The Indiana law firm of Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim, founded in 1880, announces Amy A. Matthews is joining its School Law Group as an associate. She will maintain her office at the firm’s Noblesville location at 2 N. Ninth St.
Matthews joins CCHA after serving as general counsel and director of research for the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board in Indianapolis, where she provided legal advice and research support to the agency, which is charged with the administration of Indiana’s collective bargaining law for teachers in public schools. Most recently, Matthews focused on implementing the 2011 revisions to the teacher bargaining statute, which substantially altered that law.
“Ms. Matthews brings to our firm a terrific foundation of knowledge and depth of understanding in matters affecting Indiana public school districts,” said David Day, managing partner with CCHA. “She will be a valued addition to our school law team, while also utilizing her mediation skills for the benefit of the legal community in a variety of other subject areas, including labor disputes and family law cases.”
Matthews will be focusing her practice on the representation of school corporations as they undertake the challenges of complying with the 2011 education reform legislation and meeting their many legal obligations as they educate Indiana students.
CCHA is the oldest law firm in Hamilton County and serves clients throughout central Indiana from its offices in Noblesville, Fishers and Tipton. The School Law Group of the firm serves as general counsel for five of the six school corporations in Hamilton County and three school corporations in Marion County.