Staff Bios

Andrews & Cox, P.C. d/b/a Bleecker Brodey & Andrews was formed in 1980, giving us more than 30 years experience in collection, foreclosure, and creditor's rights in bankruptcy. Our commitment is to provide the highest quality legal services for reasonable fees, while maintaining and nurturing long-term relationships. We extend a professional approach and our clients are treated with the utmost respect and dignity.

John C. Cox

President/CEO, Managing Attorney, Attorney at Law
John serves as the President and CEO of Andrews & Cox, P.C. d/b/a Bleecker Brodey & Andrews. John is daily involved in all aspects of the firm's operations, with an emphasis on technological innovation and ensuring a premium client experience for all of BB&A's clientele. In his various roles in the office, John has played an integral role into the firm's expansion into Chicago, Illinois, Louisville, Kentucky, and Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the firm's inclusion in the exclusive Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac legal networks. John is admitted to practice in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. John is also a proud member of the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels. John received his law degree in 2002 from the Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis. John attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2000.


Julia M. Andrews

Partner, Compliance Manager, Attorney at Law
Julia (“Julie”) Andrews received her law degree from Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis, in 2003, and her bachelors degree in Geography and Classical Studies/Archaeology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1999. Julie is a certified mediator and admitted to practice in Indiana and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.


Stephen K. Andrews

Senior Parter, Attorney at Law
Steve received his university education at Indiana University, Bloomington and then attended John Marshall Law School in Chicago, graduating in 1975. That same year Steve was admitted into practice in Indiana and is a member in good standing of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Hamilton County Bar Association, and the United States Supreme Court Bar. Steve is also a member of the Indiana Creditors Bar Association, Commercial Law League of America, National Association of Retail Collections Attorneys and American Collections Association – Member Attorney division.


Ronald B. Brodey

Senior Partner, Attorney at Law
Ronald B. Brodey was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated from North Central High School in 1963. Ron attended Indiana University in Bloomington, graduating in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science in Business. He received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington in 1970. Upon his graduation from law school, Ron began representing injured individuals practicing at the law firm of Eskanazi, Mitchell & Yosha, where he became a partner. In October 1980, Ron joined Marc A. Bleecker and Stephen K. Andrews to form Bleecker Brodey & Andrews, where he continued representing individuals who were injured in automobile, motorcycle and trucking accidents.


Dennis Ferguson

Partner/Attorney at Law
Dennis graduated from law school in 1983. After law school, Dennis completed the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Basic Course and was admitted to the United States Court of Military Appeals in 1986. Dennis joined the firm in 2010, and was made a partner shortly thereafter. Dennis oversees the foreclosure and bankruptcy practices of the firm.


Traci B. Shuttz

Partner/Attorney at Law
Traci obtained her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in 1997 and then attended Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Petit College of Law where she received her J.D. in 2001. Traci is admitted to practice in Indiana and the United States DIstrict Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Traci is a member of the Indiana Creditors Bar Association. Traci concentrates on collections for the firm.


David Tipton

Dave has traveled a progressive career path representing and advising banks, creditors, businesses, professionals, start-ups, landlords and more in business, commercial and consumer collection, real estate, transactions and disputes including workouts, litigation, bankruptcy, trial and appeal. Dave practiced exclusively in Florida the first 15 years of practice, starting at Holland & Knight and then as a partner at Greene Hamrick Perrey Quinlan & Schermer P.A. in Bradenton, followed by a move to Indianapolis and an 8 year stint at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP. Bar admissions, education and associations: J.D., cum laude - Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, IN; B.A., cum laude - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; A.A., cum laude – State College of Florida, Bradenton, FL; Actively licensed to practice law since 1984 in Indiana and Florida; Member: Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations; The Florida Bar.


Fred Hecht

Managing Attorney - Louisville, KY
Fred Hecht is the Managing Attorney for BB&A's Louisville, Kentucky office. In addition to managing the firm's Kentucky office, Fred is highly involved in the Collections, Foreclosure, and Creditor's Rights in Bankruptcy divisions of the firm. Fred is admitted to practice in the Kentucky, Indiana, and Alabama, as well as numerous federal district courts in those jurisdictions. Fred obtained his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Petit College of Law in 2004 and also holds Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana Unversity.


LaSheka Payne

Ms. Payne is a licensed attorney with over 11 years of experience in the consumer financial services industry. She began her legal career as a litigation associate representing consumer mortgage lenders and other consumer lending creditors in various litigation involving contested foreclosures, evictions, bankruptcy matters, and litigation involving real property title issues. After her stint in litigation, Ms. Payne served as a Staff Attorney for five years for one of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustees in the Northern District of Georgia. Currently, Ms. Payne works with Bleecker, Brodey, and Andrews in an Of Counsel capacity representing lenders and debt buyers in collection litigation involving breach of contract and subrogation matters.


Noelle O'Donnell

Managing Attorney - Chicago, IL
Noelle graduated from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 2005. Noelle is a member of the Illinois Creditor's Bar Association and is managing the firm's Chicago office. Noelle is also admitted to the Northern and U.S. District Courts for the State of Illinois.


Jack T. Burns, Jr.

Collections Department Manager
Jack currently serves the firm in the capacity of Collections Manager. Jack is a lifelong resident of Indiana, having graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1992. Through his extensive work in consumer and commercial collections, Jack has developed a successful career in the collection industry, including over ten years with Andrews & Cox, P.C. d/b/a Bleecker Brodey & Andrews. His previous experience includes working and managing both consumer and commercial collection portfolios throughout the Midwest; with a concentration on consumer debt collections. Jack is married and has one daughter. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, fishing, and playing softball.


Lace Lambright

Foreclosure Department Manager
Lace graduated from Trine (formally Tri-State) University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. After working for the Prosecutor’s Office, Lace accepted a paralegal position with BB&A in 2011. She currently serves as the firm’s Foreclosure Manager and is responsible for day to day operations, client relations, monthly reports and audits.