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Take Ten: Q+A with the Section Chair - Government Practice News

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Government Practice News


Posted on: Jul 30, 2015

This year, the Government Practice Section is producing a series called Take Ten: Q+A in an effort to learn more about each other and what each section member does. Check out the latest installment below from the new section chair, Alexander P. Will of Frost Brown Todd LLC. Submit your own responses to be featured in the series to Rachel Beachy at rbeachy@indybar.org.

1. Name, firm and position at firm:

Alexander Will, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Staff Attorney

2. What is the focus of your practice?:

My practice is mostly litigation, particularly in Frost Brown Todd’s Government Services Practice Group, although I do other types of work as well. Generally, I represent municipalities in just about every type of litigation, from section 1983 civil rights suits against police officers to negligence and other state law claims. I also practice a fair amount of employment law (Title VII, ADA, etc.) with both government entities and private companies alike. 

3. How long have you been practicing?:

Since 2002 when I first joined the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.

4. How long have you been in Indy?:

With the exception of my undergraduate work, I’ve lived in Indy my entire life. I love this city!

5. What do you value most about the practice of law?:

I appreciate the challenges it brings. Solving and overcoming a problem for a client is the most rewarding party of the job. 

6. What else do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?:

There is so little time you have to budget it! I enjoy running, cycling, and lifting weights. I also brew my own beer and recently took up woodworking. Just like the practice of law, there is real satisfaction in completing a project, whether it’s a table, a bench, or a new beer!

7. What position do you hold on the executive committee?:

I am currently the Chair of the Executive Committee for the second time.

8. What are some of your goals for the section this year? What are you most excited about for the section?:

With half the year already over, I want us to complete the programs Matt Klein began, including our joint CLE proposals with other sections.  I also look forward to our third annual debate CLE which showcases both a hot button topic of debate and the professionalism with which attorneys can address that topic.

9. What’s one piece of advice you’ve learned from your years of experience in the field?

Be good to (and do your best for) everyone you meet in this practice. Everyone. 

10. Anything else section members should know about you? 

I have played soccer most of my life. And now, I’m lucky enough to own season tickets to a professional soccer team here in town. Go Indy Eleven! 

If you would like to be featured in the Take Ten Q+A series, send your responses to the above questiosn to Rachel Beachy at rbeachy@indybar.org and stay tuned for future installments!

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