Timothy John Riffle


Timothy John Riffle



Timothy John Riffle was born in Van Wert, Ohio, where he graduated (1976) from Van Wert High School. After high school, Riffle spent a year in the nation’s capital as a U. S. House of Representatives Page, before enrolling at the Indiana University in 1977. Riffle received his B.A. in economics from IU in 1980. He then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, where he received his JD degree, Manga Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, in 1983.

Riffle joined the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg after graduation. He has remained with the firm for more than thirty-five years, rising to be a partner in 1991 and specializing in federal tax law. Riffle’s business clients range from Fortune 500 companies to startup ventures. He also represents individuals and families in the areas of charitable giving, as well as universities, hospitals, museums, and other non-profit organizations. He serves as the chair of the Tax Section of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Long a supporter of Indiana University, Riffle has served on the boards of multiple alumni organizations and fundraising efforts. He served as a member of the law school’s Alumni Board from 2008 until 2013 and served as the school's Barnes & Thornburg alumni co-solicitor. Riffle is co-author of the Indiana Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual and has taught real estate tax course at the law school. Timothy John Riffle was presented an Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award in 2018.


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