstrated interest in community issues, a record of participation and achievement in voluntary community activities, and their willingness to expand their leadership role in the community. Menyhart is a former diplomat with extensive international experience, most recently serving as political unit chief at the US Consulate in Shanghai from 2011-2014. A member of Taft’s litigation group, he assists both US and foreign clients in navigating international legal issues, with a substantial portion of his practice focused on compliance with anti-corruption laws and export controls. Fluent in Mandarin, he also assists Chinese and other foreign companies and individuals with the legal aspects of investing in the United States, immigration matters, and other complex legal issues. Menyhart also works with social entrepreneurs in building successful purpose-driven companies through the use of the benefit corporation legal entity, B Corp certification, and other tools. He serves on the board of directors for The International Center and the America China Society of Indiana.
  • Tricia (Walter) Meyer, JD'99
    Performance Marketing Association is pleased to announce the addition of Tricia L. Meyer,’99, as executive director. Meyer served on the organization’s board of directors for the past three years, most recently as the board’s secretary. In this role she worked as a liaison between the board and councils and as an active, decision-making member of the executive committee. Meyer has been a full-time affiliate marketer for over ten years and is the owner of Sunshine Rewards, Helping Moms Connect and other niche sites. She speaks and writes about topics such as monetizing blogs, managing affiliate partnerships, and current events in the industry.
  • Sonia L. Miller-Van Oort, JD'97
    Sonia L. Miller-Van Oort, ’97, of Sapientia Law Group PLLC in Minneapolis, has been elected Treasurer of the Minnesota State Bar Association. The office, which she assumed July 1, puts Miller-Van Oort on track to become the MSBA President during the 2017-18 bar year. Miller-Van Oort is an experienced litigation attorney and founding member of Sapientia Law Group PLLC. She has worked on a variety of litigation involving commercial disputes, product liability cases, non-competition and non-solicitation matters, breach-of-contract cases, invasion-of-privacy matters, franchise disputes, tortious interference claims, and misrepresentation and fraud claims.
  • Joshua J. Minkler, JD'88
    Joshua J. Minkler, ’88, has been sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.
  • The Honorable Heather (Gray) Mollo, JD'83
    Hon. Heather M. Mollo’s, ’83, concern and commitment to ensure the community and courts work together for the best outcomes of at-risk families and children were recognized at the Indiana State Bar Association’s annual meeting in French Lick, where she received the Hon. Viola J. Taliaferro Award. Mollo has worked in the juvenile court of Bartholomew County since 2000, first as a juvenile referee and now as a juvenile magistrate. She is a member of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (current chair), the Bartholomew County Youth Services Center (member, advisory board), the District Eleven Legal Aid (board member) and the Regional Services Council for Region 14 (member). She is also active on several state judicial committees, including the Child Welfare Improvement Committee (current chair), Indiana State CASA (member, advisory board) and the Juvenile Benchbook Committee (member).
  • Alice (Mc Kenzie) Morical, JD'94
    Hoover Hull Turner is pleased to announce that Alice M. Morical, ’94, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Morical focuses her practice on commercial litigation and is a partner in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Lindy G. Moss, LLB'52
    Lindy G. Moss, LLB’52, 88, died June 8, 2015, at Wood-view. Born in Hobart, Ind., July 21, 1926, he was the son of the late Glenn Moss and Gladys Pleake. Raised in Hobart, he attended and graduated from Hobart High School. Moss served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Early in his legal career, he served as a deputy prosecutor and as a public defender for Allen County. He was a fellow of the Allen County Bar Foundation and a member of the American College of Probate Counsel. Moss served as president of the Law School’s Alumni Association from 1967 to 1969 and was awarded its Distinguished Service Award in 1997. In 2008, he received the IU Alumni Association’s President's Award, which honors the IUAA's most dedicated volunteers, those who lead the way in providing opportunities for their fellow alumni and friends to stay connected with their alma mater. He served as president of the Fort Wayne Rotary Club, the Fort Wayne Quest Club, the board of directors of Parkview Memorial Hospital, and the Allen County Bar Association. He served on the Fort Wayne Community Schools Board, Fort Wayne Philharmonic Board of Directors, Methodist Church Builders Board and many other civic organizations. Surviving are brother, Grayson of Houston, Texas; sister, Joan Wedgeman (Alvis) of Groesbeck, Texas; four sons, Kirby (Barb), Kent, Parker (April) and Paul; and five grandchildren, Rachel Moss, Jordan Moss, Taylor Moss, Carolyn Moss, and Grayson Moss. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Jeanne.
