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Five from IU McKinney Named to IBJ Forty Under 40 List


Five alumni of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law were named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s annual Forty Under 40 list, which recognizes young professionals in the metropolitan Indianapolis area for their early career achievements. The list was published in the newspaper’s February 3 issue.

Angela Adams, ’04, is Associate General Counsel for Immigration for Indiana University. She went to the university after working as a partner at Lewis & Kappes. She told the newspaper she finds it frustrating when people try to reduce immigration to a bumper sticker issue. “It’s not about ‘Let’s deport them all’ and  it’s not about amnesty for all,” she said. “It’s everything in between.”

Reynold Berry, ’05, is a cum laude graduate of the law school. He jokes that his undergraduate studies, in political science and history, “will make you a fine bartender.” He tells the newspaper that he did in fact tend bar for a time while doing real estate rehab and redevelopment before attending law school.

Adam Hill, ’07, CEO of LOR Corp., shared how his grandfather, whom Hill calls “Pop,” influenced his career path. Pop encouraged Hill to go to law school, and to join the family business after practicing law for a few years. Carrying on his grandfather’s legacy “is more motivating and more demanding than law,” he told the newspaper.

Edward Thomas, ’09, worked as a paralegal in the JAG Corp while serving in the U.S. Army in Bosnia. His superior officers wanted to send him to law school and have him stay in the military, but he opted for the civilian route. He’s now an associate at LewisWagner, where he’s on the recruiting committee.

Wes Zirkle, ’01, is Executive Vice President of Just Marketing Inc. The firm negotiates a wide range of deals for the motorsports business. “If it’s on wheels, we touch it,” Zirkle told the newspaper. He started working with CMG Worldwide while in law school, and had an opportunity to meet guitar legend Chuck Berry and hear him play “Riding Along in my Automobile.” “Suddenly it hit me that a legend was in front of me.”

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