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Lun Kham Pieper

Born in Burma and raised in the Philippians Lun Kham Pieper has collected a number of experiences from many different cultures and brought them to Indianapolis. This week, Lun sits with Dave to talk about coming to America for her college and post-graduate studies, her work for the Marion County Prosecutors Office, and reaching out to the Burmese community.

Duration: 00:25:11

George Pancol

Madison County Circuit Court 2 Judge, George Pancol joins Dave this week. Judge Pancol lost his vision two years ago. The two of them discuss what George went though as his vision was going away and what it's like being ajuvenile judge in a city which have never recovered from GM closing it's doors and moving away.

Duration: 00:22:55

Erin Blbert

Erin Albert invited Dave out to Butler University, where she's an associate professor, to talk about the pharmaceutical world. Their conversation didn't stop there as Erin and Dave continued to speak about her side ventures as an author and podcaster.

Duration: 00:18:26

Meaghan Zore

Meaghan Zore is the founder of Zore Law out of San Francisco. This week she talks to Dave about working for start up companies, founding her own firm, and the topic of revenge porn.

Duration: 00:18:49

Gerald L. Bepko Part 2

The first half of Dave’s conversation with Gerald L. Bepko focused on his time with the FBI. IN this half of the interview Dave and Jerry talk about his transition from special agent to educator and about his 17+ years as Chancellor of IUPUI and his near year as Interim President of Indiana University.

Duration: 00:24:10

Gerald L. Bepko

Gerald L. Bepko is a recent recipient of IU’s University Medal which is the highest honor the University bestows. He spent 18 years as Chancellor of IUPUI, a year as Interim President of Indiana University, and five years as Dean of the Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Before he did all of that he was a Federal Agent. Today he and Dave will discuss his time in the FBI and about his role in Mississippi during the March Against Fear. We’ll also talk about why he chose to leave the life of...

Duration: 00:24:03

Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts is the future President of Bradley University. In this episode he sits down with Dave to talk about recent cases in sports law, his time as Dean of the IU McKinney School of Law, and his future at Bradley University.

Duration: 00:30:25

Norman Lefstein part 2

In the second half of Dave’s conversation with Norman Lefstein we cover his switch from practicing lawyer to academic.

Duration: 00:26:32

Norman Lefstein: Part 1

Norman Lefstein has a passion for indigent defense. He’s written books, taught courses, and given speeches about the subject. In this episode, the first of two with Norm, he speaks with Dave about the beginnings of his career and how he became an expert on the subject.

Duration: 00:23:57

Jennifer Drobac

The second season of Is It Legal? kicks off with a doozy. Dave is joined by the IU McKinney’sR. Bruce Townsend Professor of LawJennifer Drobac. On this episode we talk about Jennifer’s beginnings in law, her time as a professor, a messy jury custody trialwhere she was accused of being a witch (lit [...]

Duration: 00:24:36

Judge Robyn Moberly

Robyn Moberly got her start at a small law firm doing, what she describes as, general litigation. She’s now theUnited States Bankruptcy Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. This week she speaks with Dave about her journey to the bench and about the differences between being a state court judge vs. a federal court judge.

Duration: 00:30:19

Tom Easterday

Tom Easterday is the Executive Vice President ofSubaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.This week he and Dave talk about the beginnings of SIA, Subaru’s interest in the environment, and their recent safety recall.

Duration: 00:28:17

John Maley

John Maley is an accomplished lawyer who’s a partner at Barnes and Thornburg’s Indianapolis office. Today he’s sitting down with Dave to talk about the Joseph Maley Foundation which he, and his wife Vivian, founded after their son passed away at the age of 18. You can find out more about the foundation by visiting their

Duration: 00:21:18

Jimmie McMillian

Jimmie McMillian is a partner atBarnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office. He’s also a member of a motorcycle club. This week he sits down with Dave to talk about both and his interest in giving back to the community.

Duration: 00:23:03

MaryEllen Bishop & Pat Shoulders

MaryEllen Bishop and Pat Shoulders are on the Board of Trustees of Indiana University. They joined Dave this week to talk about the trustees role within major universities.

Duration: 00:26:34

Dan Evans

President and CEO of Indiana University Health, Dan Evans, invited Dave to his conference room to talk about his career and the future of Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system.

Duration: 00:25:06

Raio Krishnayya

Raio Krishnayya invited Dave out to the Center for Victim and Human Rights offices to talk about the Center and why he became interested in law. You can learn more about the Center for Victim and Human Rights at their

Duration: 00:22:39

Jonna MacDougall

This week we’re talking about the battle against skin cancer with Out Run the Sun co-founder Jonna MacDougall. Out Run the Sun is a non-profit organization dedicated to building national awareness of melanoma and other skin cancers through research, prevention and education. You can find out more about them by listing to this podcast and visiting their

Duration: 00:19:04

John Pistole

John Pistole is the President of Anderson University. He’s also the former Administrator of the TSA and Deputy Director of the FBI. This week he talks with Dave about his journey from practicing lawyer to the top of two of the most powerful agencies in the United states and why he chose to step down to be the President of his alma mater.

Duration: 00:24:45

Jeff Papa: Y.E.T.I. Update

Following the earthquake and tremors in Nepal, we reached out toY.E.T.I.founder Jeff Papa to see how the orphanage is holding up and if there is anything we can do to help them. ClickHEREfor Jeff’s first interview with Is It Legal?

Duration: 00:06:48

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