Meet Carol M. Adinamis

In October, Carol M. Adinamis, Westfield, assumed the office of president of the Indiana State Bar Association for 2015-16 at the Association’s fall meeting in Indianapolis. Carol succeeds Jeff R. Hawkins, Sullivan, who now will serve as immediate past president on the Association’s 25-member Board of Governors. Mitchell R. Heppenheimer, South Bend, advanced to the office of president-elect, and Andi M. Metzel, Indianapolis, was elected vice president.

President Carol M. Adinamis, Westfield, is a partner at the firm Adinamis & Saunders PC, where she focuses on business formation and planning, estate planning, mediation and taxation. Previously, Carol served as a CPA at Arthur Andersen. She received her B.S. in accounting from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1987 and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the I.U. Maurer School of Law in 1992. Carol is a member of the Indianapolis, Hamilton County, Indiana State (member, board of governors; chair, House of Delegates; chair, Legal Ethics Committee) and American bar associations, Indiana CPA Society and the American Institute of CPAs. She is also an active member of the Brebeuf Jesuit Mothers Association and Westfield Intermediate School PTO.

Carol was born in Philadelphia in 1965.

Professional enjoyment: I love helping people solve problems and achieve their goals. I also enjoy the people that I meet on a daily basis – both clients and other professionals. I love learning about other people, their work and interests.

Your inspiration: My father and aunt were both lawyers. After a few “busy seasons” at a public accounting firm, I knew I wanted to do something more creative and something that allowed me to have more control over my life. The law seemed like a good fit.

Why bar association involvement: I originally joined the ISBA Legal Ethics Committee because of a specific event that had an impact on me. I enjoyed it so much and met so many incredible lawyers through the bar association that I haven’t wanted to stop my involvement. The Indiana State Bar Association has provided me with the opportunity to speak to various people I never would have come across in my transactional practice, and that has been very rewarding.

If not a lawyer: I would like to be a writer or a teacher.

Fav hobbies: swimming, biking, reading and generally trying to keep up with my husband and three children. Fav book or author: Quiet by Susan Cain. Fav vacation spot: anywhere on the water at Lake Michigan. Fav food or restaurant: Jan’s Village Pizza in downtown Westfield, Ind. The pizza is fantastic. Top of my bucket list: bike the entire coast of Lake Michigan.

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