Mr. Richard A. Mann J.D.

Mr. Richard A. Mann J.D.

Managing Partner since April 1, 1992
Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone:
317-388-5600 (ext 211)
Fax:
317-388-5622
Email:
  • Mr. Mann has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers SuperLawyers Edition for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Mr. Mann is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the Family Law Certification Board. Many think this certification applies only to divorce, it also applies to custody, support, orders of protection (commonly called protective orders or peace bonds), visitation matters, adoptions, guardianships, juvenile matters such as paternity, criminal and Children in need of services.
  • Mr. Mann and his firm are proud to have been one of the firms who represented Same-Sex couples who were successful in overturning Indiana's ban on Same-Sex marriage.  He continues to fight discrimination in the law.
  • If you are looking for an experienced Indianapolis Divorce Lawyer or Indiana Family Lawyer,  you should consider our firm.  Mr. Mann has been practicing Family Law for more than 36 years in the Indianapolis area and throughout the State of Indiana. 
  • Mr. Mann regularly practices in the Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and  Shelby  County courts.    
  • Mr. Mann is a Registered Family Law and Civil Law Mediator.  He also is Guardian ad Litem and Parenting Coordinator.  Mr. Mann uses his experience in many areas of practice to aggressively represent his clients.  Due to his experience in criminal, business and tax arenas Mr. Mann provides a more full service representation in Family Law matters.  
  • While a large portion of Mr. Mann's practice is in the Family Law area he also represents several corporations on contract, personnel and other matters.  He also has a varied General Practice in wills, estates, juvenile matters, collections, probate throughout the state of Indiana.  Mr. Mann has tried murder cases as well as a death penalty case.
  • Family Law matters often involve a wide variety of legal issues.  Mr. Mann believes in bringing in the experts necessary to handle your cases properly based upon the issues and the budget available. 
  • If he or his associates do not handle a type of case in which you are involved, he will refer you to someone who does.  He believes that you are better served being sent to a professional who handles your issue on a regular basis. 
  • Mr. Mann has a Martindale-Hubbell A-V Rating, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.  This rating is based upon confidential evaluations by attorneys and judges who are familiar with Mr. Mann.
  • Mr. Mann was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America on May 18, 2015.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1990

Areas of Practice

  • 66% Divorce, Custody and Support Matters
  • Certified Family Law Specialist by the Family Law Certification Board
  • Paternity
  • Guardian ad Litem- GAL
  • Medical Peer Review for Practitioners
  • Juvenile Matters
  • Family Law Mediator
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Landlord and Tenant Matters
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Protective Orders
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts
  • Wills, Living Wills and Power of Attorneys
  • Same-Sex Couples' Rights
  • Civil Law Mediator

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law Specialist, Family Law Certification Board, Family and Juvenile Law Section, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1990
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2015

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - May, 1980
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Sociology - May, 1976
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice - May, 1976
    • Minor: Psychology
  • Indiana University Law Enforcement Academy, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
    • Law Enforcement Officer - August, 1975
  • Indiana Police Academy Chemical Test Operator, Plainfield, IN, USA
    • Chemical Test Operator - 1976
  • Indiana Police Training Academy Sex Crime Investigation, Plainfield, Indiana
  • Burglary Investigation School, Indianapolis, Indiana

Published Works

  • Grand Jury Practice Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, November, 1982
  • Articles on Family and Criminal Law

Representative Clients

  • Thermo King of Indiana, Inc.
  • Bestway of Indiana, Inc.
  • Utility Peterbilt of Indianapolis, Inc.
  • South Side Landfill, Inc.
  • South Central Surgery Center, LLC

