Holly J. Wanzer

Top rated Family Law attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana

Wanzer Edwards PC
Holly J. Wanzer
Wanzer Edwards PC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 1999

Education: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

Wanzer Edwards PC

150 W Market St
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46204 Visit website


Attorney Holly J. Wanzer is a founding partner with Wanzer Edwards, PC, law firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. A highly accomplished and top-ranked lawyer, Ms. Wanzer has more than 24 years of total legal experience, and she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Indianapolis metro and all across the state who have a serious legal issue affecting their families.

Focusing primarily on family law and divorce, Ms. Wanzer has achieved remarkable success guiding her clients through the divorce process and helping them make the best-informed decisions regarding child custody and support,  property division and other related matters. A registered mediator and trained in collaborative law, she prefers to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive, stressful and time-consuming litigation; however, she will not hesitate to take her clients' issues to court when necessary.

Among her other legal credentials, Ms. Wanzer is a trained Parenting Coordinator, and she routinely serves as guardian ad litem in contentious custody proceedings. 

Recognized for her impeccable professionalism, Ms. Wanzer has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers, and she is a Life Fellow and Distinguished Fellow with the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. A leader in her field, she helped establish the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals and served as inaugural president of the organization's board of directors. She has also written extensively and conducted many lectures and continuing legal education seminars on collaborative law.

In addition, Ms. Wanzer currently serves on the Indiana State Bar Association's Women in Law committee, and as an instructor for the Indianapolis Bar Association bar preparation course. She has served as president of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

A 1995 magna cum laude graduate of Ball State University, Ms. Wanzer obtained her Juris Doctor summa cum laude from Indiana University's Robert McKinney School of Law. She is admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Practice areas

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

Arbitration, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Mediation, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity

  • 60% Family Law
  • 40% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 1999, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.wanzeredwards.com/who-we-are/holly-wanzer/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Lady Justice program with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
  • Guardian ad Litem in the Marion County Superior courts and with the Marion County Modest Means Mediation program, Volunteer
  • Past President of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Women in Law Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association, Chair
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Collaborative family law process for the ICLEF Masters Series program
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Review Course
  • “Introduction to Collaborative Divorce” released by James Publishing in 2014
  • Indiana State Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Conference
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Founding President of the Board of Directors for the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • Ball State University, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science degree in English and advertising

Office location for Holly J. Wanzer

150 W Market St
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-454-8088


8 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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