Richard Kammen is a practicing criminal defense lawyer with his office
in Indianapolis, Indiana. He concentrates his practice in white-collar
defense, complex crimes, health care issues as well as death penalty defense.
He is a member of the law firm of Kammen & Moudy. He graduated from
Ripon College cum laude in 1968 and New York University School of Law
in 1971. Admitted to the Bar in 1971, he began his practice after service
in the United States Army.
During his professional career, Mr. Kammen has served as a public defender
in the Marion County Courts on two occasions, 1972-1974 and 1978-1979.
He presently maintains an active criminal defense practice in both the
state and federal courts, acting as both retained and appointed counsel.
He has represented clients charged with offenses ranging in seriousness
from felony drunk driving to racketeering and capital murder.
Mr. Kammen has defended many homicide cases including death penalty cases
in both State and Federal courts. Mr. Kammen has been trial counsel on
six State death penalty cases, including State of Indiana v. Charles Smith,
a retrial of a reversed death penalty conviction in which the defendant
was found not guilty. He has been appointed by United States District
Judges to represent capitally charged defendants throughout the United
States including such cases as United States v. Raymond Cheely (Government's
request for death penalty dismissed as improper) United States v. Reginald
Brown (Government's request for death penalty and underlying Murder
charges dismissed because the defendant is innocent) and United States
v. Joe Minerd, in which the defendant, convicted of killing his pregnant
girlfriend and her three year old with a bomb received a life sentence.
A frequent speaker and lecturer on criminal defense issues, Mr. Kammen
has spoken in almost every state and federal circuit. He has been a member
of the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College since 1982 and
the Trial Lawyers College since 2001.
Mr. Kammen is the recipient of the Pro Bono Award given by the Indiana