Barnes & Thornburg

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Barnes & Thornburg
HeadquartersIndianapolis, Indiana
No. of offices14
No. of attorneysapproximately 600
Major practice areasFull service law, Lobbying
Key peopleRobert Grand, firm managing partner[1]
Date founded1982
Company typeLimited liability partnership

Barnes & Thornburg LLP is a large U.S. law firm and lobbying group with 14 offices located in the United States.

It is currently the second largest law firm in the state of Indiana, and 90th largest in the United States.[2]


The firm was founded in 1982 as a merger of two Indiana-based firms: the Indianapolis-based Barnes, Hickam, Pantzer & Boyd (founded in 1940) and the South Bend-based Thornburg, McGill, Deahl, Harman, Carey & Murray (founded in 1926). Since 2009, Barnes & Thornburg has opened offices in Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Columbus. In 2015, the National Law Journal ranked Barnes & Thornburg as the 78th largest law firm in the United States. In 2015, the American Lawyer released its AmLaw 100 rankings, and Barnes & Thornburg was listed at No. 90.[3][page needed]

Practice areas[edit]

Barnes & Thornburg has practice areas in healthcare law, environmental law, and construction law, and some niche specialties such as aviation law.[4] By expanding through mergers, they have acquired practice groups from other firms in the fields of labor and employment, intellectual property, and estate planning.[2]


  1. ^ Indianapolis. "Robert Grand firm bio". Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  2. ^ a b "Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell profile". Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  3. ^ The American Lawyer, 2015 AmLaw 100, ALM
  4. ^ "Aviation Law practice group". Retrieved 2011-08-08.