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Indiana’s Expansion of Mechanic’s Lien Actions

By Chase Howard, David Shelton, and Joseph Rhetts Indiana’s Expansion of Mechanic’s Lien Actions Under Service Steel Warehouse Co. v. United States Steel Corp.   I. What is a Mechanic’s Lien? Codified under Indiana Code § 32-28-3-1 et seq., a mechanic’s lien is a valuable tool to help ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and laborers will… Read more »

Scott E. Shockley, Matt Kelsey, Jarryd Anglin, Kelli Liggett, and Daniel Rey-Silva named as Super Lawyers

Congratulations to Scott E. Shockley, Matt Kelsey, Jarryd Anglin, Kelli Liggett, and Daniel Rey-Silva who have been named to the Indiana Super Lawyers list for 2023.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes… Read more »

Michael Heavilon Joins DeFur Voran

DeFur Voran is pleased to announce that Michael Heavilon joined the firm in its Fishers office on January 3, 2023. Michael is a graduate of Yorktown High School, Miami University (Ohio) (B.A. 2014) and the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D. 2018). He primarily practices in the areas of business and commercial… Read more »

Indiana’s New Advanced Directives for Health Care

By Michael Wilhelm and Elizabeth Bell What is a health care representative? A health care representative is a person authorized by an Advanced Directive to make healthcare decisions on behalf of another individual who is unable to make those decisions. This can include decisions and consents concerning medical treatment, hospitalization, and end-of-life care. Until recently,… Read more »

Jim Williams Receives Sagamore of the Wabash

Congratulations to Jim Williams. who received a Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Governor Eric Holcomb, presented by Muncie Community Schools CEO Lee Ann Kwiatkowski and Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns. It is the highest honor a Hoosier can receive—a personal tribute usually given to those who rendered distinguished service to the state or… Read more »