News & Updates

Congratulations to the Firm’s 2021 Leadership in Law Honorees

November 9, 2021

Woodard is pleased to announce that Charles P. Schmal, Michael M. Morris and Ruth A. Rogers received 2021 Leadership in Law Awards by The Indiana Lawyer.  All three were nominated for their respective awards  for their client service, serving the community and their commitment to the legal profession.

Mr. Schmal has been named a Distinguished Barrister, Mr. Morris has been named an Up and Coming Lawyer and Ms. Rogers has been named a Legal Support Star. They were recognized  on Nov. 9 at an awards breakfast and are featured in a special Leadership in Law supplement.

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

November 4, 2021

For the twelfth consecutive year, Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP has been ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. For 2022, Woodard received a Regional Tier 1 Ranking in the following practice areas:

• Litigation – Intellectual Property
• Litigation – Patent
• Patent Law
• Trademark Law

Firms included in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Spiro Bereveskos and Stephen E. Zlatos Celebrate 40th Anniversaries

October 26, 2021

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP attorneys Spiro Bereveskos and Stephen E. Zlatos celebrate their 40th anniversaries with the Firm today.

Both Mr. Bereveskos and Mr. Zlatos have distinguished themselves in the courtroom as aggressive, trial and appellate patent and intellectual property litigators. During the course of their careers, they have helped clients protect their ideas and market share in the U.S. and internationally.

In addition, Mr. Bereveskos and Mr. Zlatos have led the Firm’s litigation practice and mentored several attorneys. Please join us in thanking Mr. Bereveskos and Mr. Zlatos for their years of service to clients and the Firm.

Celebrating NXG Youth Motorsports 15th Anniversary

October 19, 2021

We are proud to sponsor NXG Youth Motorsports and support NXG’s mission of preparing youth for success on and off the track. Our team is looking forward to helping NXG create pathways for youth to enter and succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Chuck Schmal presents Coach Rod Reid with a laptop, printer, generator and more to help NXG transition from a  manual scoring system to computer based system.

Ruth Rogers Named 2021 IndyBar Paralegal of the Year

October 5, 2021

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to share that Ruth Rogers was named 2021 IndyBar Paralegal of the Year.

Ms. Rogers was honored with the award at the IndyBar Paralegal Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, October 5th at the Embassy Suites. Ms. Rogers has worked in the legal industry for more than 50 years. Ms. Rogers joined Woodard Emhardt in 1997 and is Manager of our “Formalities Department”. This centralizes: (a) interacting with our foreign law firm associates to obtain international patent and trademark rights; (b) complex docketing (U.S. and foreign); and, (c) quality control.

Ms. Rogers takes it upon herself to provide exceptional support and service to new attorneys and staff. She discerns quickly their individual needs and moves efficiently to provide key information, recommendations, or direction. Fondly known as the ‘go-to’ for most things foreign at our firm, Ms. Rogers receives calls regularly from international associates at law firms throughout the world.

In addition to her work as Manager of our Formalities Department, Ms. Rogers gives back to her community. Over the years, she has served as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, choir director, and singles ministry coordinator (a ministry that provides insight into ‘single-ness’ for widows, divorcees, and individuals who’ve never been married) both in her home church and at a statewide level. Through these many activities with her church, Ms. Rogers has taken many “lost” people under her wings, especially children and young adults, all mostly not related to her.

Ms. Rogers is a key member of the Woodard Emhardt team and we thank her for her loyalty and dedication to our firm and the community. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Rogers on this well-deserved honor.

Join Matt Gardlik at the IndyBar’s first-ever Tech Show

September 23, 2021

Matt will present, “Zoom Deposition & The Future of Virtual Court.” As our nation practices social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, jurisdictions across the country have encouraged attorneys to conduct depositions remotely. Matt will share experiences and considerations to account for when taking or defending a remote or virtual deposition.

As part of this full-day show, you’ll also hear from industry leaders on topics ranging from virtual court resources, time and billing software, digital marketing, virtual reception options, legal research and more. Representatives will also be on-site to demonstrate software and products.

For more information and to register for the Tech Show on October 15, visit: Indianapolis Bar Association

Thank you – Ask An IP Attorney at the Library

September 22, 2021

We were proud to be a part of the Ask an IP Attorney program hosted by The Indianapolis Public Library’s Patent & Trademark Resource Center and the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section. Our team enjoyed answering questions related to patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property matters and appreciated the opportunity to serve the greater Indianapolis community.

Intellectual Property Concerns for In-House Counsel

September 16, 2021

On September 30th, Bill McKenna will lead the discussion, Intellectual Property Concerns for In-House Counsel, for ICLEF’s Advanced Corporate Counsel program at the West Baden Resort on September 30 – October 1, 2021. For more information and to register, please visit ICLEF.


Join Us – Ask An IP Attorney Event at the Central Library

September 15, 2021

The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and the Central Library, a designated Patent & Trademark Resource Center by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, are hosting an Ask-An-IP Lawyer event on Monday, September 20, 2021. Blake Hartz, Mike Morris and Andrew Nevill will be on hand to answer questions and help inventors and/or entrepreneurs who need assistance with or have questions about patents, trademarks and other IP related issues. For more information about this free event, please visit: Indianapolis Public Library 

Lueders Recognized by Best Lawyers as Indianapolis “Lawyer of the Year” 2022; Firm Partners Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

August 19, 2021

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner LLP congratulates Daniel J. Lueders who was named Indianapolis “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Intellectual Property by The Best Lawyers in America© 2022.

Congratulations to all of our attorneys who were selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in their respective fields:

• Spiro Bereveskos – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law
• Kenneth A. Gandy – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law
• Daniel J. Lueders – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law
• William A. McKenna – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law
• Charles J. Meyer – Litigation – Intellectual Property
• Charles P. Schmal – Patent Law

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

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