INDIANAPOLIS, April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of SmithAmundsen continues aggressive growth in Indiana adding five attorneys to its Indianapolis office, including partners Phillip Fowler and Steven Lammers, and associates Cate Sabatine, Christopher Simpkins and Matthew Thielemann. This second significant expansion of the Indianapolis office firmly cements the firm's position as a law firm to watch in Indiana.
The firm has handpicked these exceptional local attorneys to join SmithAmundsen's supportive and inclusive culture, client service focus and collaborative environment. The firm's attorneys put the client first with a commitment to work as a business partner rather than just a service provider.
"SmithAmundsen's way of doing business is refreshing in the legal marketplace," said Stephen Stitle, Indiana Managing Partner. "SmithAmundsen provides a uniquely innovative, entrepreneurial culture where attorneys thrive."
These five experienced attorneys join established financial services attorneys, Stephen Stitle, John Tanselle and Larry Tomlin; insolvency and restructuring attorneys Martha Lehman and Mark Wenzel; intellectual property attorneys Constance Lindman, Dennis Schell, Eric Lamb, Kelly Smith and Gabriel Applegate; health care attorneys Melinda Shapiro, Laura Bonadies and Phillip List; litigator Jeanne Hamilton; and labor and employment attorneys Suzanne Newcomb and Debra Mastrian in the Indianapolis office.
Phillip Fowler, partner, is a skilled complex business litigation attorney. He represents corporate entities and their owners, officers and directors. He regularly handles matters including product liability, professional liability and financial matters. Phillip is past chair of the Indiana State Bar Association, litigation section and former chair of the USLAW, e-discovery committee.
Steven Lammers, partner, devotes his practice to defending clients in various litigation matters. As a member of SmithAmundsen's Health Care Practice Group, he represents health care organizations and individuals in complex litigation matters. Steve regularly defends hospitals, nursing homes, long term care facilities and physicians in complex contract disputes, medical malpractice, premises liability and other matters. As a member of our Insolvency & Restructuring Group, Steve represents banks and other secured and unsecured creditors in loan workouts, foreclosure and bankruptcy proceedings. Outside the office Steve and his family champion causes for the special needs community. Steve served on the Chasing Dreams Inc. Board of Directors for two years, supporting those with developmental disabilities and other special needs in the community.
Cate Sabatine, associate, counsels clients dealing with medical malpractice, breach of contract and negligence claims. As a member of both the Health Care and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, Cate assists clients with a variety of issues including compliance with state and federal regulations. She routinely represents nursing homes and other health care providers in litigation and enforcement proceedings before state and federal courts.
Christopher Simpkins, associate, provides his clients with unique litigation strategies and solutions. As a member of the firm's Health Care Practice Group, Chris defends health care providers and long term care facilities in medical malpractice matters and advises clients on litigation avoidance strategies and regulatory compliance. Chris also has extensive experience in insurance coverage disputes, subrogation matters, and general liability insurance defense litigation, having defended numerous cases involving premise liability, products liability, fires and construction losses.
Matthew Thielemann, associate, stands between his clients and the threat of litigation. Matt handles intellectual property, information technology, e-commerce, telecommunications, corporate and media issues. He is a keen advocate during litigation, representing corporate and individual clients in matters relating to business, corporate and contract issues. His transactional and litigation practices include telecommunications, trade secret, copyright, trademark and patent matters for numerous clients.
ABOUT SMITHAMUNDSEN: SmithAmundsen is a law firm comprised of more than 160 attorneys practicing from offices in Chicago, St. Charles, Rockford and Woodstock, IL; Indianapolis, IN; St. Louis, MO; and Milwaukee, WI. The firm handles the transactional, labor and employment and litigation needs of companies across the U.S. For more information, visit: www.salawus.com. Connect with @SmithAmundsen on Twitter or on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/smithamundsen-llc.
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