  • Kathleen (Menze) Mote, JD'05
    The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series announced that Kathleen E. Mote, ’05, President, Ivy Tech Madison Campus, has been selected as a member of the 2015-2016 Class. Mote’s selection for participation in the prestigious leadership program is also historic: She is the first representative of Jefferson County to be chosen for the program.
  • Andrew S. Murphy, JD'13
    Andrew S. Murphy, ’13, began working as a staff law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
  • Brett E. Nelson, JD'99
    Brett E. Nelson,’99, has been promoted to managing partner at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun in the firm’s Indianapolis office. He is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer with a particular interest in technical and complex litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a range of environmental, insurance coverage, intellectual property, pharmaceutical, commercial litigation, and other matters.
  • Terry R. Noffsinger, JD'69
    Terry R. Noffsinger, ’69, has joined the law firm of Crossen Kooi LLP, Carmel, Indiana, where he now practices law with his son Kyle, who also joined that firm. After a speech at the Harvard Law School, Terry recently was awarded the Frontier Torts Award by it “for his use of tort law to pursue and achieve justice.”
  • Kurt D. Nondorf, JD'83
    Jackson Walker L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Kurt D. Nondorf,’83, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Nondorf focuses his practice on real estate law and works in the firm’s Houston office.
  • Shiv (Ghuman) O'Neill, JD'01
    Shiv G. O’Neill,’01, joined Cummins Inc. as senior counsel – global litigation in Indianapolis. O’Neill was previously partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
  • Phillip D. Olsson, JD'10
    Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that Phillip D. Olsson, ’10, has joined their Indianapolis office. Olsson defends employers before the Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana and represents employers in state and federal courts in matters ranging from wage disputes to employment discrimination. He advises employers on their rights and duties under Indiana’s Worker’s Compensation law, and on wage issues, employee termination, the drafting of employment-related contracts such as employment, non-disclosure, and non-competition agreements, and the drafting of employment policies and handbooks. Olsson also defends hospitals and physicians sued for medical malpractice before the Indiana Department of Insurance and in state court. Additionally, he advises and represents attorneys sued for legal practice.
  • George T. Patton, Jr., JD'87
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that George T. Patton, Jr., ’87, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Patton’s focuses on appellate practice in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Patton has also been appointed to the Warren E. Burger Society by the National Center for State Courts.
  • Carli D. Pearson, JD'98
    In January, national law firm Bowman and Brooke named Carli D. Pearson,’98, as a partner in the firm’s Minneapolis office. Pearson has significant experience defending manufacturers, businesses, and insurers in product liability and commercial litigation matters. She executes all phases of litigation, including pre-suit negotiation, discovery, fact and expert witness depositions, and trial preparation. Pearson defends medical device, pharmaceutical, and exercise equipment manufacturers and has done national work for a medical spa company in relation to increasing litigation within the field. Before joining Bowman and Brooke, she was a partner at a large international insurance defense firm.
  • Andrew M. Pendexter, JD'11
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is pleased to announce that Andrew M. Pendexter,’11, has joined the firm as an associate and is now a member of the litigation practice group. He will continue to build his business law practice from the Indianapolis office in the area of general business litigation.
  • Sandra Perry, JD'00
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that Sandra Perry, ’00, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Perry’s practice focuses on employment law — management in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Stephen J. Peters, JD'80
    Indiana Super Lawyers magazine recently named Stephen J. Peters,’80, from Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, to its 2015 list of “Super Lawyers.” Peters serves as the managing partner of the Indianapolis office. He focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation and appellate law. His litigation practice includes claims involving insurance coverage, employment liability, professional liability, and business disputes. His extensive appellate practice includes serving as primary or amicus curiae counsel in over 100 appeals. Peters has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2016.
  • Leslie (Gibson) Pollie, JD'05
    Leslie B. Pollie, ’05, has been named partner at the Indianapolis office of Kopka Pinkus Dolin. Her practice is focused on representing retail stores and malls in premises liability cases, product liability, collections, personal injury, car accident, general tort litigation and insurance defense litigation, including medical malpractice defense.
  • Jonathan K. Powers, JD'11
    Jonathan K. Powers, ’11, was elected and installed as chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s tax section in June 2015 and will serve through June 2016. His practice focuses on tax, private equity, executive compensation, and corporate transactions.
  • R. Anthony Prather, JD'83
    Barnes & Thornburg is pleased to announce that R. Anthony Prather, ’83, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Prather focuses his practice on employment law – management and works in the firm’s Indianapolis office. He received the Law School’s Distinguished Service Award in September 2015.
  • Tiffany (Proctor) Presley, JD'04
    Tiffany D. Presley, ’04, of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, has joined the strategic planning committee for the Economic Club of Indiana.
