Grossnickle seeks candidacy for Kosciusko County Superior 3 Judge

Lindsey Grossnickle (Photo Provided)

Lindsey Grossnickle announces her intention to seek election to Kosciusko Superior Court 3. Lindsey is seeking the Republican nomination in the May 2020 primary, with the general election in November 2020.

Lindsey began her legal career clerking for the Honorable Patricia A. Riley of the Indiana  Court of Appeals, from 2000-2002. From 2002 – 2016, she had a private practice in Columbia City at the firm known as Bloom Gates Sigler & Whiteleather, LLP (now Bloom Gates Shipman & Whiteleather, LLP) (BGSW). During this time, she primarily focused on family law matters. This area of practice required substantial time in mediation and the courtroom. She became a partner at BGSW in 2009. In 2013, Lindsey became a registered family law mediator. She has also done a significant amount of appellate work, arguing before our Indiana Supreme Court in 2010, and our Indiana Court of Appeals in 2014.

From 2004-2012, Lindsey also worked for the City of Columbia City, as a Deputy City Attorney, and the appointed City Attorney. Since 2004, Lindsey has worked as a part-time deputy prosecutor in Whitley County. She has been responsible for the Title IV-D division of the office for 16 years, including both civil and criminal. She has been in charge of all juvenile matters in Whitley County for 14 years. In 2016, the Whitley Superior Court implemented a Veterans Treatment Court.

Since the beginning, Lindsey has on the team as the prosecutor’s office representative. Her father was a Vietnam War Veteran, and she believes serving on the team is honoring his memory. Lindsey has been required to handle other various felony and misdemeanor matters, along with probation violations, and traffic infractions. Lindsey has also been a Co-Coordinator for Whitley County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) since August of 2016 and Co-Coordinator for Kosciusko County JDAI since July of 2018.

It is Lindsey’s professional goal to become a judge. In this endeavor, she has practiced in many areas of law. She has had an abundance of courtroom experience, including civil and criminal jury trials, and mediation experience, as well as legal writing. Lindsey has been a public servant for the majority of her career, and wishes to continue to serve the public in this new role. Public service is a privilege, and Lindsey is committed to being a judge that is fair and respectful to all that appear before the court.

Lindsey graduated from Alma College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in political  science and English, and then went on to obtain her law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2000. Lindsey has served on a variety of Boards in Kosciusko and Whitley Counties, and statewide. Presently, Lindsey serves as the Board Chair for Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation, Board Member for TROY School, Human Rights Committee Member for Passages, Safe Places Advisory Board Member for the Youth Services Bureau, Whitley County Community Corrections Advisory Board Member, and Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council child support subcommittee member.

Lindsey’s husband, Andrew, is an attorney with the law firm Beers Mallers Backs & Salin. The couple met in law school. Andrew graduated from Warsaw Community High School in 1992, Miami University in 1996, and Valparaiso University School of Law in 1999. He is also very involved in community organizations, including K21 Health Foundation and The Watershed Foundation. Lindsey and Andrew are the proud parents of an eight year daughter, and an ornery basset hound. As a family, they enjoy season passes at the Wagon Wheel Theater, and spending summer weekends at Beaver Dam Lake. They are also avid fans of live music, as a family they have seen many concerts including Three Dog Night, Bob Seger and Hair Ball, and they are set to see Billy Joel and the Doobie Brothers in the summer of 2020.

The Grossnickles are determined to make sure their daughter knows good music. Lindsey and Andrew also enjoy a “friendly” rivalry between Indiana University and Michigan State University, as Andrew grew up cream and crimson, and Lindsey grew up green and white.