Anderson attorney Ralph E. Sipes of Busby, Austin, Cooper & Farr was inducted as a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation at the organization’s annual dinner meeting. The designation signifies professional honor and distinction in the practice of law. Sipes was among 43 attorneys elected for 1999. The group, organized 20 years ago, supports educational and charitable projects advancing the administration of justice and public understanding of the law. – Anita Munson, The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Indiana, May 16, 1999

Mr. Sipes is currently a Life Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation (IBF), and a member of the Madison County, Indiana Bar Association (MCBA), the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA), and has maintained memberships in both the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA).

Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard and Ralph E. Sipes at IBF Dinner Honoring Mr. Sipes' former law partner Phillip S. Cooper as IBF's 1998 Legendary Lawyer Award Recipient in his 50th Year of practice. (Photo taken April 23, 1998)