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Alyssa Freeman Ricker

Counsel , Evansville IN


Alyssa Freeman Ricker

Counsel , Evansville IN

Alyssa Freeman Ricker is Counsel to the Firm at Stoll Keenon Ogden, joining the firm in 2023 and working out of the Evansville, Ind., office. Alyssa is a highly skilled trial attorney who practices in state and federal trial courts and appellate courts in the areas of business litigation, healthcare law, and employment matters, including ADA, discrimination, FMLA, and harassment. She also works to advise her clients in matters of business litigation.

Prior to joining Stoll Keenon Ogden, Alyssa served the federal judiciary for seven years as a career law clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. She also practiced in an Illinois-based law firm, focusing on healthcare and employment litigation.

Alyssa is also a lifelong equine owner and competitor. She serves on the Amateur Committee in the American Quarter Horse Association, the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization with nearly 250,000 members worldwide. Alyssa writes on equine topics and has been published, including by the Midwest Reining Horse Association regarding estate planning for horse owners. Her involvement in many for-profit and non-profit equine organizations allows her to draw upon these experiences to assist her equine transactional clients.

Equine Transactional: Alyssa assists clients with a wide variety of equine transactional needs, including purchase and sale agreements, horse lease agreements, facility lease agreements, and partnerships. Alyssa and the Equine Transactional practice team also represent racetracks and associations, as well as owners, trainers, and other persons and entities in the equine industry before administrative tribunals.

Equine Litigation: Alyssa and SKO’s Equine Litigation practice group are at the forefront of major equine litigation, arbitration, and mediation from antitrust to collection matters involving familiarity with the detailed and specific rules applicable to agisters’ liens and stud fee liens. SKO’s team has been providing legal services worldwide in all facets of the equine industry for more than 75 years.

Business Litigation: Alyssa and the Business Litigation practice group assist large and small companies through a broad array of conflicts they encounter, providing strategic advice to businesses and professionals faced with disputes, lawsuits, and arbitration.

Healthcare: Alyssa and the healthcare team assist in defending complex medical and health-related cases for hospitals, long-term care facilities, doctors, and other healthcare practices. The healthcare practice group at Stoll Keenon Ogden is also highly experienced in insurance defense claims in the areas of casualty, premises liability, and construction accidents.

Labor, Employment, & Employee Benefits: Alyssa is highly skilled in evaluating and advising clients on ADA, discrimination, FMLA, and harassment claims. Alyssa and the attorneys in this practice group serve as trusted advisors and effective advocates, helping employers solve problems through proactive counseling, employee training, and cost-efficient litigation, including alternative dispute resolution.


Northern Illinois University College of Law, 2015, J.D., summa cum laude

Kansas State University, 2010, B.S., summa cum laude


Admitted In

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

  • Indiana

  • Illinois

Professional & Community Activities

  • Gibson County Community Foundation, County Advisory Board Member, 2023-present

  • Northern Illinois University, Judicial Clerkship Committee Member, 2022-present

  • American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization with nearly 250,000 members worldwide, Amateur Committee, 2019-present

  • South Gibson Catholic Parishes, Religious Education Teacher, 2019-2022

  • HorsePower Therapeutic Riding Board of Directors; Program Volunteer, 2012-2016


  • Outstanding Commitment to the Law School Community, Northern Illinois University College of Law, 2015

  • Outstanding Women Student Award, Northern Illinois University, 2015

  • Northern Illinois University Law Review, Symposium Editor, 2015

  • Jessup International Moot Court, U.S. Midwest Regional, Quarterfinalist, 2014

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