Mr. Ryan Hodge Cassman



Ryan focuses his practice on representing individuals in divorce, collaborative divorce, custody, adoption, guardianship and support matters. His practice also includes drafting and negotiating premarital agreements, and with other attorneys at Coots, Henke and Wheeler, assisting clients in preserving their business interests and investments, pre and post divorce. Ryan has significant experience with the appeals and has argued before the Indiana Supreme Court.

In addition to traditional family law representation, Ryan offers alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and collaborative divorce. He serves as collaborative divorce counsel and is active with the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals ("CIACP"). He is a registered family law mediator. Ryan has served as a private guardian ad litem for families who choose to hire an attorney to represent the best interests of their child(ren).

Although most family law cases resolve through informal settlement or mediation, when a case must be tried, Ryan is able and eager to do so and enjoys being in the courtroom.

Ryan is a leader in the family law community. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, he was named an Indiana SuperLawyer "Rising Star," after being nominated and selected by his attorney peers within the legal community. The "Rising Star" recognition is awarded to the top attorneys in Indiana under the age of 40, and no more than 2.5% of eligible lawyers are selected to the list. In 2009 Ryan was named president of the Family Law Section of the Hamilton County Bar Association. Ryan has been a guest speaker on the local radio show Crime Beat to discuss legal issues concerning divorce and family law.

Since joining the bar Ryan has volunteered his time, and accepts pro bono cases from the Indiana Protective Order Project, the Hamilton County Guardian Ad Litem Program, the Heartland Pro Bono Council, and the Hamilton County Courts. Outside of the firm, he participates in the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Boone County Bar Association and the Hamilton County Bar Association. Ryan served as a Board of Governor's Delegate with the Indiana State Bar Association.

Since 2009 Ryan has authored the Indiana family law blog, "All Things Family Law-Indiana Divorce and Family Law Blog". Follow Ryan's family law related updates via Facebook, or Twitter.

In addition to his commitments to the legal community, Ryan serves on the board of directors of Ed. Services Co., LLC and is an active member of the Carmel Dad's Club. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and cycling.


Collaborative Divorce Training, 2011

Certified Domestic Relations Mediator, 2011

Published Works:

Electronic Device, June, 2010

Family Law Institute: Electronic Evidence, October, 2009

Electronic Discovery in Family Law , October, 2008

Depositions and Discovery in Family Law , October, 2007

Representative Cases:

In Re Adoption of DC, 928 NE 2d 602 (Ind. Ct. App 2010)

Phillips v. Delks (Ind. Ct. App. 2008)

Travelers Cas. and Sur. Co. v. U.S. Filter Corp. (Ind. Ct. App 2007)

Baber v. State (Ind. Ct. App. 2006)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Discovery in Family Law, Presenter

Electronic Document and Internet Issues in Family Law, Presenter

Honors and Awards:

Phi Delta Phi, 1999 - 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Indiana State Bar Association


Hamilton County Bar Assoication - Family Law Section


Indiana Rising Stars

Indiana Rising Stars

Indiana Rising Stars

Iindiana Protective Order Project


Hamilton County Guardian Ad Litem Program


Heartland Pro Bono Council

Appointed Cases - Hamilton County Courts

Indiana Healthy Families


Past Employment Positions:

Educational Services Co., LLC, Board of Director, 2004

Pro Bono Activities:

Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem Program

Hamilton County Guardian Ad Litem Program

The Heartland Pro Bono Project


Areas of Practice (1)

  • Family & Juvenile Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
317-643-5354  Phone
317-844-4693  Phone
University Attended:
Indiana University, B.A., 1997
Law School Attended:
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, J.D., 2002
Year of First Admission:
2002, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Hobbies & interests:
In addition to his commitments to the legal community, Ryan serves on the board of directors of Ed. Services Co., LLC and is an active member of the Carmel Dad's Club. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and cycling.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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Carmel, Indiana

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