  • Patrick W. Rasche, JD'93
    Armstrong Teasdale intellectual property partner and practice group leader, Patrick W. Rasche,’93, was named to the 2016 IP Stars list from Managing Intellectual Property. In the state of Missouri, thirty-seven attorneys were named, and Rasche was recognized for having the most wide-ranging practice, which included six key practice areas (more than any other listed attorney). He was recognized for his work in patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, trademark litigation, copyright, transactions, and strategy and counseling.
  • William N. Riley, JD'89
    William N. Riley, ’89, is a partner in the newly opened firm, Riley Williams & Piatt LLC specializing in complex litigation. Previously a partner in Price Waicukauski & Riley, that firm formed two firms in late August 2015. Both firms remain at the same location in downtown Indianapolis.
  • Provost Lauren K. Robel, JD'83
    Lauren K. Robel,’83, was recognized at Barnes & Thornburg’s Second Annual Shirley’s Legacy event honoring Indiana’s trailblazing women lawyers. The award is in honor of Shirley Shideler, the first woman associate at Barnes & Thornburg and at any other major law firm in the state. Shideler also became the first woman to be named partner in a large Indiana law firm and the first woman president of the Indiana Bar Foundation. A former dean of the Law School, Robel is provost of IU Bloomington and executive vice president of Indiana University.
  • Kevin E. Roberts, JD'15
    Ogletree Deakins is pleased to announce that Kevin E. Roberts, ’15, has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office as an associate. Roberts focuses his practice on employment law and litigation.
  • George R. Rogers, JD'94
    Wexler Walker is pleased to announce the appointment of George R. Rogers,’94, to chief executive officer. Rogers works with a range of corporate, trade association, and coalition clients to address legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Ezequiel J. Romero, JD'13
    Damian & Valori, LLP are pleased to announce that Ezequiel J. Romero,’13, has joined the firm as an associate. Romero practices in the areas of complex business litigation, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, real property litigation, employment law, and receivership and securities litigation.
  • Patricia Román Hass, JD'10
    Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that Patricia Román Hass,’10, has joined the firm’s Northwest Indiana office, located in Crown Point. Román Hass practices civil defense litigation, with a focus on general tort liability, civil rights litigation, commercial disputes, and employment litigation. She represents both public and private sector clients before state and federal courts in Indiana and Illinois. She has first and second chair trial experience as well as extensive experience defending civil rights and government liability matters.
  • Charles R. Rubright, JD'73
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that Charles R. Rubright, ’73, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Rubright’s practice focuses on education law in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • The Honorable Loretta (Hogan) Rush, JD'83
    Barnes & Thornburg LLP held a reception to pay homage three women who are blazing trails of their own in the legal field. Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush, ’83, was one of the three honored. Rush is the first woman chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.
  • Rafael A. Sanchez, JD'02
    Rafael A. Sanchez,’02, has been named president and CEO of Indianapolis Power and Light, filling a position that had been open for about a year. Just five months earlier, he joined IPL as senior vice president of strategic planning, focusing on strategic IPL business initiatives with responsibility for overall achievement of the company goals. Previously Sanchez served as vice president of business development and legal affairs for Fineline Printing Group.
  • Michael J. Schneider, JD'77
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that Michael J. Schneider, ’77, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Schneider’s practice focuses on corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Joseph M. Scimia, JD'85
    Joseph M. Scimia, ’85, has joined Ice Miller LLP in the firm’s Indianapolis office. He is a partner in the real estate group.
  • Zaldwaynaka L. Scott, JD'83
    The Chicago Bar Association co-hosted the 2016 Vanguard Awards luncheon and announced Zaldwaynaka L. Scott,’83, as the association’s 2016 honoree. The Vanguard Awards honor the individuals and institutions who have made the law and legal profession more accessible to and reflective of the community at-large. Scott also recently joined the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP as partner in Chicago. She will offer clients litigation, internal investigation and compliance services as a member of the firm’s government enforcement, compliance and white collar practice.
