Barnes & Thornburg LLP issued the following announcement on Nov. 6.
Barnes & Thornburg has added Luke Wohlford, an experienced trial attorney, as a partner in the Litigation Department in Dallas. Previously, Wohlford was a director at Crowe & Dunlevy.
Wohlford concentrates on corporate and fiduciary litigation, complex contract litigation, product liability, antitrust, and class action litigation. His clients include public entities, private companies, family-owned businesses and high net worth individuals, and he manages all stages of litigation, including post-trial proceedings and appeals at the state and federal level.
In addition to his trial experience, Wohlford develops litigation avoidance strategies for his clients and provides counsel on other aspects of their business, including investigations, regulatory compliance and contract negotiations.
“I worked with Luke when he was a young lawyer. He is an accomplished litigator with significant experience handling oil and gas matters, which is crucial in Texas,” said Mark Bayer, Dallas office managing partner. “He is the fourth litigator to join us in Dallas over the past six months, and I’m thrilled to see our office continue to attract top-notch talent and thrive in this market.”
To accommodate its rapid growth, Barnes & Thornburg recently moved to the new PwC Tower at Park District. Since opening in 2015, the office has steadily added practitioners in the areas of corporate, environmental, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation and real estate.
“Barnes & Thornburg has quickly assembled a talented group in Dallas, including an impressive litigation bench,” said Wohlford. “This is a growing office with a sterling reputation, and I’m looking forward to contributing to its success.”
Wohlford clerked for the Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He is the chair of the State Bar of Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Section. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Kansas.