Law Firms

Lawyers scatter as Stewart & Irwin closes doors

May 28, 2013
Scott Olson
Two law firms, including a Chicago practice opening an Indianapolis office, are scooping up attorneys from Stewart & Irwin PC as the 92-year-old local legal institution prepares to end operations.
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Former Deloitte leader joins Krieg DeVault firmRestricted Content

April 27, 2013
Michael Becher, a longtime managing partner of Deloitte LLP’s Indianapolis office, has joined the Krieg DeVault LLP law firm as an adviser.
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Ice Miller finds utility in Kay Pashos' executive pastRestricted Content

March 9, 2013
Chris O'Malley
Member of firm's emerging energy practice was once president of PSI Energy.
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Law firm adds pharmacy practiceRestricted Content

February 2, 2013
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman will draw on existing expertise within the firm to create the 10-member group.
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Defense attorneys turn tough in Bales trial

February 1, 2013
Cory Schouten
The legal team representing real estate broker John M. Bales and partner William E. Spencer haven't called their first witness and already they're putting up a spirited fight as federal prosecutors seek to prove 13 charges including bank, mail and wire fraud.
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Clark Quinn law firm adds veteran lobbyistRestricted Content

December 22, 2012
Former executive director of Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission will lead firm's new public affairs division.
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Small law firm sees faith in WellPoint class-action suit pay offRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
Greg Andrews
A federal judge in June granted preliminary approval to a deal under which WellPoint Inc. would pay $90 million to settle a lawsuit charging it undercompensated policyholders when it converted into a public company in 2001.
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MainSource making most of prime downtown spotRestricted Content

October 6, 2012
Part of former Borders bookstore space is marketing opportunity for Greensburg-based bank. The other half could be turned into lobby for Barnes & Thornburg.
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Faction turns on trustee in Eastern Livestock bankruptcyRestricted Content

August 25, 2012
Greg Andrews
Things have suddenly taken an ugly turn for veteran Indianapolis attorney Jim Knauer and his legal advisers at Faegre Baker Daniels, who are under attack by parties that want them bounced from the massive bankruptcy case for Eastern Livestock Inc.
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Indianapolis law firms ratchet up marketing to womenRestricted Content

August 11, 2012
It’s out with sporting events and in with fashion shows as firms try to make female clients feel more welcome.
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Judge rejects Fair Finance attorneys' fee request

July 26, 2012
Scott Olson
The compensation plan submitted by Cleveland-based Baker & Hostetler LLP could have netted the law firm $32.5 million if it recovered the entire $200 million or more owed to investors of Fair Finance, which was owned by convicted Indianapolis financier Tim Durham.
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Former state senator Clark picked to lead law firm

July 26, 2012
J. Murray Clark takes over at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP for Jacqueline Simmons, who became general counsel of Indiana University on July 1. Clark is former chairman of the Indiana Republican Party and served as a state senator for 11 years.
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Jury selection set to start in Durham fraud trial

June 8, 2012
Greg Andrews
The criminal case against Tim Durham and co-defendants Jim Cochran and Rick Snow is set to begin Friday in front of federal Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson. Prospective jurors in the high-profile trial will be asked whether they can be impartial and not be influenced by what they have heard, read or seen about the case.
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Former Evansville mayor joins Faegre Baker Daniels

April 3, 2012
Jonathan D. Weinzapfel will use his political experience as a member of the firm's government practice. He served two terms as mayor before leaving office in January.
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Local legal practices raise national rankingRestricted Content

March 17, 2012
Barnes & Thornburg, Faegre Baker Daniels, Ice Miller and others all grew in a ranking of firms based on number of attorneys.
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Local PNC Bank exec joining law firm Krieg DeVault

February 29, 2012
Scott Olson
Stephen A. Stitle will leave the bank to come aboard the law firm as a partner on May 1. Stitle has spent a combined 17 years at PNC and National City Bank, which PNC purchased in 2008.
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Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary opens Dallas officeRestricted Content

February 9, 2012
 IBJ Staff
It is the ninth office for Scopelitis, which serves the trucking, transportation and logistics industries.
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll taps new managing partnerRestricted Content

January 28, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Mary Solada, a long-time real estate attorney, will lead the local office of the firm that resulted from a recent merger.
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National life sciences law firm opens office hereRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
 IBJ Staff
New York-based Epstein Becker Green already has clients here, including Biomet and Roche Diagnostics.
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Bingham McHale merging with Louisville law firm

December 21, 2011
Scott Olson
The merger of Bingham McHale and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald will form Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP as of Jan. 2. The combined firm will have nearly 250 lawyers.
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Judge in high-stakes lawsuit drowns lawyers in praiseRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Greg Andrews
The federal judge said class counsel achieved “fabulous results with incredible efficiency” and that he had never been more proud of his profession in his 36-year legal career.
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Central Indiana district hires law firm to defend bus fee

November 22, 2011
Associated Press
The Franklin Township board voted 3-2 Monday night to fight a parent lawsuit aimed at forcing the district to restore free school bus service.
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Baker & Daniels completes merger with Minneapolis law firm

October 12, 2011
Scott Olson
One of the city’s largest and oldest law firms said Wednesday that it has completed its merger with Minneapolis-based Faegre & Benson LLP. It will operate as Faegre Baker Daniels beginning Jan. 1.
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Law firm merger activity on the riseRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Ice Miller is among the firms that merged this year and Baker & Daniels is exploring a merger.
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Hall Render is country's second-largest health care law firmRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis-based firm has held the rank the past three years and has been listed among the top-five health care firms since 2004.
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