Richard Kammen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Kammen & Moudy
 | 135 N. Pennsylvania Street, Suite 1175
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-236-0400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Richard Kammen is a partner with the Kammen & Moudy law firm located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Serving clients throughout Marion County and the surrounding areas of Central Indiana, Mr. Kammen devotes his practice to devising the most effective defense strategies possible for those facing all types of criminal charges, including capital murder charges, white collar crimes, drug violations, sex crimes and other serious offenses.

An effective appellate attorney, Mr. Kammen also advocates strongly on behalf of those who wish to challenge a lower court's ruling, and he has successfully represented numerous clients with their appeals, including several capital felony convictions that resulted in death penalties.

After graduating cum laude from Ripon College in 1968, Mr. Kammen attended New York University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor in 1971. That same year, the Indiana State Bar Association admitted him to practice, and Mr. Kammen served with the United States Army before entering private practice.

Early in his legal career, Mr. Kammen was a public defender with the Marion County courts between 1972 and 1974, and again between 1978 and 1979. During this time, he gained invaluable insight into the inner workings of the criminal justice system, knowledge that he uses to deliver the highest level of support and counsel to those he serves.

Along with practicing before all of Indiana's state courts, Mr. Kammen is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 9th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A consummate professional, he is actively involved in his legal community, and he is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the National Criminal Defense College, the Trial Lawyers College, the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association.

He frequently conducts lectures on a variety of topics related to criminal law for legal organizations across the country, and he won the Pro Bono Award from the Indiana State Bar Association in recognition for his selfless commitment to those in need throughout his local community.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft

Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Administrative Law (10%): Licensing

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Licensing


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019

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About Richard Kammen

Admitted: 1971, Indiana

Professional Webpage:


  • Pro Bono Award, Indiana State Bar Association, 1986
  • Named as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Criminal Defense every year since 1985., Best Lawyers in America, 1985
  • Appointed as a Member of the Faculty to the National Criminal Defense College, Macon Ga., Faculty National Criminal Defense College, 1982
  • Theta Chi

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified to Practice before U.S. Military Commission by the Office of Military Commissions, Washington D.C., 2008
  • Appointed as Learned Counsel in Numerous Federal Capital Cases in Multiple Federal Districts., 1990

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Board of Directors National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1971
  • Indiana, 1971
  • Trial Lawyers College, Member since 2001
  • National Criminal Defense College, Member since 1982
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, 1971 - Present
  • Indiana Bar Association, 1971 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1971 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • National Criminal Defense College, National Associate of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1982 - Present
  • Departures Under the Federal Gent. Guidelines ICLEF, 1989
  • Recent Developments in Criminal Law Indiana University Law Review, 1990
  • The Law of the Death Penalty 2000-present, Adjunct Professor, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis


  • United States v. Joe Minerd
  • United States v. Reginald Brown
  • United States v. Raymond Cheely
  • State of Indiana v. Charles Smith

Educational Background:

  • Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Honors: cum laude, 1968
Office Location for Richard Kammen

135 N. Pennsylvania Street
Suite 1175
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-236-0400


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Last Updated: 10/16/2018

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