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BBKCC Welcomes new attorney, Austin A. Shadle


BBKCC welcomes a new attorney to our practice team.  Austin A. Shadle joined our law firm this January in an “Of Counsel” position.   We are very excited to have Austin with us.  He brings with him many years of legal experience, most recently serving as a criminal public defender for the Courts here in Wayne County.  Prior to that Austin was in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana and then served as a Deputy Prosecutor with the Marion County Prosecutor’s office.

If you would like to read more about Austin and his areas of practice, please click on his tab in the Attorneys section or go to the Practice Areas and click on his picture.



At its annual meeting held June 21, 2018, in Noblesville, Indiana, BBKCC partner Ron Cross was elected by the Board of Directors of the Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association (“IMLA”) to serve as president of the IMLA for its 2018-2019 fiscal year. Ron is currently serving a second three-year term on the IMLA Board of Directors. The IMLA is an association of approximately three hundred fifty (350) Indiana attorneys whose practices entail to a significant degree the representation of Indiana cities, towns, counties or other such public bodies. Should you require consultation regarding legal issues facing such a public entity, please call Ron or any of the other members of the BBKCC municipal law group, Bob Bever, AJ Sickmann, Adam Forrest and Walt Chidester.


Bob Bever named into organization of “Lawyers of Distinction”.

Congratulations to Bob Bever with being named into the organization of  “Lawyers of Distinction”, a group that honors the top 10% of attorneys around the nation in their respective fields.  Bob’s honor fields are “Corporate law and Transactions”.


Robert BeverCorporate and Transactional Law

Robert L. (Bob) Bever is a partner with Boston Bever Klinge Cross & Chidester; is a 1975 graduate of DePauw University with distinction and a 1978 Graduate of Indiana University Law School, Indianapolis, Magna Cum Laude. His practice centers on business and commercial transactions; estate planning and administration; banking and municipal law. Clients include numerous local businesses (being involved in numerous multimillion dollar transactions), banks, civic organizations, and he represents BSN Sports, LLC, nationally in its business acquisitions around the nation. He also served as Richmond City Attorney from 1995 – 2003. Honors include being inducted into the Eastern Indiana Business Hall of Fame in 2016; being inducted into Whos Who in American Law; and is the recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Governor of Indiana. He has also served as President of the local Chamber of Commerce and as Chair of the local Republican party.

Welcome our new Associate Attorney, Michelle N. Kelly

Michelle was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio.  She attended the University of Cincinnati, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology.  While at the University of Cincinnati, Michelle was active in the cooperative education program designing homes.  While designing homes, she encounter a lawsuit with a contractor and realized she could help people more in a legal capacity.  This passion for helping people led her to attend Valparaiso University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor degree.  During her time in law school, Michelle was an active member of the Moot Court Honors Society.  During her time with Moot Court, Michelle served as both Associate Justice of Finance and a coach for competing teams.  She was awarded best brief at the Luther M. Swygert Moot Court Competition and placed third in the country in the Sutherland Cup Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.  Michelle also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Valparaiso University.  She is a general practitioner with a majority of her practice focusing on the areas of civil litigation, family law, personal injury, estate planning, and real estate.  Michelle is a member of the Indiana Bar Association, the Wayne County Bar Association, and the National Association of Women Lawyers.