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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys
General Defense
215 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 260-423-9551
Fax: 260-423-8920
E-Mail: info@barrettlaw.com
www.barrettlaw.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Client Information
Personnel
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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Client Information
Insurance Clients
ACE Westchester Specialty GroupAdmiral Insurance Company
Aetna Insurance CompanyAetna Life and Casualty Company
AIGAllied Group Insurance
Allstate Insurance CompanyAmerican Home Insurance Company
American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.Auto-Owners Insurance Company
Canal Insurance CompanyCelina Group
Central Mutual Insurance CompanyCherokee Guarantee Company Inc a RRG
Chicago Motor Club Insurance CompanyChurch Mutual Insurance Company
Cincinnati Insurance Co.Cincinnati Insurance Company
Citizens Insurance Company of AmericaCNA Insurance Company
Disability Insurance Specialists, LLCEMC Insurance Company
EMPAC RRGErie Insurance Company
Everest National Insurance CompanyFarm Bureau Insurance Company
Farmers Insurance GroupFireman's Fund Insurance Company
Foremost Insurance CompanyFort Wayne Medical Surety Company RRG
Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance CompanyGallagher Bassett
GEICOGovernment Employees Insurance Company
GRE Insurance GroupThe Hanover Insurance Company
Harco National Insurance CompanyThe Hartford Insurance Group
Hastings Mutual Insurance CompanyIllinois Casualty Company
Indiana Farm BureauIndiana Insurance Company
Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance CompanyIndiana University Health Risk Retention Group
Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile ClubInterstate Assurance Company
K & K Insurance Group, Inc.Lancer Insurance Company
Liberty Mutual InsuranceLincoln National Life Insurance Company
Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc.Markel Southwest
The Medical Protective CompanyMetLife Auto & Home
Metropolitan Insurance CompanyMMIC Group
National Interstate Insurance CompanyNationwide Insurance
Nautilus Insurance CompanyOccuSure Workers' Compensation Specialist
OHIC Insurance CompanyPafco General Insurance Company
Pekin Insurance CompanyPhiladelphia Insurance Companies
ProAssurance CorporationProgressive Casualty Insurance Company
Prudential Insurance Company of AmericaPrudential Property and Casualty Insurance Company
Reliant American Insurance CompanySagamore Insurance Company
Selective Insurance Company of AmericaSentry Insurance a Mutual Company
Shelter Mutual Insurance CompanyStandard Security Life Insurance Company of New York
State Auto Insurance CompanyState Farm Fire and Casualty Company
State Farm Insurance CompanyTravelers Insurance Companies
Trident InsuranceUnited National Group
United States Liability InsuranceUnitrin Property and Casualty Insurance Group
Westfield CompaniesZurich Insurance Company
Lead Counsel for
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Litigation Partners
Thomas M. Kimbrough
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:tmk@barrettlaw.com
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
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Robert T. Keen, Jr.
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:rtk@barrettlaw.com
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
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Anthony M. Stites
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:ams@barrettlaw.com
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
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Kevin K. Fitzharris
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:kkf@barrettlaw.com
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
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Cathleen M. Shrader
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:cms@barrettlaw.com
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
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H. Joseph Cohen
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:hjc@barrettlaw.com
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
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Patrick G. Murphy
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:pat@barrettlaw.com
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
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Michael H. Michmerhuizen
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:mhm@barrettlaw.com
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
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James J. O'Connor, Jr.
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:jjo@barrettlaw.com
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
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Benjamin D. Ice
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:bdi@barrettlaw.com
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
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William A. Ramsey
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:war@barrettlaw.com
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
E-Mail:rks@barrettlaw.com
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
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Jerod A. Adler
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:jaa@barrettlaw.com
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
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Michael C. Ross
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:mcr@barrettlaw.com
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
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Casie J. Towsley
Fort Wayne, IN
E-Mail:cjt@barrettlaw.com
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
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