DTCI: Thornburg leads defense bar with long-term outlook

November 29, 2017 By Dave Stafford
The Indiana Lawyer

Frost Brown Todd litigator Rob Thornburg knows a thing or two about coaching young talent, and those skills may translate well as he begins his year as president of Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana.

One of his strategies as leader of the organization is finding ways for young trial attorneys to gain experience even as the number of cases that proceed to trial continues to decline. It’s a challenge, but Thornburg recently talked about that and more when he sat down for a Q&A with Indiana Lawyer.

DTCI this year marked its 50th anniversary. What do you believe are some of the reasons for the organization’s longevity?

I think it’s the people. There are a lot of incredibly bright, skilled lawyers that have been the backbone of the organization since it started. People like Lloyd Milliken, and people like John Trimble, just to name a few. … It’s the people, the collegiality, and the quality of the educational opportunities that the organization has — the seminars, the CLEs, the meetings.

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