Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy

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.


James Blaufuss Elected To Indiana Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy

January 30, 2014

James Blaufuss was elected by The Indiana State Bar Association to be one of 25 young lawyers to join the 2014 class of its Leadership Development Academy. The Academy is a 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, local communities and organizations and to serve as role models in matters of ethics and professionalism.


Chuck Schmal Selected for ISBA Leadership Development Academy

December 1, 2011

Woodard, Emhardt partner Chuck Schmal has been selected for inclusion in the inaugural class of the Indiana State Bar Association’s (“ISBA”) Leadership Development Academy.  The Academy was developed specifically to further educate and develop attorneys identified as key leaders for the State Bar in the future.  The selection was made from a lengthy list of candidates, and was based on each attorney’s demonstrated commitment and skill in playing leadership roles within the State Bar.  Congratulations Chuck!