Joshua A. Claybourn is a Member focusing primarily on intellectual property, state and local government, utility regulation, and commercial transactions. He practices out of the Firm’s office in Evansville, Indiana.
Claybourn’s business and commercial law experience includes business acquisitions and dispositions, contracts, and intellectual property. As the firm's intellectual property and licensing practice group leader, he focuses on trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and licenses. He helps clients develop and implement strategies to promote and foster new intellectual property, protect and maintain existing intellectual property, and avoid intellectual property infringement litigation.
Claybourn’s clients range from small-business owners to Fortune 500 companies with transactions from thousands of dollars to a half-billion dollars. He represents cities, towns, and utilities on a broad range of issues, such as economic development projects, bond financings, and proceedings for regulatory approvals before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
An Evansville native, Joshua thrives on providing clients the utmost in service. Others, in fact, recognized early his talent and dedication: Indiana Lawyer named him an "Up and Coming" attorney in its first statewide award. Each day, Claybourn asks, "Where can I add value for the client? What advice can I provide that will be of some benefit?" Always he remembers and strives to achieve a core goal of our profession: an attorney helps others succeed.
Claybourn's lifelong passion for learning appears not only in his impressive workplace achievements, but also in his love of history — including research, reading, and writing. A Civil War enthusiast, he assists several history and Civil War non-profit groups and has written and edited a variety of published articles and books.