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Andrew Beare Jones

Personal injury Attorney at South Bend, IN

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Andrew B. Jones, Andrew Jones

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death. Car crashes, slip and falls, medical malpractice, etc.

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    All forms of criminal defense.

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    All forms of domestic relations law.

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Small business counseling and debt collection.

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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
2013

Location

JONES LAW OFFICE LLC
224 West Colfax Avenue
Suite 100
South Bend, IN, 46601

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Hannah | December 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable and Professional Lawyer
Andrew was a complete pleasure to work with, and took on my case quickly and professionally. He communicated all steps of the process to me in a timely fashion and made sure to check in with me along the way as needed. I never questioned that I was not in good hands and things were worked out easily. I felt comfortable asking any questions I had along the way, and was never made to feel dumb for not knowing certain things. Both Andrew and his paralegal were extremely helpful and professional throughout, and I would absolutely use Jones Law Office again for any legal needs.
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Posted by Paige | September 1, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good luck finding a better lawyer than Andrew!
Andrew Jones is an amazing, and very driven lawyer. I have nothing but great things to say about this man! He conducts himself in an ethical manner. Andrew is not only intelligent, but has a great sense of humor making it very pleasant to work with him.
Posted by Jake | February 28, 2015
Great Attorney
Legal issues can be very intimidating for those of us who didn't attend law school but Andrew explained everything to me in a way which was understandable but not patronizing. His knowledge of the law, quick response time and genuine care for me as a client were comforting and the outcome of the case was better than I could have hoped for. I will use Andrew for any future legal needs!
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Posted by Jeff | September 25, 2014
One of the great ones
Andrew was very knowledgeable and handled my case in a very professional and personal matter. He seemed to care about me and my case, and I was very satisfied with my out come. i would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a great lawyer.
Posted by Charles | January 10, 2014
Lancers
I felt I was taken care of and was able to focus on my recovery while my lawyer was taking care of everything else. I felt like a family member in the group and would highly recommend Mr Jone.
Posted by Sarah | October 3, 2013
Fantastic!
From the first day I walked into the firm I felt welcomed and knew I was in good hands. Good communication throughout and the end result was VERY satisfying!
Posted by DMore | September 26, 2013
The Best Attorney
I went to Sweeney Julian after seeing a commercial on TV. From the very first appointment Andrew and the staff put my worries to rest. They assured me that while it may be a difficult case they would do their best. Andrew's work was stellar. I could not have asked for a better attorney.
Posted by Jody | July 27, 2013
Very Impressed with Andrew Jones and Sweeney Julian
Andrew worked on my case, doing much of what I call the "heavy lifting." He is an excellent attorney and has great poise in the courtroom. I was very impressed with his ability to cut through all the legalese and explain each step of the process to me. He is kind and courteous, while at the same time being a pitbull when the insurance company lawyers misbehave. Well Done!
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Posted by Tibi | July 23, 2013
A Brilliant Attorney
Andrew was great. When the chips were down, he stepped in and fought for me! He is brilliant, honest and hard working. Thank you Andrew and Sweeney Julian
Posted by Michelle | July 22, 2013
Call Sweeney Julian if you Want to Win!
I was very impressed by this attorney. He handled my case with great skill and care. The staff was very supportive throughout the case. From start to finish, they did a great job. On a personal note, Andrew is very nice and a great communicator.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2013
Andrew Jones is a great attorney!!!!
Andrew Jones was very helpful with my case. He responded to my questions in a timely fashion, made sure I understood the legal ramifications of my case, and put in a lot of time and energy into my case. I highly recommend Andrew Jones. If you need a good, honest lawyer, give him a call!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Attorney
  • JONES LAW OFFICE LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Notre Dame
  • 2015 - Present
  • Coach of the Undergraduate Mock Trial Team
  • University of Notre Dame
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wruble & Associates
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Sweeney Julian P.C.
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • St. Joseph County Public Defenders' Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Research Assistant
  • Boston College Law School
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • St. Joseph County
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Butler University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. Sims
  • Partial acquittal and partial mistrial.
  • Kandzierski vs. Crist
  • Verdict for the plaintiff.
  • Carpenter vs. Hladik
  • Verdict for the plaintiff.
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Associations

  • Sinai Synagogue
  • House Committee Chairman
  • 2015 - Present
  • Indiana University South Bend Liberal Arts and Sciences Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The History Museum
  • Trustee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Robert A. Grant Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity
  • Board of Councilors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Michiana Miracle
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Rotary Club of South Bend
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • John Adams High School Mock Trial Program
  • Attorney Coach
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 Indiana Litigation Lawyers
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 10 under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Forty Under 40
  • The St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties Chambers of Commerce
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lifetime Achievement Seminar
  • Indiana Equine Activity Immunity Act
  • 2015
  • National Honors Society Induction Banquet
  • Keynote Address
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (14)
Endorse Andrew
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"They do not come any more intelligent or clever than Mr. Andrew Jones. He is always thinking of new angles to protect and advance the interests of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the smartest guys out there. Every client I've sent Andrew has been treated right. Highly recommend."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"On several occasions, I've found myself working opposite Andrew. He's truly an excellent advocate for his clients. He cares about them. And he fights for their rights. If I needed a personal injury attorney, I'd recommend Andrew."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"A dedicated attorney who can assist clients with a wide range of legal needs."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is an excellent attorney who fights for his clients inside and outside the courtroom."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is an outstanding attorney and person. He is smart, effective and efficient. I highly recommend him for any area of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having worked opposite Andrew on several cases over the years, I have seen, first-hand, his passion for the law and for pursuing his client's rights. Andrew is on the top of my list when I am asked for an attentive, local, personal injury attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Other
"As an attorney who has known Andrew since he gained admission to the Indiana Bar, I am happy to endorse him. He has an impeccable work ethic and his legal acumen, especially in the realms of tort law and criminal law, is impressive. He represents his clients' interests with passion and confidence and regularly obtains favorable results for them. I trust his judgment. If a client of mine ever has a legal matter/issue that implicates Indiana law, Andrew would be the first person I would call."
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South Bend Personal injury Lawyer Andrew Beare Jones
Andrew Beare Jones
Personal injury Attorney
South Bend, IN
Licensed for 13 years
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