Kristen J. Davee, Jonathan W. Padish and Barath S. Raman Join Lewis Wagner
Lewis Wagner is pleased to announce that attorneys Kristen Davee, Jon Padish and Barath Raman have joined the firm as associates.
Kristen J. Davee represents individuals and businesses in business transactions, commercial and residential real estate acquisitions, leasing, and financing. Kristen earned her J.D. cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she served as an editor for Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies and was recognized as Outstanding Editor. While pursuing her law degree, Kristen also earned her M.S. from Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs where she was a teaching assistant in classes relating to environmental sustainability and hazardous and toxic materials.
Jonathan W. Padish is an associate in Lewis Wagner’s complex litigation group. Jon’s concentrations are product liability defense, professional liability defense, and class action defense. He is known and respected most for his thorough legal research, excellent legal writing, and creative problem solving. Before joining the Firm, Jon worked as a law clerk for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. In that role, Jon researched statutory and case law concerning charitable trusts, consumer fraud, and administrative and judicial decisions on tax exemption, unemployment benefits, and agency and contract liability. Jon earned his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as Notes Editor for the Elder Law Journal. While in law school, Jon competed in the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition, the ABA Negotiation Competition, and the ABA Client Counseling Competition. Jon’s past work experience includes serving as a congressional staff member for U.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam.
Barath S. Raman’s practice includes the defense of personal injury, product liability, construction accident and defect, and environmental insurance coverage cases. Before law school, utilizing his B.S. from Purdue University in Construction Engineering, Barath worked as a Field Engineer for Mass Electric Construction Company. In connection with the light rail mass transit expansion project in Houston, Texas, Barath coordinated with and drafted contracts for sub-contractors; and, he also served as the project’s Environmental Compliance Manager. Mass Electric later asked Barath to serve as its Conduit & Utilities Field Engineer in Los Angeles, California for the I-405 Highway Expansion Project, where Barath edited civil engineering drawings to reflect as-built installations and coordinated with the various trades on work schedules, procurement of materials, and safety compliance. Barath embarked on his legal career in 2011 by enrolling at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where he hoped to leverage his engineering background to develop a law practice including construction and environmental law. Barath earned his J.D. cum laude in 2014 while also serving as President of the Student Bar Association.