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Last updated: 5/31/2018
Mr. George M. Plews
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, LLP
1346 N. Delaware St.
46202  United States
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317-637-0700 (Phone)
317-637-0710 (Fax)
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George M. “Corky” Plews, Indianapolis, Eleventh District, is a partner at the firm Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, which he helped found in 1988. George focuses his practice in the areas of environmental and insurance coverage law. He started his legal career as an associate at the Indianapolis firm Baker & Daniels, where he later was made a partner in 1986. George is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of American; Life Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation; Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation; Life Fellow of the American Bar Association; and Founding Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. He is also active with the National Public Radio Foundation (trustee; member, Executive Committee; chair, Planned Giving Task Force), Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis (chancellor), WFYI Foundation (member, board of directors; chair, Capital Campaign) and serves as the head boys basketball coach at St. Richard’s School.

George received his A.B., magna cum laude, from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1974. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Worcester College at Oxford University. George received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1979, where he was an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Law Review.

He was born in Chicago, Ill., in 1952.

Professional enjoyment: We get to help people solve complicated problems in a fair way, peacefully, every day. That is a great privilege, and a great responsibility.

Your inspiration: I was the first in my family to become a lawyer, but I grew up wanting to become one. The biographies of Lincoln, Darrow and other lawyers drew me to the profession at an early age.

Why bar association involvement: We have a chance and a duty to keep the third leg of our democracy strong. We need to attract and develop great lawyers and judges, and to help our fellow citizens understand that our legal system is a precious necessity.

If not a lawyer: probably psychology or teaching/coaching. I would love to write (novels) as well.

Fav hobbies: basketball - coaching, playing and watching; cycling; reading and movies. Fav book or author and current reading: Favorite books: William Manchester's biography of Winston Churchill and the Great Gatsby. Currently reading: The Alienist. Fav vacation spot: the next great place we visit for the first time. Fav food or restaurant: As is obvious from time to time, I like all kinds of food! Top of my bucket list: visiting with daughters-in-law and grandchildren.
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