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More Than 80 Barnes & Thornburg Attorneys, Practice Groups Recognized in Chambers USA 2023 Rankings

Environmental, Labor and Employment, and Product Liability and Mass Torts Practices and Three Partners Receive Nationwide Ranking

INDIANAPOLIS – Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers in Business has recognized 64 Barnes & Thornburg attorneys and 20 practice areas in its 2023 edition. The firm’s Environmental, Labor and Employment, and Product Liability and Mass Torts practices each received a nationwide ranking. 

In addition, James F. Murdica, Sarah E. Johnston and Michael Zogby each earned a nationwide ranking in Chambers’ Product Liability & Mass Torts category and the firm was ranked in Chambers 2023 Global Guide for Labor & Employment.

Barnes & Thornburg’s Chambers rankings and client commentary about individuals and practices can be viewed on the Chambers website. The directory, a publication produced annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, gave high ratings to the following Barnes & Thornburg practices in these categories: 

  • Corporate/M&A (Indiana)
  • Energy & Natural Resources (Indiana)
  • Environment (Illinois, Indiana, Nationwide)
  • Healthcare (Illinois)
  • Immigration (Illinois)
  • Insurance (Georgia)
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (Illinois)
  • Intellectual Property (Illinois, Indiana)
  • Labor & Employment (Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Nationwide)
  • Labor & Employment: Highly Regarded (Illinois)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Indiana)
  • Media & Entertainment: Transactional (California)
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts: Highly Regarded (Nationwide)
  • Real Estate (Indiana)

Barnes & Thornburg’s recognized and ranked attorneys are: 


Carolyn Hunt (Media & Entertainment: Transactional) 
Jason M. Karlov (Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent) 
Scott J. Witlin (Labor & Employment) 


Raanon Gal (Labor & Employment) 
Sarah J. Hawk (Immigration) 
John T.L. Koenig (Labor & Employment) 
James J. Leonard (Insurance) 


Fredric P. Andes (Environment: Mainly Transactional) 
Michael H. Elam (Environment: Mainly Transactional) 
Adam K. Hollander (Insurance: Dispute Resolution) 
Christina M. Janice (Labor & Employment) 
Joseph F. Madonia (Environment: Litigation)
Erika K. Powers (Environment: Mainly Transactional)
David B. Ritter (Labor & Employment)
Mark E. Rust (Healthcare)
Tejas Shah (Immigration)
Eric H. Sussman (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
Robert M. Weiss (Technology & Outsourcing)
Bruce White (Environment: Litigation)
Norma W. Zeitler (Labor & Employment)


Kathleen M. Anderson (Labor & Employment)
Neal A. Brackett (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
Joseph D. Calderon (Real Estate)
Hillary J. Close (Energy & Natural Resources)
Mark J. Crandley (Litigation: Appellate)
Andrew J. Detherage (Litigation: General Commercial)
Joseph G. Eaton (Litigation: General Commercial)
David R. Gillay (Environment)
E. Sean Griggs (Environment)
Curt W. Hidde (Corporate/M&A)
Joshua P. Hollingsworth (Corporate/M&A)
Dennis A. Johnson (Real Estate)
Nicholas K. Kile (Energy & Natural Resources)
John R. Maley (Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial)
Kathleen L. Matsoukas (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
Joshua J. Minkler (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
Peter A. Morse, Jr. (Labor & Employment)
Teresa Morton Nyhart (Energy & Natural Resources)
Deborah Pollack-Milgate (Intellectual Property)
David J. Pryzbylski (Labor & Employment)
Peter J. Rusthoven (Litigation: Appellate)
Michael T. Scanlon (Environment)
Anthony C. Sullivan (Environment)
T. Joseph Wendt (Litigation: General Commercial)
Donald E. Williams (Real Estate)
Kenneth J. Yerkes (Labor & Employment)


Keith J. Brodie (Labor & Employment)
Michael G. Campbell (Banking & Finance)
Donald P. Lawless (Labor & Employment)
Jennifer Stocker (Labor & Employment)
Amy J. Zdravecky (Labor & Employment)


Steven R. Katz (Real Estate)

New York

Lawrence Gerschwer (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)

New Jersey

Michael C. Zogby (Litigation: Product Liability)


William A. Nolan (Labor & Employment)


J.D. Thomas (Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud)


Mark C. Nelson (Intellectual Property)
Victor D. Vital (Litigation: General Commercial; Litigation: Trial Lawyers)

Washington, D.C.

Scott N. Godes (Insurance: Policyholder)
John E. Kelly (Healthcare)
James E. Van Horn (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)


Ryan L. Marshall (Intellectual Property)


James F. Murdica (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
Sarah E. Johnston (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
Michael C. Zogby (Product Liability & Mass Torts)

With more than 800 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, South Florida, Texas, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.



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