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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Main Office: 11 South Meridian Street | Indianapolis | IN | 46204
Phone: 317-236-1313 | Fax: 317-231-7433











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Reviewed on June 08, 2023
Former Employee

5.Former EmployeeGreat FirmAssociate Attorney in Indianapolis, INRecommendProsFriendly people, great pay, great cultureConsLots of projects and hours

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on March 19, 2019
Former Employee

I believe it is obvious where there should be improvement. I don't believe that I could think of anything else. It is a good place to work and there is really no place perfect.

I worked at B&T in the Chicago office for a long time. It was a very good place to work. I enjoyed the small firm feeling even though we were growing leaps and bounds. It was exciting because there was always something new going on. I enjoyed the socials that the firm sponsored. There were not too many attorneys that you could not get along with and the Office Manager was very understanding. The firm was open to ideas from the support staff to a good degree.

The attorneys that you could not get along with, which were very few. However, they made life pretty miserable. Sometimes you felt that there was no one on your side and that the attorney was always correct, without listening to a reason why something was done. These are things that happen at a lot of firms so it is nothing new nor do you expect it to be any other way. Just learn to deal with it and hope you can find someone to listen to your side.

You know which partners they are and why. Again, there are not very many and the firm tries to work with both sides of a confrontation so no one feels they are treated unfairly.

The people, the openness in trying new ideas, the social functions, the new offices, equipment current, meetings to discuss any questions, training sessions on software (old and new), enough room in your cubicle

Former Employee


Full time



Discover the Excitement of Barnes & Thornburg LLP: Where Legal Excellence Meets Personal Commitment

When it comes to legal matters, finding the right lawyers is crucial. At Barnes & Thornburg LLP, they understand this better than anyone. With a firm commitment to integrity, reliability, and personalized solutions, this renowned law firm has built a reputation for excellence that sets them apart from the rest.

Barnes & Thornburg LLP takes the time to truly understand their clients and their businesses. They believe that a deep understanding of their clients' needs is the key to providing effective legal counsel. That's why they staff matters with small, close-knit teams led by fully involved attorneys who are dedicated to keeping clients informed every step of the way.

One of the most exciting aspects of working at Barnes & Thornburg LLP is the firm's innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. This forward-thinking approach has attracted top legal talent from across the country, ensuring that clients have access to the best and brightest minds in the industry. Attorneys and staff at Barnes & Thornburg LLP are encouraged to think outside the box and find creative solutions to complex legal challenges.

But it's not just the firm's commitment to excellence and innovation that makes Barnes & Thornburg LLP an exciting place to work. The firm also offers a range of benefits that make it an attractive choice for attorneys and staff looking to take their careers to the next level.

First and foremost, Barnes & Thornburg LLP values work-life balance. They understand that their attorneys and staff have lives outside of the office, and they strive to create an environment that allows for both personal and professional growth. Flexible work arrangements, generous vacation policies, and comprehensive wellness programs are just a few of the ways that Barnes & Thornburg LLP supports their employees' well-being.

In addition to work-life balance, Barnes & Thornburg LLP also offers a competitive compensation package. Attorneys and staff can expect to be rewarded for their hard work and dedication with a salary that reflects their skills and experience. The firm also provides opportunities for professional development and advancement, ensuring that employees have the tools they need to succeed in their careers.

But perhaps one of the most exciting benefits of working at Barnes & Thornburg LLP is the opportunity to work on high-profile cases and cutting-edge legal issues. The firm's diverse client base includes Fortune 500 companies, startups, and everything in between. Attorneys and staff have the chance to work on complex, challenging matters that have a real impact on their clients' businesses and industries.

Whether you're an attorney looking to join a firm that values your expertise and offers opportunities for growth, or a staff member seeking a supportive and inclusive work environment, Barnes & Thornburg LLP has something to offer. With a commitment to excellence, a focus on personal commitment, and a range of benefits that support work-life balance and professional development, this is a firm that truly stands out from the crowd.

So, if you're ready to take your legal career to new heights, consider joining the exciting world of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. With their innovative spirit, commitment to excellence, and dedication to finding the right solutions for their clients, this is a firm that will help you reach your full potential.

Practice Areas

Barnes & Thornburg LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Barnes & Thornburg LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Pro bono

Barnes & Thornburg LLP has a long tradition of pro bono service nationally, regionally, and at the local level to persons of lesser means and to nonprofit service organizations. The firm values pro bono work, donating millions of dollars of legal services annually in pro bono matters, with the firm's partners consistently leading the way in performing significant pro bono work, and in mentoring associates in pro bono matters chosen by associates. The firm is committed to participating in and supporting pro bono legal and civic opportunities at every level, with attorneys representing individuals, nonprofits and service organizations. The breadth and diversity of pro bono performed by Barnes & Thornburg attorneys is significant, ranging from appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for indigent individuals, domestic violence matters for abused women, and formation and counsel to scores of nonprofits across the country.

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Receives 87 First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News and Best Lawyers' 2015 "Best Law Firms" Survey

Five Barnes & Thornburg Attorneys Named Michigan Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars

More than 150 Barnes & Thornburg Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers"

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP recognizes that a commitment to diversity requires action. "Diversity" encompasses a wide range of experience and characteristics, including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, marital status, veteran's status, and disability. At Barnes & Thornburg, we are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful, and open culture made up of talented individuals of diverse backgrounds. We strive to sustain a work environment in which each individual's perspective, background, skills, and abilities are valued.

"As this world continues to become more diverse and our potential clients become more diverse, we need to understand the issues associated with people who are different from us," explained Anthony Prather, past co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee.

Diversity at Barnes & Thornburg helps create a "win-win-win" scenario. Diversity among our attorneys and staff facilitates the firm's success and productivity. Diversity improves morale, attracts talented and creative people, and promotes professional development. A diverse and positive environment promotes quick and innovative solutions for our clients.

We are committed to sustaining a professional environment that attracts and retains attorneys and staff of various backgrounds, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age, disability, gender identity or social perspective. Kathleen Anderson, co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee, put the firm's commitment to diversity into perspective:

"We have been recognized on a national level in the area of diversity," Kathleen said. "We know, however, that in this ever-changing world we need to be vigilant and to stay ahead of the curve on diversity initiatives."

Learn more about the firm's Diversity Committee and its initiatives at the following

Summer associate program

Barnes & Thornburg offers a summer associate program that gives law students a wide variety of opportunities. Summer associates work closely with the firm's more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals and their clients on matters ranging from small matters where the summer associate may take on a large role to complex matters in which the summer associate may work as part of a team. Further, the growth and breadth of Barnes & Thornburg's regional and national representations ensures that when they become associates in our firm our summer associates know they will be challenged every day working on sophisticated, complex legal problems that have potential ramifications to our clients at the local, state, regional, national and international level.

Summer associates also are exposed to the firm's pro bono program. At Barnes & Thornburg, pro bono assignments are not dictated to attorneys; summer associates have the opportunity to select the pro bono projects and activities that they want to be involved in and that are important to their own values and beliefs. Barnes & Thornburg has a written pro bono policy confirming that all attorneys may receive up to 50 hours of billable credit for pro bono work. Find out more about the firm's pro bono efforts by viewing the pro bono page in this section.


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