The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced the opening of its Indianapolis office, the firm’s ninth location nationwide. The new office is in the BMO Harris Plaza at 135 N. Pennsylvania St.
“We are excited to have an Indianapolis platform to serve our clients and bring the strengths of our firm to serve the Indianapolis business community,” Firm Chair Kimberly Leach Johnson said.
Litigators Joshua B. Fleming, Daniel M. Long, Lucy R. Dollens, Joel E. Tragesser and Kristin L. Gentry will be joining Quarles & Brady as partners in the new office.
“My partners and I are excited to be a part of Quarles & Brady’s efforts to offer the firm’s core strengths in key practice areas to our clients in Indiana,” Fleming said. “Quarles has a national reach, combined with an engrained Midwestern culture that goes back more than a century, which we believe Indiana-based clients will find very appealing.”
Clients will further benefit from long-time Indianapolis attorney Randall R. Fearnow, whose health law practice in Indiana will be enhanced by the establishment of Quarles’ new office.
Fearnow, along with Edward D. Rickert, Jeffery M. Monberg (also an Indiana-based attorney and a graduate of Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Law) and Mark W. Bina joined Quarles & Brady in April.
In addition, Quarles Director of DEA Compliance and Litigation, D. Linden Barber, is moving his national practice from the firm’s Washington, D.C., office to his home state and will serve as office managing partner, ensuring continuity of the Quarles & Brady culture in the firm’s newest location.
Barber is an Indiana native, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and a resident of Indianapolis.
“I joined Quarles several years ago, knowing the firm’s core strengths could one day be a great benefit to the business community of Indianapolis,” he said. “That day is here. It’s great to hit the ground running with our key local talent, not to mention the depth of our nearly 500 attorneys across the country.”
Quarles & Brady intends to be an active member of the Indianapolis community, as the firm has a long history of community service, embraced by civic-minded lawyers and staff members alike.
The firm is committed to supporting and sustaining its local communities through its Quarles Cares program and pro bono services, reflecting an ongoing devotion to making the communities Quarles calls “home” better places to live.