INDIANAPOLIS – Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers in Business has recognized 47 Barnes & Thornburg LLP attorneys and 21 practice areas in its 2020 edition. The firm’s product liability and mass torts practice received a nationwide ranking. 

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: 

  • Corporate/M&A (Indiana)
  • Environment (Illinois, Indiana)
  • Healthcare (Illinois)
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (Illinois)
  • Intellectual Property (Illinois, Indiana)
  • Labor & Employment (Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Indiana)
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts (Nationwide)
  • Real Estate (Indiana)

Barnes & Thornburg’s recognized and ranked attorneys are: 


Carolyn Hunt (Media & Entertainment: Transactional)
L. Rachel Lerman (Litigation: Appellate)
Scott J. Witlin (Labor & Employment)


Sarah J. Hawk (Immigration)
John T.L. Koenig (Labor & Employment)
Stephen A. Opler (Corporate/M&A)


Fredric P. Andes (Environment: Mainly Transactional)
Adam K. Hollander (Insurance: Dispute Resolution)
Joseph F. Madonia (Environment: Litigation)
David B. Ritter (Labor & Employment)
Mark E. Rust (Healthcare)
Clifford J. Shapiro (Construction)
Robert M. Weiss (Technology & Outsourcing)
Bruce White (Environment: Litigation)


Kathleen M. Anderson (Labor & Employment)
Joseph D. Calderon (Real Estate)
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)
John M. Kyle, III (Environment)
Larry A. Mackey (Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
John R. Maley (Litigation: General Commercial; Labor & Employment)
Peter A. Morse, Jr. (Labor & Employment)
Peter J. Rusthoven (Litigation: Appellate)
Michael T. Scanlon (Environment)
Anthony C. Sullivan (Environment)
T. Joseph Wendt (Litigation: General Commercial)
Keith E. White (Labor & Employment)
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)
Robert W. Sikkel (Labor & Employment)
Amy J. Zdravecky (Labor & Employment)


Steven R. Katz (Real Estate)

New York

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


William A. Nolan (Labor & Employment)


Randy Gordon (Antitrust)

Washington, D.C.

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


Ryan L. Marshall (Intellectual Property)


James F. Murdica (Product Liability & Mass Torts)

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