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Bette J. Dodd

Bette J. Dodd

Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone:
317-639-1210
Fax:
317-639-4882
Email:

After graduating from law school, Bette clerked for both an Indiana Supreme Court Justice and a federal judge in Indianapolis. She has been active in municipal law including land use, territorial disputes, bond issuances and municipal finance matters, and in utility law, including energy, water, storm water and sewer matters for both consumers and utilities.

Bette currently serves as the Executive Director of the Indiana Industrial Energy Consumers, Inc. ("INDIEC"), an organization consisting of large-volume energy users from all over the state of Indiana.

Areas of Practice

  • Energy and Utility Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1983
    • Law Review: Indiana Law Review, Articles Editor, 1982 - 1983
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Major: Journalism
    • Major: Sociology

Published Works

  • The Surrogate Mother Contract in Indiana, Indiana Law Review 807, 15, 1982

Representative Cases

  • CSL v. JNRU

Representative Clients

  • Notre Dame University
  • City of Portage
  • Town of Centerville

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) Annual Municipal Law Seminar, Trade Secrets and the Access to Public Records Act, 2014
  • Speaker, National Business Institute Seminar, Local Government and the Law, 2007 - Present
  • Speaker, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) Annual Municipal Law Seminar, Utility Jurisdiction and Home Rule Issues, 2006 - Present
  • Zoning Concerns and Land Use and Planning Issues, National Business Institute Seminar, 2005 - Present
  • Speaker, National Business Institute Seminar, Zoning Concerns and Land Use and Planning Issues, 2005 - Present
  • Electric Update, Indiana State Bar, Utility Section, Spring 2002
  • Issues for Telecommunications Siting & Leasing, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, 1999 - Present
  • Speaker, Indiana State Bar Utility Law Section Seminar, Electric Update, 2002 and Consumer Update, 1999 - Present
  • Speaker, IMLA Annual Municipal Law Seminar, Cell Tower Siting and Leasing, 1999 - Present
  • Speaker, Annual Indiana Rural Water Association Conference on Water Utility Issues

Honors and Awards

  • Indiana Super Lawyers (Utilities) 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Outstanding Alumna of the Year, Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Fellow
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Former Chair Government Practice Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Former Chair Utility Law Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Former Chair Electricity Division
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Former Chair Utility Services/Consumer Division of Utility Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Moot Court Competition and Client Counseling Competition at IU School of Law-Indianapolis, Past Volunteer Judge

Past Employment Positions

  • Ice Miller, Attorney, 1986 - 1995
  • Law Clerk, Hon. William E. Steckler, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1983 - 1986
  • Hon. Justice Donald H. Hunter, Indiana Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1983

Pro Bono Activities

  • Prepared Amici Brief for Indiana Association of Cities, Towns & Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, 2004
  • On Call for Additional Pro Bono Work
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Ubicaciones de las Oficinas

Oficina de Indianápolis
One American Square
AUL Building, Suite 2500
Indianápolis, IN 46282-0003
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Teléfono: 317-639-1210
Lánea gratuita: 866-668-0262
Fax: 317-639-4882
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