  • Sue A. Shadley, JD'77
    Sue Ann Shadley, ’77, Bloomington, died October 19, 2015 after a battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She was born February 10, 1952 in Crawfordsville to the late Kenneth W. and Wilma G. Shadley. She grew up in the small town of Hillsboro, Indiana, and graduated from Fountain Central High School. She received a BS degree from Purdue University in 1974 before earning her JD from the Law School. Following law school, Shadley worked as an attorney for Indiana University followed by positions of public service for the State of Indiana's Air Pollution Control Board and the Department of Natural Resources. At the DNR, she helped write, and then as an administrative law judge administered, the new surface coal mining reclamation law in Indiana. In 1986 she became the first general counsel of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. In 1988 Shadley started what is now the law firm of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun as a founding partner. She retired from the law firm at the end of 2013. She served numerous governmental and nongovernmental entities during her lifetime, including the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Environmental Committee (1983-2008), the Indiana Manufacturers Association Environmental Legal & Technical Advisory Committee (1988-2008), the Indiana Recycling and Energy Development Board (1988-1992), Indiana's Environmental Crimes Task Force (2005-2007), and Purdue University's Agronomy Advisory Council. Shadley was an exceptional lawyer, who applied her great intelligence and ability to enhance the natural environment, which she loved. But as sterling as was her great skill as a lawyer, it is her kindness that was her greatest gift. She treated everyone she touched with affection, genuine concern, and integrity. No opponent, no matter how fierce the case or task, ever had anything bad to say about her. She was a mentor to dozens of lawyers (and non-lawyers), inside her firm and out, a role model who would take the time to help them along their path. That is why Shadley was recently honored by the Indianapolis Bar Association's Women and the Law Division when she was awarded the Antoinette Dakin Leach Award. She won many other honors, including being listed as an Indiana "Super Lawyer" for environmental law starting in 1999 and being named a Top 25 Female Indiana "Super Lawyer" from 2004 to 2010. She was named a Distinguished Agricultural Alumna at Purdue in 2000 and a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation in 2006. Shadley is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Michael A. Hart, and her loving sister, Kay L. Shadley-Myara of New York City.
  • James A. Shanahan, JD'77
    James A. Shanahan,’77, a native of Rushville, Ind., passed away peacefully in the comfort of his Florida home on May 1 after a three-and-one-half year battle with ALS. Jim graduated cum laude with a finance degree from the University of Notre Dame before earning his degree magna cum laude from the Law School. He was a member of the Indiana and Illinois bars, and a founding partner of Shanahan & Shanahan, LLP, a municipal finance firm focusing on all aspects of municipal finance in Illinois and Indiana. Jim is survived by his mother, Betty; his wife, Rebecca; his two children, Rory and Maureen; daughter-in-law Sarah; a grandchild, and an ever-growing, multi-generational family of Shanahans. To recognize Jim's lifetime of contributions to his hometown, he was honored as ambassador of the City of Rushville in 2015.
  • Abrahim J. Shanehsaz, JD'14
    In July, Abrahim J. “Abe” Shanehsaz,’14, joined Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate in the firm’s intellectual property group in the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office. Shanehsaz advises on trademark and copyright matters, helping companies obtain protections, maintain and expand existing protections, and enforce rights against unauthorized users in the U.S. and abroad. He also counsels clients on various technology-based agreements. Previously, Shanehsaz practiced with Krieg DeVault in Indianapolis
  • Daniel J. Sheroff, JD'14
    Daniel J. Sheroff,’14, has joined Schiller Law Offices in Indianapolis as an associate. He focuses his practice on personal injury, workers compensation, and wrongful death actions.
  • Rebekah L. Shulman, JD'08
    Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, is proud to announce the addition of Rebekah L. Shulman,’08, as an associate to the firm’s Nashville office. Shulman is a litigator and registered patent attorney. She frequently represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on matters involving intellectual property rights. She joins the firm from Patterson Intellectual Property Law.
  • Robert J. Simmons, JD'09
    Robert J. Simmons, ’09, has joined the litigation team at Wooden McLaughlin LLP in their Indianapolis office.
  • Nathaniel R. Sinn, JD'04
    The law firm of Buckley King is pleased to welcome Nathaniel R. Sinn, ’04, as an associate in its Cleveland office. Sinn represents financial institutions involving distressed loans and property, workouts, secured transactions, creditors’ rights-related litigation, receiverships, and bankruptcy. His practice also focuses on real estate transactions and related litigation.
  • Clayton H. Slaughter, JD'06
    Clayton H. Slaughter, ’06, recently became chief operations officer and general counsel of Platformatics Inc., headquartered in Bloomington, Ind. Platformatics is a lighting technology company that works to improve productivity and comfort while conserving energy. Slaughter is also the managing partner of Bloomington law firm Slaughter & Slaughter, where he focuses on the areas of corporate, transportation, technology, and education law.
  • The Honorable Geoffrey G. Slaughter, JD'89
    Geoffrey G. Slaughter, ’89, was elected president of the board of the Indiana Bar Foundation Friday, June 26, 2015. Slaughter will serve a one-year term as president of the board of directors. He is a partner in the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. He has extensive experience in complex business litigation, including administrative, antitrust, appellate, and constitutional litigation. He has litigated cases at all levels of the state and federal courts, including the Indiana Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court.
  • The Honorable Geoffrey G. Slaughter, JD'89
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Geoffrey G. Slaughter,’89, was selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers 2016. Until his recent appointment to the Indiana Supreme Court, Slaughter was a partner in Taft’s litigation practice group in the Indianapolis office.
