Board of Directors

Director

BJBrinkerhoff

BJ offers clients a wealth of experience from a wide variety of litigation matters, representing individuals, small and family businesses, large corporations and Fortune 500 companies in multiple forums. He focuses his practice on business disputes, such as employment matters, shareholder claims, director and officer liability and day-to-day business disputes. BJ also has litigation experience handling products liability cases, restaurant and retail liability, civil rights matters, contract disputes, insurance matters, personal injury and appeals. BJ has spent a substantial amount of time working with small business owners and entrepreneurs to guide them through their legal issues including: negotiation of real estate disputes; franchising and intellectual property matters; issues between partners and founders, and counseling business owners on how to avoid legal risks. Indiana has a vibrant startup community and BJ has been at the forefront, working with entrepreneurs to address their unique concerns and challenges. BJ graduated with a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and remains a die-hard Commodores fan. He received his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While in law school, BJ was a finalist and later served as Chief Justice for the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition.

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Lucy Dollens concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation, representing clients in all aspects of business litigation disputes. Lucy enjoys working with her clients to best position them to meet their business objectives and minimize risk with respect to contractual issues prior to the initiation of litigation and throughout the course of litigation. Licensed in both Indiana and West Virginia, Lucy’s commercial litigation practice encompasses distribution and dealership disputes and warranty issues, including for large manufacturing clients, as well as employment restrictive covenants and trade secrets litigation. She also has extensive experience representing financial institutions, servicers, and consumer finance companies in both the consumer and commercial contexts. Her practice extends to federal and state trial and appellate courts, bankruptcy courts, proceedings involving governmental agencies and regulators, and class actions.  In the appellate arena, Lucy represents individuals and corporate clients in both state and federal appellate courts in a range of legal issues including commercial litigation, labor and employment disputes, products liability cases, premises liability matters, and administrative and licensing issues. She also represents amicus curiae parties in cases involving significant issues before Indiana’s Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and pro bono clients (through court appointment) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  In addition to her role as Office Managing Partner, she also serves as Recruiting Chair for the Indianapolis Office.

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Lauren’s practice focuses on personal injury defense, insurance coverage, and medical malpractice defense. She has represented individuals and businesses through all stages of litigation including discovery, mediation, motion practice, trial, and appeals.  She regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout Indiana and Kentucky. Lauren is also a registered domestic mediator in Indiana and is passionate about helping families resolve conflicts outside the courtroom.

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Marian C. Drenth
mdrenth@omwlegal.com

Marian C. Drenth concentrates her practice in civil litigation with an emphasis in health care litigation. Her experience includes representing clients through Indiana’s Medical Review Panel Process, mediation and through trial. Ms. Drenth has successfully defended clients in numerous jury trial, many as first chair, in matters involving general negligence and medical malpractice claims. She speaks at in-house seminars for health care providers regarding preventative tools to assit in risk management. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Porter County Inns of Court and Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, where she currently serves as Director and previously served as vice-chair of the Health Lasw Section. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.She served as a board member of the Porter County Inns of Court where she became president in 2009.

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Beverly J. Mack
bmack@huelatandmack.com

Beverly Mack is a partner in the LaPorte firm of Huelat & Mack P.C. She is an Illinois native, and practiced law at an insurance defense firm in her home state for seven years before relocating to Indiana in 1996. She has practiced insurance defense litigation at Huelat & Mack P.C. for 23 years, including product liability, industrial accidents, trucking, construction defect, dental malpractice, premises liability, and commercial actions. Beverly obtained her B.A. from Eastern Illinois University, and her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association. Illinois State Bar Association, the LaPorte County Bar Association, and Women La

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Libby Valos Moss
lmoss@k-glaw.com

Libby Valos Moss is a Partner with the firm Kightlinger & Gray, LLP. She is a trial attorney who concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law and defense of employers before the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board. She is a frequent speaker on the issues employer’s face when confronted with worker’s compensation claims. She is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Libby is a 1995 graduate of Ball State University and graduated from the Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, in 1999. She has served as the Chair of the DTCI Worker’s Compensation Section. In addition to being an active member of DTCI, she is also a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Litigation Counsel of America and Defense Research Institute.

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Maryanne Pelic
MPelic@lawbr.com

Maryanne feels very at home in the court room, which is why, as a partner with Bunger & Robertson, she has specialized primarily in civil litigation. However, Maryanne understands that for clients, appearing in front of a judge or jury can be a difficult experience – one she hopes to guide them through as painlessly as possible. Maryanne joined the firm in January 2005 with an expansive knowledge of local government law – she had spent 18 years serving the Bloomington community as a Monroe County deputy prosecuting attorney.

