The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Nominating Committee has announced the selection of James J. Bell of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP as the 2018 President of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Bell will serve as the association’s First Vice President on the 2016 Board of Directors and as President Elect in 2017.
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Bell has served the association in a number of capacities, including terms as Vice President and Secretary on the Board of Directors, chair of the Criminal Justice Section and as an IndyBar Review lecturer. He attended DePauw University for his undergraduate degree and received his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Tom Barnard of Taft Stettinius & Hollister was named to a two-year term as Treasurer. Barnard previously served on the Board of Directors as an At Large member in 2013 and 2014.
Five At Large Directors were also selected. Chosen to serve through 2017 were Michael Bishop, Cohen Garelick & Glazier; Sarah Blevins, Lewis & Kappes PC; Elisabeth Edwards, Wanzer Edwards PC; Jimmie McMillian, Barnes & Thornburg LLP; and Bryan Strawbridge, Frost Brown Todd LLC. Phil Isenbarger, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, was chosen to represent the IndyBar as its American Bar Association Delegate.
As determined by previous nomination, the 2016 Board of Directors will be led by The Hon. Robyn Moberly, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Nissa Ricafort of Broyles Kight & Ricafort will be President Elect.
The Nominating Committee was chaired by Hon. Heather Welch of Marion Superior Court. Joining Judge Welch on the committee were Lee Christie, Cline Farrell Christie & Lee PC; Eric Engebretson, Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP, Will Gooden, Clark Quinn Moses Scott & Grahn LLP; Jennifer Lukemeyer, Voyles Zahn & Paul; Roxana Bell, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, and Stephanie Cassman, Lewis Wagner LLP.
The 2016 Board of Directors will be formally installed at the Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation Installation Luncheon, to be held in early January 2016.