If you stick to the coasts, you might not have heard of Barnes & Thornburg. But it’s one of the biggest and best firms in Indiana. Unfortunately today we bring them up because of tragedy. A partner at the firm, Mary Jane Frisby, was found dead in her home. She appears to be the victim of a murder-suicide carried out by her husband. The ABA Journal reports:
The body of Mary Jane Frisby, 44, a former partner at the Indianapolis-based Barnes & Thornburg, was found in her home, the apparent victim of homicide.
Police discovered her body after her estranged husband, David Frisby, shot himself at a parking garage near the firm, which she’d recently left, reports Channel 6 in Indianapolis.
Weeks before the murder, David Frisby lashed out at lawyers from Barnes & Thornburg…
On Facebook, David Frisby made disturbing statements about some partners are Barnes & Thronburg. The post has since been removed but WISH TV-Indianapolis has a copy. We’ve redacted the names of the lawyers mentioned in the post:
The message, which was posted before the shooting reads,
“The bad lawyers at the Barnes and Thornburg law firm, particularly in the persons of [Redacted], [Redacted], and [Redacted], do not respect the institution of marriage and corrupted my wife Mary Jane (sex and drugs). Someone (maybe one of their good lawyers, [Redacted]?) please make them pay. Justice demands the truth out. It’s a tragedy.”
We offer our sincere condolences to friends and family of Mary Jane Frisby and all those in the Barnes & Thornburg community.
Lawyer Found Dead in Home After Suicidal Gunman Shoots at Downtown Indy Firm [ABA Journal]
Facebook page reveals the shooter’s stress [WISH TV-Indianapolis]