  • Kevin S. Smith, JD'96
    Church Church Hittle & Antrim is pleased to announce that Kevin S. Smith,’96, has joined the firm’s Fishers office as partner. Smith will provide the firm’s clients with trial and appellate litigation services and advice on labor and employment matters.
  • Professor George P. Smith, II, JD'64
    George P. Smith, II, ’64, was inducted into the Wabash (Ind.) City Schools Hall of Distinction on October 3 in Wabash. Jason Callahan, the superintendent of Wabash City Schools, spoke of Smith’s international reputation as a lecturer and scholar in the fields of bioethics and health law and of his prodigious writings, which include a bibliography of some 193 entries and 15 books. One book, The Christian Religion and Biotechnology: A Search for Principled Decision-Making (Springer, 2005) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is Palliative Care and End-of-Life Decisions (Macmillan-Palgrave, 2013). Smith’s plaque in the Hall of Distinction recognizes him as a “distinguished professor, legal scholar, and leading expert in the fields of bioethics and medical law. Recognized by his alma mater, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, for his contributions to this field with a Distinguished Professorship ? Chair and the George P. Smith, II, Graduate Fellowship in Law.” Bill Konyha, a member of Governor Michael R. Pence’s cabinet, on behalf of the Governor, made a surprise presentation to Smith of a Sagamore of the Wabash acknowledging Smith as “distinguished by his humanity in learning, his loyalty in friendship, his wisdom in council, and his inspiration in leadership.”
  • Julie K. Stapel, JD'96
    Julie K. Stapel, ’96, participated in the game show Jeopardy! that aired on television on October 29.
  • Amy M. Steketee Fox, JD'04
    Faegre Baker Daniels LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Steketee Fox,’04, to counsel. She concentrates her practice in counseling and defending both public and private employers in all areas of labor and employment law. She has defended employers in federal and state courts and before the EEOC and other administrative agencies regarding issues under Title VII and other EEO statutes, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage and hour claims, wrongful termination, and unemployment matters. Fox works in the firm’s South Bend office
  • James A. Strain, JD'69
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that James A. Strain,’69, was selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers 2016. Strain is a partner in Taft’s business and finance practice group in the Indianapolis office. He focuses his practice in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law.
  • James P. Strenski, JD'94
    James P. Strenski, 94, has been elected to the board of the Defense Trial Counsel for Indiana at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference and Annual Meeting. Strenski is a partner at Cantrell Strenski Mehringer in Indianapolis.
  • Terrance Stroud, JD'03
    Terrance Stroud, ’03, was a guest speaker at the Pre-Law and Internship Opportunity Orientation held at Brooklyn College.
  • Kenneth M. Stroud, JD'61
    Kenneth Martin Stroud, ’61, 80, attorney and Law Professor Emeritus, of Indianapolis, died August 17, 2015. He was born on January 26, 1935, in Indianapolis, to Silas Eugene Stroud and Florence Julia (Dougherty) Stroud. Stroud graduated from Cathedral High School in 1953, where he played a role in Cathedral's football powerhouses of the early 1950s, receiving All-City honors as a guard on the 1952 team. He spent one year studying engineering at Purdue University before joining the U.S. Army, where he served two years. While in law school, hee was elected to the Order of the Coif. He did post-graduate studies in philosophy of science. In 1963 he became an assistant US attorney in the Southern District of Indiana, and later clerked for the Indiana Supreme Court Justice Roger O. DeBruler. In 1972 his career as a law professor began at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, now known as Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Frank O'Bannon, ’57, on Jan. 23, 1999. He was preceded in death by his parents; his amazing first wife, the artist, Diana Tade Stroud; his niece, Debbie Walker-Boggass; his aunt, Evelyn Dougherty; and his sister-in-law, Mary Frances McAndrews, RN, BS. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Angela (McAndrews) Stroud; his son, Christopher Lively (Terry) and granddaughter, Karen Lively, all of Westport, CT; Chris' sister, Mary Lively of Seattle, WA; his nephew, Tade Powell (Robin) of Marion, IN; his loving sister, Sara (Stroud) Walker and her children Mark Walker (Alice), Michele Jennings and Kathy Walker and her grandchildren; his brother, Donald E. Stroud (Trudi) of Michigan and their children Cheryl Wyndowski (Gary), Denise Carmack (Don), Jeffery Stroud (Diane), Steven Stroud and David Stroud and grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his loving sister-in-law, Anna Rohrer (Steve) and brother-in-law, David B. McAndrews; and by his wonderful friend and caregiver, Deb Staples. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, colleagues and students.
