Andrew J. Sickmann
Andrew (AJ) Sickmann is a lifetime Richmond resident, and a graduate of Richmond High School in 2004. AJ attended Ball State University, where he graduated, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Interested in the law and maintaining the ability to assist others, AJ chose to attend the Valparaiso University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor Degree. During his time in law school, AJ served as a legal writing teaching assistant, a Legal Diplomat, a member of the Honors Society, and a member of the Admissions Selection Committee. While attending law school, AJ worked as a summer associate for the Firm.
After passing the Bar Exam, AJ began working full time for the Firm as an associate, and became a partner in the firm in 2015. Additionally, AJ is an owner of Abstracts of Richmond, Inc., a long-standing full-service title company in Richmond. AJ’s practice primarily includes family, municipal, commercial and school law. In addition to representing individual clients, AJ serves as Corporation Counsel for the City of Richmond, Indiana, as well as the attorney for the Towns of Milton, Pershing, Spring Grove, and Washington Township, Indiana. Additionally, AJ serves as Corporation Counsel to the Northeastern Wayne School Corporation, the Union County College Corner Joint School District, and the Western Wayne School District.
AJ is a member of the Indiana Bar Association. AJ is licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana, and in the U.S. District Court in both the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana. AJ is the former President of the Wayne County Historical Museum, and currently serves as the Vice-President of the Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission. AJ also serves on the Board of Directors of Communities in Schools for Wayne County, Indiana, and the Richmond Friends School. In 2020, AJ also served on the organizing board of the Wayne County, Indiana Family Recovery Court.
AJ has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyer Magazine for 2020, 2021 and 2022, and has been recognized by the Top 40 under 40 National Trial Lawyers organization for the State of Indiana.
Practice Areas: Family Law; Municipal Law; Commercial Law; Criminal Law; and Civil Litigation; Real Estate; School Law; Employment Law.
Admitted: 2011, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Indianaa
Law School: Valparaiso University, J.D., 2011
College: Ball State University, B.S., 2008
Member: Indiana State Bar Association
Assistant: Stacie Smith, email – Ssmith@bbfcslaw.com_