Barnes & Thornburg Welcomes New Attorneys

Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added new attorneys to its Chicago, Columbus, Grand Rapids, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Diego and Washington, D.C., offices. 

Stephanie Duffy is of counsel in the Columbus office, where she is a member of the Real Estate Department. She brings 15 years of experience and a strong reputation in the industry, focusing her practice on virtually all aspects of real estate and real estate finance, including complex construction and permanent financing, joint ventures, equity funds, new markets tax credits, low-income housing tax credits, and historic rehabilitation tax credits.

Duffy earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Emory University.

Louise Dyble is an associate in the Chicago office, where she is a member of the firm’s Environmental Department. Dyble focuses her practice on regulatory matters and litigation related to water, energy and air. She advises clients on compliance and risks in relation to the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and related state regulations and has experience with all stages of environmental review.

Dyble earned her J.D. from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2016, and her Ph.D. in 2003 and her B.A.,magna cum laude, in 1995, from the University of California, Berkeley.

Steve Inman is of counsel in the San Diego office. As a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, Inman advises clients on complex insurance coverage matters, insurer bad faith, contract disputes, consumer protection laws, and business torts, including unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, and consumer fraud.

Inman earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he was a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Int’l & Comp. Law Review and the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society. He earned his B.A. from Brigham Young University.  

Garrett Llewellyn is of counsel in the Los Angeles office, where he is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Llewellyn counsels clients on complex commercial litigation matters, including disputes associated with breach of contract, unfair competition and similar business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, and consumer fraud. His clients have included asset management companies, hedge funds, national and international corporations, hotels, and individuals.

Llewellyn earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University. He received his B.A., summa cum laude and with honors, from San Diego State University.

Matthew Michaels is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office. He is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. Michaels focuses his practice on various aspects of federal procurement law, including regulatory compliance, bid protest and size protest, small business contracting, the GSA Schedule, and corporate transactions.

Michaels earned a J.D., cum laude, from The George Washington University Law School and earned a B.A. from Skidmore College.

Matthew Misichko is an associate in the Chicago office, where he is a member of the Corporate Department and the Associations and Foundations Practice Group. Misichko counsels a range of nonprofit organizations and associations, as well as privately held and family-owned entities, on formation, structuring and governance.

He earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and his B.S. with highest honors from the University of Illinois.

Noushan Noureddini is an associate in the Los Angeles office, where she is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Noureddini has substantial experience defending manufacturers, distributers, and sellers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products in product liability, negligence, employment, and general commercial litigation matters.

Noureddini earned her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and she received her B.A. with high distinction and honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Kelsey Schmidt is an associate in the Chicago office, where she is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department. She defends employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wage and hour violations before agencies and in state and federal courts.

Schmidt earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2015 and her B.S., magna cum laude, from Creighton University in 2012.

Kevin Stanek is an associate in the Columbus office. Stanek is a member of the firm’s Government Services and Finance Department and joins the firm with almost 10 years of government experience. He represents clients on policy matters and legal issues before the Ohio General Assembly, executive agencies, and state boards and commissions and serves as counsel to governmental agencies on various matters, including financial transactions.

He earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2013 and his B.A., cum laude, from The Ohio State University in 2007.

Suzanne Sutherland is an associate in the Grand Rapids office. She is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department and focuses her practice in the areas of development and construction matters and the acquisition, leasing, sale, and financing of real property, as well as on environmental compliance and enforcement.

Sutherland earned her J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School and her B.B.A. from Grand Valley State University.

Timothy Wong is of counsel in the Minneapolis office, where he is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department. Wong has provided labor, employment, and benefits-related counsel, and defense against discrimination claims and charges guidance, to employers for more than three decades. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, he spent nearly 20 years at 3M Corporation, where among his many roles, he served as associate general counsel and as legal director of the Asian Pacific Region. While with 3M he provided employment counsel, litigation support, managed employee relations across 3M’s global manufacturing operations, and directed the company’s charitable efforts as director for 3Mgives. Prior to that, Wong was in private practice.

Wong earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, and his B.S. from Northwestern University.

With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from 14 offices in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at or on Twitter @BTLawNews. 


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