  • Terrance Stroud, JD'03
    Terrance Stroud,’03, is looking forward to giving back by serving on his high school alma mater Brooklyn Tech’s Advisory Board. Stroud is the director, continued occupancy for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Stroud also gave two speeches this spring that focused on best practices for utilizing a JD. The first event was at New York Law School in partnership with the Dominican Bar Association. The second event was at Brooklyn College. He was also selected as a 2016 Shining Star by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke. The award recognizes achievements of recipients in their chosen professions and in their communities.
  • Gregory D. Sturm, JD'11
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Intellectual Property practice group with the addition of Gregory D. Sturm, ’11, as an associate. Sturm concentrates his practice in the area of patent preparation and prosecution.
  • The Honorable Kenneth L. Tacoma, JD'80
    The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute honored Wexford County Probate Judge Kenneth L. Tacoma,’80, as an Angel in Adoption™ at an awards ceremony on October 6 and gala on October 7 in Washington, DC. Tacoma was honored for his work improving law and processes for protection of neglected and abused children in Michigan and his efforts to achieve safe and stable homes for children brought into the child protection system. His research and writing in legal journals in 2007 resulted in the formation of a study group with Michigan Supreme Court Justice Maura Corrigan that lead to several changes in Michigan law in the following years, including increasing family-based solutions with the creation of juvenile guardianships. Tacoma has received several other awards for his work, including the 2008 Judicial Advocate Hero for Children Award from Michigan’s Children. In 2013 he was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to chair the Governor’s Task Force on Child and Abuse, an office he still holds.
  • Dean Kellye Y. Testy, JD'91
    The National Jurist has included Kellye Y. Testy,’91, at number 6 on their “Most Influential People in Legal Education” list. Testy is Dean at the University of Washington School of Law.
  • Patrick W. Thomas, JD'13
    Patrick W. Thomas,’13, was selected as the director of the newly created Notre Dame Tax Clinic. This clinic will provide an opportunity for law students to learn tax law by practicing it under the close supervision of full-time expert faculty.
  • Stacy (Forster) Thompson, JD'02
    Stacy R. Thompson, ’02, has been elected to the board of the Defense Trial Counsel for Indiana at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference and Annual Meeting. Thompson is a partner at Clendening Johnson & Bohrer, P.C. in Bloomington.
  • Robert B. Thornburg, JD'96
    Robert B. Thornburg, ’96, was named vice-president of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference and Annual Meeting. Thornburg practices at Frost Brown Todd in Indianapolis.
  • Mary Titsworth Chandler, JD'86
    Cummins Inc. announced that Mary Titsworth Chandler,’86, has been named an officer of Cummins effective June 1. She will serve as vice president – corporate responsibility and chief executive officer of the Cummins Foundation. For almost five years, Chandler has helped lead Cummins’s development of policy and strategic programs in corporate responsibility. With her team, and Cummins global leaders, she designed an innovative and metrics-based approach to TEC: Technical Education for Communities. Chandler has also championed the development of corporate responsibility partnerships.
  • David O. Tittle, JD'67
    David O. Tittle, ’67, has been named a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America. Tittle focuses on legal malpractice law – defendants in the Indianapolis office of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.
  • Scott B. Tittle, JD'01
    Scott B. Tittle, ’01, former health care policy director for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and former president of The Indiana Health Care Association, is the new executive director of the National Center for Assisted Living.
  • Denice M. Torres, JD'84
    Denice M. Torres,’84, president of McNeil Consumer Healthcare, was named the 2015 Woman of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. The HBA Woman of the Year award honors one senior woman whose accomplishments have resulted in significant contributions to the healthcare industry. As president of McNeil, Torres has been a true change agent, leading the company through an unprecedented time in Johnson & Johnson’s history. Under her exceptional leadership, McNeil has seen sales grow at a double-digit rate, reclaiming leadership in several over-the-counter categories as well as number-one healthcare professional recommendation for many of those products.
  • Denice M. Torres, JD'84
    Denice Torres, ’84, was profiled recently in Latina Style magazine’s report on Latina women in business. Earlier in 2015, she received the Health Care Businesswomen’s Association Woman of the Year Award, citing her scholarship to the Law School as a watershed event. According to pharmexec.com. “Torres enjoyed figuring out how people respond in different situations, but a career as a psychologist did not kindle her passion. Since she was brought up to value education and hard work, she turned to a career that required both: law. ‘I still remember opening that letter from [the] Maurer School of Law,’ she says. The university awarded her a full scholarship. The analytical aspects of law captivated Torres and some of her most memorable academic studies happened while working together with her peers.” In 2013, Johnson & Johnson recognized Torres as Working Mother of the Year. The highest-ranking Latina in North America, Torres currently serves as co-chair of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., North America and president of its McNeil Consumer Healthcare division.
