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Leadership Directory

The Indianapolis Bar Association is guided by a Board of Directors, which is installed annually. The leadership of the bar also includes the chairs of the IndyBar's sections, divisions and committees.

2021 Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors

President:
Jimmie McMillian, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
 
President-Elect (2022 President):
Hon. Alicia Gooden, Marion Superior Court
 
First Vice President (2023 President):
Rebecca Geyer, Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates PC
 
Immediate Past President:
Andrew Campbell, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
 
Treasurer:
David Duncan, Scannell Properties
 
Secretary:
Ian Goodman, Paganelli Law Group
 
Vice Presidents:
Vanessa Lopez Aguilera, Lopez Law Firm
The Hon. John Chavis, Marion Superior Court
Enrique Flores, Flores Law Group LLC
Carman Malone, Law Office of Carman Malone
 
Counsel to the Board:
K. Michael Gaerte, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
 
At Large Directors:
Timothy Devereux, Wagner Reese LLP
Deborah Dobbins, Heritage Environmental Services LLC
The Hon. Charnette Garner, Marion Superior Court
Pamela Grant-Taylor, Marion County Public Defender Agency
Angka Hinshaw, Marion County Public Defender Agency
The Hon. Debra McVicker Lynch, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Donald E. Morgan, Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
Alice Morical, Hoover Hull Turner LLP
Dana Phillips, Attorney at Law
Meredith Theisen, Rubin & Levin PC
 
American Bar Association Delegate:
Phil Isenbarger, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
 
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Indiana Representative:
Haroon Anwar, U.S. Department of Justice
 
Marion County Bar Association Representative:
Valerie Johnson, Marion County Prosecutor's Office
 
National Conference Of Bar Presidents Representative:
John Kautzman, Ruckelshaus Kautzman Blackwell & Bemis LLP
 
Solo/Small Firm Division Chair:
Beth Cox, Kids' Voice of Indiana
 
Women and the Law Division Chair:
Victoria Calhoon, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
 
Young Lawyers Division Chair:
Andrew Lehmann, Schuckit & Associates PC
 
Dean, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Dean Karen Bravo
 
Indianapolis Bar Foundation President:
Adam Christensen, Weston Foods
 
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Accountability Chair:
Shelley Jackson, Krieg DeVault LLP

 
Innovation & Research Council Chair:
Chuck Schmal, Woodard Emhardt Henry Reeves & Wagner LLP

2021 Section and Division Chairs


Alternative Dispute Resolution Section:
Joan Champagne, White and Champagne

Appellate Practice Section:
Ruth Johnson, Indiana Public Defender Council

Business Law Section:
Brian Heaton, Krieg DeVault LLP

Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Section:
Kay Dee Baird, Krieg DeVault LLP

Criminal Justice Section:
Brett Thomas, BBT Law LLC

E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cyber Security Section
Justin Wiser, Katz Korin Cunningham

Environmental Law Section:
Ben Wolowski, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Estate Planning & Administration Section:
Rhonda Breman, Schlueter Breman, LLC

Family Law Section:
Jenna Heavner, Mallor Grodner LLP

Government Practice Section:
Mitchell Osterday, Indiana Supreme Court

Health Care & Life Sciences Section:
Evan Reinhardt, Indiana Association for Home and Hospice Care

Insurance Coverage Section:
Jon Noyes, Wilson Kehoe & Winingham

Intellectual Property Section:
Lindsey Rothrock, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Labor & Employment Law Section: 
Kimberly Jeselskis, Jeselskis Brinkerhoff & Joseph

Law Student Division: 
Tyler Smith, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Litigation Section:
Steve Runyan, Kroger Gardis & Regas

Real Estate & Land Use Section:
April Sparks Pyatt, Jones Pyatt Law LLC

Solo/Small Firm Division:
Beth Cox, Kids' Voice of Indiana

Sports & Entertainment Law Section:
James Nussbaum, Indiana University

Tax Section:
Abraham Benson, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Women & the Law Division:
Victoria Calhoon, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Young Lawyers Division:
Andrew Lehmann, Schuckit & Associates PC


2021 Committee and Task Force Chairs

Audit and Investments Committee:
David Duncan, Scannell Properties

Bar Leader Series Committee:
Hon. Frank Sullivan, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Bench Bar Conference Committee:
The Hon. Jim Joven, Marion Superior Court
The Hon. Marie Kern, Marion Superior Court
Bryan Strawbridge, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Bench and Bar Relations Task Force:
Hon. Charnette Garner, Marion Superior Court

Hon. Debra Lynch, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Budget Committee:
David Duncan, Scannell Properties

Communications Work Group:
The Hon. John Chavis, Marion Superior Court
Angka Hinshaw, Marion County Public Defender Agency

Diversity Job Fair Committee:
Bianca Black, Littler Mendelson PC
Lynsey David, Lewis Wagner LLP

Grievance Committee:
Michael Hebenstreit, Lewis Kappes LLP

Helping Enrich Attorneys' Lives (HEAL):
Martha Lehman, SmithAmundsen LLC

Indy Bar Review Committee:
Christine Hickey, Rubin & Levin PC

In-House Counsel Work Group:
Debi Dobbins, Heritage Environmental Services, Inc.
Christina Essex, FisherBroyles

Innovation & Research Council:
Chuck Schmal,  Woodard Emhardt Henry Reeves & Wagner LLP

Law Practice Management Committee:
Kelley Johnson, Law Office of Kelley Johnson LLP
Tamara Rogers, Rogers Law Firm

Law Student Engagement Task Force:
Enrique Flores, Attorney at Law
Dana Phillips, Attorney at Law

Legislative Committee:
Mindy Westrick Brown, Indiana Energy Association

Paralegal Committee:
Rayann Knepley, Kids' Voice of Indiana

Personnel Committee:
Jimmie McMillian, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Positional Advocacy Committee:
Stephanie McGowan, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Professionalism Committee:
Kate Juerling, Norris Choplin & Schroeder

Pro Bono Committee:
John Gallo, Marion County Public Defenders Agency
Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Public Outreach Committee:
Cassie Nielsen, Rubin & Levin PC
Brett Thomas, BBT Law LLC

Wellness Work Group:
Carman Malone, Attorney at Law
Wandini Riggins, Indiana Court of Appeals

 

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