She Went From Riding in Her Dad's Tractor to Practicing Ag Law in the City

Discovery with Brianna J. Schroeder

Published in 2020 Indiana Super Lawyers magazine

By Brianna Schroeder on February 24, 2020

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I can’t go a day without … COFFEE.

If you were in my office, you’d … see pictures of farms, pigs and cows, but no file cabinets.

When I was a newbie lawyer I … was blessed to have superb lawyer mentors in my firm.

My pre-trial routine is … over-prepare, drink coffee, hug my babies, wear fun shoes.

When I started, I wish I knew … how important work-life balance is.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … a history professor.

My earliest memory is … riding in the tractor with my dad.

The SCOTUS justice I’d like to meet is … RBG, of course.

My favorite Twitter feed is … besides my own (@schroederindy)? Bon Appétit (@bonappetetit) is a balm for this crazy world. In May? @indy500pics.

On weekends I … would like to drink wine, go to concerts and travel, but really spend more time changing my kids’ diapers.

My favorite song lyric is … “Tell the ones who need to know, we are headed north.”—The Avett Brothers’ “I and Love and You.”

The three people I’d invite to dinner are … Churchill, Lincoln and Elizabeth I.

I wish I had invented … the internet.

If I had a morning show, my co-host would be … Nina Totenberg.

The last TV show I binge-watched was … Chernobyl on HBO.

Nothing cheers me up like … live music. My last concert was Trevor Hall and John Butler Trio.

My guilty pleasure is … ridiculous memes. I loved all the Peloton ad ones!

If I won the lottery I’d … retire to South America.

The question I wish people would stop asking is … “Are you the secretary?”

My courtroom walk-up song would be … AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.”

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