Indianapolis Bar Association

Chuck Schmal Serving on the Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors

January 18, 2017

Woodard, Emhardt partner Chuck Schmal was sworn in today, January 18th, as a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors. He will be serving throughout 2017 as a Vice President working together with other dedicated members of the IndyBar leadership to strengthen the Indianapolis legal community and expand its positive impact in the community. Congratulations Chuck!


Firm Joins “Stock the Schools” School Supply Drive

September 5, 2013

Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP was pleased to join other firms to provide needed school supplies to local teachers and students through the IndyBar Professionalism Committee’s inaugural “Stock the Schools” school suppy drive, which took place on Wednesday, August 14 on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. The school supply drive benefitted local non-profit Teachers’ Treasures.

Through the generosity of the legal community, teachers will have access to free supplies, helping to ensure success for their students in the new school year. Working with more than 240 schools to benefit over 100,000 Marion County school children, Teachers’ Treasures has been operating as a free school supply store since 2000. Teachers “shop” once each month for the items their students need to complete homework and class assignments. By using items donated by businesses and individuals, Teacher’s Treasures provides a unique way to transfer unneeded surplus items to teachers and children in need.


Woodard Emhardt Attorneys Lead the Development of New Networking Section for the Indianapolis Bar Association

October 15, 2012

Woodard Emhardt attorneys Liz Shuster and Chuck Schmal lead in the creation of a new networking group for the Indianapolis Bar Association. The Indy Attorneys Network will be a section of the Indianapolis Bar Association devoted to promoting networking among attorneys so as to enhance collegiality in the Indianapolis legal community. More information about this new section can be found in a recent Indiana Lawyer Article.


William McKenna Completes IBA Bar Leader Series

June 5, 2012

Woodard, Emhardt associate William McKenna was a member of the most recent graduating class of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series. Twenty five attorneys from Indianapolis area firms were selected to participate in the Bar Leader Series based on their dedication to the Indianapolis community and to the legal profession. Various activities and events offered the distinguished participants the opportunity to sharpen their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through interactive sessions with marquee professionals from a broad spectrum of backgrounds besides the legal profession. Class members also developed their leadership skills by working together to complete public service projects.

Congratulations Bill!


Woodard, Emhardt Attorney to be Honored as a 50-Year Practitioner

November 1, 2010

Woodard, Emhardt attorney Joseph A. Naughton will be honored as a 50-year practitioner by the Indianapolis Bar Association (“IBA”).  Mr. Naughton will be recognized by the IBA at a luncheon at noon on November 10, 2010, at the Conrad hotel in downtown Indianapolis, along with six other Indianapolis attorneys. 

Mr. Naughton is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, the Chrysler Institute of Engineering, and Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.  He also served his country in the Fifth Armored Division of the United States Army.  Mr. Naughton graduated from law school and joined Woodard, Emhardt as a patent attorney in 1960.  He has served the legal profession with excellence over his 50-year career.  Congratulations, Mr. Naughton! 

For more information on the luncheon, please click here.


Woodard, Emhardt Partner Elected Officer of Local Bar Association’s IP Section

August 25, 2010

Partner Christopher A. Brown was elected to serve on the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section executive committee as Secretary / Treasurer for 2010.  Following his year of service as Secretary / Treasurer, Mr. Brown will serve as Vice Chair and Chair of the Section.  Congratulations, Chris!


Douglas Gallagher Selected For Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leaders Series

July 19, 2010

Woodard, Emhardt associate Douglas Gallagher was chosen to participate in the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leaders Series, Class VIII, 2010-2011.  The mission of the Series is to prepare lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles and service in professional, political, judicial, civic, and community organizations.  Attorneys must submit an application to be considered by a selection committee and only 25 attorneys are chosen.  Congratulations to Doug!


Upcoming CLE – 2009 IP Year in Review

March 2, 2010

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 27th, as Woodard, Emhardt partner Chuck Schmal will be one of the featured speakers reviewing interesting case law and other developments in the past year in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright and internet law.  The seminar will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. at the IBA Education Center (135 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 1500), and is hosted by the Intellectual Property Section of the IBA. To register for the seminar, please click here