Experience

Brianna grew up in a family of teachers in the farmhouse built by her great-grandparents in northeastern Indiana. She spent her childhood summers baling straw, mowing lawns, and playing sports. Now she focuses her legal practice on litigating complex environmental and agricultural matters, including insurance coverage, regulatory compliance, tort claims, zoning appeals, and employment claims. Brianna also negotiates and drafts contracts for agricultural companies and farms, including farm leases, employment agreements, sales agreements, and privacy contracts. Brianna is licensed in Indiana and Illinois and has represented a wide variety of clients from start-up companies and livestock farmers to large agricultural businesses, trade groups, and municipalities.

Brianna has authored numerous articles and given presentations on a variety of topics, including the Clean Water Act, Swampbuster, employment issues in agricultural businesses, fence law, drainage issues, land application leases, wetlands compliance, agri-tourism, food law, and insurance coverage. 

Leadership

  • Indiana State Bar Association Agricultural Law Section, Chair-Elect 2015
  • Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy III, 2014
  • Mentor, Indiana State Bar Association Mentor Match program, 2015
  • Indiana Lawyer Leadership in Law, Up and Coming Lawyer, 2014
  • Indiana Superlawyer's Rising Star, 2014
  • Carthage College Alumni Council, 2015 to present
  • Valparaiso Law School Central Indiana Alumni Council, 2013 to 2015

Education

  • Carthage College (B.S., cum laude, 2005)
  • Valparaiso University (M.S., International Commerce & Policy, 2009)
  • Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2009)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Foreign Commercial Service (Internship, Lima, Peru, 2006)
  • Licensed in Indiana and Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Child Advocates volunteer, 2010 to 2014
  • The Heritage Place board member, 2011 to 2014
  • Central Indiana Valparaiso School of Law Alumni Council, 2012 to 2014
  • Cabrini Green Tutor Connections, 2015 to present
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 2015 to 2016

Contact

  • Email: schroeder@aglaw.us
  • Twitter: @schroederindy
  • Phone: 317.855.9920 x2