Attorneys

   Richard A. Green was born in Marion, Indiana. He was admitted to practice in Indiana in 1970. Also admitted in the Northern District and Southern District, U.S. District Courts. Richard is a member of Kosciusko County Bar Association, State Bar Association, and American Bar Association.
   Education: Graduated Marion High School (1960), Butler University (B.A.)(1964); the Indianapolis Law School, Indiana University J.D (1970)
   Prior, during, and after law school, Richard was employed by and/or represented Marion National Bank, Marion, Indiana, Trust Department (1964-1966); Merchants National Bank and Trust Company, Assistant Trust Officer (1966-1969); Indiana Inheritance tax Administrator, Indiana Department of State Revenue (1969-1970); Grant County Indiana Area Plan Commission (1972-1974); Grant County, Indiana, Prosecuting Attorney, First Deputy (1977-1980); Marion, Indiana, City Attorney (1983-1986); Turkey Creek Regional Sewer District (1987-present); Barbee Lakes Conservancy (Sewer) District (1994-2000); Blue Lake Conservancy (Sewer) District (1994-present); Lakeland Regional Sewer District (2008-2010); Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation, Inc. (1994-present); Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Inc., Board Member (2001-2006).
   Richard concentrates in practice areas of Wills, Trusts and Estates; Business Entities; Real Estate; and civil litigation.


   David C. Cates was born in 1959 in Evansville, Indiana. David was admitted to Bar in 1986, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
   Education: Purdue University (B.S. 1982); Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis (J.D. 1985 Cum Laude); Phi Alpha Delta.
   While pursuing his legal education, David served on the Indiana House of Representatives Majority Caucus Staff. He was the Executive Secretary to the Judicial Study Commission, Judicial Nominating Commission, and the Commission on Judicial Qualifications, (1985-1986).
   David served on the Board of Directors of the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce, Lakeland Community Services, Inc., and the Lakeland Youth Center, and is a past President of Muskies, Inc. David is a Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary International, and an Honorary Secretary of State for the State of Indiana. David currently serves as a board member for the K21 Foundation.
   David concentrates his practice in the areas of: Domestic Relations, School and Municipal Law, General Litigation, Real Estate, and Mediation. David is a member of the Kosciusko County and Indiana State Bar Associations, as well as the Council of School Attorneys.


   Andrew E. Grossnickle was born in 1973 in Wabash, Indiana. He was admitted to bar in 1999 in Indiana and also admitted to practice before U.S District Court, Northern District of Indiana.
   Preparatory Education, Miami University, Oxford, OH (B.A. 1996); Legal Education, Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D. 1999).
Andrew has lived in Kosciusko County since 1987 and graduated from Warsaw Community High School in 1992. He enjoys spending time with his wife as well as running and competing in triathlons.
   Prior to practicing law in Syracuse, Andrew practiced in Wabash, Indiana where he served as the attorney for the City of Wabash Board of Parks and Recreation and was the Secretary / Treasurer of the Wabash County Bar Association. He also served as Wabash County Teen Court Judge and taught college courses at Ivy Tech State College.
   Andrew has served as a director for Education for Conflict Resolution (North Manchester, IN), the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, Indiana, the Wabash County Community Corrections Board, and currently serves as a board member for the Syracuse—Wawasee Area Chamber of Commerce
Andrew focuses on areas of the general practice of law including Civil Litigation, OWI, Criminal Defense (Misdemeanor and Felony), Family Law, Divorce, Child Support, Custody, Guardianships, Adoptions, Personal lnjury, Wills, Trust, and Estates.
   Member: Indiana, Kosciusko County and American Bar Associations, and Indiana Public Defender Council.


    James R. Flecker was born in 1986 in Elkhart, Indiana. He was admitted to bar in 2012 in Indiana and also admitted to practice before U.S District Court, Northern District of Indiana, and Southern District of Indiana.
    Education: Ball State University, Muncie, IN (Economics, Political Science – B.S., Foundations of Business – AS 2009); Legal Education, Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D. 2011), Masters of Business Association, Ball State University (2014).
    James graduated from Clinton Central High School in 2005 in Clinton County, Indiana, and has been a part of the Kosciusko County community since 2006.
    He enjoys playing basketball, fishing, hiking, and restoring cars.
    Prior to practicing law in Syracuse, James practiced in Valparaiso, Indiana where he focused in matters of real estate and business entities.
    James focuses on areas of the general practice of law including Real Estate, Business Entities, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Defense.
    James is a member of the Indiana, Kosciusko County, Porter County, and American Bar Associations.

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