As a criminal defense attorney, Maryanne offers her clients compassion and respect, but she also brings a wide of berth of experience that encompasses everything from litigating basic misdemeanor trials to complex felony cases. Maryanne’s practice also includes a wide variety of civil litigation matters including insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, landlord/tenant matters, and expungement of criminal records.

Maryanne is passionate about giving back to the Bloomington community while simultaneously serving the needs of fellow professional women. As such, she currently serves on the board of My Sisters Closet, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing appropriate work attire for low-income or at-risk women who are actively seeking employment, as well as job skills training. Maryanne also serves as an advocate for children in our community by representing the interests of Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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Brad Schulz is an attorney with State Farm Litigation Counsel in Indianapolis.  Brad is a member of the Indiana Bar Association, as well as the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Although originally hailing from Wisconsin, he has lived in central Indiana since boyhood and considers it home.  He is a 1993 graduate of Butler University and received his law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1999.  Brad’s community service includes serving at the Church at the Crossing, where he serves on the Board of Elders.  He has also volunteered his time with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, Camp Challenge Indiana, and Passport to Employment.  In addition, he serves on the pit crew for the Fishers High School Marching Tiger Band.  His interests include reading, specifically in history and biography.  He enjoys baseball and racing, as well as spending time with his wife and children.

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Richard K Shoultz
rshoultz@lewiswagner.com

Rick Shoultz is a partner at Lewis Wagner, LLP, and focuses his practice upon representing clients in the areas of fire loss, construction, product liability, insurance and commercial litigation. He also spends considerable time in assisting clients in the analysis and litigation of insurance coverage questions relating to commercial general liability, automobile, property and homeowners policies, including claims relating to breach of the insurer’s duty of good faith. He is a graduate of Hanover College in 1987, and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1990.  Mr. Shoultz is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, DRI, the American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association. He has been selected as an Indiana Super Lawyer for the years of 2010-2018, and in The Best Lawyers of America in the field of Insurance Law for 2013-2019. In his spare time, Rick enjoys playing softball, following his favorite sports teams, studying the Civil War and traveling.

Director

BJBrinkerhoff

BJ offers clients a wealth of experience from a wide variety of litigation matters, representing individuals, small and family businesses, large corporations and Fortune 500 companies in multiple forums. He focuses his practice on business disputes, such as employment matters, shareholder claims, director and officer liability and day-to-day business disputes. BJ also has litigation experience handling products liability cases, restaurant and retail liability, civil rights matters, contract disputes, insurance matters, personal injury and appeals. BJ has spent a substantial amount of time working with small business owners and entrepreneurs to guide them through their legal issues including: negotiation of real estate disputes; franchising and intellectual property matters; issues between partners and founders, and counseling business owners on how to avoid legal risks. Indiana has a vibrant startup community and BJ has been at the forefront, working with entrepreneurs to address their unique concerns and challenges. BJ graduated with a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and remains a die-hard Commodores fan. He received his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While in law school, BJ was a finalist and later served as Chief Justice for the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition.

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Lucy Dollens concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation, representing clients in all aspects of business litigation disputes. Lucy enjoys working with her clients to best position them to meet their business objectives and minimize risk with respect to contractual issues prior to the initiation of litigation and throughout the course of litigation. Licensed in both Indiana and West Virginia, Lucy’s commercial litigation practice encompasses distribution and dealership disputes and warranty issues, including for large manufacturing clients, as well as employment restrictive covenants and trade secrets litigation. She also has extensive experience representing financial institutions, servicers, and consumer finance companies in both the consumer and commercial contexts. Her practice extends to federal and state trial and appellate courts, bankruptcy courts, proceedings involving governmental agencies and regulators, and class actions.  In the appellate arena, Lucy represents individuals and corporate clients in both state and federal appellate courts in a range of legal issues including commercial litigation, labor and employment disputes, products liability cases, premises liability matters, and administrative and licensing issues. She also represents amicus curiae parties in cases involving significant issues before Indiana’s Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and pro bono clients (through court appointment) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  In addition to her role as Office Managing Partner, she also serves as Recruiting Chair for the Indianapolis Office.

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Lauren’s practice focuses on personal injury defense, insurance coverage, and medical malpractice defense. She has represented individuals and businesses through all stages of litigation including discovery, mediation, motion practice, trial, and appeals.  She regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout Indiana and Kentucky. Lauren is also a registered domestic mediator in Indiana and is passionate about helping families resolve conflicts outside the courtroom.

