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Steve Barber

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Evansville, IN

Barber & Bauer, LLP
124 SE 1st St, Suite 101
Evansville, IN 47708
Phone: 812-425-9211
Fax: 812-425-9216
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2020 - 2023
Licensed in Indiana Since: 1974
Practice Areas: General Litigation, Business/Corporate
Attorney Profile

A co-founder of Barber & Bauer, LLP, Steve Barber provides a variety of services for his clients in Evansville, Indiana, and the surrounding areas. He has extensive civil trial experience, representing companies and individuals in litigation involving contract breaches, shareholder and partnership disputes, and real estate matters. On the general business side, Mr. Barber prepares and reviews complex commercial and real estate documents such as purchase and sale contracts, stock purchase agreements and employment contracts. He also assists clients with the formation of their businesses through the selection of the appropriate form of legal entity. In addition, Mr. Barber has provided estate planning and family law advice and counsel to his clients.

Mr. Barber received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Indiana University in 1970, and he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society upon graduation. Remaining in Bloomington, he went on to pursue his legal education at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and became a member of the Order of the Coif upon his being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1974. Admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts, Mr. Barber is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and Federal Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Barber is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Indiana State Bar Association and the Evansville Bar Association. He has authored several publications for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. Mr. Barber also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Evansville for several years.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%General Litigation
  • 50%Business/Corporate


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2020 - 2023

About Steve Barber

First Admitted: 1974, Indiana

Professional Webpage:


  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2011
  • Honors: Order of the Coif, Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Doran Perdue Service Award
  • The Best Lawyers in America


  • City of Evansville, Ind. v. Kentucky Liquid Recycling, Inc., 604 F.2d 1008, 13 ERC 1509, 9Envtl. L. Rep. 20,679(7th Cir. (Ind.), Aug. 9, 1979) (No. 78-1578) (Federal Common Law of Nuisance Doctrine)
  • Hollingsworth v. Key Ben. Adm’rs., Inc., 658 N.E.2d 653 (Ind.App., Dec. 12, 1995) (No. 82A05-9510-CV-383) (Venue)
  • Limp v. State, 431 N.E.2d (Ind., Mar. 2, 1982) (No. 981 S 242) (Criminal)
  • Buxton v. Lovell, 559 F.Supp. 979 (S.D.Ind., Feb. 1, 1983) (No. EV 79-184-C) (Due Process)
  • B&D Corp. v. Anderson, Clayton & Co., 180 Ind.App. 115, 387 N.E.2d 476 (Ind.App. 1 Dist., Apr. 2, 1979) (No.1-177A1)(Class Action)
  • Lewellyn v. Gerhardt, 513 F.2d 184 (7th Cir. (Ind.), Mar. 21, 1975) (No. 74-1443) (Abstention)
  • Breckinridge v. Bristol-Myers Co., 624 F.Supp. 79, 40 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 36,185 (S.D.Ind., July 19, 1985) (No.EV 83-34-C) (Dual Employment and Age Discrimination)
  • Regan v. Uebelhor, 690 N.E.2d 1222 (Ind.App., Jan. 29, 1998) (No. 19A01-9707-CV-219) (Trust)
  • Presbyterian Church v. Aigner, 443 N.E.2d 93 (Ind.App. 1 Dist., Dec. 14, 1982) (No. 1-382 A 72) (Reverter Clause)
  • Brown v. State, 403 N.E.2d 901 (Ind.App. 1 Dist., Apr. 29, 1980) (No. 1-1178A337) (Criminal)
  • Alvey v. General Elec. Co., 622 F.2d 1279, 104 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2838, 89 Lab.Cas. P 12, 115 (7th Cir. (Ind.), June11, 1980) (No. 79-1636) (Labor)
  • Sidle v. Majors, 264 Ind. 206, 341 N.E.2d 763 (Ind., Feb. 16, 1976) (No. 475S96, 275S42) (Constitutionality ofGuest Act)
  • Hayden v. Hayden, 456 B.R. 378 (USBC, S.D. Ind., 2011) (No. 10-71828-BHL-7, 11-57002) (Nondischargeability Bankruptcy)
  • Limp v. State, 457 N.E.2d 189 (Ind., Dec. 20, 1983) (No. 981 S 242) (Criminal)
  • Moll v. South Central Solar Systems, Inc., 419 N.E.2d 154 (Ind.App. 1 Dist., Apr. 14, 1981) (No. 1-580A133)(Franchise)
  • Angevine v. Sullivan, 881 F.2d 519, 26 Soc.Sec.Rep.Serv. 514, Unemplo.Ins.Rep. (CCH) P 14864A (7 Cir. th (Ind.),Aug. 15,1989) (No. 88-2454) (Social Security)
  • Reilly v. Robertson, 266 Ind. 29, 360 N.E.2d 171, 14 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas (BNA) 852, 13 Empl.Prac.Dec. P 11, 626(Ind., Feb 22, 1977) (No. 376 S 92) (Pension - Class Action)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Is this Any Way to Treat a Guest?" I.C.L.E.F., 1980
  • Legal Writing for Paralegals, Southwestern Publishing Co., 1993
  • Legal Research, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1996
  • “The Valuation Expert in a Family Law Setting”, I.C.L.E.F., 2004
  • “Estate Litigation: Procedure and Evidence”, I.C.L.E.F., 2002
  • “Prenuptial Agreements: Some Tax and Non-Tax Planning Techniques”, I.C.L.E.F., 1997
  • "(Cost) Effective Use of Expert Witnesses," I.C.L.E.F., 1986

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Supreme Court of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1983
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1975
  • Evansville Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Named to Outstanding Lawyers of America

Educational Background

  • Indiana University, B.A., Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, 1970
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Office Location for Steve Barber

124 SE 1st St
Suite 101
Evansville, IN 47708

Phone: 812-425-9211

Fax: 812-425-9216

Last Updated: 9/30/2022

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