Don Lundberg is the principal of Lundberg Legal. He concentrates his practice on representing legal professionals in a diverse range of matters involving legal ethics, professional responsibility and the law of lawyering.
From 2010 through 2016, he was a litigation partner and deputy general counsel of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, an AmLaw 100 law firm based in Indianapolis. As Barnes & Thornburg’s deputy general counsel he helped lead its internal professional responsibility initiatives.
Before joining Barnes & Thornburg, Don was the longtime chief legal counsel and executive director of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, a post he occupied beginning in 1991. Prior to his Disciplinary Commission work, he served for fifteen years in a number of positions for Indiana Legal Services, Inc., ultimately as Director of Litigation.
Don is a frequent speaker on professional responsibility and legal ethics topics. He also writes a popular column, Ethics Curbstone, appearing in each issue of Res Gestae, the Indiana State Bar Association magazine. He is a currently member of the Indiana Supreme Court Coalition for Court Access.
He is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
In 1976, Don earned his J.D. summa cum laude from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and the three-time recipient of the West Hornbook Award for top GPA. For many years, he served as an adjunct faculty member at his alma mater, teaching the course in legal ethics. In 2006, he was selected as one of twenty-five Inaugural Fellows of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism.
Don is a member of the American, Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations He has served all three organizations in various capacities At present, he is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association Legal Ethics and Wellness Committees; and a member of the Planning Committee of the ABA National Professional Responsibility Conference. From 2011 to 2014, he was a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Don is a fellow of the American, Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Foundations. He is a Master and former President of the Indianapolis American Inn of Court, and a past President of the Indiana Bar Foundation.