Barnes & Thornburg
Older sister to rock star brothers (twins) and blessed to have amazing parents
A proud dog mom
Spiritual and attend Traders Point Christian Church in downtown Indy
Slightly obsessed with Top Chef, crime documentaries, and the podcast Criminal
Embarrassed to admit I order ClusterTruck more than I cook
Spontaneous when it comes to traveling and spur-of-the-moment adventures
Happiest when I am in warm weather and outside
An avid supporter of equality for all
A glass half full type
A born and raised Hoosier
Julie Veldman Harris
Julie Veldman Harris
A mom to Gabe (3) and Elaina (6 months)
A wife to Mike, who I married about a year after meeting (online) – when you know, you know!
An avid Notre Dame fan
A Barnes & Thornburg lifer. I started as a summer associate and have worked in three offices, and truly love them all.
A horseback rider and competitor
A firm believer that “love is love”
Extremely close to my (large and loud) family
Excited to attend any sporting event
A devoted friend. I had 12 bridesmaids who are all still my best friends, and I would have a few more to add if I were getting married today!
Happiest when I am with my kids (and on a beach, if we are getting specific)
Half Dutch and half Mexican, and I always thought that was a unique combo
Named after my Dutch great-great-aunt; nobody pronounces my name correctly, but I’m never offended by it
Occasionally a stand-in for my husband’s social media projects at work and was on a billboard once
An animal lover and self-proclaimed “cat lady”. I also have the sweetest pit bull ever.
A major control freak and have to remind myself to “let it go” frequently
All about camping, fishing and hiking and I go on annual kayak trips at Turkey Run
Married to someone four inches shorter than me – without heels on
A band geek at heart; I played clarinet for seven years, piano for a couple and now handbells in my church choir
An avid concert-goer – I go to about 20 concerts a year
A person with MAJOR anxiety. Agreeing to be featured here made me dizzy and my throat close up.
Julie Veldman Harris
Back to I Am Barnes & Thornburg
Married to my beautiful wife, Paulette, for 27 years
A person with four kids, eight grandkids and five great-grandkids
The owner of a bird named Grace and a beta fish named Sunny
A believer that prayer works for all things
A person who loves going fishing
Born in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
A person who loves putting together holiday centerpieces
Someone who loves hanging out at the beach with family
A die-hard Washington football fan
A former chef in the Army for eight years where I traveled to different countries
The proud dad of fraternal twins (boy
and girl) born in summer 2020
The proud dog dad of a goldendoodle named Millie, a lover of people and chaser of squirrels
A former Indiana Supreme Court law clerk married to another former Indiana Supreme Court law clerk
A former resident of Spain for 1.5 years before starting law school
A daily consumer of Spanish-language news podcasts
A two-time competitor in the National Spelling Bee
A guard on Barnes & Thornburg’s basketball team in the Indianapolis lawyer league
Forever a fan of Indiana University basketball
A lifelong billiards player
A drummer who played in multiple gradeschool garage bands that never quite took off
A proud Mexican-American raised by two immigrants who came to this country with nothing but the desire to give us a better life. I was given the biggest gift I could have ever received from my parents: an opportunity for a better future.
A mother of two beautiful children: Camila, who is 5, and Uriel Jr., who is
14 months. I am happily married for eight years to my soulmate, Uriel Niebla.
Someone who always strives to be the best version of myself, including being humble and kind. I try to see the best in people even when they can’t see it for themselves.
Family-oriented. My family is everything to me – I adore them. I have an older sister and a younger brother who are literally my best friends and confidants.
Someone who loves people who believe that they can positively change the world and actually take action to do so
A big fan of podcasts
A LOVER of white chocolate, who hates dark chocolate
Absolutely terrified of horror movies
A person that strangely loves to put honey on my pizza. It’s so yummy.
Someone who has been bungee jumping and it was one of the most intense and exciting experiences of my life
A father of three great boys and husband to a woman who is better than I deserve
A believer, working to grow more in my faith every day
A proud Kansas Jayhawk
The first in my family to go to college
An adventure seeker
A world traveler
A music lover
An only child
A goldendoodle owner
Eager to make new friends
A first-generation African-American with family from Liberia, West Africa
A retired Division I volleyball athlete whose knees are too broken to play, but I’ll gladly coach
A self-proclaimed foodie and decent home cook
The oldest of three, with a younger brother and younger sister
A person who loves traveling and experiencing the world
A charcuterie and wine connoisseur
A lover of watching and attending NBA
and NFL games
A Marvel superhero enthusiast (thanks
to my dad’s love for comic books)
A Texan through and through, and prefer my weather sunny and 75 year-round
Grateful for my group of best friends that has been together since 2002