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Quarles & Brady Selects Lucy Dollens as Office Managing Partner of the Indianapolis Office

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP and its firm chair Kimberly Leach Johnson today announced that partner Lucy R. Dollens has been named office managing partner of the firm’s Indianapolis office effective immediately.

Dollens succeeds D. Linden Barber, who has been the Office Managing Partner since the Indianapolis office opened in 2014. Barber will continue to serve as Director of the firm’s DEA Compliance and Litigation practice in the Health Law group.

“As a founding partner of the Indianapolis office, Lucy has displayed incredible institutional knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing our clients,” said firm chair Kimberly Leach Johnson. “She regularly exhibits the values and characteristics associated with a firm leader, and we are confident the care and thoughtfulness she provides for clients will translate into her office managing partner role.”

Dollens serves as the Indianapolis Commercial Litigation office chair and the Indianapolis recruiting chair. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation. Dollens represents clients facing business disputes in federal and state trial and appellate courts, bankruptcy courts, proceedings involving governmental agencies, and class action suits. Dollens’ practice extends to areas such as breach of contract, product liability, premises liability, toxic torts and restrictive covenants. Licensed in both Indiana and West Virginia, Dollens also has extensive experience representing financial institutions, servicers, and consumer finance companies in consumer and commercial contexts. 

“I am honored to be taking over the helm of the Indianapolis office from Linden,” said Dollens. “I look forward to furthering our investment in the community, continuing to build upon our strategic growth, and expanding client relationships in the market.”

Dollens has received several recognitions of her work including being named by Indiana Super Lawyers® in 2016, The Best Lawyers in America® in 2014-2016, and Indiana Super Lawyers-Rising Stars® in 2010-2012. She was named Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year by DTCI in 2013 and is recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

“Lucy has proven herself to be a remarkable litigator,” said Linden Barber. “She has earned the confidence of our entire office, and her enthusiasm for client service will energize the future growth and direction in Indianapolis.”

As Director of the firm’s DEA Compliance and Litigation practice, Barber will continue focus his practice on regulatory compliance and enforcement issues involving the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Barber provides guidance to a wide array of client including manufacturers, wholesale distributors, pharmacies, hospitals and individual practitioners.

Dollens received her B.A., cum laude, from Butler University, her J.D., summa cum laude, from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and completed the Quarles & Brady Leadership Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.