August 23 – A native of Logansport opened his own law firm in his hometown.
Brooks BC Ledger opened Ledger Law PC at 216 Fourth St. on July 19 and primarily focused on criminal defense, family litigation, and personal injury cases.
Before opening his own office, Ledger had been an Associate Attorney at Starr, Austen and Miller, LLP in Logansport since December 2016.
He also works as a public defender in White County.
“Walking alone has helped me advance my career,” said Ledger.
He plans to focus on Counties Cass and White, but will also practice in Counties Pulaski, Fulton, Howard and Miami.
Ledger decided to open his own practice when attorneys Jeffrey Stanton and John Damm made him an offer to enter their office across from the Cass County Government Building, where the courts are located.
“That was a good opportunity to get out alone,” said Ledger. “I have the feeling that I have developed a good foundation here.”
Since he’s from Logansport, has roots here, and was a lawyer here, he knows better where things are and where they happened in some cases, he said.
Ledger’s father, Barry Ledger, and grandparents, Laurence and Marilyn Ledger, owned the downtown Total Discount store for many years.
After graduating from Logansport High School in 2008, Ledger earned his BA in law from Ball State University in 2012 and graduated magna cum laude from Indiana Tech Law School in 2016.
He was admitted to the bar in October 2016.
When Starr, Austen, and Miller offered him the opportunity to work at Logansport, he felt the company’s reputation made them a place to work.
“You turned to me,” he said. “It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”
When it comes to the law, Ledger is happy to help its clients when they are in a situation where they need his services.
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“I like to help people,” he said. “I like a good challenge; I like sitting in the courtroom and litigating.”
In addition to practicing law, Ledger is a vice president of the Cass County Bar Association and a member of the White County Bar Association. Ledger’s hobbies are golf, disc golf, hiking, and boating.
He met his fiancée Katie Kepler at Ball State, and they went to law school together. She works as an attorney for the Tippecanoe County’s childcare division and they live in Logansport.
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