Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Randy Brown is a first-chair trial attorney involved in complex commercial litigation. For nearly three decades, Randy has defended major class actions, tried dozens of cases throughout the country, and acted as lead counsel in multiple appeals in Indiana and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Randy is chair of the firm's Litigation Department and managing partner of the firm’s Fort Wayne office. Listed among The Best Lawyers in America in multiple litigation disciplines, Randy’s experience ranges from class action, shareholder and contract disputes to patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition claims.
Randy thrives under the constant challenge of high-stakes litigation. Appreciated for making smart choices at every turn, Randy’s common sense, intuition and knowledge of human nature and the law, honed over years of practice, allow him to think quickly and accurately under pressure both in and out of court.
A strategist at his core, Randy analyzes what drives the behavior underlying each lawsuit in order to best leverage his client’s position. His personal commitment to preparation is supported by his proven skill in connecting with judges and juries alike. Honest, direct and able to establish immediate credibility, Randy’s personable and fact-based advocacy make him a persuasive trial attorney. Randy understands both the art and science of jury trials, and is one of the firm’s “go-to” partners in the use of trial graphics and electronically displayed evidence.
Notably, Randy also serves as national defense counsel for major companies faced with large scale class action claims. Randy knows the difficult reality of thwarting class action suits and works diligently with his clients to identify and mitigate exposure to such claims. He is valued for his aggressive defense tactics designed to resolve class actions before they snowball into significant financial and public exposure. Randy’s ability to design, manage and properly execute the right defense is relied upon by clients when seeking class settlement or dismissal of the suit at the class certification stage.