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Newby Lewis Kaminski and Jones News

October 2014

 

Lawyers of the Year

Martin W. KusMark A. Lienhoop

Martin W. Kus and Mark A. Lienhoop were honored as “Lawyer of the Year” in the South Bend metropolitan area after an exhaustive peer-review assessment conducted by Best Lawyers.

Martin W. Kus was recognized for bet-the-company litigation and Mark A. Lienhoop for insurance law.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Lawyers are not required, or allowed, to pay a fee to be honored as a “Lawyer of the Year.”

For three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded by the profession and the public as the most credible and definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

 

Best Lawyers in America

 

Attorneys Mark L. Phillips, Martin W. Kus, Mark A. Lienhoop and David P. Jones were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for their work in the following practice areas:

 

Mark L. Phillips: Employment law – management, labor and employment litigation.

 

Martin W. Kus: Bet-the-company, commercial, and personal injury– plaintiffs and defendants litigation; criminal defense – white collar and non-white collar; labor and employment law – management.

 

Mark A. Lienhoop: Insurance law, medical malpractice law – defendants.

 

David P. Jones: Commercial litigation, criminal defense – white collar.

 

For three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded by the profession and the public as the most credible and definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States, according to a news release.  Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. More than 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.

 

Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

 

 

April 2014

Nick Otis to Argue at the Indiana Supreme Court

Partner Nick Otis

Partner Nick Otis will argue Corbin v. State at the Indiana Supreme Court on April 24th. Corbin, a teacher, sent messages to a student asking her to take care of his sexual arousal, to sneak out of the house so he could pick her up, etc.  Corbin was charged with attempted child seduction, Indiana Code section 35-42-4-7.  The Starke Circuit Court denied Corbin’s motion to dismiss.  In this interlocutory appeal, the Court of Appeals reversed, deciding that Corbin’s internet-based solicitations did not constitute a substantial step toward the crime of child seduction.  Corbin v. State, 999 N.E.2d 70 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013), vacated.  The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer the case and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal.

Watch, read, and learn more about the case and the argument HERE.

 


 

February 2014

Local Bar Association Teams Up With Goodwill

On February 20, 2014, the LaPorte County Bar Association President, Nicholas Otis, announced that the LaPorte County Bar will team up with Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. to donate business clothing. 

Bar Association Teams Up With Goodwill!

 


 

William Kaminski Elected Board Secretary

Partner Bill Kaminski

Newby Lewis Kaminski and Jones attorney William Kaminski has been elected Secretary to the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Kaminski earned both his undergraduate and law degrees at Creighton University (B.S., 1988; J.D., 1991). Click here to read more about Mr. Kaminski and his practice.


 

Adamsky Presents at Indiana Property Tax Seminar

Attorney Brad Adamsky

Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones attorney Bradley Adamsky will be a panel speaker at an upcoming seminar on property taxes in Indiana.  The seminar is entitled “Property Tax in Indiana” and will be presented in South Bend on February 25, 2014.  The panel of local professionals will provide practical answers to pressing questions about property tax assessments, appeals, and exemptions. 

Mr. Adamsky will address the tax appeal process and recent legal updates.  As part of his practice in real estate and transaction law, he has appeared for taxpayers in front of local tax boards in Lake, LaPorte, Porter, Starke, and St. Joseph counties, as well as appearing before the Indiana Board of Tax Review and the Indiana Tax Court.  He represents homeowners as well as large and small business owners in property tax appeals.

The seminar is tailored towards accountants, controllers, tax managers and officers, real estate professional, and CFO’s.  However, all are welcome to attend.  For more information and to register, visit the website at www.lorman.com

Mr. Adamsky focuses primarily on transactional law.  He represents clients in real estate and commercial transactions as well as related litigation matters such as mortgage foreclosures and loan modifications.  He counsels creditors and debtors on bankruptcy issues.  Mr. Adamsky also assists clients with estate planning and guardianship concerns for elderly or incapacitated family members.

Mr. Adamsky earned both his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1999; J.D., 2003).


 

Phillips Presents at Employment Practices Seminar

Attorny Mark Phillips

On January 21, 2014, Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones partner Mark Phillips participated as a presenter and speaker at a seminar sponsored by General Insurance Services on the subject of employment practices liability insurance.  Mr. Phillips spoke to a crowd of more than 100 persons representing employers in Northern Indiana about the risks of and types of claims that can be made by employees against employers in Indiana in an at-will employment setting.   Mr. Phillips also offered guidance on the issues employers are likely to encounter when determining whether to procure employment practices liability insurance.

Click here to read more about Mark Phillips and his practice.


Adamsky to Present at Landlord Tenant Seminar

Brad Adamsky

For the 4th year in a row NLKJ Attorney Bradley Adamsky will present at Landlord-Tenant Law: How to Prosper in the New Market seminar in South Bend on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014.

Attorney Adamsky focuses his practice on transactional law.  He represents clients in real estate and commercial transactions as well as related litigation matters such as mortgage foreclosures and loan modifications.  He counsels creditors and debtors on bankruptcy issues.  Mr. Adamsky also assists clients with estate planning and guardianship concerns for elderly or incapacitated family members.

In uncertain economic times, no issue is too small and no detail too insignificant to cause tension between a landlord and their tenant. Being proactive by drafting airtight leases and utilizing stringent screening processes, while knowing what options are available when a tenancy goes bad, can reduce the damage caused by defaults and evictions and help avoid problems before they start. See more about the seminar here.

 

 


 

Otis is Newest Partner at NLKJ

January 1, 2014

Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP is proud to announce that Nicholas T. Otis became a partner of the law firm on January 1, 2014. 


Mr. Otis is a La Porte High School graduate and received a full athletic scholarship to play basketball at Belmont University. He graduated from Belmont University, cum laude, receiving a degree in Accounting.  Mr. Otis received a full academic scholarship to Valparaiso University School of Law where he received his Law Degree, graduating magna cum laude.  He has been a lawyer at the law firm since 2008. 


Mr. Otis represents civil and criminal clients in state and federal court.  His practice includes representation of personal injury clients, insurance companies, employers, and schools.

Additionally, Mr. Otis argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Indiana Court of Appeals.  He is currently a deputy public defender for LaPorte County and a federal public defender under the Criminal Justice Act for the Northern District of Indiana.

Mr. Otis regularly contributes to our Criminal Defense Blog.

While in law school, Mr. Otis clerked for Federal District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, Northern District of Illinois and the United States Attorney’s Office in Hammond, Indiana. Additionally, Mr. Otis worked for private law firms in Chicago, Illinois and Merrillville, Indiana while in law school.

 


Link to 2013 NLKJ News

Link to 2012 NLKJ News