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.
|IN||Active In Good Standing||2011||09/08/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Owner and Attorney||JONES LAW OFFICE LLC||2015 - Present|
|Coach of the Undergraduate Mock Trial Team||University of Notre Dame||2015 - Present|
|Assistant Professor||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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Boston College Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Butler University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2008|
|Lifetime Achievement Seminar||Indiana Equine Activity Immunity Act||2015|
|National Honors Society Induction Banquet||Keynote Address||2011|
|State vs. Sims||Partial acquittal and partial mistrial.|
|Kandzierski vs. Crist||Verdict for the plaintiff.|
|Carpenter vs. Hladik||Verdict for the plaintiff.|
|Tobar vs. Williams||Verdict for the plaintiff.|
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