Alumni Spotlights

Lacy M. Johnson, J.D., `81

Partner, Ice Miller, LLP

As a partner in the Indianapolis firm Ice Miller, LLP, Lacy M. Johnson has a busy law practice, but he’s just as busy outside the office. Johnson has served on the board for the Indianapolis Airport Authority, the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute, Indiana Black Expo, Conner Prairie, Simon Youth Foundation, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc., the Oaks Academy, American Pianists Association, and the Indiana Museum of African American History. Of his civic work he says, “It’s my way of putting back some of what I’ve been given. I’m living the American dream.” Educated in public schools in Indianapolis, Johnson went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science and industrial management from Purdue University.  He worked in government relations, as a director of security for the Indiana State Lottery, and as a state police deputy superintendent before joining Ice Miller in 1993. “I’ve been touched by some fantastic people,” Johnson says.  “What you can do with that is pass it on.”