June 19, 2017; Coots, Henke & Wheeler Legal Update

The Indiana Court of Appeals held on June 19, 2017 that a southern Indiana county and its parks and recreation and health departments did not owe a duty to a man who contracted a deadly infection while at a county park; reversing the denial of summary judgment to the governmental entities.  Matthew Hinkle and John Maurovich represented The Daviess-Martin Joint County Parks & Recreation Department:  Daviess-Martin County Joint Parks and Recreation Department, et al v. Estate of Waylon W. Abel, 19A04-1607-CT-1563 (Ind.Ct.App, 2017)

May 23, 2017–Attorney John Maurovich publishes legal employment update, Social Media Policies And the NLRB-No Discipline For Employee Who Cursed Out The Boss And His Family On Facebook?

Coots, Henke & Wheeler, P.C. Attorneys recognized  in the 2017 editions of Indiana Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® 

January 21, 2017

The law firm of Coots, Henke & Wheeler, P.C. is pleased to announce that 6 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers® by attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Four attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Indiana Rising Stars®.   

In addition to his inclusion in the 2017 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers®, Ryan H. Cassman is ranked in the Top 50 of the publication.

The Coots, Henke & Wheeler attorneys selected for the 2017 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers® include:

 Attorney  Practice Area
Ryan H. Cassman Family Law
E. Davis Coots General Litigation
James D. Crum Criminal Defense
Matthew L. Hinkle Civil Litigation:  Defense
James K. Wheeler Civil Litigation:  Defense
Jeffrey S. Zipes Civil Litigation:  Defense

The Coots, Henke & Wheeler attorneys selected for the 2017 edition of Rising Stars® include:

Attorney Practice Area
Brandi A. Gibson Family Law
Jillian C. Keating Criminal Defense
John V. Maurovich Civil Litigation:  Defense

 

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers®. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Rising Stars attorneys are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. The nominations for Rising Stars are made by their peers who have personally observed in action whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation. In addition to the general survey, the attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

Coots, Henke & Wheeler, P.C. Attorneys Volunteer for the 2017 Hamilton County Indiana Mock Trial Competition

 February 15, 2017

Alex Emerson served as volunteer judges at the 2017 Hamilton County Indiana Mock Trial Competition held in January and February at the Hamilton County Judicial Center. Each volunteer served as a judge over the mock courtroom and evaluated the students’ performances.  Following the mock trial, the judges offered feedback to the teams and their coaches on their performances. The competition provides an educational forum for participating high school teams in Hamilton County regarding the judicial process and trial procedures.

Coots, Henke & Wheeler, P.C. Inaugural Day of Service

 

December 16, 2016

A Carmel senior citizen received help preparing his lawn for the winter season.  A team of attorneys and employees at Coots, Henke & Wheeler, P.C. with their community partner, PrimeLife Enrichment (www.primelifeenrichment.org) volunteered their time to assist the homeowner.  The team raked and bagged leaves, picked up yard debris, and weeded and cleared flower pots and beds.

October 3, 2016–Two attorneys from Coots Henke & Wheeler, P.C. are beginning a two year term on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Indiana State Bar Association.  Attorney E. Davis Coots will serve as Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.  Ryan H. Cassman will serve on the ADR section council.

August 15, 2016–Attorney E. Davis Coots is named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 in the practice area of Commercial Litigation.

June 14, 2016–Attorney John Maurovich publishes legal employment update, EEOC Releases New Information Concerning the Equal Pay Act, Pregnancy Discrimination, And Proposed Substantive Changes to the EEO-1.

May 18. 2016–Attorney John Maurovich publishes legal employment update, “New Overtime Rules May Force Employers To Make Difficult Decisions”.

May 10, 2016– Attorney John Maurovich publishes legal employment update, “EEOC Issues Reminder to Employers Regarding Leave Policies and the ADA-Are Your Employment Policies ADA Compliant”?

Coots Henke & Wheeler, P.C. supports the fight against hunger with Wine Women & Shoes® and Gleaners Food Bank

 

May 5, 2016

Coots Henke & Wheeler is pleased to partner as a wine tag sponsor with Wine Women & Shoes®, the largest charity event created by women for women in America on May 13, 2016 at the Lucas Estate.  Purchases and donations will further the mission of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, the largest food bank in Indiana.  Dedicated to leading the fight against hunger, Gleaners provides food and critical grocery products to over 350 hunger relief agencies in central and southeastern Indiana.  For more information about the event; winewomenandshoes.com/gleaners

 March 12, 2016

James Crum, Alex Emerson and John Maurovich served as volunteer judges at the 2016 Hamilton County Indiana Mock Trial Competition held in January and February, 2016 at the Hamilton County Judicial Center. Each volunteer served as a judge over the mock courtroom and evaluated the students’ performances.  Following the mock trial, the judges offered feedback to the teams and their coaches on their performances. The competition provides an educational forum for participating high school teams in Hamilton County regarding the judicial process and trial procedures.

Coots Henke & Wheeler, P.C. Attorneys Included in 2016 Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

 

February 29, 2016

The law firm of Coots Henke & Wheeler, P.C. is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers®, while four were selected for inclusion in Indiana Rising Stars by Law & Politics.

Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding attorneys in more than 70 areas of practice using a rigorous, multi-phase selection process that considers 12 separate indicators of peer recognition, professional achievement and high ethical standards. Founded in 1990, Law & Politics has been publishing annual Super Lawyers lists since 1991.

The Coots Henke & Wheeler attorneys recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers in 2016 are:

Attorney Practice
Ryan H. Cassman Family Law
E. Davis Coots General Litigation
James D. Crum Criminal Defense
Matthew L. Hinkle Civil Litigation
James K. Wheeler Civil Litigation
Jeffrey S. Zipes Civil Litigation

 

In 1998, the publishers of Law & Politics and Super Lawyers launched Rising Stars in Minnesota to recognize the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. The Coots Henke & Wheeler attorneys included in the 2016 Indiana Rising Stars are:

Attorney Practice
Brandi A. Gibson Family Law
Jillian C. Keating Criminal Defense
John V. Maurovich Civil Litigation

 

July 9, 2015 –Coots Henke and Wheeler, PC, hosted the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals for the Stop, Collaborate and Listen! program.  Attorney Ryan Cassman served as collaborative divorce counsel and is a trained member of the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals (“CIACP”).

June 26, 2015 –Matthew Hinkle, Attorney and Mediator, published legal update “Lack of Insurance Will Cost You More:  Forfeiting Damages Under Indiana’s No Pay No Play Law”.

January 21, 2015 — Ryan Cassman, Attorney and Mediator, has been selected to present on family law at the upcoming seminar “The 3rd Annual “Reality” CLE” program held May 7-8, 2015. This seminar will be held at the ICLEF center at 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204.