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Andrew R.


Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Police & Fire Representation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Administrative & Disciplinary Hearings
  • Business Transactions
  • Appellate Practice

Andrew R. Duncan joined Ruckelshaus Kautzman Blackwell immediately upon graduating from law school in 2006. 

Andrew is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and a Distinguished Member of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. Andrew is a graduate of Class XII of the Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series and is a frequent speaker at seminars focusing on the response to critical incidents involving public safety members and legal issues commonly faced by public employees.

He is admitted to practice in all Indiana State and Federal Courts. Andrew focuses his practice in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, personal injury, appellate practice, public safety disciplinary proceedings and public safety liability defense. 

Along with RKB Partner, John F. Kautzman, Andrew has litigated several high-profile cases for many clients in a variety of areas. In addition, Mr. Duncan has litigated cases in Indiana's appellate courts helping to shape the laws of Indiana for the benefit of teachers and public safety members.  


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
    • B.S. - 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2014

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series, Graduate, Class XII

Classes & Seminars Taught

  • National Fraternal Order of Police Legal Counselor's Seminar, Presenter - Privacy Rights of Police Officers (2020), Garrity Rights and Related Topics: Cases and Strategies (2017), Department of Justice Investigations (2015), Ethics in Representation of Police Officers (2012)
  • Torts Lecture, Indianapolis Bar Association, Annual Presenter
  • Law Enforcement Critical Incident Response, Hamilton County Drug Task Force, Fishers, Indiana, 2014
  • Social Media and Public Employment, North Dakota Fire Chief's Conference, Minot, North Dakota, 2014
  • Police Liability in Indiana - Trial Tactics and Considerations from both the Plaintiff's and Defendant's Perspective, South Bend, Indiana, 2013
  • Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police Conference, Annual Presenter, Clarksville, Indiana, 2013
  • Indiana Association of Firefighters - Annual Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, 2013
  • Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Anderson Indiana Firefighters, Anderson, Indiana, 2013
  • Social Media and Public Employment, International Association of Firefighters - Labor Management Initiative, Phoenix, Arizona, Presenter, 2013
  • The Perils of Social Networking, Indiana Fraternal Order of Police State Conference, Clarksville, Indiana, 2011
  • The Perils of Social Networking, Professional Firefighters Union of Indiana State Conference, Michigan City, Indiana, 2011

Representative Cases

  • City of Mitchell v. Blair
  • Littleton v. State of Indiana
  • Perry v. White & City of Indianapolis
  • Thomas v. Brinker & Rand
  • In Re: Piland
  • In Re: Peele