Joseph G. Eaton
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Partner
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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Joseph G. Eaton is a partner in the Indianapolis, Indiana office of Barnes Thornburg LLP. He is vice chairperson and co-administrator in the Litigation Department and chair of the firm's Toxic Tort Practice Group. Mr. Eaton has represented chemical, petroleum and industrial manufacturers in complex litigation throughout the United States. He concentrates his practice in litigating matters involving chemical product liability actions, including plaintiffs' personal injury and property damage litigation relating to alleged toxic products. He presently assists several national defense counsel teams representing industrial companies, chemical and pesticide manufacturers in toxic tort and chemical exposure claims across the country. He also assists other clients in chemical product liability actions, in which capacity he has litigated in more than 35 state and federal courts. His court appearances include challenges to expert testimony and Daubert and Frye hearings. Mr. Eaton regularly advises clients regarding recent developments involving the exclusion of expert witnesses under state and federal standards. He has also served as lead counsel on appeals in toxic tort and related chemical product liability matters in numerous state and federal appellate courts. Mr. Eaton is a frequent speaker at local and national seminars on issues relating to expert witnesses and is currently on the advisory board of the Bureau of National Affairs' Expert Evidence Report. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2008-2010 in the field of product liability litigation. Mr. Eaton has also represented industrial and chemical manufacturers and petroleum companies in complex commercial litigation, UCC litigation, premises liability litigation and class action litigation. He has defended these clients in matters such as breach of contract claims, PMPA claims, franchise disputes, environmental marketing claims and false advertising disputes under the Lanham Act and similar state laws. He is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana, United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for 4th, 7th and 8th Circuits. Mr. Eaton received his B.S. from Butler University and his J.D. cum laude from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, where he served as associate editor of the Indiana Law Review. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation and the Fishers-HSE youth football and basketball board of directors. Publications · For The Defense - "Genetic Testing of A Plaintiff - The Pros and Cons" · Environmental Law Practice Guide: State and Federal Law · Expert Evidence Report, Vol. 2 No. 5 Events 04/28/2010, Attorney Presentation - Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation 09/21/2006, Joseph Eaton Speaks at Chemical Product Liability Conference 04/15/2005, Rookie Seminar: Old Tricks for New Dogs Featuring Joseph Eaton 08/18/2004, Toxic Tort/Environmental Litigation 09/23/2003, Risk Management Techniques to Combat the Mold Claim Epidemic 05/21/2002, Expert Witness Procedures in Indiana 03/08/2001, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
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US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit


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US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

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US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit


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1991
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Partner
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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Indiana University - Indianapolis
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J.D. - Juris Doctor
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Butler University
Academic degree:
B.S. - Bachelor of Science
Dates attended:
... - 1988
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