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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

  • Designation: Indianapolis
  • Head Count: 521
  • Gross Revenues: $361,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $695,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $880,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Barnes & Thornburg is an Indianapolis-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Barnes & Thornburg has 521 attorneys and is the 80th largest firm in the United States.  With $361,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 91st on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, MI, MN, OH and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 91 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 91 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 78 3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 147 12 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 180 5 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Newsmakers: Week of June 27

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : June 24, 2016

Freed Howard Launches; and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 21, 2016

Gary Freed has returned to running his own shop. He has just launched Freed Howard with F. Beau Howard, a senior associate at Chamberlain Hrdlicka.

Cheeley Leaves Butler Wooten to Start a New Plaintiffs Shop; and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 14, 2016

Plaintiffs lawyer Bob Cheeley has left Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak to start his own firm, Cheeley Law Group, with Pat Dawson, who's had a solo plaintiffs practice for 20 years.


: The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Jones Day Bags Barnes & Thornburg Trio for Twin Cities Opening

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 06, 2016

The firm has opened a Minneapolis office after relocating two of its own partners from Chicago and Dallas and snagging three laterals from Barnes & Thornburg.

Jimmie Goes to Indy: Barnes & Thornburg Partner Heads In-House

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 02, 2016

Jimmie “Tic Tac” McMillian Jr., a litigation partner at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis featured in a New York Times story last year about African American law partners, recently left the firm for a role with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

James Thompson Joins Porter Hedges; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

James T. Thompson has joined Porter Hedges in Houston as a partner in the firm's energy section.

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hell Yeah, You Can Bitch on the Job!

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : May 17, 2016

Good news for grumpy workers.

A Smooth Landing for Air Cargo Suit

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2016

After $1.2 billion in settlements and a decade of litigation that swept in antitrust lawyers from more than 50 firms (seriously, did anyone NOT work on this case?), the massive air cargo price fixing litigation is coming in for a landing.

Cyberinsurance: A Necessary Protection in the Digital Era?

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : April 25, 2016

As breaches abound, organizations look for protection. Is cyberinsurance the way?

Trading 'Spoofer' Must Be Stopped, Chicago Regulators Will Argue

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

As part of a crackdown on “spoofing,” the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission will square off in Chicago's federal court on Monday against a Northwestern University dropout who made millions on the futures markets.

Ex-Locke Lord Staffer Sentenced for Hacking Firm Computers

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

A former IT engineer at the firm got nine years for a cyberattack in 2011. Plus: A plaintiffs lawyer files the first of several promised law firm cybersecurity class actions.

Ashley Madison Litigation Ensnares Law Firm's Emails

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : April 14, 2016 is fighting to block thousands of internal documents exposed in last year's data breach from getting into court, where plaintiffs attorneys want to use emails between the company's executives and outside counsel to allege the extramarital-affair website was engaged in widespread fraud on consumers.

New Lawyers for Defendants After $20M Verdict, April Fools' Tweet

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : April 11, 2016

The owners of Videogames YouTube Channel, who are defendants in a lawsuit that led to a more than $20 million jury verdict against them, hired new lawyers from Dallas' Friedman & Feiger. Robert Wilson of Dallas, who previously represented them, has withdrawn as their counsel.

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law 100: Barnes & Thornburg Stays in Growth Mode

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

The firm boosted its revenue and profits in 2015 as it expanded in Dallas, Atlanta and elsewhere.

After $20M Verdict, April Fools' Day Tweet Almost Leads to Contempt

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

After a Dallas jury delivered a more than $20 million verdict against two owners of Videogames YouTube Channel, a U.S. magistrate ordered one of the owners, Bryan Martin, to show why he should not be charged with contempt of court and serve jail time after a tweet.