Attorney at Law
Representing clients in
employment, labor, estate planning
and disability law
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Prior to opening my own practice, I was an Associate Attorney with Ice Miller LLP, for five years.  As the most senior Associate
in the labor and employment section, I represented clients on all employer compliance issues and labor relations.  I
defended clients against employment discrimination claims in State and Federal Courts, before the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission, and in mediations/arbitrations.  I was recognized for my work in appellate advocacy, the Americans
with Disabilities Act, and accessibility issues.  I advised clients on Fair Labor Standards Act issues and appropriate
compensation plans, performed company-wide wage law compliance audits, defended wage and hour claims, and
prepared employment contracts and policies.  I was a frequent presenter and resource to clients on recruiting issues and in
maintaining a diverse workforce.  I continue to provide all of these services to my current small business, organization, and
education clients.  

Immediately following law school, I was appointed to a two-year judicial clerkship.  My first year was with Chief Judge Brook,
with the
Indiana Court of Appeals.  My second year was with Chief Justice Shepard, with the Indiana Supreme Court.
My responsibilities included researching issues for the Judges, drafting legal opinions, and assisting the Judges with
special projects.  It was a rewarding and educational experience.

During law school, I spent both of my summers as a legal intern.  My first internship was with the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where I performed research and drafted memoranda pertaining to religious,
sexual, race, and age discrimination.  I continue to rely on this experience to further my employment law practice.  My second
internship was with the
Indiana Department of Education, where I drafted memoranda regarding the admissibility of hearsay
evidence and mediation results in administrative hearings and developed a searchable legal database of hearing decisions.
Prior to law school, I spent two years with the Indiana Department of Education and two years lobbying the Indiana general
Assembly.  I worked closely with local school districts and numerous non-profit organizations.  My work included grant
management for the Department of Education, drafting special education regulations, authoring a due process hearing
handbook for parents of students in special education, and advocating for improved access to healthcare and social


I graduated from Indianapolis’s North Central High School  where I was an honor student.  During high school, I was active
in student government, wrestling, choir, and social clubs.

For my undergraduate studies, I chose to attend
Earlham College, for its small class size and commitment to academics.  I
earned my Bachelor’s of Arts, receiving my major in International Studies and a minor in German.  My concentration was in
economics, which provided a sound foundation for my current understanding of investment strategies, financial principles,
and business matters.  I was accepted to study in Berlin, Germany and Vienna, Austria, where I focused on the German
language and international economics.  Later, Earlham faculty honored me with the Outstanding International Studies
Student Award.  I continued my love for music by participating in the Earlham College Concert Choir all four years.

Following four years of a career in politics and advocacy, I decided to return to school, to obtain my J.D.  I graduated from    
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, in Bloomington.  When asked why I decided to attend law school, I simply say that I
grew tired of preceding all of my opinions by saying “I am not an attorney, but …”  
During law school, I participated in the Moot Court Competition, was active in many fund raising activities, and interned for the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Indiana Department of Education.  I was admitted to the London Law
Consortium Program, a six-month study in London, England for a select number of American law students. My fellow
classmates also elected me as the student graduation speaker.


Indiana State Bar Association
Active member

Indiana School for the Blind
Appointed to Advisory Board by Governor Mitch Daniels

Bosma Enterprises
Serve as board member

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Member of Local Rules Advisory Committee

American Inn of Court
Nominated to two-year appointment of Indianapolis chapter

Encore Vocal Arts
Formerly served as board member

Christel House International
Serve as volunteer

CPS Institute, Buffalo, NY
Trained in mediation and negotiation