ZSWS Lawyers named 2022 Best Lawyers in America

Posted on Oct, 26 2021

Marco DeLucio is named “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Corporate Law in Evansville.  Additionally, he was recognized in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law.

Also recognized are Pat Shoulders for Litigation – First Amendment, Jeff Henning – Real Estate Law, and Jim Casey – Employment Law – Management, Dirck Stahl – Construction Law, Clay Havill – Family Law

Boren named partner effective January 1, 2021

Posted on Jan, 7 2021

Boren named partner effective January 1, 2021

Ziemer Stayman Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP (ZSWS) is pleased to announce the continued growth of our firm with the promotion of our colleague L. Katherine “Katie” Boren.  Katie was named partner effective January 1, 2021.

Katie is a litigator whose practice focuses on appeals in both state and federal courts.  Katie also represents businesses and individuals at the trial court level in a wide range of matters, including commercial and employment disputes, medical malpractice defense, and domestic proceedings.  She also provides legal services and representation to the City of Evansville.

Katie is an Evansville native.  She earned her undergraduate degree in social work, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern Indiana.  Katie went on to earn her law degree, summa cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2010.  While in law school, she served as an editor for The Indiana Law Review and received numerous honors and awards, including the National Attorneys’ Title Assurance Fund Award and the Faculty Prize.

Prior to joining ZSWS, Katie spent several years working as a judicial clerk to three different judges of the Court of Appeals of Indiana: the Honorable Paul D. Mathias, the Honorable Ezra H. Friedlander, and Honorable Robert R. Altice, Jr.  Katie is a regular presenter on topics relating to appellate practice.

Katie was recently elected to serve as the Eighth District Representative to the Indiana State Bar Association Board of Governors.  Katie also serves on the board of the EVSC Foundation and she is the co-chair of the Evansville Bar Association’s Women in Law section.

ZSWS Attorney L. Katherine Boren Elected to Indiana State Bar Association Board of Governors

Posted on Oct, 16 2020

ZSWS attorney L. Katherine (“Katie”) Boren was elected to the board of governors of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) at its annual meeting on October 9, 2020.  Katie will serve a two-year term, representing Indiana’s Eighth District, comprising Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick Counties.

About the Indiana State Bar Association:

Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association is the single largest legal organization in the state. 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 Indiana State Bar Association, visit

Best Lawyers Names Top Lawyers in America: Five ZSWS Partners Recognized

Posted on Oct, 2 2020

Ziemer Stayman Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP (ZSWS) is pleased to announce that several members of the firm have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2021 edition, in recognition of their work in various areas of the law, including Litigation, Real Estate, Construction, Land Use and Zoning, Bankruptcy and Creditor and Debtor Rights, and Insolvency and Reorganization.  ZSWS lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition include: Patrick A. Shoulders, Marco DeLucio, Jeffrey W. Henning, Dirck H. Stahl, and Nick Cirignano.

Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of recognizing extraordinary lawyers in private practice through an exhaustive peer-review process.  Selection is based on a peer-review survey and an analysis of votes received by millions of participants.

Governor Holcomb: Indiana Employers Continuing Operations or Allowed to Reopen Must Develop COVID-19 Plans by May 11, 2020

Posted on May, 5 2020

By: Joshua B. Gessling

 On May 1, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-26 (“EO 20-26”).  EO 20-26 requires Indiana businesses that are continuing to operate or reopening to adhere to certain requirements, which include creating a policy related to COVID-19.  Beginning no later than May 11, 2020, all Indiana employers that are operating must develop and publish a policy to implement measures and institute safeguards to ensure a safe work environment for employees and the public.  At a minimum, EO 20-26 requires these policies to address the following:

(1) Instituting an employee health screening process;

(2) Employing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols;

(3) Enhancing the abilities of employees and visitors to wash or sanitize hands; and

(4) Complying with social distancing requirements established by the CDC or other separation measures.

EO 20-26 also requires that Indiana employers comply with applicable safety and health standards established and enforced by IOSHA.

Indiana employers are urged to consult Governor Holcomb’s EO 20-26 immediately, and consider developing a policy and practices that will enable workers to be returned to work safely.  According to EO 20-26, these policies must be developed, provided to each employee, and posted publicly on or before May 11, 2020.  Governor Holcomb’s EO 20-26 may be accessed here

If you have questions about EO 20-26 or how your business may be affected, you may contact the ZSWS lawyer with whom you regularly work.