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Barrett & McNagny LLP Joins International Legal Alliance

Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce it has joined TAGLaw®, a worldwide alliance of independent law firms. Barrett & McNagny LLP will be the member of TAGLaw representing northern Indiana.

TAGLaw members are invited to join TAGLaw only after undergoing a comprehensive vetting and selection process. Firms are carefully chosen based on professional competence, commitment to client service, reputation within the legal community, and recommendations from existing members, and are ultimately reviewed and approved by the TAGLaw Advisory Board.

“We are delighted to become members of this alliance and expect our clients will be the biggest beneficiaries of our association with TAGLaw,” said Anthony M. Stites, managing partner of Barrett & McNagny LLP. “TAGLaw will provide us with additional regional, national, and international legal support to help us better serve our clients.”

“Barrett & McNagny LLP is an excellent firm, and we are pleased to have them as members of the alliance,” said Peter Appleton Jones, chairman and founder of TAGLaw. “The breadth and quality of their services as well as their reputation and prominence in northern Indiana makes them an attractive resource for our membership.”

About TAGLaw:

Founded in 1998, TAGLaw is an international alliance of high-quality, independent law firms. Combined with TIAG®, an alliance of independent accounting firms, they provide professional legal, financial and accounting services on a worldwide scale. With approximately 8,000 professionals in over 260 member firms, and more than 500 offices in over 90 countries, the two alliances serve tens of thousands of clients from all industry and commercial sectors. For more information about TAGLaw, visit www.TAGLaw.com.

Barrett & McNagny LLP Listed in 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings

The Fort Wayne law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce that the firm was ranked in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.

The firm was recognized for its first-tier ranking in the Fort Wayne area in the following practice areas:

The firm was recognized for its second-tier ranking in the metropolitan area in the following practice areas:

These rankings showcased less than 10,000 law firms across the country. Firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in overall score, so a tiering system, rather than a sequential system is used. The first tier ranking includes those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firm(s); the second tier, those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the next highest scoring firm(s), etc. The number of tiers included in each practice area or metropolitan area varies. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm had to have at least one lawyer listed in Best Lawyers®.

Best Lawyers® is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. U.S. News Media Group, the publisher of the usnews.com website and U.S. News & World Report magazine, joined with Best Lawyers® to rank U.S. law firms.

Herr & Yoder selected  as "Fort Wayne Best Lawyers" in the Best Lawyers in America publication

Mr. Thomas A. Herr and Mr. Thomas P. Yoder were both selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers® in America as "Fort Wayne Best Lawyers". Mr. Herr was selected as the “Fort Wayne Best Lawyers Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year” and Mr. Yoder as the "Fort Wayne Best LawyersLitigation- Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year".  Mr. Herr and Mr. Yoder received this distinction based upon high ratings from their peers and have earned a high level of respect among other leading lawyers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”.

Mr. Herr, a partner with the firm, concentrates his practice in Intellectual Property and Litigation, including Insurance Law, Business Litigation, and Trust and Estate Litigation. In his 30-year career, he has tried over 100 cases. He is a registered mediator and is a frequent speaker at local and statewide seminars. Currently, he serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Fort Wayne Sister Cities International, Inc., and is a past member of the Board of Directors for Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne.

Mr. Yoder, a partner with the firm, co-authored the first and second editions of Bankruptcy—A Survival Guide for Lenders. He speaks regularly regarding bankruptcy and insolvency-related topics at local and state seminars, and has spoken nationally on several occasions. Mr. Yoder is a Past President of the Indiana State Bar Association, a former member of the Board of Directors for the American Bankruptcy Institute, and is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers® has been based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 32,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties.

Barrett & McNagny Attorneys Listing in Best Lawyers in America publication

Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce the following firm attorneys who were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in their respective practice areas:

Cathleen M. Shrader- Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation
Thomas P. Yoder- Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation- Bankruptcy
Thomas A. Herr- Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Insurance Law
John P. Martin- Corporate Law and Tax Law 
N. Thomas Horton II - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Thomas J. Markle- Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
Roberts S. Walters- Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law.

Best Lawyers® is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 32,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties. In 2008, U.S. News Media Group, the publisher of the usnews.com website and U.S. News & World Report magazine, joined with Best Lawyers® to rank U.S. law firms.

Fort Wayne Monthly Lists Barrett & McNagny Attorneys

The August 2012 issue of Fort Wayne Monthly listed nine attorneys from Barrett & McNagny LLP inits Top Lawyers Listing. The listing included the following:

This is the first listing of Top Lawyers by Fort Wayne Monthly. Votes were cast by area attorneys who were invited to vote by research firm Professional Research Services of Detroit, naming them as Top Lawyers in the different practice areas named by Fort Wayne Monthly. Fort Wayne Monthly is published monthly by Fort Wayne Newspapers.

Barrett & McNagny, only Fort Wayne-based Law Firm, Listed in Fortune Magazine

Barrett & McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of the top nationally ranked law firms in Fortune Magazine’s inaugural “2012 Top Ranked Law Firms” listing in Fortune’s December 26, 2011 “2012 Investor’s Guide” issue. This Law Firm Ranking, compiled for the first time in its 140 year history by Martindale-Hubbell®, the nationally known firm that assigns ratings to lawyers based upon standards of professional skill and integrity, was based upon the law firm’s percentage of attorneys carrying the highest “AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating.” The List also appeared on CNNMoney.com.

More than 250,000 law firms in Martindale’s registry were reviewed and ranked in preparation for the 2012 Investor’s Guide, of which nationwide 965 throughout the country were selected for inclusion on that List. Barrett & McNagny LLP was the only Fort Wayne-based law firm to have been selected.

For more information about Martindale-Hubbell rating standards, visit http://www.martindale.com.

Barrett & McNagny LLP is among the largest northeastern Indiana law firms and is one of the oldest law partnerships in the state. Founded in 1876, Barrett & McNagny LLP offers a full range of legal services to clients in northern Indiana, western Ohio and southern Michigan.

Kimbrough Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Thomas M. Kimbrough has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

The induction ceremony at which  Thomas M. Kimbrough became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 800 persons during the recent 2011 Annual Meeting of the College in La Quinta, California.Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute accused of crime and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

Thomas M. Kimbrough is a partner in the firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP and has been practicing in this city for over 30 years. The newly inducted Fellow is an alumnus of Indiana University- Indianapolis School of Law and concentrates his practice in the areas of Labor and Employment and Employment Litigation. Mr. Kimbrough is active in a variety of community organizations, including being a member of the boards of the United Way of Allen County, YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, and Parkview Hospital. 

Robert S. Walters Recognized as a Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers in America

Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce that Robert S. Walters was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers® in America as the "Fort Wayne Best Lawyers Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year". Mr. Walters received this distinction based upon high ratings from his peers and has earned a high level of respect among other leading lawyers for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers® has been based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 32,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties.

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