Donald R. Lundberg is a partner in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and serves as the firm’s deputy general counsel.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mr. Lundberg was the longtime executive secretary of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, a post he occupied since 1991. Prior to his work at the Indiana Supreme Court, Mr. Lundberg served for 15 years in a number of positions for the Legal Services Organization of Indiana, Inc., ultimately as director of litigation.
Mr. Lundberg represents judges, lawyers and other professionals in disciplinary and licensing matters, ethics issues, malpractice cases and other matters of professional responsibility. In his role for the Indiana Supreme Court, he led the agency that investigates and prosecutes claims of Indiana attorney misconduct.
As deputy general counsel to the firm, Mr. Lundberg helps lead Barnes & Thornburg’s internal professional responsibility initiatives.
Mr. Lundberg is a frequent speaker on professional responsibility and legal ethics issues. He also writes a monthly ethics column in the Indiana State Bar Association magazine. Mr. Lundberg is also recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer. In 2016, he was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the areas of ethics and professional responsibility law and legal malpractice law - defendants.
He is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Indiana Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Mr. Lundberg earned his J.D., summa cum laude, in 1976 from The Maurer School of Law at Indiana University – Bloomington, where he was elected to Order of the Coif and a recipient of the West Hornbook Award for top GPA for three consecutive years. He served for many years as an adjunct faculty member for his alma mater.
In 2006, he was selected as one of 25 Inaugural Fellows of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism.
Mr. Lundberg is a member of the American (Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, 2011-present; Editorial Board, ABA/BNA Lawyers Manual on Professional Conduct; (2007-2010); Governing Council, Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, 2003-2006), Indiana State (Chair, Lawyer Wellness Committee, 2011-present; Legal Ethics Committee, 1980-1991 and 2010-present; Board of Governors, 2005-07; General Chair, 2008 Annual Meeting), and Indianapolis (Board of Managers, 2005-06) Bar Associations; a Master of the Indianapolis American Inn of Court (President, 2008-10); a Fellow and board member of the Indiana Bar Foundation (Secretary, 2012-present); Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation; and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, a Founder’s Circle member of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, and an Honorary Member of the Wilkie Inn of Phi Delta Phi. He was formerly a member and past-president (2007-08) of the National Organization of Bar Counsel.