Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder (MRR) is proud to announce that Curtis M. Graham and Tia J. Combs, associates in the firm’s Lexington, Kentucky office, were admitted to the practice of law in Indiana by the Indiana State Supreme Court on May 15, 2018. Their admission to the Indiana Bar adds to MRR’s depth and ability to provide quality legal services to its clients on a regional basis.
“Curt and Tia are the perfect choices to help drive our firm’s growth into Indiana,” said Joseph F. Nicholas, MRR’s Managing Partner and President. “Most importantly, being admitted into Indiana will open doors for their own professional development as Next Generation lawyers at the firm.”
In order to practice law in Indiana, one must be a graduate of an ABA approved law school, a person of good moral character, and have taken and passed the two day Indiana Bar Examination, consisting of the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”), the Indiana Essay Examination, and the Multistate Bar Examination (“MBE”).”
Curt focuses his practice on civil rights and governmental liability issues, including the representation of police officers, municipalities, correctional institutions, and city officials. In addition to his representation of governments and government officials, Curt is experienced in all aspects of insurance litigation, ranging from coverage and bad faith disputes to insurance defense litigation. Further, he has handled matters for both large and small business owners in the areas of commercial law, subrogation, collections, data security, and cyber security law.
Tia’s primary areas of practice are school law and insurance defense litigation. She has considerable experience representing school boards throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky in matters ranging from employment and personnel conflicts to student disciplinary matters and civil rights to contract negotiation and drafting.
In the course of representing her clients, Tia has litigated cases in the defense of school boards, administrators, and teachers, and has also served as counsel defending individuals and companies, large and small, against civil claims.