  • Alan S. Townsend, JD'92
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that Alan S. Townsend, ’92, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Townsend’s practice focuses on bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, eminent domain and condemnation law, and professional malpractice law — defendants in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Fernando Triana, MCL'88
    Fernando Triana, MCL’88, is partner and head of the litigation department of the law firm Triana, Uribe & Michelsen in Bogotá, Colombia. He was listed in 2013 by Best Lawyers in the practice areas of corporate and mergers and acquisitions, and in intellectual property and litigation. He has been top ranked as an intellectual property practitioner by Chambers Latin America and nominated by his peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners of trademark law and a leading expert on competition law in Colombia for 2016.
  • Kenneth L. Turchi, JD'83
    Indiana University Auditorium: 1941-2016 is the title of a new book by Kenneth L. Turchi, ’83, to be published in April by the IU Press in conjunction with the Auditorium’s 75th anniversary. The book draws from interviews and the Auditorium’s archives to commemorate its illustrious history. Turchi’s other book, L.S. Ayres & Company: The Store at the Crossroads of America, is the basis for an exhibit about the store at the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis through August 6, 2016. Turchi is assistant dean of finance and administration at the IU Maurer School of Law.
  • John D. Ulmer, JD'63
    John D. Ulmer, ’63, has been selected by the Fellows of the Indiana Bar Foundation for the 2016 Legendary Lawyer Award. Ulmer is a partner at Yoder Ainley Ulmer & Buckingham in Goshen, Ind.
  • David M. Umpleby, JD'98
    David M. Umpleby,’98, has been promoted to partner at Krieg DeVault LLP in Indianapolis. Umpleby’s practice focuses on economic development and tax incentives, municipal and governmental law, new markets tax credits, and public and municipal finance.
  • Alejandro Valle, JD'01
    Alejandro Valle,’01, has joined Kopka Pinkus Dolin in their Carmel office as a senior attorney. He has extensive experience in litigating employment and commercial matters. His experience includes trial, appeal, mediation, and arbitration, in the areas of employment law, premises liability, contract disputes, and non-competition agreement enforcement.
  • Suzann I. VanNasdale, JD'06
    Suzann I. VanNasdale, ’06, was selected to be the first director of sponsored research foundation support at Ohio Dominican University, and has subsequently been appointed university counsel. She assists faculty and staff in all phases of sponsored contract and grant proposal preparation, submission, award negotiation, and post-award administration. In addition, she provides in-house counsel to the university for a variety of legal issues, such as human resources, student conduct, legal and policy compliance, and board of trustees matters.
  • Tearra Vaughn, JD'13
    The Limited has selected Tearra Vaughn, ’13, to appear on the cover of a campaign highlighting women in leadership and community building. Her profile says, “In addition to practicing law, Tearra's passion lies in encouraging the next generation to dream big and achieve more. She serves as a mentor to young women interested in math and science and also speaks on various university panels.” An intellectual property attorney with the Columbus, Ohio retailer, Vaughn was involved with the IP Association and the Women’s Law Caucus while in law school.
  • Louis W. Voelker, III, JD'95
    Louis W. Voelker, ’95, has been elected to the board of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference and Annual Meeting. Voelker is a partner at Eichhorn & Eichhorn in Hammond.
  • Robert A. Wagner, LLB'64
    The Allen County Bar Association has honored nine alumni with the Golden Award for 50 years of legal service: Robert A. Wagner, LLB’64, a member of the firm Shambaugh Kast Beck & Williams; Vincent J. Backs, ’65, a partner at Beers Mallers Backs & Salin LLP; Sherrill William Colvin, LLB’65, a partner at Haller & Colvin, P.C.; and Leonard E. Eilbacher, ’65, a partner at Eilbacher Fletcher LLP; Philip H. Larmore, ’65, who has his own firm; P. Michael Miller, ’65, retired from Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros LLP; Phillip R. Terrill, LLB ’65, a partner at Leonard Hammond Thoma & Terrill; John W. Whiteleather, Jr., LLB ’65, a partner at Bloom Gates & Whiteleather, LLP; and Stephen J. Williams, LLB ’65, a member of the firm Shambaugh Kast Beck & Williams. All honorees practice in Fort Wayne, except Whiteleather, who is from Columbia City, Ind.
  • Denise A. Walker, JD'06
    Denise A. Walker, ’06, received a bronze medal for commendable service from the Environmental Protection Agency for “providing expert legal advice and significant input into the Agency’s landmark rules to reduce carbon pollution from new and existing power plants.” Walker is an attorney advisor in the Office of General Counsel at the EPA.
