Matthew B. Barr

Matthew B. Barr

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Recognized since 2023

Indianapolis, Indiana

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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Matthew Barr represents companies in the manufacturing, construction and transportation industries in litigated disputes throughout the United States. Whether as plaintiff or defense counsel, Matthew’s perseverance, unwavering work ethic and understanding of the law and commerce help him to achieve his client’s business objectives.

Matthew’s clients range in size from the fastest growing businesses in Indianapolis to companies listed among the Fortune 500. His litigation practice focuses on a broad range of issues and substantive law disciplines, including breach of contract, breach of warranty, Uniform Commercial Code issues, negligence, product liability, unfair competition, tortious interference, misappropriation of trade secrets, and multi-plaintiff, mass and class action claims. Notably, Matthew currently serves as co-chair of the firm's Logistics and Transportation team and as co-leader of the Indianapolis Litigation team.

Named to Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Matthew obtained one of the largest verdicts in the country as listed in the National Law Journal’s 2013 Top 100 Verdicts and brings tremendous energy and passion to the litigation and dispute resolution process. Because Matthew also offers deep experience in plaintiff-side prosecution, he is able to provide clients with perspective when it comes to developing pragmatic arguments for both plaintiffs and defendants alike.

Matthew delivers hands-on and effectual trial skill, serving as lead trial counsel in a variety of critical cases. His ability to design the right strategy by assessing each client’s strengths and weaknesses under the law and then effectively arguing their position throughout the dispute resolution process has resulted in a truly tailored approach to problem-solving. Whether on attack or defense, Matthew is dedicated to leading with arguments that are grounded in compelling facts and personally committed to helping clients achieve their specific business goals.

Contact & Links


  • 11 South Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Transportation Law


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