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Mr. James J. Ammeen, Jr.

Ammeen & Associates, P.C.
Contributing Member
Barrister Building, Suite 860
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3257

Phone: 317-423-7505
Fax: 317-423-7506
Web Site:

Law School: Indiana University School of Law--Indianapolis (1995)

Practice Areas:

LICENSES: Law: Indiana (1995); United States (Seventh Circuit (2000), N.D. Ind., S.D. Ind. (1995)).
Real Estate: Indiana (Salesperson (1992)).


Managing Member, Ammeen & Associates, P.C., 10/07-present.

Member, Lewis & Kappes, Indianapolis, IN. 3/02-09/07.

Associate, Baker & Daniels, Indianapolis, IN. 7/97-2/02.

Primary practice areas: Business law; bankruptcy, commercial, election, civil rights, and appellate litigation. Commercial matters include secured lending, bankruptcy analysis, financial planning, commercial real estate, and IT outsourcing.

Judicial Clerk, Indiana Supreme Court, Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard. 5/95-7/97.


Developments in Appellate Practice in 1996, 30 INDIANA LAW REVIEW, 1165 (1997).
Modern Russian Secured Transaction Law and Foreign Investors' Rights Thereunder, 4 INDIANA INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW REVIEW, 371 (1994).


Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis. Juris Doctor, 1995. GPA: 3.13.
Honors: Co-winner Faculty Award for Outstanding Law Student; winner I.S.B.A. Blackwell Award for outstanding student note in Vol. 4 of Ind. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev.; Dean's List; Order of Barristers; recipient of I.U.–Indianapolis Association for Public Interest Law Marsh Grant; American Inn of Court.
Organizations: Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 5, Indiana International and Comparative Law Review; Co Chair, Committee to Adopt an Honor Code; Vice President, Federalist Society; Dean's Student Advisory Board; Director, Student Bar Association; Christian Legal Society; I.U.I. Association for Public Interest Law.
Other: Intern, U.S. Bankruptcy Ct. (S.D. Ind.), Hon. Frank J. Otte; Administrative Law Moot Court Team.

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. Bachelor of Arts, 1985.
Organizations: Varsity Football; President and founder, International Relations Club; Business Manager, WRMC FM Radio; Trustees' Athletics Committee, Alternate Member; Officer, Zeta Psi.


BANKING: Financial Sales Representative I, INB National Bank, Indianapolis, IN. 5/93-9/93.

WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION: Sales Representative, Cole of California, Los Angeles, CA. 8/89-8/92.

RETAIL: Retail Marketing Director, CFO Carpet (J.M. Benson, Inc.), Windsor, CT. 11/88-6/89.


Author, Lecturer: "Emerging Insolvency Issues in International Commercial Practice" (Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2001).
Author, Lecturer: "Security Issues in International Internet Commerce" (Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2000).
Panelist: “Pro Bono Opportunities” (I.B.A., Section on Debtor-Creditor Rights, 2000).
Lecturer: Sales (Lawyers Bar Review/BARBRI, 1998-1999).
Moderator: “Legal Issues Affecting Trade in the Internet Age” (Global Business Conference Series, 1999).
Moderator: “Legal Aspects of the Euro” (Global Business Conference Series, 1998).
Panelist: Advertising, the Mass Volume Practice, and Ethical Responsibilities to the Client, (I.B.A., 1997).
Moderator: “Ethical Dilemmas in Criminal Defense Representation” (I.B.A., 1997).
Moderator: “Divorce, the Initial Interview, and Ethical Challenges” (I.B.A., 1997).
Moderator: “Dissolution: The Initial Interview and the Christian Attorney” (CLS, 1997).
Lecturer: “IOLTA and the New Rules Governing Lawyers Trust Accounts” (I.B.A., 1996).
Panelist: “Judicial Clerkships” (I.U. School of Law—Indianapolis, 1996).


American Bankruptcy Institute.
American Bar Association.
Indianapolis Bar Association.
Indiana State Bar Association.
American Inn of Court (Associate, 1999-2002).
Federalist Society.
St. Thomas More Society.
Christian Legal Society.


World Trade Club of Indiana (1998-present; President, 2001-02; First Vice President, 2000-01).
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic (1996-present; Chair, Long Range Planning Committee).
Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (2001-present).
Federalist Society, Indianapolis Chapter (1998-present).
St. Thomas More Society (1998-present; President, 2001-07; Vice President, 1998-2000).
Freetown Village, Inc. (1998-2002).
Christian Legal Society (Indianapolis Chapter, 1998).


City of Indianapolis, Regional Center Plan 2020 (Placemaking Committee, 2002)
Elections Inspector.
Carl Brizzi for Prosecutor (Research and Policy Committee, 2001-2002).
Todd Rokita for Secretary of State.
Marion County Republican Party.
Monument Circle Legislative Roundtable, Member.
Congressional Intern, Office of the Minority Leader, the Hon. Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.) (1984).
Middlebury College (Indiana Alumni Admissions Committee; State Coordinator, 1996-2000).

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