Thomas H. Engle is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg's Indianapolis office. He is a member of the firm's Real Estate and Corporate Departments, concentrating on commercial real estate transactions, land use and zoning, and construction law matters. He also assists clients with historic preservation law and serves as counsel to Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Inc.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Thomas was a practicing architect with 15 years of experience in commercial and institutional design and construction. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Ball State University in 1981 and received the American Institute of Architects Student Gold Medal for being the top graduate from the College of Architecture and Planning. Thomas is a registered architect in both Massachusetts and Indiana. He has taught a number of seminars on construction law, law for architects, and historic preservation.
Thomas received his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law ' Indianapolis in 1996, where he was an articles editor on the Indiana Law Review. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Linda L. Chezem, judge of the 4th District of the Indiana Court of Appeals, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Margret G. Robb, judge of the 5th District of the Indiana Court of Appeals. He is admitted to practice law in Indiana and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Thomas currently is treasurer and member of the board of directors of the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He is also a member of the American Bar Association (Construction Law Section), Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association.