As the Firm's intellectual property and licensing practice group leader, Claybourn offers counsel on trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He works with clients from the inception of a trademark all the way through to the enforcement or defense of that trademark. His business and commercial law experience also includes mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and economic development projects.
Claybourn’s clients range from small-business owners to Fortune 500 companies with transactions from thousands of dollars to a half-billion dollars. He consults with a range of utilities, renewable energy developers, and government bodies providing specialized consultation on leases, bond financings, zoning and land use, and proceedings for regulatory approvals before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
Claybourn also provides strategic, policy, and political advice to companies seeking to create or improve their market opportunities. Through his many years working with policymakers, Claybourn retains deep connections as well as an impressive track record of building effective coalitions that are essential to shaping legislation and regulation.
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 workplace achievements, but also in his love of history — including research, reading, and writing. He assists several history non-profit groups and has written and edited a variety of published articles and books.