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Andrew R. Bernlohr



Professional Profile

Andrew (Andy) Bernlohr is a director in the firm’s education law practice group. Andy joins the Lewis Kappes team with extensive experience in the field of education law and the challenges facing school corporations across the State of Indiana. Andy offers a unique perspective in counseling school corporations, leaning on his experience in both state and local educational systems.

Before joining Lewis Kappes, Andy was executive director and legal counsel to one of the largest school corporations in the state, guiding the district through the complexities of a COVID-19 response as well as critical financial sustainability measures. Andy also previously served as General Counsel at the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). During his time, he worked to advance IDOE legislative and educational policy priorities, ensured department compliance with federal education regulations, as well as state contracting and data sharing procedures.

Prior to working in the education law field, Andy gained significant litigation experience, having worked as a major felony public defender for six years.

Practice Areas

Having spent time at the Indiana Department of Education as well as inside one of the largest school districts in the State of Indiana, Andy understands the issues facing school corporations, their administrations, staff, and boards.


William Mitchell College of Law

St. Paul, MN, J.D.

University of Wisconsin

B.A., Legal Studies
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  • Indiana
  • U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member

Community Service

  • RecycleForce, Board Member
  • Broad Ripple Haverford Little League, Board Member

Andrew R. Bernlohr