SmithAmundsen LLC Opens Indianapolis Office Continuing Midwest Growth

May 16, 2013

Chicago, IL - The law firm of SmithAmundsen LLC, headquartered in Chicago, is pleased to announce the opening of an Indianapolis office which expands both the scope of services offered by the firm and its geographic presence in the Midwest. Constance Lindman, Dennis Schell, and Eric Lamb, experienced Intellectual Property (IP) attorneys, have joined as partners and bring a dedicated IP practice to the firm. Suzanne Newcomb, providing labor and employment services, has also joined the new Indianapolis office. Glen Amundsen, Chairman, Executive Committee, announced the new Indianapolis office saying, “We are pleased to add Connie, Dennis, Eric and Suzanne to our growing team of 150-lawyers as part of our commitment to better serve our regional and national clients.” 

Connie Lindman has more than twenty years of experience in intellectual property law. Her practice includes negotiation of software agreements (license, support, OEM, VAR, SaaS, etc.) as well as a wide variety of other intellectual property and technology agreements including patent, trademark and copyright license agreements, distribution agreements, technology transfer agreements, and professional services agreements. Connie assists clients in protecting their intellectual property through counseling, registration of trademarks and copyrights, and dispute resolution. Connie received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Indiana University and her law degree from Indiana University School of Law, magna cum laude

Dennis Schell is a licensed patent attorney and brings more than ten years of experience representing individuals and companies in matters involving patent prosecution, patent litigation and opinions. Industries served by Dennis include electronics, software, medical device, transportation, sporting goods, communication, process control, security and defense, construction, and agriculture. Dennis received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University School of Engineering and his law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington, cum laude. A lifelong aviator, before starting his legal career, Dennis served as a US Air Force F-15E Instructor Weapon Systems Officer and Electronic Warfare Officer. 

Eric Lamb has prosecuted both trademark and copyright applications in the U.S. and assists clients with the management of their international IP portfolios. He advises clients on legal issues stemming from the internet and social media networks. Eric litigates both intellectual property and general civil matters. Eric received a B.S. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a triple major in computer information systems, business process management, and operations management. Eric received his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law.

Suzanne Newcomb, a skilled litigator, brings 16 years of experience to the Labor & Employment group. Suzanne litigates federal and state court discrimination claims and other employment related disputes, and represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local civil rights agencies. Suzanne also helps clients avoid litigation by tailoring employment policies to meet each client’s unique needs and by helping them to navigate complicated human resource concerns as they arise. She received her law degree from the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.

“We are proud to be able to provide our clients with the full-service, one-stop legal counsel and assistance they need and we are delighted to become new members of the Indianapolis business community,” said Larry Schechtman, SmithAmundsen’s Managing Partner.

SmithAmundsen is now recruiting other experienced attorneys in the Indianapolis area. In particular, the firm seeks experienced lawyers who practice in labor and employment, banking, commercial litigation, and general corporate and business services. Contact Mike DeLargy ( for more information. The Indianapolis office is located at 201 North Illinois Street, South Tower, 16th Floor, Indianapolis, IN, 46204-1904.