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Christine Plews has been Of Counsel with the firm since its inception in 1988. With a legal background ranging from experience with pro bono immigration cases to serving as in-house counsel for Eli Lilly and Company, Chris brings a valuable perspective to the clients she serves. Chris is also extremely involved in the Indianapolis Community. She is a bass violinist in the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis and is a member of both the Brebeuf Mothers’ Association and the St. Richard's School Parent Organization. Chris has also been an active Board member of a variety of prominent Indianapolis institutions, including the Indiana State Museum Foundation, Junior League of Indianapolis Endowment and the Indiana Repertory Theater Society, where she also served as Vice President. She has also volunteered for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and was a member of the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church for a number of years.

 

Chris earned her A.B. magna cum laude in 1974 from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She then received a B.A. with honors in politics, philosophy, and economics in 1976 from St. Hugh’s College at Oxford University. Chris earned her J.D. in 1979 from Harvard Law School, where she was the Senior Articles Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights—Civil Liberties Law Review, and returned to Oxford to earn her M.A. in 1981. Chris is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell and is a member of the Indianapolis Bar, Indiana State Bar and American Bar Associations.


Practice Areas

  • Business Services

Associations & Memberships

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association

Member, Indiana State Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Honors

2011  

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating

 
2007   John Edward Burns Award for Outstanding Service to St. Richard’s School
 
2006   John Edward Burns Award for Outstanding Service to St. Richard’s School
 
1979   Senior Articles Editor, Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review
 
1978   Senior Articles Editor, Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review
 
1974   Marshall Scholar for two years of study at Oxford University
 
1974   Phi Beta Kappa
 

Employment History

1988 - present  Of Counsel, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

1987 - 1988   Pro Bono Counsel, Episcopal Church Immigrant Legalization Center

1979 - 1984  In-House Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana (government regulation, litigation, and corporate)

Volunteer Activities

Board of Directors, Hanover College Parents Association, 2010

Board of Directors, Indiana State Museum Foundation, 1993 - 1999

Board of Directors, Junior League of Indianapolis Endowment, 1992 - 1998

Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis, bass violin, 1991 - present

Vice President and Board of Directors of Parkview Cooperative Preschool, 1989 - 1992 and 1993 - 1998

Vestry, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1995 - 1998, 1999 - 2002

Past Vice President and Board of Directors, Indiana Repertory Theater Society

Past President, Princeton Club of Indiana

Past President, American Field Service Chapter

Volunteer, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Member, Brebeuf Mothers' Association, 1998 - present

Member, St. Richard's School Parent Organization, 1988 - present

Past Member, Board of Directors, Youth as Resources

Client Alerts

May 27, 2014   George Plews Featured on WFYI Radio Show NO LIMITS
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
October 18, 2013   PSRB Spells Support for Indy Reads
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
September 7, 2011   Dr. Doug Tallamy Returns to Indianapolis to Lecture on Biodiversity
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 

Practice Areas

  • Business Services

Associations & Memberships

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association

Member, Indiana State Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association


Honors

2011  

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating

 
2007   John Edward Burns Award for Outstanding Service to St. Richard’s School
 
2006   John Edward Burns Award for Outstanding Service to St. Richard’s School
 
1979   Senior Articles Editor, Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review
 
1978   Senior Articles Editor, Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review
 
1974   Marshall Scholar for two years of study at Oxford University
 
1974   Phi Beta Kappa
 

Employment History

1988 - present  Of Counsel, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

1987 - 1988   Pro Bono Counsel, Episcopal Church Immigrant Legalization Center

1979 - 1984  In-House Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana (government regulation, litigation, and corporate)


Volunteer Activities

Board of Directors, Hanover College Parents Association, 2010

Board of Directors, Indiana State Museum Foundation, 1993 - 1999

Board of Directors, Junior League of Indianapolis Endowment, 1992 - 1998

Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis, bass violin, 1991 - present

Vice President and Board of Directors of Parkview Cooperative Preschool, 1989 - 1992 and 1993 - 1998

Vestry, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1995 - 1998, 1999 - 2002

Past Vice President and Board of Directors, Indiana Repertory Theater Society

Past President, Princeton Club of Indiana

Past President, American Field Service Chapter

Volunteer, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Member, Brebeuf Mothers' Association, 1998 - present

Member, St. Richard's School Parent Organization, 1988 - present

Past Member, Board of Directors, Youth as Resources


Client Alerts

May 27, 2014   George Plews Featured on WFYI Radio Show NO LIMITS
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
October 18, 2013   PSRB Spells Support for Indy Reads
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
September 7, 2011   Dr. Doug Tallamy Returns to Indianapolis to Lecture on Biodiversity
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
 
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