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Executive Committee Take Ten Q&A Series—Nicholas Reuhs - Insurance Coverage

Insurance Coverage

Posted on: Jun 28, 2016

Meet members of the Insurance Coverage Section Executive Committee with the Take Ten Q&A Series!

Meet: Nicholas B. Reuhs, Ice Miller LLP

Where do you currently practice and for how long have you practiced?
I am a partner at Ice Miller.  I have been at Ice Miller for three and half years and, prior to that, I practiced in Washington DC for seven years.

What is your background as a coverage attorney?
I have been doing some form of insurance coverage litigation for the past ten years. When I was practicing out east, I did a lot of insurance coverage work on the insurer side. When I came to Indianapolis, I switched to the policyholder side. So, I like to think that I come at insurance coverage litigation with a more complete perspective.
What are you most excited about for the Insurance Coverage Section?
We have a young and enthusiastic group that seems eager to build relationships in what is typically an insulated area of law.

What has been the most surprising thing you’ve learned in your years as an attorney?
How much attorneys don’t know. When you first start practicing, you assume those around know every nook and cranny of the law. However, you soon realize that everyone has something to learn and that it is OK to say “I don’t know.”

What has been your proudest moment as an attorney?
You can’t help but feel proud every time someone engages you. As attorneys, the problems that our clients ask us to solve are often one of the most important things happening in their life or business. It is always humbling to know that the client is trusting you with such an important responsibility.

What is your favorite piece of advice or quote from your years as an attorney?
I read this several years ago and can’t remember who said it but the quote has stuck with me: “The power of the lawyer is the uncertainty of the law.”

What type of community service or philanthropy do you engage in?
I live in Irvington on the east side of town. It’s a great community that has allowed me to take on roles in several neighborhood groups.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I spent a summer making timpani drums in a “spun metal” factory.

Tell us about your favorite restaurant(s) in Indy?
It is hard to beat Black Market on Mass Ave. However, when I am looking for something a little more casual, Hank’s Briskets has incredible BBQ.

Which experiences in Indy are on your bucket or to-do list this year?
As an Indiana University alum, I make it down to Bloomington for games from time-to-time but I’ve never been to a Butler game at Hinkle Field House.

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