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Morgan Receives the Sagamore of the Wabash Award


Roderick H. Morgan, Bingham McHale, received the Sagamore of the Wabash. The designation, considered the highest honor an Indiana governor bestows, was made on December 6 by Eric Holcomb, Governor’s office, on behalf of Governor Daniels.

The Sagamore of the Wabash award was created during the term of Gov. Ralph Gates, who served from 1945 to 1949. It is a personal tribute usually given to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state or to the governor. The term "sagamore" was used by the American Indian tribes of the northeastern United States to describe a lesser chief or a great man among the tribe to whom the true chief would look for wisdom and advice. *

Morgan, a partner at Bingham McHale, is a member of the business and government services department and chairs the firm’s diversified business solutions team. He recently received the Diversity in Practice Award in the “Attorney” category, presented by the Indiana Lawyer. Morgan serves as the president/chairman of the board for the Indianapolis Black Chamber of Commerce. He was also chairman of the board of Vincennes University from 2005 to December 1 of this year.

Morgan is a retired Army Judge Advocate General and has served as legal advisor to political and military leaders and as an associate professor of law. He has over 27 years of legal experience as a litigator in criminal, civil and administrative matters. For the last 12 years his practice has involved representing state and local governmental units as bond, underwriter and issuer counsel on a multitude of complex tax-exempt and taxable bond issues. He has co-authored several textbooks and publications on constitutional, administrative and business law. Morgan is also a member of the government services department.


Bingham McHale LLP, a multidisciplinary business law firm serving regional, national and international clients, is one of the largest law firms in Indiana with offices in Indianapolis (downtown & Keystone Crossing), Jasper and Vincennes, Ind.   

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