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Indiana Attorney to Speak at FHU’s ALUMination Day

Henderson, Tennessee - Sep 14, 2018

Thomas A. Vick, Indiana attorney, will speak at Freed-Hardeman University’s 10:30am chapel service Monday, Sept. 24, in Loyd Auditorium as a part of the school’s second annual ALUMination Day. The public is invited to his chapel presentation.

Four years into his legal career, Vick is set to argue before the Indiana Supreme Court in the case of Wamsley v. Tree City Village, et al Sept. 20, just days before speaking at his alma mater. In that case, Thomas received a damages judgment of $6.8 million in May 2017. After judgment was set aside, Thomas appealed the decision and won with a unanimous opinion of the Indiana Court of Appeals. The case is now before the Indiana Supreme Court.

Genia Wamsley was shot by her neighbor Matthew Joseph March 7, 2016, while sitting on her couch in her apartment in Greensburg, Indiana. The shooting garnered attention from local and state media outlets. She sued the management company for Tree City Village and Joseph. Vick represented the plaintiff.

A 2011 FHU graduate, Vick earned a law degree from Liberty University School of Law in 2014. Immediately following his admittance to the Indiana bar in 2014, he began his solo practice in Greenwood, Indiana.

In his chapel address, Vick plans to make biblical applications from lessons he has learned in his first few years of law practice. He has practiced in several areas of law, including estate planning, estate administration, personal injury and appellate advocacy.

Vick will join other FHU alumni making presentations to students for ALUMination Day. The Division of Academics, in collaboration with the Division of Community Engagement and the President’s Office, hosts the annual event. According to Vice President of Academics C.J. Vires, it seeks to provide an opportunity for current students to interact with successful alumni.

“ALUMination Day is a great day for all involved. It's a tremendous opportunity for our alumni to share their successes with our students, and it’s a tremendous opportunity for our students to gain some wisdom and insights from our alumni. It really is a win-win for everyone involved,” Vires said.