Ice Miller Welcomes Experienced Public Affairs Attorney Kip Tew Ice Miller Welcomes Experienced Public Affairs Attorney Kip Tew

Ice Miller Welcomes Experienced Public Affairs Attorney Kip Tew

(Indianapolis) – Ice Miller LLP is pleased to announce that Kipper V. Tew has joined the Firm as a partner in the Public Affairs Group. 

“Kip is a welcome addition to our respected Public Affairs Group,” said Steve Humke, chief managing partner at Ice Miller. “He brings experience in national, state and local public affairs, and most importantly, shares our values of integrity and hard work.”

Tew is a Member at-Large of the Indianapolis City-County Council, and joins Ice Miller from local law firm Krieg Devault. He is also an active stakeholder in the political process.  He served as the state chair of the Barack Obama Presidential campaign in Indiana.  He is also the Former Chairman of the Indiana Democratic party.
“Kip is a dedicated advocate for the City of Indianapolis,” said Melissa Proffitt, Indianapolis office managing partner. “He is committed to this community, and that commitment is evidenced by his work with the Fathers and Families Center, which works to break the cycle of fatherless families.”

Previously, Tew has served as chief legal counsel to former Minority Leader and previous Speaker of the House B. Patrick Bauer. He has been an advisor in various statewide campaigns, including Deputy Campaign Manager for Governor Joe Kernan, campaigns for the Secretary of State, the United States Senate, and Governor.
Tew served as a paid advisor on the campaign staff of Indiana Governor Frank O'Bannon, the Marion County Democratic Party for two years, and served as a senior advisor to former Mayor of Indianapolis, Bart Peterson. He began his legal career as counsel to a major agency in state government, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. He later became Manager of Government Affairs at PSI Energy (now Duke Energy, a multi-state electric and gas utility) where he concentrated on all issues relating to utilities, including environmental issues.
“Kip’s motivation and natural leadership skills have earned him respect in the Indiana political arena,” said Lacy Johnson, co-chair of the Public Affairs Group at Ice Miller. “At Ice Miller, he will have the opportunity to combine his experience with that of the Public Affairs Group to help our clients build strategic partnerships.”

“We’re excited to add Kip’s unique perspective and skills to our team,” said John Hammond, co-chair of the Public Affairs Group at Ice Miller. “The Public Affairs Group is proud to offer our clients diverse perspectives from both sides of the aisle, and the addition of Kip further broadens our range of insights to assist our clients in navigating the local, state and federal scenes.”
About Ice Miller LLP
Founded in 1910, Ice Miller LLP is an Am Law 200 Firm with a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. Ice Miller offers a broad array of capabilities in virtually all areas of legal practice including: corporate, patents and trademarks, bankruptcy, lobbying, labor and employment, litigation, employee benefits, environment, tax, trusts and estates, real estate, municipal finance and government law. With offices in Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; DuPage County, Ill.; Indianapolis; New York; and Washington, D.C., the Firm has more than 300 lawyers and 40 paraprofessionals. 
This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.
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