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Annual Chambers & Partners Rankings List Barnes & Thornburg Attorneys, Practice Groups

INDIANAPOLIS – Barnes & Thornburg LLP has been recognized by 2017 Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers in Business in 18 practice areas, with four earning the publication’s top honors. Also receiving accolades are 48 attorneys who were named for their work in a number of practice areas.

Barnes & Thornburg’s Chambers rankings page, which includes client commentary about individuals and practices, can be viewed on the Chambers website. Band 1 is the highest ranking.

The directory, a publication produced annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, gave high ratings to Barnes & Thornburg practices in:

  • Banking & Finance (Michigan, Band 3)
  • Corporate/M&A (Indiana, Band 2)
  • Environment (Illinois, Band 1; Indiana, Band 1)
  • Healthcare (Illinois, Band 3)
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (Illinois, Band 2)
  • Intellectual Property (Illinois, Band 4; Minnesota, Band 3)
  • International Trade (Nationwide, Recognized Practitioner)
  • Labor & Employment (California, Band 4; Georgia, Recognized Practitioner; Indiana, Band 1; Michigan, Band 3)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Illinois, Band 5; Indiana, Band 1)
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts (Nationwide, Recognized Practitioner)
  • Real Estate (Indiana, Band 2; Minnesota, Recognized Practitioner) 

Several attorneys were added this year to bolster Barnes & Thornburg’s rankings. Kathleen Anderson, Joseph Calderon, Joshua Hollingsworth and Michael Scanlon were ranked for the first time in Indiana and Donald Lawless was added in Michigan. In addition, James Murdica of the firm’s Chicago office received nationwide recognition, noted as Up and Coming for his product liability practice.

Barnes & Thornburg’s recognized attorneys are listed below:


Howard D. Fabrick (Labor & Employment, Senior Statesman)
Carolyn Hunt (Media & Entertainment: Transactional, Band 3)
Scott J. Witlin (Labor & Employment, Band 3)


John T.L. Koenig (Labor & Employment, Band 4)
Stephen A. Opler (Corporate/M&A, Band 4)
Peter R. Spanos (Labor & Employment, Band 4)


Fredric P. Andes (Environment: Mainly Transactional, Band 2)
Adam K. Hollander (Insurance: Dispute Resolution, Band 3)
Joseph F. Madonia (Environment: Litigation, Band 2)
David B. Ritter (Labor & Employment, Band 3)
Mark E. Rust (Healthcare, Band 3)
Clifford J. Shapiro (Construction, Band 1)
Bruce White (Environment: Litigation, Band 1)


Kathleen M. Anderson (Labor & Employment, Band 3)
Joseph D. Calderon (Real Estate, Band 3)
Jan M. Carroll (Litigation: General Commercial, Band 3)
Anne N. DePrez (Litigation: General Commercial, Band 3)
Andrew J. Detherage (Litigation: General Commercial, Band 3)
Joseph G. Eaton (Litigation, Recognized Practitioner)
David R. Gillay (Environment, Band 3)
E. Sean Griggs (Environment, Band 1)
Curt W. Hidde (Corporate/M&A, Band 3)
Joshua P. Hollingsworth (Corporate/M&A, Up and Coming)
Dennis A. Johnson (Real Estate, Band 2)
John M. Kyle, III (Environment, Band 1)
Robert D. MacGill (Litigation: General Commercial, Band 3)
Larry A. Mackey (Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Band 1)
John R. Maley (Litigation: General Commercial, Band 1, and Labor & Employment, Band 1)
Peter A. Morse, Jr. (Labor & Employment, Band 3)
David J. Pryzbylski (Labor & Employment, Up and Coming)
Peter J. Rusthoven (Litigation: Appellate, Band 1)
Michael T. Scanlon (Environment, Band 3)
Anthony C. Sullivan (Environment, Band 2)
Keith E. White (Labor & Employment, Band 3)
Donald E. Williams (Real Estate, Band 3)
Kenneth J. Yerkes (Labor & Employment, Band 1)


Keith J. Brodie (Labor & Employment, Band 3)
Michael G. Campbell (Banking & Finance, Band 2)
Donald P. Lawless (Labor & Employment, Band 3)
Robert W. Sikkel (Labor & Employment, Band 2)
Michael A. Snapper (Labor & Employment, Recognized Practitioner)


Felicia J. Boyd (Intellectual Property, Band 2)
Tina A. Syring (Labor & Employment, Band 3)


Karen A. McGee (International Trade, Recognized Practitioner)
James F. Murdica (Product Liability & Mass Torts, Up and Coming)


William A. Nolan (Labor & Employment, Band 2)


Mark W. Bayer (Antitrust, Band 3)

Washington, D.C.

Teresa L. Jakubowski (Labor & Employment, Recognized Practitioner)

With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from 13 offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.



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