Joshua A. Claybourn is a Member focusing primarily on intellectual property, renewable energy and utility regulation, commercial transactions, and state and local government. He practices out of the Firm’s office in Evansville, Indiana.
As the Firm's Intellectual Property and Licensing practice group leader, Claybourn counsels clients on trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He provides full-service representation from the inception of a mark or brand all the way through to the enforcement or defense of that mark. He has been successful in complex litigation, negotiations, and settling a variety of intellectual property infringements in business, banking, entertainment, sports, and publishing.
Claybourn’s clients range from small business owners to Fortune 500 companies. He serves as lead counsel for business formations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and economic development projects. He also advises businesses and government officials on administrative and constitutional issues.
Claybourn possesses substantial experience with utility law issues. He previously worked in-house with a large publicly-traded energy company and currently consults with renewable energy developers and municipal water and sewer utilities. He provides specialized counsel on leases, bond financings, zoning and land use, and regulatory approvals and rate cases before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
Claybourn thrives on providing clients the utmost in service—providing sophisticated advice while managing costs. Others, in fact, recognized early his talent and dedication: Indiana Lawyer named him an "Up and Coming" attorney in its first statewide award. 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 workplace achievements, but also in his love of history — including research and books about Abraham Lincoln. He assists several history non-profit groups, has written and edited a variety of books on Abraham Lincoln, and has appeared on several national television documentaries about Lincoln.