I am pleased to celebrate the first anniversary of Emhardt Law LLC. Last summer I left a law firm where I had worked for more than twenty-five years. It was time for a change. I began renting space in the Village of West Clay in west Carmel. I purchased top shelf computer technology for my practice (Thank you, Doug Bray!), splurged on Office Works furniture (great work, Ashley Stanton!), and have not missed a beat keeping up with the latest developments in my areas of practice. I have continued working before Indiana state and federal courts and am getting more and more adept with e-filings, WebEx hearings, and Zoom conferences, although I long for the day when I go to the courthouse again. In November, I ventured to Washington D.C. for oral argument before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, just around the corner from the White House, and have finished briefing the Indiana Court of Appeals in the appeal of one of the ten largest commercial jury verdicts in the United States in 2018.
West Clay is evolving into a beautiful community. I can meet with clients and friends for morning coffee at Zing Café, for outdoor lunch at Sahm’s, or an after-work beer at the Danny Boy brew pub. West Clay is changing from what some of my friends called a “movie set” to a vibrant small town within a town. I have been hearing the sounds of construction, even during this crazy pandemic, almost daily, as buildings continue to go up. My office building opened for rent in September 2019. Two others have opened since then, and another is about finished. I am looking forward to continued prudent development of this mixed used community.
My office is about five miles from my home. One of my favorite activities is to bike to work, up brand new bike paths to the edge of the Village, where bikers are welcome. What a joyful way to begin and end each workday. I stopped to take two photos one beautiful July morning on the way to work.
I hope I can do this into my eighties!!!