  • Thomas J. Wendt, JD'96
    Barnes & Thornburg is pleased to announce that T. Joseph Wendt, ’96, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Wendt focuses his practice on commercial litigation and works in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Thomas W. Werner, JD'04
    Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C., is pleased to announce the promotion of Thomas W. Werner,’04, to shareholder. Before joining the firm, Werner concentrated his practice on commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and defense of product liability actions throughout the country. He is a published author and has made several professional presentations, including seminars teaching clients how to properly communicate and draft contracts in order to avoid litigation. Werner works in the firm’s Southfield, Mich. office.
  • Keith E. White, JD'83
    Barnes & Thornburg is pleased to announce that Keith E. White, ’83, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. White focuses his practice on employment law —management and labor law and works in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Laura K. Whitmore, JD'04
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon welcomes partner Laura K. Whitmore,’04, to its Tampa office. She joined the firm’s global product liability group. Whitmore focuses her practice on product liability actions and complex litigation. Having experience in both state and federal courts, she regularly defends consumer products companies in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. She has experience handling appeals and appellate oral arguments as well as all aspects of litigation, including drafting and arguing case dispositive motions, pre-trial motions, jury instructions, and post-trial motions.
  • Robert T. Wildman, JD'72
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that Robert T. Wildman, ’72, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Wildman’s practice focuses on corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Bryan B. Woodruff, JD'98
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that Bryan B. Woodruff, ’98, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Woodruff’s practice focuses on banking and finance law and securitization and structured finance law in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Brantley H. Wright, JD'92
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that Brantley H. Wright, ’92, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Wright’s practice focuses on real estate law in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Shan Xu, LLMP'01
    Shan “Susan” Xu, LLM’01, has joined the U.S. Department of Commerce as an international economist.
  • Jonathan F. Yates, JD'01
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its intellectual property practice group with the addition of Jonathan F. Yates, ’01, as of counsel. Yates concentrates his practice in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution and general intellectual property and related business counseling. He has significant experience in patent matters related to medical devices, complex machinery, electro-mechanical systems, and the life sciences. Prior to joining Taft, Yates served as a private practice intellectual property attorney for nearly 14 years at intellectual property firms in the Detroit, Mich., Bloomington, Ind., and Indianapolis areas and continues to serve clients in those communities and throughout the world.
  • C. Daniel Yates, JD'73
    C. Daniel Yates,’73, received the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award from the IU Herron School of Art and Design in April. Yates has also served on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Herron since 2010. He is a partner for Bose McKinney & Evans LLP in Indianapolis. Yates was also elected to the Board of Governors of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
  • C. Daniel Yates, JD'73
    Bose McKinney & Evans is pleased to announce that C. Daniel Yates, ’73, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Yates’s practice focuses on non-profit/charities law and trusts and estates in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Jonathan F. Yates, JD'01
    Jonathan F. Yates,’01, has joined Mattingly Burke Cohen & Biederman LLP as partner in Indianapolis. His practices in the area of intellectual property, with a particular focus on patent and trademark prosecution, strategic portfolio analysis and development, due diligence, and risk mitigation.
  • Theodore C. Ziemer, JD'02
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is pleased to announce that experienced business, real estate, and mineral attorney Ted C. Ziemer IV,’02, has joined the firm as of counsel and is now a member of the corporate transactional practice group. He will continue his practice from the firm’s Evansville office. Ziemer’s practice focuses on handling all facets of businesses legal needs for all manner of corporate transactions, from structuring the initial creation of an entity to the negotiating and drafting of documents. He also has extensive experience in the real estate and mineral fields, including work on complex mineral ownership and land title issues. He also regularly advises clients on a wide range of estate planning and business succession plan strategies.
  • Susan (Mc Caffery) Zoeller, JD'95
    Quarles & Brady LLP is pleased to announce that Susan M. Zoeller,’95, has joined the firm as a partner and chair of the Indianapolis office’s labor and employment practice group. Zoeller represents and counsels businesses and entrepreneurs from various industries, including retail, communications, manufacturing, and hospitality, on a broad range of labor and employment matters. She is an experienced litigator who has defended employers nationwide in individual and class actions and wage-and-hour collective actions.
  • Gregory F. Zoeller, JD'82
    Indiana Attorney General Gregory F. Zoeller, ’82, has been appointed to serve on the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee, a special federal advisory panel that shares the concerns of local and state governments with the office of the US Trade Representative as it shapes the nation’s trade policy. Zoeller has also been named Attorney General of the Year by the National Association of Attorneys General. Called the Kelley-Wyman Award, in honor of two former attorneys general, the honor is the group’s highest and is presented each year to the state attorney general who best represents and acts on the organization’s objectives.

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