James Nussbaum Named Distinguished Fellow by Indianapolis Bar Foundation

POST DATE: 5.22.23
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Church Church Hittle and Antrim is proud to congratulate James Nussbaum for his recognition as one of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s 2023 Distinguished Fellows. James is a partner in the firm’s Sports Law practice and leads the recently launched Higher Education practice group.

“We want to congratulate James for this honor. It is well-deserved,” said Alex Pinegar, CCHA Law’s Managing Partner. “Reviewing the list of the 2023 Distinguished Fellows, it is quite a group of talented lawyers and community leaders. James fits right into that. We are proud of James and all he has accomplished and appreciative of the IndyBar for recognizing him.”

Indianapolis Bar Foundation Fellows

The Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IndyBar) honors outstanding lawyers each year who have dedicated their work to the legal profession, working together to advance justice and lead positive change through the Distinguished Fellow and Distinguished Lifetime Fellow awards. Distinguished Fellow candidates must display a long service record, have an exemplary standing, and have made significant contributions to the Indianapolis legal community. Selected Fellows receive access to service events and are eligible to vote on the recipient of the IndyBar Foundation’s annual Community Empowerment Fund Grant.

About James

James Nussbaum

James’ extensive career has primarily been in higher education, serving as Associate General Counsel at Indiana University, a public research institution with 90,000 students and 40,000 employees across nine campuses. At IU, he conducted investigations and provided legal advice on a wide variety of matters, including athletics, Title IX, name, image, and likeness, potential major NCAA infractions cases, student and faculty affairs, human resources, and employment discrimination, and negotiated real estate and other business transactions.

At CCHA Law, James focuses his practice on sports and higher education law and helps institutional clients manage complex matters involving students, faculty, and staff members. James advises on a wide variety of student and employee matters and conducts high-profile investigations with an eye on political, public relations, and financial implications.


Founded in 1880, CCHA Law is the oldest law firm in Hamilton County, Indiana. As a full-service law firm, CCHA Law provides a myriad of legal services to clients across a wide variety of practice areas, including complex litigation, personal injury, governmental entity and municipal law, education, business formation and representation, divorce and family law, estate planning and administration, real estate law, criminal law, labor and employment law, mediation services and appellate litigation. CCHA Law serves clients across the state with offices in Noblesville, Fishers, Fort Wayne, Tipton, Merrillville, Westfield, and Zionsville. Learn more about CCHA Law at www.cchalaw.com and in this video.

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