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Douglas D. Church, Noblesville, Named Legendary Lawyer

INDIANAPOLIS – Douglas D. Church, Noblesville, has been named the 2020 Legendary Lawyer by his peers in the Indiana Bar Foundation for his dedication to legal ethics, community involvement and public service.

“There is not another person who possesses greater insight, greater passion, or greater humility than Doug. He is everything that comes to mind when one thinks of what a legendary lawyer is and what a legendary lawyer means to our profession,” said the Honorable Steven David, Indiana Supreme Court, in his letter of support.

Douglas Church will be honored in a ceremony on October 15, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern. The virtual event, sponsored by Church Church Hittle + Antrim, is free. Registration is required.

Speakers will include:
Steve Carter, former Indiana Attorney General
Berkley Duck, retired partner of Ice Miller LLP
Mary Sue Rowland, former Noblesville mayor

The annual Legendary Lawyer Award recognizes an Indiana Bar Foundation Fellow who demonstrates adherence to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession throughout a legal career of 50 years or more. Church is an attorney at Church Church Hittle + Antrim in Noblesville where he served as managing partner for over 25 years.

Admitted to practice in 1970, Church served as town attorney for the Town of Fishers from 1980-2015 and was city attorney for Noblesville from 1988-1996. He is a past president of the Indiana State Bar Association, Hamilton County Bar Association and the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. His list of memberships and achievements is long.

Retired U.S. District Court Judge V. Sue Shields said, “Doug is highly principled, giving, kind, generous and has spent his lifetime contributing to improving the legal profession, his community and the state, and sharing his rich experiences with others to mentor them along and, in turn, inspire.”

Church will be honored in a virtual ceremony before friends, family and colleagues on October 15, 2020. The ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The Indiana Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to strengthening and expanding civil justice and civic education in Indiana. For more information, visit

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