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Marian C. Drenth
mdrenth@omwlegal.com

Marian C. Drenth concentrates her practice in civil litigation with an emphasis in health care litigation. Her experience includes representing clients through Indiana’s Medical Review Panel Process, mediation and through trial. Ms. Drenth has successfully defended clients in numerous jury trial, many as first chair, in matters involving general negligence and medical malpractice claims. She speaks at in-house seminars for health care providers regarding preventative tools to assit in risk management. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Porter County Inns of Court and Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, where she currently serves as Director and previously served as vice-chair of the Health Lasw Section. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.She served as a board member of the Porter County Inns of Court where she became president in 2009.

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Beverly J. Mack
bmack@huelatandmack.com

Beverly Mack is a partner in the LaPorte firm of Huelat & Mack P.C. She is an Illinois native, and practiced law at an insurance defense firm in her home state for seven years before relocating to Indiana in 1996. She has practiced insurance defense litigation at Huelat & Mack P.C. for 23 years, including product liability, industrial accidents, trucking, construction defect, dental malpractice, premises liability, and commercial actions. Beverly obtained her B.A. from Eastern Illinois University, and her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association. Illinois State Bar Association, the LaPorte County Bar Association, and Women La

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Libby Valos Moss
lmoss@k-glaw.com

Libby Valos Moss is a Partner with the firm Kightlinger & Gray, LLP. She is a trial attorney who concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law and defense of employers before the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board. She is a frequent speaker on the issues employer’s face when confronted with worker’s compensation claims. She is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Libby is a 1995 graduate of Ball State University and graduated from the Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, in 1999. She has served as the Chair of the DTCI Worker’s Compensation Section. In addition to being an active member of DTCI, she is also a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Litigation Counsel of America and Defense Research Institute.

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Maryanne Pelic
MPelic@lawbr.com

Maryanne feels very at home in the court room, which is why, as a partner with Bunger & Robertson, she has specialized primarily in civil litigation. However, Maryanne understands that for clients, appearing in front of a judge or jury can be a difficult experience – one she hopes to guide them through as painlessly as possible. Maryanne joined the firm in January 2005 with an expansive knowledge of local government law – she had spent 18 years serving the Bloomington community as a Monroe County deputy prosecuting attorney.

As a criminal defense attorney, Maryanne offers her clients compassion and respect, but she also brings a wide of berth of experience that encompasses everything from litigating basic misdemeanor trials to complex felony cases. Maryanne’s practice also includes a wide variety of civil litigation matters including insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, landlord/tenant matters, and expungement of criminal records.

Maryanne is passionate about giving back to the Bloomington community while simultaneously serving the needs of fellow professional women. As such, she currently serves on the board of My Sisters Closet, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing appropriate work attire for low-income or at-risk women who are actively seeking employment, as well as job skills training. Maryanne also serves as an advocate for children in our community by representing the interests of Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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Brad Schulz is an attorney with State Farm Litigation Counsel in Indianapolis.  Brad is a member of the Indiana Bar Association, as well as the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Although originally hailing from Wisconsin, he has lived in central Indiana since boyhood and considers it home.  He is a 1993 graduate of Butler University and received his law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1999.  Brad’s community service includes serving at the Church at the Crossing, where he serves on the Board of Elders.  He has also volunteered his time with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, Camp Challenge Indiana, and Passport to Employment.  In addition, he serves on the pit crew for the Fishers High School Marching Tiger Band.  His interests include reading, specifically in history and biography.  He enjoys baseball and racing, as well as spending time with his wife and children.

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Richard K Shoultz
rshoultz@lewiswagner.com

Rick Shoultz is a partner at Lewis Wagner, LLP, and focuses his practice upon representing clients in the areas of fire loss, construction, product liability, insurance and commercial litigation. He also spends considerable time in assisting clients in the analysis and litigation of insurance coverage questions relating to commercial general liability, automobile, property and homeowners policies, including claims relating to breach of the insurer’s duty of good faith. He is a graduate of Hanover College in 1987, and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1990.  Mr. Shoultz is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, DRI, the American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association. He has been selected as an Indiana Super Lawyer for the years of 2010-2018, and in The Best Lawyers of America in the field of Insurance Law for 2013-2019. In his spare time, Rick enjoys playing softball, following his favorite sports teams, studying the Civil War and traveling.