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Attorneys, judges recognized at Indiana State Bar Association awards luncheon

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Aug. 30, 2018


INDIANAPOLIS Each year, the Indiana State Bar Association recognizes individuals for their contributions to the legal profession and the citizens of Indiana. The following members were recognized Thursday at the annual ISBA Awards Luncheon at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown:

  • Kimberly S. Adams, Indianapolis, Rabb Emison Award (Individual)

  • Emily L. Angel, Indianapolis, Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

  • Jane Dall Wilson, Indianapolis, Civility Award (Attorney)

  • Debra L. Dubovich, Merrillville, Gale M. Phelps Award

  • Enrique Flores Jr., Carmel, Trailblazer/Abriendo Caminos Award

  • Karin L. Fowler, Rochester, Affiliate Member Award

  • Robert “Bob” Hennesey, South Bend, Henry Hurst Judicial Assistance Award

  • Belinda R. Johnson-Hurtado, Bloomington, Women in the Law Recognition Award

  • Robert L. Jones Jr., South Bend, Presidential Citation

  • Larry A. Landis, Indianapolis, David Hamacher Public Service Award

  • Joseph D. O’Connor, Bloomington, Presidential Citation

  • Jeff Papa, Indianapolis, Community Service Award

  • Hon. Margret G. Robb, West Lafayette, Civility Award (Judge)

  • Kris C. Sakelaris, Hammond, Presidential Citation

  • Hon. Diane K. Schneider, Crown Point, Presidential Citation

  • Dirck H. Stahl, Evansville, Presidential Citation

  • Hon. Heather A. Welch, Indianapolis, Outstanding Judge Award

  • Joel C. Wieneke, Greencastle, Hon. Viola J. Taliaferro Award


The following attorneys were recognized for 50 years of practice in the law:

Robert W. Adams, Shelbyville

Jerry W. Allender, Titusville, Fla.

Gary H. Baise, Falls Church, Va.

C. Thomas Billings, Greenfield

Harold E. Brueseke, South Bend

James R. Butcher, Kokomo

Donald F. Butler, Auburn

Stephen W. Cook, Noblesville

Brent E. Dickson, Carmel

Joseph N. DiNatale, North Riverside, Ill.

John E. Eisele, Anderson

David A. Federico, Hagerstown

Jack D. Fowler, Mt. Carmel, Ill.

Herman E. Greenwood, Speedway

C. David Herring Sr., Coronado, Calif.

John L. Hess, Carmel

James W. Holland, Columbus

Michael S. Kanne, Chicago, Ill.

Thomas A. Keith, Peru

J. Frank Kimbrough, Fort Wayne

Robert M. Koeller, Indianapolis

Angelo Andrew Kostas, Indianapolis

Frank G. Kramer, Lawrenceburg

Timothy O. Kristl, Kansas City, Mo.

David A Kruse, Auburn

Robert W. Lanum, Jeffersonville

Douglas Clarence Leatherbury, Salem

James E. McCabe, Williamsport

David S. McCrea, Bloomington

Thomas M. McGlasson, Bloomington

David F. McNamar, Westfield

Robert L. Meinzer Jr., St. John

Edward L. Murphy Jr., Fort Wayne

Jeffrey A. Nierman, Seymour

Stanley E. Pequignot, Warsaw

Craig E. Pinkus, Indianapolis

W. Wyatt Rauch, Petersburg

Michael V. Riley, Michigan City

William H. Robbins III, Greensburg

James T. Roberts, Nashville

Toby D. Shaw, Evansville

Alan N. Shovers, Evansville

Ronald C. Smith, Indianapolis

David A. Stewart, Fort Wayne

Ronald G. Thomas, Angola

Frank E. Van Bree, Chicago, Ill.

William H. Van Deest, Platteville, Wis.

James H. Voyles Jr., Indianapolis

Robert F. Wagner, Indianapolis

Kenneth R. Yahne, Fort Wayne

About the Indiana State Bar Association:

Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association is the single largest legal organization in the state. The ISBA serves and advocates on behalf of its members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession. The ISBA’s office is located in downtown Indianapolis. For more information about the Indiana State Bar Association, visit

Media Contact:

Michael Sanserino

Communications Manager, Indiana State Bar Association

317-639-5465 ext. 32