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Last updated: 6/20/2018
Ms. Amy Noe Dudas
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Dudas Law
710 E. Main St, Ste 200
47374  United States
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(765) 965-3330 (Phone)
877-907-0314 (Fax)
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Amy Noe Dudas, Richmond, Chair-Elect, House of Delegates, is a practitioner at her firm, Amy Noe Law. Previously, she practiced at the firm Arnold & Noe (2000-04) and the firm Allen Wellman McNew (2004-10). Amy received her B.A. from Earlham College in 1994 and her J.D. from the I.U. Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2000.

Amy is a member of the Wayne County and Indiana State bar associations. She is also very active with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra (current board member; past president), Wayne County Foundation (secretary) and the Indiana Bar Foundation (vice president).

She was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1972.

Professional enjoyment: I really love being able to find creative and dignified ways to help people solve problems. It's gratifying to move a client through the process that can often begin with a motive for revenge towards an outcome that is both productive and fair, giving the client a sense of satisfaction in both the process and how s/he was treated throughout. I love learning new things, and the legal profession always affords me the opportunity to do that with nearly every case, whether it's a new (to me) nuance in the law, a primer on a technical aspect of a dispute, or an interesting fact about my client.

Your inspiration: So many of my colleagues tell these wonderful stories about how they always wanted to be a lawyer. I often joke that I never wanted to be a lawyer. This was never part of my life plan, but after I graduated from college and took some time to live in the real world before moving on to graduate school, I worked here in Richmond as a legal secretary and learned that the practice of law really intrigued me. I never would have known that had I not taken that gap year to sort through where I wanted my life to go. I still often suffer from not knowing what I want to be when I grow up, but things worked out pretty well.

Why bar association involvement: From the beginning of my career, I sought out connections with colleagues, and I found that early on through my involvement with the ISBA. I have made some wonderful friends and created a network of support throughout the state. I always have someone to call if I get stuck on a problem, or even if I need a friend. In addition, the ISBA's work in elevating the reputation of lawyers among the public, providing resources for civics education, and maintaining the integrity of the profession is valuable work that I love being a part of.

If not a lawyer: My original plan was to become a college professor in comparative literature or to become a literary translator. I would likely be working in languages, cultures and literature in some capacity. Instead, I just go to France every chance I get!

Fav hobbies: I love the arts. I helped found a community orchestra back in 2008, and I play flute in that. I also frequently volunteer in the pit orchestra at Richmond Civic Theatre, where I have also worked behind the scenes, recently directing a production called Over the River and Through The Woods, which won “Best Overall Production” for the 2015-16 season! My husband, Andy, is a frequent participant on stage in both musicals and plays there, and we have teamed up to do production work together as well.
Fav book or author and current reading: I am currently making my way through the Anna Pigeon mystery series by Nevada Barr. I'm on the fifth book. It's fluffy murder mystery stuff, but it's a great way to let my brain rest a little and retreat into another world. When I'm feeling more high brow, I love American authors of the early 20th Century, like Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner. And when I'm feeling particularly ambitious, I sit down with a little Victor Hugo and my French dictionary by my side! Fav vacation spot: Paris, bien sûr! Fav food or restaurant: Mesh on Mass has become a quick favorite of ours. I'm a fan of comfort food. You just can't go wrong with a good juicy cheeseburger. Top of my bucket list: One day I will own an apartment in Paris where I can stay any time I want to.
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