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215 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2263, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2263

Practice Areas

  • Accident
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • ERISA
  • Family Law
  • General Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Patents
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation

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About Us

Since its founding in 1876, the litigation attorneys of Barrett McNagny have earned and maintained a reputation for efficient, high quality representation. Barrett attorneys have broad experience in a wide range of insurance defense matters, including personal injury, property damage, premises liability, coverage, defamation, flood intellectual property, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and professional liability.

Barrett's litigators are well-known and recognized in the state and federal courts of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Many Barrett litigators are members of the Defense Research Institute and the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and two are Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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Thomas M. Kimbrough

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Litigation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.A., 1977
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1980

Robert T. Keen, Jr.

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. (cum laude), 1979
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1982

Anthony M. Stites

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Transportation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1988
  • Ohio, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2010
Education:
  • The University of Toledo, B.B.A., 1985
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1988

Kevin K. Fitzharris

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Purdue University, B.A., 1987
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1990
Fraternity Information:
Phi Beta Kappa

Cathleen M. Shrader

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S. (cum laude), 1990
  • Duke Law School, J.D., 1994

H. Joseph Cohen

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Health Care
  • Labor and Employment
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Seventh Circuits, 1997
Education:
  • Indiana University-Bloomington, B.S., 1992
  • Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, J.D., 1996

Patrick G. Murphy

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Indiana University-Fort Wayne, B.S., 1993
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1996

Michael H. Michmerhuizen

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2000
  • Michigan, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Education:
  • Grand Valley State University, B.B.A. (magna cum laude), 1995
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1999

James J. O'Connor, Jr.

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Cyber Liability
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Certifications:
  • Civil Mediator
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 1997
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2001

Benjamin D. Ice

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Education:
  • Ball State University, B.A., 1998
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington, J.D., 2001

William A. Ramsey

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Appellate
  • Business Litigation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Education:
  • Indiana University-Fort Wayne, B.A., 2003
  • Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2006

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Litigation Associates


Rachel K. Steinhofer

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Labor Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Education:
  • DePauw University, B.A., 2005
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2010

Jerod A. Adler

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Education:
  • Indiana State University, B.S. (summa cum laude), 2005
  • Indiana State University, M.S., 2008
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington, J.D. (cum laude), 2013

Michael C. Ross

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Education:
  • DePauw University, B.A. (cum laude), 2009
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2012

Casie J. Towsley

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability Defense
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Education:
  • Indiana University-Fort Wayne, B.S., 2003
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2018

Tess P. Anglin

Fort Wayne, IN

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Labor Relations
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Education:
  • Franklin College, B.A. (with honors), 2015
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 2018

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