References

  • Provided upon request

Classes/Seminars

  • Proving Disability for Parties and Disabled Children in Family Law Matters, Indianapolis Bar Association, August 12, 2010
  • Family Law Mediation, ICLEF, March 3, 2010 - March 7, 2010
  • Indiana Child Support Guidelines, Indianapolis Bar Assoc. Diversity Section, January 8, 2010
  • Indiana Child Support Guidelines for New Lawyers, Julian Center, November 13, 2009
  • Indiana Child Support Guidelines for Experienced Attorneys, Julian Center, November 20, 2009
  • Presenter, Practicing Law in a Paperless Office, Solo & Small Firm Practice Section Indiana Bar Association, June 4, 2004
  • Practice of Family Law in Marion County, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1995
  • Indiana Grand Jury Proceedings, Indiana Prosecuting Attorney's Council
  • Proving Disabilities for Parties and Children in Divorce and Family Law Matters, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, August 12, 2010
  • Surviving and Thriving in Practice of Law, Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, October 8, 2010
  • Tips on Handling Family Law Matters Involving Allegations of Child Physical and Sexual Abuse and , Julian Center, November 15, 2010
  • Family Law Mediation, IU Maurer School of Law as a part of the Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Clinic, August 18, 2011 - August 19, 2011
  • Evidence in Family Law Matters, Julian Center, December 4, 2011 - Present
  • How to Introduce Evidence in Family Law Matters with Medical and Psychological Experts, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, December 6, 2011 - Present
  • Indiana New Emancipation Law and its affect on Support and Post Secondary Education Expenses, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, June 11, 2012
  • Family Law Mediation, ICLEF, May 7, 2012 - May 11, 2012
  • Reality: The Real Aspects of Running a Successful Law Practice, ICLEF, May 1, 2013 - May 2, 2013
  • The affect of Social Security Benefits on Child Support, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Committee, May 21, 2013
  • The Affect of the the New Indiana Support Emancipation Law, Indianapolis Bar Assocaition Bench Bar Conference, June 14, 2013 - June 15, 2013
  • Valuation and Evidence Needed for Assets in Divorce, Indianapolis Bar Association Family Law Summit, December 18, 2013
  • Mediation as a Business, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, May 6, 2016 - Present
  • Same-Sex Marriage Issues Presented, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, July 22, 2015 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2017 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2016 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2015 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2014 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2013 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2012 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2011 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2010 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2009 Edition
  • Rated AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubell, March 19, 2013 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Member, September 1, 2005 - Present
  • Indiana Bar Association, Member, May 30, 1980 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member, September 1, 2005 - Present
  • Decatur Civil Township, Marion County, Indiana, Township Attorney, May 30, 1980 - December 1, 1997
  • Center Grove Soccer Club, Inc., President, November 3, 1995 - November 7, 2005
  • Indiana Youth Soccer Association, Registrar and Risk Management Chair, March 30, 1999 - February 8, 2004
  • Indiana and American Civil Liberties Union, Member, July 1, 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, May 30, 1980 - May 30, 1991
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator, September 1, 2007 - Present
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Chair of Executive Committee, January 1, 2013 - December 10, 2014
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Secretary, December 5, 2010 - December 5, 2011
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Chair Elect, December 5, 2012 - December 18, 2013
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Past Chair, December 18, 2014 - December 10, 2015
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member, April 1, 2012 - Present
  • International and Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Law Professionals
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Chair Practice Management Task Force, December 10, 2013 - December 10, 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Steckbeck and Moore, Associate, 1981 - 1984
  • Indiana House of Representatives, Majority House Attorney, 1980 - 1982
  • Indiana Criminal Law Study Commission, Staff Attorney, 1980 - 1982
  • Indiana House of Representatives, Staff, 1977 - 1979
  • Indiana University Police Department, Police Officer, August 1, 1974 - December 1, 1979
  • Cohen, Mann and Morelock, Senior Partner, January 1, 1984 - March 15, 1990
  • Harper and Clase Attorneys, Associate, May 30, 1980 - June 1, 1981

Pro Bono Activities

  • Protective Order Pro Bono Attorney, January 15, 2003 - Present
  • Heartland Pro Bono Project
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Modest Means Panel
  • Ombudsman for Employer Support of the Indiana Guard and Reserve, February 18, 2009 - Present
  • Modest Means Mediator
  • Guardian ad Litem

Ancillary Businesses

  • Registered Domestic Relations Mediator
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Parenting Time Coordinator
  • Family Law Arbitrator
  • Registered Civil Law Mediator
  • Elder Mediation

Languages

  • English (Primary)