News & Updates

Blake R. Hartz Selected to the Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy Class 9

December 10, 2019

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to announce Blake R. Hartz’s membership in the Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy Class 9.  Mr. Hartz is one of 25 attorneys selected to participate in the statewide leadership program established to empower and develop lawyers to be informed, committed and involved so that they may fill significant leadership roles in local and state bar associations.

Mr. Hartz focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation in both federal court and administrative proceedings at the USPTO, having represented clients in patent, trademark, and trade secret cases in courts across the country, various trademark opposition/cancellation actions, and more than a dozen patent Inter Partes Review proceedings. He has worked on all stages of disputes, from pre-filing investigations through appeal, and also maintains active patent and trademark prosecution dockets, including serving as U.S. counsel for overseas companies and attorneys.

The Firm congratulates Mr. Hartz and all members of LDA Class 9.

About the Indiana State Bar Association:

Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association is the single largest legal organization in the state. The ISBA serves and advocates on behalf of its members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession. The ISBA’s office is located in downtown Indianapolis. For more information about the Indiana State Bar Association, visit www.inbar.org.


Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Embraces Season of Sharing

December 5, 2019

Again this holiday season, the Firm and its employees are joining together to provide items from three organizations’ wish lists. With donations of gifts, supplies and monetary support, the Firm hopes to alleviate the holiday stresses of The Julian Center, The Villages, and Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership (ARPO) so they may focus on caring for the families, children and animals they serve.

For more information about these organizations and the important work they do, please visit:

The Julian Center 

The Villages

Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership (ARPO)


Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Named U.S. News’ 2020 ‘Best Law Firms’ List

November 1, 2019

U.S. News Media Group (U.S. News) and Best Lawyers named Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP to the 2020 “Best Law Firms’ list with top regional rankings in 5 practice areas including Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law and Trademark Law.

Firms included in the 2020 “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.


The Firm Welcomes Scott J. Collins, M.S. Biology  

October 2, 2019

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to announce that Scott J. Collins has joined the Firm as an associate.

Since 2018, Mr. Collins has worked as a law clerk for the firm and will concentrate his practice on all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. Prior to joining Woodard, Scott gained valuable experience working for a startup software company conducting corporate and intellectual property legal research to determine the how to best protect the company’s IP assets. He also worked for a major pharmaceutical company conducting patent landscaping research and meeting with scientists to determine patentability of their work. While pursuing his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biology, Scott was a biology lab instructor and, as an assistant in an ecology and evolution lab, led lab projects and instructed students.

The Firm welcomes Mr. Collins and looks forward to building on Woodard Emhardt’s 140 years of protecting and defending client’s creative and intellectual assets.


Christopher A. Brown Hosts WFYI Fall Membership Campaign

September 25, 2019

Woodard Partner, Christopher A. Brown, and Ogletree Deakins attorney, Amanda Couture, hosted WFYI’s Fall Membership Campaign during Morning Edition. Be sure to tune in this afternoon when Chris returns to the air during All Things Considered.

The Firm is please to support WFYI Public Media and thanks Chris and Amanda for volunteering their time to further the mission of WFYI.


Andrew Nevill Completes Opportunity Indianapolis Program

September 11, 2019

Andrew Nevill and his Opportunity Indianapolis Alumni spent two days exploring Indianapolis and learning about a range of community issues facing the greater Indianapolis community — such as education, public safety, growth of the city’s center — and the people working on them.

Opportunity Indianapolis is a program of Leadership Indianapolis, an organization dedicated to the development of community leaders that can address and solve the issues and opportunities facing our growing metro area. Leadership Indianapolis was founded on the belief that strategic community leadership can increase the vitality, strength, and sustainability of Indianapolis.


Indianapolis Bar Foundation Evening Under the Stars

September 10, 2019

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner is excited to join over 400 professionals from the Indianapolis legal community at the annual Evening Under the Stars Gala. Our attorneys are proud to support the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and its mission to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis through philanthropy, education and service. This is a wonderful event, supporting a great cause and we hope to see many of our friends and colleagues there. Indianapolis Bar Foundation


Three Attorneys from Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

August 15, 2019

The firm is pleased to announce that Spiro Bereveskos, Thomas Q. Henry and Daniel J. Lueders have been included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. The firm would also like to congratulate Thomas Q. Henry on being named to The Best Lawyers in America© list for 25 consecutive years.

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.


Attorneys Celebrate May in Indy

June 3, 2019

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Firm attorneys celebrate May in Indy racing at Speedway Indoor Karting.


Firm Team Crowned IBF Trivia Night Champions

April 29, 2019

Congratulations to the team from Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner who were crowned the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF) Trivia Night Champions and took home the coveted IBF Trivia Trophy! The money raised at this annual IBF Trivia Night event supports the Foundation’s crucial role in helping to solve the legal-related problems in the Indianapolis community.

The victors, Christopher Brown, Chuck Schmal, Josh Astin, Andrew Nevill, Blake Hartz, Mark Burroughs, and Bob Jalaie, are pictured here with Trivia emcee, Adam Christensen (bottom row, center).

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