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Kimbrough, Thomas M.



Thomas Kimbrough serves his clients by providing counseling and representation to union and non-union employers in every aspect of employee relations and employment law. He also exclusively represents, counsels, and defends corporations and professional organizations in a number of labor and employment cases. With more than 30 years of experience in defense of companies in discrimination and employment related claims, Thomas also has extensive experience in handling other litigation claims, including insurance defense. 

Thomas was selected for inclusion in the 2015 and 2016 Best Lawyers® in America publications and the 2015 Super Lawyers publication, and is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney based on Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the National Council on Litigation Management, a member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and a member of the Indiana State and Allen County Bar Associations where he sits on the Labor and Employment Law section committees for each bar. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on various labor and employment topics on a local, state, and national level.

Thomas currently acts as president of the board of directors of Parkview Hospital, a board of directors member and executive committee member of YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, and member of the board for Crossroads Children’s Home. He is a former member of the board for the United Way of Allen County and the Fort Wayne Community Foundation and a past president of the board of directors for the Indiana Youth Institute.

Thomas received his B.A. from Indiana University in 1977 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University in 1980. He served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Phil M. McNagny, Jr., at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Thomas is admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.

Legal Assistant: Denise M. Kendig

Paralegal: Sarah T. Petro

* AV® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. The AV rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

The News with Thomas M. Kimbrough

Family Medical Leave Act Poster and Employer Guide
​The Department of Labor recently released an updated poster and a new Employer’s Guide about the Family and Medical Leave Act.
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Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
In late April, the United States Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The DTSA became effective on May 11, 2016, the date President Obama…
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Department of Labor Announces Overtime Rule
The Department of Labor (DOL) released their final rule regarding the salary level used to determine if employees are classified as exempt from overtime under
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Connecticut Federal District Court Holds Discrimination on the Basis of Transgender Identity Is Prohibited by Title VII.
Article by Anthony Stites regarding discrimination on the basis of transgender identity. 
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EEOC's Position on Gender-Based Discrimination Could Expose Private Employers
Anthony Stites authors article for Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly about two lawsuits filed by the EEOC alleging gender-based discrimination.
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EEOC Files First Suits Challenging Sexual Orientation Discrimination as Gender Bias
As Barrett McNagny's Labor and Employment group predicted in their most recent supervisor training sessions for 2015/2016, the EEOC has taken the position that
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Firm Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication
Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2016. The following attorneys were selected for inclusion in their respective
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Barrett McNagny Annual Human Resources Conference
Barrett McNagny hosted its annual Human Resources Conference at the Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 with more than 400 attendees.
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Indiana Protective Order Law Amended
A little-noticed bill signed into law May 5, 2015 provides new protections in the workplace for victims of domestic violence. 
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DOL Salary Exempt Rule Proposals
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has proposed to amend the required salary for “white collar” exemption for executive, administrator,…
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Barrett McNagny LLP Listed in 2016 “Best Law Firms” Rankings
Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce that the firm was ranked in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.  
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Tom Kimbrough Quoted in Article in The Journal Gazette
Tom Kimbrough was quoted in article in The Journal Gazette about court reporters. 
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Article: The National Labor Relations Board Issues Decision Redefining Joint-Employers
On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board issued its decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186, which significantly
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Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers® in America
 Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce that 18 firm attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2016.
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Article: Proposed Overtime Amendments
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has proposed to amend the “white collar” exemption for executive, administrator, and professional…
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Article: Supreme Court decision on the fundamental right to marry by same-sex couples: What does this mean for an employer?
Supreme Court decision on the fundamental right to marry by same-sex couples: What does this mean for an employer?
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Kimbrough Recognized at Awards Luncheon
Congratulations to Thomas Kimbrough who was recognized at the McMillen Center for Health Education's 2015 Vitality Awards as a Prevention Award nominee.
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Barrett McNagny Announces Logo Change
Barrett McNagny is pleased to announce a “refresh” of the firm’s identity. The “refresh” includes an updated name, a new logo and a redesigned website.…
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Firm Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication
Barrett McNagny is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2015. 
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