Evansville-based Rudolph, Fine, Porter and Johnson LLP is merging with Jackson Kelly PLLC. All 20 of the Vanderburgh County firm's offices will become part of the West Virginia firm, which is described as one the 250 largest in the United States. The merger is effective July 1. June 29, 2014

News release

Evansville, Ind. — Rudolph, Fine, Porter and Johnson, LLP is pleased to announce that it has elected to merge its 20 attorney practice with Jackson Kelly PLLC, one of the 250 largest law firms in the United States, effective July 1, 2014.

The leadership of Rudolph, Fine, Porter and Johnson, LLP recognizes the need for advancement in Evansville’s expanding market. Managing Partner Marc D. Fine said, “With complementary skill sets and collective knowledge, the joining of the two firms will enable us to take our clients to the next level with a broader range of resources and services.”

Rudolph, Fine, Porter and Johnson LLP was founded in Evansville in 1987 and has been built from the ground up to become a recognized leader in its marketplace. The Firm, now comprised of more than 50 attorneys, paraprofessionals and administrators, has a second office in Crawfordsville, Indiana and serves clients in the Indiana-Kentucky-Illinois region and beyond in the areas of litigation, mediation, estate planning and administration, corporate, health care, banking, employment and real estate law.

According to Chad J. Sullivan, Member in Jackson Kelly's Evansville, Indiana, office, the merger is in response to the continued prosperity of the region and its local businesses. “We are honored to add the attorneys of Rudolph, Fine, Porter and Johnson to the firm and are confident that this expansion will improve our ability to help clients take advantage of the increased opportunity in the Tri-State area. As Evansville prepares for growth, so do we,” said Sullivan.

Jackson Kelly, which was founded in 1822, opened its eleventh office in Evansville with three attorneys in 2011 to serve its growing energy practice and continues to support the energy and manufacturing industries in the area. Pursuant to the merger, the Firm’s Evansville office will move to Rudolph, Fine, Porter and Johnson’s office in downtown Evansville, at 221 NW Fifth Street, Evansville, Indiana 47706-1507. For additional information regarding Jackson Kelly PLLC, visit http://www.jacksonkelly.com.

Client Focus, Industry Insight, National Reputation. Jackson Kelly PLLC is a national law firm with more than 200 attorneys located in twelve offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado and the District of Columbia. Focusing on clients' industry-specific needs, the Firm serves a wide variety of corporate and public clients and enjoys a national reputation in business, labor and employment, litigation, government contracts, tax, safety and health, permitting, natural resource and environmental law. The Firm’s clients and peers recognize its commitment to providing superior client service as Jackson Kelly has repeatedly been selected as a Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies in the U.S. and is regularly named to BTI’s Client Service A-Team.

Source: Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP

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