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Andrew Beare Jones

Andrew Beare Jones

also known as Andrew B. Jones, Andrew Jones

About me

Andrew B. Jones is a trial attorney and one of the few attorneys in St. Joseph County to have served as lead counsel at trial in both civil and criminal matters.  He focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death claims, medical malpractice claims, counseling small businesses, criminal defense, domestic relations issues including divorce and child custody, civil collection work, and several other types of civil practice.  He has been named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” Attorneys in the State of Indiana by the National Trial Lawyers.  

Andrew is the seventh generation of his family to call Northern Indiana home. He was born in Mishawaka, Indiana and attended Elm Road Elementary School before moving to South Bend, Indiana and graduating from Marquette Elementary School. He graduated from John Adams High School in South Bend, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of both the school yearbook and newspaper. It was through his involvement with the Indiana High School Mock Trial competition that Andrew realized his dream of becoming an attorney and after graduating, he stayed involved with the John Adams Mock Trial program as an attorney coach. This involved volunteering hundreds of hours each winter and spring. The team coached by Andrew, Professor John Scanlan, South Bend Attorney Erin Linder and Drama Coach Lucas Burkett won both the Indiana State Championship and the National Championship in 2011, and Andrew served as Chairman of the Logistics Committee for the 2013 National High School Mock Trial Championship that was held in May, 2013 in Indianapolis.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy, with honors, from Butler University and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School. While studying at Butler University, Andrew served as the President of the Philosophy Club, Student Body Vice President, and President of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. In addition to serving as President of his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, Andrew was elected Chairman of the Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity Council of Presidents. While serving in this position, Andrew represented over 220 chapter presidents and was a member of the international fraternity's 14 member board of directors. He also worked at the Butler University Center for Citizenship and Community where he coordinated service learning opportunities for Butler students, as a resident assistant ("RA"), and as a research assistant for a political science professor. Research Andrew performed has since been published. He was named a "Top 100" Butler Student twice, finishing as one of the "Top 10" Male Students.

While studying law, Andrew worked as a Judicial Law Clerk in St. Joseph County and as a Certified Legal Intern for the St. Joseph County Public Defenders' Office, where he won his first trial while still in law school. He participated in the Boston College Law School 34th Annual Mock Trial Competition and also undertook two semesters of independent study and research with a family law professor. Research Andrew performed has since been published. Andrew had the privilege of studying trial practice under Jack Curtin, a legendary trial attorney and the former President of the American Bar Association. Andrew was the only second year law student to ever earn an "A" in Professor Curtin's 45 years of teaching trial advocacy.

After finishing law school, Andrew moved back to Northern Indiana and began work at Sweeney Julian P.C., where he was Senior Associate Attorney until leaving to join Wruble & Associates in January, 2015.

He is a member of the Indiana Bar Association, St. Joseph County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Robert A. Grant Inn of Court, and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Michiana Miracle, a South Bend based charity, and now serves as Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Historical Society, the charitable organization that owns and operates the The History Museum in South Bend. Andrew is a member of the Indiana University South Bend College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Community Advisory Board. Andrew is also a life member of the Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity Board of Councilors. He is a recipient of both the Key to St. Joseph County and the Key to the City of South Bend, as well as the "Forty Under 40" award, presented by the St. Joseph County and Elkhart County Chambers of Commerce. He is a 32° Freemason. He lives in South Bend.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 10%
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

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Contact info


105 East Jefferson Boulevard
South Bend, IN, 46601


INActive In Good Standing201110/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Forty Under 40The St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties Chambers of Commerce2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and AttorneyJONES LAW OFFICE LLC2015 - Present
Coach of the Undergraduate Mock Trial TeamUniversity of Notre Dame2015 - Present
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Notre Dame2015 - Present
AttorneyWruble & Associates2015 - 2015
Senior Associate AttorneySweeney Julian P.C.2011 - 2015
Certified Legal InternSt. Joseph County Public Defenders' Office2010 - 2010
Research AssistantBoston College Law School2009 - 2010
Judicial Law ClerkSt. Joseph County2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sinai SynagogueHouse Committee Chairman2015 - Present
Indiana University South Bend Liberal Arts and Sciences Advisory BoardBoard Member2014 - Present
Robert A. Grant Inn of CourtMember2012 - Present
Center for HistoryTrustee2012 - Present
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationSustaining Member2011 - Present
Rotary Club of South BendMember2011 - 2015
Michiana MiracleBoard of Directors2011 - 2012
St. Joseph County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
John Adams High School Mock Trial ProgramAttorney Coach2011 - 2014
Lambda Chi Alpha International FraternityBoard of Councilors2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. SimsPartial acquittal and partial mistrial.
Kandzierski vs. CristVerdict for the plaintiff.
Carpenter vs. HladikVerdict for the plaintiff.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Butler UniversityPhilosophy and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lifetime Achievement SeminarIndiana Equine Activity Immunity Act2015
National Honors Society Induction BanquetKeynote Address2011