Molly Briles receives the Susan K. Helfrich Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Services

Posted on Apr, 4 2017

Congratulations to ZSWS Attorney Molly Briles for the well deserved recognition at the annual Volunteer Lawyer Program luncheon for her efforts leading the charge to recruit attorneys to provide pro bono services to those needing legal assistance with protective orders and for her ongoing commitment and dedication to helping those who need but cannot afford legal services. For her commitment to pro bono legal services, Molly received the Susan K. Helfrich Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Services. Congratulations and well deserved, Molly!

Four ZSWS Attorneys have been named Super Lawyers or Rising Stars for 2017

Posted on Apr, 4 2017

Congratulations to ZSWS Partners Pat Shoulders, Dirck H Stahl, Jean Blanton, and Clay Havill for being recognized as Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars among Indiana attorneys! Only 5 percent of the State’s lawyers are selected as Super Lawyers and only 2.5 percent of attorneys under age 40 are selected as Rising Stars.

David Miller Publishes “The Book of David”

Posted on Jan, 10 2017

Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders partner, David V. Miller, has authored a book of thoughtful commentaries, reflections, short stories and observations which explore and illuminate the essence of the day-to-day human experience. It does not focus at all on the practice of law. The spirit, tone and messages of The Book of David recall the works of Lewis Grizzard, Dave Barry, Art Buchwald, and H.L. Mencken.

The website for The Book of David is, which contains additional information, reader reviews, and purchase information. David has been pleased with the strong and sustained public acceptance of his book and is hard at work on a sequel. Anyone interested in acquiring The Book of David may do so through the website or by calling Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders.

J. Michael Luttrull joins Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP

Posted on Jan, 4 2017

John “Michael” Luttrull is an associate with the Firm who practices primarily in the area of Business and Corporate Law with an emphasis on Business Services, Real Estate and Banking and Finance.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Michael received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Evansville in 2011, graduating magna cum laude. While at UE, Michael played on the men’s soccer team, where he was recognized twice as an ESPN Academic All-American, as well as the recipient of UE’s Ralph H. Coleman Award, awarded to the University’s most outstanding male senior scholar athlete. Prior to studying law, Michael was an accountant living in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he was the controller of a local car dealership with locations on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix. Michael received his law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 2016. During law school, Michael continued to work as an accountant in Indianapolis until May 2014, when he joined ZSWS as a law clerk following his first year of law school.

John Collins to Speak at Family-Farm Succession Planning Workshop

Posted on Dec, 20 2016

John Collins will speak at an upcoming Purdue Extension regional workshop on succession planning for family-farm businesses. The workshop will be held on February 1, 2017, in Washington, Indiana, at Washington Community Building, 501 Burkhart Drive. The program starts at 9:00 a.m. (local time), and at 1:50 p.m. that afternoon Mr. Collins will begin speaking on legal concerns relating to succession planning for family-farm businesses. Mr. Collins is a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer as certified by the Trust & Estate Specialty Board of the Indiana State Bar Association. Mr. Collins focuses his practice in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, business and wealth succession planning and corporate transactions. See Mr. Collins’ bio here. For more details on the upcoming workshop, please click on this link: