attorney-client relationship      

As a former newspaper reporter and editor, with twenty-five years’ experience covering city halls, police, courts, and social issues, I appreciate the many difficulties and challenges that my clients face. My reporting, writing,and investigative skills lend a different perspective to my lawyering.

My experiences as an attorney have taken me to state courts throughout Indiana, as well as federal courts in Indiana, Illinois, and Rhode Island.

I recently spent two years serving the citizens of Indiana in the civil litigation section of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. As a sworn deputy attorney general, I defended numerous state agencies, including the Indiana Department of Correction, the Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana State Police, and the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, and their employees.

Experience

  • Horne Law LLC, 2009 to present
  • Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Indiana Attorney General, 2013–2015
  • Associate, Lewis & Kappes P.C., 2007–2009
  • Law clerk to the Hon. John D. Tinder, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Indiana, 2006–2007
  • Associate, Lewis & Kappes, 2006
  • Reporter, The Indianapolis Star, 1999–2005
  • State Editor, The Indianapolis Star, 1995–1999
  • Reporter, The Indianapolis News, 1985–1995
  • Reporter, Birmingham (Ala.) Post-Herald, 1981–1985

Education

  • Indiana University – Indianapolis, J.D., summa cum laude, December 2005
  • University of Missouri, M.A. (journalism), 1980
  • University of Rochester, B.A. (history-political science), 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2006
  • Arizona, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2006

Abbreviated List of Publications

  • The Movement to Open Juvenile Courts: Realizing the Significance of Public Discourse in First Amendment Analysis, 39 Ind. L.R. 659 (2006)
  • As the Oklahoma City Bomber Lives Out His Final Days, Still Struggling Survivors Take Some Solace In Knowing ‘Evil Did Not Triumph,’ Indianapolis Star, April 15, 2001
  • La Puerta Dorada/The Golden Door, (Four-part series on changing patterns of immigration in Indiana and the United States), Indianapolis Star, April 2-5, 2000

Memberships and Civic Involvement

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Professionalism Committee, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2009, 2010
  • Working Group on Communications, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2011
  • Indianapolis Rowing Center Board of Directors, 2007–2010