Barnes & Thornburg LLP is one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States and one of the largest firms in the Midwest, offering clients virtually all the areas of concentration one would expect in a large, full-service law firm.
But we also offer clients an advantage that we consider both valuable and distinctive. We offer attributes of a national law firm while preserving a Midwest firm culture. How does this work to our client’s advantage? The answer, in part, depends on the nature and needs of the particular client.
For national and international clients more accustomed to hiring legal advisors based on experience and cost as opposed to physical location, we offer “money center” legal acumen and solutions at substantially lower costs than our national competitors. This reflects the cost advantages inherent in our Midwestern base and our investment in technology.
For local and regional clients, where physical accessibility to their legal advisors is important, we offer all of the sophisticated skills developed through our national and international practices to provide local solutions at rates that local legal consumers are accustomed to paying.
To all of our clients, we offer the integrity, compassion and personal commitment typically associated with America’s heartland. We take time to learn about our clients and their businesses. We measure our success by the success of our clients. We do not take our success for granted. We endeavor to earn it daily by combining a rich tradition of innovative problem-solving with good old fashioned hard work. It is a heritage of which we are proud.
From our offices in Chicago, Indiana, Michigan and Washington, D.C., we have more than 50 dedicated practice and industry areas to serve clients. The firm’s main areas of practice include litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment law, business law, governmental services and finance, energy, telecommunications, transportation and utilities, environmental, healthcare and finance, insolvency and restructuring.
Within all these areas, we strive to help clients achieve solutions that span national borders. We represent many of the world’s largest companies in U.S. legal matters, and assist a broad array of U.S. companies operating abroad to achieve their international business objectives. We enjoy large Pacific Rim and immigration practices. We are members of TerraLex, a highly selective, international network of nearly 150 leading independent law firms located in nearly 100 countries with more than 14,000 attorneys, and TechLaw Group, Inc., an international association of 20 law firms that focuses on technology companies and technology issues. The firm also is a member of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group, an association of nearly 120 independent law firms in all 50 U.S. state capitals and in capital cities, business markets and financial centers throughout the world. Through these relationships, we offer our clients access to top legal professionals around the globe.
We invite you to learn more about our other diverse practice and industry areas, which include financial institutions, trade associations, transportation and global logistics, aviation, E-commerce, foreign trade and customs, higher education and many more. You can find a description of each of these and other areas in the services section of our Web site.
Whether your legal needs are local, national or international, we invite you to discover the advantages of working with Barnes & Thornburg.
Professional Associations & Memberships
Barnes & Thornburg LLP professionals are committed to supporting nonprofit organizations in the communities where we work and live. We get involved in our communities by volunteering at nonprofits where our offices reside and by providing financial support to several worthy causes.
Our law firm encourages participation on boards, committees, bar associations and other volunteer opportunities. Many of our professionals serve in leadership positions for established nonprofits while others have supported new organizations or events to meet unfulfilled needs within our communities.
In addition to the thousands of hours of volunteer service donated by our professionals each year, Barnes & Thornburg also extends its support to community organizations through sponsorships and other donations. This support does not include the many charitable gifts made personally by our professionals.
We hope our philanthropic support of these community organizations will help make a difference in the lives of others.
Barnes & Thornburg is also a member of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project, a national nonprofit organization comprised of leading national law firms committed to pro bono legal services. Beyond being a member of that organization, the firm is also a signatory to the Pro Bono Pledge, through which the firm strives to devote 3 percent of the Firms’ billable hours to pro bono services.
The firm has been recognized by many organizations for its leadership in pro bono. Indeed, Barnes & Thornburg has been ranked by The American Lawyer as 73rd in the nation among all law firms in pro bono service. Moreover, in recent years, the firm has received pro bono recognition awards from the Heartland Pro Bono Council, the Indiana Bar Foundation, and the Indianapolis Bar Association. Additionally, many individual attorneys have been recognized for their work.