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Verbatim: Fort Wayne attorney advances in ISBA


Statement issued Tuesday:

Erik Chickedantz, Fort Wayne, advanced to the office of president-elect of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) for 2010-11 at the Association's annual meeting in Indianapolis on Friday, Oct. 15. His term will expire in October 2011, after which he will become president of the ISBA. As president, he will represent more than 12,000 ISBA members, the single largest legal organization in the state.

Chickedantz is a partner at the Fort Wayne firm Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Chickedantz. Since 1972, he has practiced law in Fort Wayne, concentrating in the areas of personal injury, commercial, construction and insurance defense litigation and, during the past several years, mediation and arbitration. He received his B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1963 and his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1971. Chickedantz served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army during 1963-69.

Chickedantz is a member of the Allen County (past president), Indiana State (chair, House of Delegates, 2007-08; district member, Board of Governors, 2001-03; secretary, 1999-2000) and American bar associations; Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana; Benjamin Harrison American Inn of Court (past president); Allen County Bar Foundation (member, board of directors); Indiana Bar Foundation (member, board of directors); and Indiana Pro Bono Commission (past member).

Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) is the single largest legal organization in the state. With more than 12,000 members, 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 State Bar, visit

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