Joshua A. Claybourn is Counsel in the Public Finance and Utilities industry groups, focusing primarily on municipal finance, utility regulation, and commercial transactions. He practices out of the Firm’s office in Evansville, Indiana.
Understanding practical challenges to government and the everyday responsibilities facing municipal corporation counsel, Claybourn advises cities and towns, utilities, and regional districts on a broad range of issues. Because of his experience in-house with a large gas and electric utility, Claybourn efficiently handles proceedings for regulatory approvals before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. In addition, he advises clients on state and local tax law, zoning and planning, economic development projects, and public finance. He has served as counsel in bond and project financings, including general obligation bonds and utility revenue bonds.
Claybourn's business law experience includes purchase and sale agreements, health law and physician contracts, and other contract matters. His clients range from small-business owners to Fortune 500 companies with transactions from thousands of dollars to a half-billion dollars.
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 as well as a book on Abraham Lincoln.