This is an exciting year for me personally and for my law practice. Since January of 2012, I have added three full-time associate attorneys to my firm: Timothy Devereux, Dustin Fregiato and my son, Lance Ladendorf. Together, my firm has over 84 years combined legal experience and these three new additions have been, and will continue to be, valuable assets to the practice. The pursuit of justice on behalf of my clients relative to their injury claims can often be mired in paperwork and red tape, even after a successful settlement with the responsible party. Insurance forms, Medicare, Medicaid and hospital lien notices necessitating multiple negotiation stages are just a few of the issues we confront on a consistent basis. My staff is well versed in these procedures and ready to take on any challenges brought to them.
Additionally, I am proud to share with you that Daniel Ladendorf, after investing countless hours working with the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), was successful in the pursuit of significant amendments to theIndiana Hospital Lien Act, which unjustly took advantage of innocent victims of third-party injury accidents in the State of Indiana. Governor Pence signed the amended bill into law on May 7, 2013. This is a major victory for injured Hoosiers and their counsel, and our firm commends Dan for his tireless advocacy for the new legislation.
I am also very proud to announce that I have been elected to serve as President of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association for the 2013-14 term. This honor has been bestowed upon me after many years of service as a member of the ITLA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. As President, I will be coordinating efforts on many fronts – from our communities to the courthouses to the Statehouse – to safeguard the rights of injured individuals from the forces that seek to limit those legal protections.
The bike season is now upon us and I know most of you are enjoying the weather by getting out on the roads. Please tune in on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. on the WISH-TV/WNDY channel starting June 2nd for the newSteel Horse Thunder sponsored by Ladendorf Law and brought to you by Scott Schnizler this season. As most of you know, Scott finished out last season doing interviews at events for several of the Steel Horse TV episodes. Steve Reeves has officially turned over the microphone to Scott and we are looking forward to where Scott can take us on Steel Horse Thunder! Be sure to calendar your events on my web page at http://ladendorf.wpengine.com/events/.
Enjoy the open roads and watch out for crazy drivers who won’t see you in their path!