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The News With Thomas

Firm Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication
Barrett & McNagny is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2015. 
Herr Featured in Articles and Newscast about trip to Myanmar
Tom Herr was featured in articles in The Journal Gazette and The News-Sentinel and on 21Alive's newscast about his trip to Myanmar. 
Herr and Swift Recognized at Allen County Bar Association Annual Meeting
Thomas A. Herr receives the Niemann Citiation from the Allen County Bar Association and Bill Swift was recognized for practicing law for fifty years.
Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America publication
Barrett & McNagny attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers® in America publication. 
Attorneys Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition Publication
Barrett & McNagny attorneys are recognized in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition. 
Tom Herr Discusses Fort Wayne Sister Cities Program with Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Barrett & McNagny Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication
Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2014.
Herr Featured in The Iowa Lawyer magazine
Thomas Herr was featured in an article by Guy Cook, President of the Iowa Bar. 
Herr Receives Fort Wayne Sister Cities Chapman Award at Gala
Barrett & McNagny Listed in 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings
Barrett & McNagny Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America
Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce the firm attorneys who were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in their respective practice areas.
Legal Alliance TAGLaw Awarded “Elite” Ranking in Chambers Global 2013
Barrett & McNagny LLP has announced that its legal alliance, TAGLaw®, has been recognized as “Elite” in the Chambers Global 2013 rankings guide for legal networks.
Herr & Yoder selected as "Fort Wayne Best Lawyers"
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 Lawyers Litigation- Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year".
Tom Herr featured in The News-Sentinel
Tom Herr was featured in The News-Sentinel for his involvement with the Fort Wayne Sister Cities International program and his recent trip to Burma.
Tom Herr Interviewed for President's Day
Tom Herr interviewed by The News-Sentinel for his role as President of Fort Wayne Sister Cities International program. 

Herr, Thomas A.


Phone: 260-423-9551
Fax: 260-423-8920
Email: tah@barrettlaw.com



  • Conducted over 100 trials and arbitrations. Among the more significant trials are a 12 day bench trial defending claims for breach of a non-compete and trade secrets; six day jury trial in federal court defending a boat manufacturer against claims for breach of warranty and fraud
  • Estate Trust Litigation including defense of claims by dissatisfied relatives and former business partners - One recent estate required the filing or disposition of 37 separate lawsuits.
  • Business Litigation including contract disputes, trade secrets, warranty claims, copyright and trademark protection
  • Construction Litigation including architect`s liability, contractual indemnity, insurance coverage, public bidding issues, performance and payment bonds
  • Real Estate Litigation including environmental and brownfield issues, underground storage tanks, realtor error and omission defense, and easements
  • Experience in representing lenders in recovering losses from mortgage fraud.
  • Admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, The United State District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the Iowa state and federal courts, the United States Supreme Court


  • In re Chapman Irrevocable Trust Agreement, 953 N.E.2d 573 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011); judgment in favor of Trustee to amend the terms of an irrevocable trust (reversed on appeal) Silveus Insurance Group v. Goshert, 873 NE2d 165 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007); defense of employees sued for violation of a non-compete agreement
  • Jones v. General Electric Co., 87 F.3d 209 (7th Cir. 1996); summary judgment and defended appeal to Seventh Circuit and United States Supreme Court on behalf of General Electric in suit brought by employees under § 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act
  • OmniSource Corp. v. CNA/Transcontinental Ins. Co., 949 F.Supp 681 (N.D. Ind. 1996); summary judgment on behalf of insured seeking coverage under general liability insurance policy for losses it incurred after being defrauded in the purchase of scrap metal
  • Mountz v. Carroll, 542 N.E.2d 243 (Ind. Ct. App. 1989); summary judgment defending a claim for easement rights to real estate
  • Wittwer v. Wittwer, 545 N.E.2d 27, 29 (Ind.Ct.App.1989); reversal of the trial court`s determination that a child who had enlisted in the United States Navy was not emancipated.


  • Guest, "Midday Matters", Northeast Indiana Public Radio, November 2012- Copyrights
  • Speaker, "Copyrights and Trademarks", Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne, November 2012
  • Fall 2012, Artlink presentation "Copyrights, Patents & Trademarks"
  • Spring 2011: spoke to employees of large private commercial excavation company on quality control issues
  • Speaker, "Amendments to the Expert Witness Disclosure Requirements Under F.R.C.P. 26", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Allen County Bar Association, December, 2010.
  • From the Client`s Perspective; Indiana`s Prohibition of Non-Compete Agreements Among Lawyers, 2002.


  • Member, Allen County Bar Association
    • 2014 Allen County Bar Association/Niemann Citation for Excellence and Professionalism
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Iowa State Bar Association
  • Registered Mediator with the Indiana Supreme Court Commission for Continuing Legal Education
  • Listed in the 2013 & 2015  Best Lawyers® in America publication in the practice areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law
  • Listed in the 2013 Best Lawyers® in America publication as the "Fort Wayne Best Lawyers Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year" 
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2014 Super Lawyers publication for Business Litigation


  • President, Board of Directors, Fort Wayne Sister Cities International, Inc. (Not-for-profit), 2011- current; 2001-2005; Board Member (1998-current)
    • Received the Chapman Award for service to Fort Wayne Sister Cities International (February, 2014)
  • Member of Board of Directors, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne. (Not-for-profit) 2003-2009(Past President 2006-2008)


  • Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Gene B. Lee (1982-1984)
  • Drake Law School, Des Moines, Iowa (1982)
  • University of Athens, Greece, Law School (Summer 1981)
  • Simpson College, (B.A., cum laude, 1978)


  • Thomas A. Herr was mentioned in an article about Fort Wayne`s addition a sister city in China. Click here to read the article.
  • Thomas A. Herr was featured in the Simpson College Alumni newsletter for his donation of a scholarship for their Study Abroad program. Click here to read the article.
  • Thomas A. Herr featured in article published in The News-Sentinel. The firm hosted a German law student from Fort Wayne`s Sister City of Gera, Germany. Click here to read the article.

Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Thomas A. Herr

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