Barnes & Thornburg
In Celebration Of
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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
A proud 1.5-generation Filipino immigrant. I moved to the U.S. with my family when I was 9 years old.
A dog mom to two Pomeranians
A self-proclaimed foodie
A supposed coffee snob
A boba addict
A pianist, violinist and guitarist severely out of practice
A lover of the beach and sunny days
A University of Texas Dallas and University of Texas Austin alum – Whoosh and Hook ‘Em!
An advocate of immigrant stories. My current project is helping to create a book that memorializes the history of Filipinos in Dallas.
Constantly humbled and incredibly grateful for my family and friends’ love and support
Back to I Am Barnes & Thornburg
The result of a loving and courageous immigrant mother
A proud father of 46 plants and an unpleasant turtle named Squirt
An immersive traveler and seeker of new experiences
Eternally either tired, or hungry, or both
Still figuring out how to be an adult
Curious and optimistic by nature
Not fond of coffee, bread, pasta, cheese, alcohol, and sweets. There, I said it!
A Vietnamese-American who juggles dual identities and expectations
A grateful alumni scholar of the Horatio Alger Association, which changed my life
Người may mắn nhất trên thế giới (the luckiest person in the world)
A first-generation Filipino American
A person who met my wife (and best friend) at the Columbus Museum of Art
The shamelessly proud father of a son, Zach, a daughter, Zoe, and a dog, Ziggy
Someone who was raised American Baptist, but has raised our children Jewish
A person that can cook almost any cuisine in 30 minutes or less
Someone who, after college and before law school, studied classical literature and art in Segovia, Spain
An avid cyclist logging in more than 3,000 miles a year
Deeply committed to community service
Seriously tone-deaf and wish I could sing (I secretly watch American Idol)
A political junkie, who appreciates commonality rather than confrontation
The daughter of two Indian immigrant parents; my mother’s job is the reason my family moved to the U.S. from India. We were only supposed to be here for a year but never went back.
Living in Georgia; it has been my home since the early 90s
A daughter who lost my dad about nine years ago due to a cardiac arrest and am now an American Heart Association advocate
A person that has skydived – my mother, sister, and I celebrated my dad’s birthday by jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet and it was one of the most amazing experiences!
A Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Harry Potter nerd
A fan who has a signed Superman comic from Christoper Reeves
Someone with a flair for travel. Before starting law school, I took a year off to travel, visiting France, Iceland, India, Ireland, and Sweden.
A fan of Ted Lasso and the Great British Bake Off as they were my saving grace during law school
An avid wine and food lover, who will try anything at least once. I've even tried fermented Shark in Iceland.
Experienced in the immigration field. This August marks 15 years, through which I’ve held various roles, starting as a paralegal assistant, then a paralegal, and now as an attorney.