THOMAS BARNARD has substantial personal experience in complex litigation, particularly involving environmental, insurance coverage, takings and securities issues. For over 26 years, he has represented clients in federal and state courts from Indiana to Washington, D.C. He was hired by Indiana's Governor to prosecute the State's environmental civil claims arising from the largest fishkill in Indiana's history.
Mr. Barnard has prevailed in other notable environmental cases, including a recent federal case in which he obtained a default judgment under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act as a sanction for discovery abuses. Tom also prevailed in one of the first Indiana Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Indiana Underground Storage Tank Statute, decided in 1998.
Mr. Barnard has represented publicly traded companies in million dollar environmental litigation, and recently prevailed in a $40 million business lawsuit, involving Sherman Act, RLUIPA and Indiana Home Rule claims, to enable the firm's catholic hospital client to construct a major hospital expansion. He represented one of the country's largest egg producers in a precedent-setting regulatory takings case in the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., and regularly pursues insurance coverage in connection with environmental contamination claims.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Thomas A. Barnard