Lecturer Bios

IndyBar Review Lecturer Bios

When you make the decision to enroll in IndyBar Review, you are supported by a team of Indiana Experts committed to your success.

IndyBar Review is taught in-person by leading local lawyers who care if students pass the first time. Our lecturers have a vested interest in the quality of the IndyBar Review program and the Indianapolis legal community as a whole. Considered experts in their subject area and regularly included in Super Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbell rankings, IndyBar lecturers draw on their personal knowledge of the law to provide superior instruction. They also make themselves available to students, answering questions and providing guidance beyond their scheduled lecture time.

The Indiana Experts

James Bell

James J. Bell (Criminal Procedure)

Bingham McHale LLP, jbell@binghammchale.com

James J. Bell is a partner with Bingham McHale, LLP. James is a former Marion County Public Defender who focuses his practice in the areas of criminal defense and attorney discipline defense.

Jim Birge

James S. Birge (Agency Partnership)

Baker & Daniels LLP, jim.birge@bakerd.com

James S. Birge is a partner who concentrates his practice in the area of corporate finance. Jim provides legal services and advises emerging business clients and large companies on a variety of issues, including the formation of new and the restructuring of existing business organizations, mergers, acquisitions and venture capital transactions.

Jacob Bradley

Jacob V. Bradley (MBE Tips/Mock MBE)

Frost Brown Todd LLC, jbradley@fbtlaw.com

Jacob Bradley is concentrates his practice in business litigation. With his recent admission, Jake is well poised to share his practical experiences and tips learned from taking the Indiana Bar Exam.

Bob Browning

Robert L. Browning (Administrative Law, Personal Property)

Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary PC, rbrowning@scopelitis.com

As a partner at the firm, Robert L. Browning is responsible for general business, commercial and transportation-related litigation.


Ben T. Caughey (Negotiable Instruments)

Ice Miller LLP, Ben.Caughey@icemiller.com

Ben Caughey is a partner in Ice Miller's Bankruptcy Practice Group and concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy and debt workouts.


A. Scott Chinn (Indiana Constitutional Law)

Baker & Daniels LLP, scott.chinn@bakerd.com

Scott Chinn is a partner in the firm and practices in the area of litigation, appellate practice, state and municipal law, and economic development. Scott formerly served as Corporation Counsel for the city of Indianapolis and Marion County.


Rusty Denton (Evidence)

Bingham McHale LLP, rdenton@binghammchale.com

Rusty Denton is a partner in the law firm of Bingham McHale LLP. He has a diverse civil litigation practice concentrating in labor and employment relations, and he has extensive litigation practice experience in federal and state courts.


Jenifer O. Habecker (Indiana Essay Tips/Mock Indiana Essay)

Law Offices of Jenifer O. Habecker, jenifer@habeckerlaw.com


Kenneth J. Falk (Federal Constitutional Law)

ACLU of Indiana, kfalk@aclu-in.org

Kenneth J. Falk serves as the legal director of the ACLU of Indiana, an organization dedicated to protecting the freedoms guaranteed to Indiana citizens by the Indiana and United States Constitutions. As a legal director of the ACLU, Ken screens and prosecutes actions in federal and state courts that typically raise federal and state constitutional issues.


Joshua B. Fleming (Torts)

Frost Brown Todd LLC, jfleming@fbtlaw.com

Joshua B. Fleming concentrates his practice in product liability defense and general commercial litigation. He has defended clients in litigation involving product liability and premises liability claims, complex and mass toxic tort claims, as well as general commercial claims.


Joseph P. Hawkins (Real Property)

Duke Realty Corporation, joe.hawkins@dukerealty.com

Joseph P. Hawkins is a corporate attorney at Duke Realty Corporation. Joe concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate development and financing, which include such matters as real estate transactions, land use planning and zoning, and counsel to both lending institutions and borrowers in real estate lending transactions.


Ronald M. Katz (Wills, Probates & Trusts)

Katz & Korin PC, rkatz@katzkorin.com

Ronald M. Katz is a co-founding partner in the law firm of Katz & Korin, where he leads the firm's real estate, business and estate planning practice groups.


