Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

4 Star Rating     4 reviews

http://www.btlaw.com 
Main Office:
11 South Meridian Street | Indianapolis | IN | 46204
Phone: 317-236-1313  | Fax: 317-231-7433 

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Year of establishment 1982 Number of partners 390
Number of offices 14 Partner to associate ratio 3.80
Biggest office Indianapolis Percentage of women attorneys 28.50
Number of attorneys 557 Percentage of minority attorneys 9.20
Number of associates 103 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.30
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on March 19, 2019

Advice to law firm management: 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.

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Partners to Avoid and Why: 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.

Favorite Things About this Firm: 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

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2018

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: They need to find a way to distribute the workload between the firm more efficiently. It becomes hard to find a balance between work and life with the amount of work that comes in and out of this firm. The staff also needs to create more opportunities for employees to seek further advancement within the law firm.

Pros: This is an amazing firm that challenges you and expands your horizons on all fronts. The firm provides competitive salaries and well paid time off for employees. I've worked with talented attorneys at the firm that pushed me further and beyond in my abilities as an attorney. It was a pleasure working with the firm and friends I made here.

Cons: Further advancement within the law firm is difficult. Finding a balance between work and life is also a challenge as the workload here is rough and touch. With the amount of effort needed to succeed here, it would seem advancement within the firm would come naturally.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Overview


You don’t need more lawyers, you need the right lawyers. You deserve to work with a firm that offers integrity, reliability and a personal commitment to finding the right solutions for the challenges and opportunities you face every day. You’ve come to the right place. Barnes & Thornburg attorneys take the time to learn about you and your business. We staff matters with small, close-knit teams led by a fully involved attorney who will keep you informed every step of the way. Our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit continues to attract top legal talent from across the country.


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Barnes & Thornburg LLP Awards and Recognitions


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"

Diversity


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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