Ryan H. Cassman

Top rated Family Law attorney in Carmel, Indiana

Coots Henke & Wheeler, P.C.
Ryan H. Cassman
Coots Henke & Wheeler, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Licensed in Indiana since: 2002

Education: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
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Coots Henke & Wheeler, P.C.

255 East Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46032 Phone: 317-708-4819 Email: Ryan H. Cassman Visit website


Ryan H. Cassman is a partner at Coots Henke & Wheeler, P.C., in Carmel, Indiana. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the Indiana State Bar Association. Ryan has been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer for from 2009 to 2023, and was named a Top 50 Super Lawyer in the State of Indiana for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2023.  

Ryan is skilled in courtroom litigation and has argued before the Indiana Supreme Court. Concentrating his practice on family law, he works with cases involving divorce, adoption, appeals, custody and support modifications, guardianships and prenuptial agreements.  Ryan also practices collaborative divorce, is a registered mediator, and has served as an arbitrator and parenting coordinator.  

Ryan has a psychology degree and law degree both from Indiana University.  

Professional organizations that Ryan belongs to include the the Hamilton County Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Boone County Bar Association and Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals.

Ryan currently serves as Chair of the Indiana State Bar Association ADR Executive Committee.

From 2009 to 2013, Ryan served as a Hamilton County delegate for the Indiana State Bar Association's Board of Governors, and was the President of the Hamilton County Bar Association - Family Law Section for 3 years. 

First Admitted: 2002, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.chwlaw.com/attorney/cassman-ryan-h/

Educational Background:
  • B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1997
  • JD Indiana Univerity Law School at Indianapolis
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified as a Family Law Specialist, by the Certification Board of the Indiana State Bar Association, 2011-2021, 2021
  • Collaborative Divorce Training, 2011
  • Registered Domestic Relations Mediator, 2010
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
Representative Clients:
  • Due to privacy considerations, Ryan cannot publish his list of current or former clients., 2021
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair of ADR Section of the Indiana State Bar Association, 2022
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Vice-Chair, 2022
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Lifetime Distinquished Fellow, 2022
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Director, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • Collaborative Solutions, Collaborative Practice Group 2015 - 2019, 2019
  • HCBA, Family Law Rules Review Commitee, 2018
  • President, Hamilton County Bar Association - Family Law Section 2009-2015
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Indiana
  • Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals (“CIACP”), Trained member
  • Indiana State Bar- ADR Section Committee Member, 2016-2018, 2018
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Section, Executive Committee
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • Bench/Bar Steering Committe and Family Law Track Chair, 2016
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Boone County Bar Association
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • All Things Family Law-Indiana Divorce and Family Law Blog  2009-2022, Author, http://divorceblogindiana.com/, Indiana divorce and family law blog, Indiana Family Law, 2022
  • CME: Virtual Mediation Tips and Techniques, Presenter, Zoom/Virtual Mediation, Indiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting, A.D.R. - Continuing Legal Education, 2020
  • new tax law/divorce, Presenter, The News Tax Law and Divorce, Hamilton County Bar Association, Legal, 2019
  • Present/Train New Mediation Certification , Presenter, Mediation Certification Training, Indiana State Bar Association, Legal, 2019
  • Presenter, Discovery in Family Law
  • Presenter, Electronic Document and Internet Issues In Family Law
  • CME for Family Mediation, ICLEF, 2014
  • Annual Family law Institute, Dealing with Neutals: Custody Evaluators, Mediators, GAL's and PC's, ICLEF, 2014
  • Solo & Small Firm Conference, Family Law Presenter 2014 - 2017    , 2017
  • Annual Family Law Institute, Spying and Surveillance, What's Available and What's Appropriate, ICLEF, 2013
  • New Child Support Statute & New Parenting Time Guidelines, ICLEF, Annual Family Law Institute, 2012
  • Family Law Society, Overview of Family Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, 2012
  • Elder Law, Guardianship and Divorce, ICLEF, Annual Family Law Institute, 2011
  • E-Discovery and Related Topics, NBI, 2010
  • Electronic Discovery in Family Law, ICLEF, Annual Family Law Institute, 2009
  • Child Support Guideline Update, Hamilton County Bar Association, 2009
  • Depositions and Discovery in Family Law, IBA, 2008
  • Use of Private Investigators in Family Law, IAPI, 2007
  • Presenter, CIACP - Collaborative Law
  • 15th Annual Family Law Institute, ICLEF, Presenter, 2017
  • Presenter, Advanced Family Law Rountable, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2018
  • Presenter /Coach, Mediation Training, Indiana State Bar Association, 2018
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyer 2017-2022, 2022
  • Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2014 - 2022, SuperLawyers, 2022
  • , Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyer List, SuperLawyers , 2021
  • Appointed to Secretary for Indiana State Bar Association ADR Section , Secretary - Indiana State Bar Association ADR Section, 2019
  • Indiana Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2009-2013, SuperLawyers, 2013
  • Indiana Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow, 2012
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Board of Governor’s Delegate, 2009-2013
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pro Bono Domestic Violence and Dissolution Matters, 2022
  • Pro Bono Protective Order and Guardianship matters, 2019
  • Volunteer, Hamilton County Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • Presenter, Indiana Healthy Families
  • Carmel Dad's Club, Soccer Coach 2006-2015
  • Appointed Cases - Hamilton County Courts
  • Carmel FC, Soccer Coach 2013-2015
  • Heartland Pro Bono Council
  • Volunteer, Indiana Protective Order Project, 2011
Industry Groups:
  • Adoption
  • Custody
  • Dissolution Of Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Family Law

Office location for Ryan H. Cassman

255 East Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46032


11 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

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