According to Michael D. Foster, Jackson Kelly’s CEO, the merger is in response to the continued growth of the region and its local businesses. “We are… confident that this expansion will improve our ability to help clients take advantage of the increased opportunity in the tri-state area. As Evansville prepares for growth, so do we,” said Foster.

Rudolph, Fine, Porter and Johnson LLP was founded in Evansville in 1987. Jackson Kelly, now comprised of more than 50 attorneys, paraprofessionals, and administrators serves clients in the Indiana-Kentucky-Illinois region and beyond. Jackson Kelly, which was founded in 1822, opened its 11th office in Evansville with three attorneys in 2011 to serve its growing energy practice and continues to support the energy and manufacturing industries in the area. Jackson Kelly will move to Rudolph, Fine, Porter and Johnson’s office in downtown Evansville.