Hon. Lisa Borges (Criminal Law)

Marion Superior Court, lborges@indy.gov

The Hon. Lisa Borges presides in Criminal Court 4 of the Marion Superior Court, where she hears cases involving major felonies. Prior to her election to the Marion Superior Court in 2006, Judge Borges served as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for 17 years. She has served as Chief Deputy Prosecutor in Johnson County and as Chief of Staff for the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.


John R. Maley (How to Study, Pleadings & Practice I, Pleadings & Practice II, Final Tips/Mock Indiana Essay)

Barnes & Thornburg LLP, jmaley@btlaw.com

John R. Maley is a partner in the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, concentrating on civil litigation, appellate practice and employment matters. He chairs the firm's Appellate Practice Group and is a member of the firm's litigation and labor and employment departments. In a volunteer capacity, John serves as chair of the IndyBar Review, having spent years studying the exam process.


Jimmie L. McMillian (MPT Tips/Mock MPT)

Barnes & Thornburg LLP, jimmie.mcmillian@btlaw.com

Jimmie L. McMillian is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department. He earned his J.D. from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law and served as law clerk to the Hon. Justice Frank Sullivan, Jr., of the Indiana Supreme Court.


Mark K. McNulty (Federal Income Tax)


As a licensed accountant in the State of Indiana, Mark has held various positions in small and large CPA firms. In addition to being a CPA, Mark is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana. Therefore, he is able to analyze tax and financial situations from both legal and accounting viewpoints in order to help his clients implement their business goals.


Andrew J. "Drew" Miroff (Secured Transactions)

Ice Miller LLP, drew.miroff@icemiller.com

Drew Miroff concentrates his practice in commercial, land use and products liability litigation as well as counseling clients on a wide array of risk management and litigation avoidance issues.

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Pete Donahoe (Estate & Gift Tax)

Donahoe Irvin PC, pdonahoe@donahoe-irvin.com

Pete Donahoe's practice involves advising owners of closely-held businesses with respect to a wide range of legal services including estate planning, estate administration, business and individual tax planning, business and real estate transactions and litigation of tax controversies in state and federal courts.


Hon. Thomas G. Fisher
(Indiana State Tax)


Thomas G. Fisher was appointed Judge of the Indiana Tax Court on July 1, 1986, by Governor Robert D. Orr and retired January 16, 2011.  He is currently serving as Senior Judge for the Indiana Tax Court and at the trial court level.

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Jennifer Seymour
(Indiana State Tax)



Honorable Margret G. Robb (How to Study)

Judge, Indiana Court of Appeals, mrobb@courts.state.in.us

Judge Margret G. Robb was to the Indiana Court of Appeals by Governor Frank O'Bannon, serving there since 1998. Prior to her appointment to the Court, she was engaged in the general practice of law in Lafayette and was a Chapter 11, 12 and a Standing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy trustee. As a former Indiana Board of Law Examiner who has graded many an examination, Judge Robb shares her unique insights to help demystify the Bar Exam.


Michael L. Rosiello (Contracts, Commercial Law-Sales)

Barnes & Thornburg LLP, mike.rosiello@btlaw.com

As a partner, Michael L. Rosiello's practices mostly on commercial disputes, including sale of goods, commercial contract, trade secret and non-competition issues.


Paula J. Schaefer (Family Law)

Ruppert & Schaefer PC, pschaefer@randsfamilylaw.com

Paula J. Schaefer is a partner in the law firm of Ruppert & Schaefer PC, where she practices exclusively in the area of family law. The state of Indiana recognizes Paula as having a certification in Family Law Mediation.


Matthew R. St. Louis (Corporations)


Matt St. Louis concentrates his practice on business entity law, in particular on general business matters, international business, financing and acquisition transactions and has also advised clients on various regulatory matters, including in banking and securities


Holly Wanzer (Writing Tips)

Wanzer Edwards PC,

Holly Wanzer is a founding attorney of Wanzer Edwards PC where she practices in the areas of family law, including collaborative law and domestic mediation. An experienced family law litigator, Holly is also a registered domestic mediator.