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Lainie A. Hurwitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C.
2910 East 96th Street, Suite D
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: 317-580-9295
Fax: 317-580-9298
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2013
Licensed in Indiana Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Lainie A. Hurwitz is an attorney at the law firm of Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C. An empathetic and skilled professional, she has been committed to providing high-quality legal services for the unique needs of Indianapolis, Indiana, families for nearly 25 years. With a reputation for handling issues with finesse, she has obtained favorable results for her clients in matters related to:

  • Divorce
  • Paternity 
  • Adoptions and guardianships
  • Child custody, visitation and support
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Collaborative law
  • Domestic violence
  • Post-decree modifications and appeals
  • Marital agreements and property division
  • Parent Coordination
  • Guardian ad Litem

Ms. Hurwitz is a Certified Family Law Specialist (Certified by the Family Law Certification Board).  A polished federal and state litigator, Ms. Hurwitz never hesitates to go to trial when it is in the best interests of her clients. As a court-registered domestic relations mediator, she also seeks effective resolutions to conflicts outside court by offering creative solutions.   Ms. Hurwitz is frequently appointed to serve as a parenting coordinator for high-conflict cases and as a guardian and litem, representing the best interest of children in various domestic related cases.  Since 1998, she is authorized to practice in all the state courts of Indiana and the United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana.

A talented speaker, Ms. Hurwitz presented at several seminars on parental rights and Child in Need of Services (CHINS) proceedings for the Indiana Public Defenders Council in 2005. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in business in 1995. Thereafter, she completed her doctorate in law at the University of Dayton School of Law, Ohio, in 1998.

Staying involved in the legal community is essential to Ms. Hurwitz. She is President of Indiana's Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and an active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association Family Law Section, the Hamilton County Indiana Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association. She also served among the board of directors of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. 

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Arbitration, Mediation

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2013

About Lainie A. Hurwitz

First Admitted: 1998, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://nebula.wsimg.com/95f2921d16daa21f2780e78fa09aef6e

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Domestic Mediator, Indiana State Bar Association, 2004
  • Certified Family Law Specialist as Certified by the Family Law Certification Board, 2021
  • Family Law Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Law Professional, 2012
  • Trained Parenting Coordinator, 2018 

Educational Background

  • Indiana University, Blooming, Indiana, B.S. in Business, 1995

Videos

  • Ruppert & Schaefer Video, Top Rated Family Lawyers Indianapolis
  • Experienced Family Law Advocates The attorneys of Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C. devote their practice to divorce and other family law matters. This concentration enables our clients to move forward in their lives in an efficient and positive manner., Family Lawyers Indianapolis

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer of Termination of Parental Rights/CHINS Cases, Indiana Public Defender Council, 2005
  • Property Rights in Indiana
  • Lecturer of Dissolution of Marriage, Indiana Business Lawyers Institute, 2009

Honors/Awards

  • Recognized as Rising Star by Law and Politics Magazine, 2009-2012
  • Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1998 - Present 
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), 2022
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1998
  • Indiana, 1998
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member, 1998 - Present
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, 2008 - Present
  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts - Indiana 
  • Carmel Dads' Club

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Ask A Lawyer Program
  • Child Advocates Guardian ad Litem
  • Court Appointed Modest Means Mediator

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Certified Family Law Specialist (certified by the Family Law Certification Board), 2021
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Office Location for Lainie A. Hurwitz

2910 East 96th Street
Suite D
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Phone: 317-580-9295

Fax: 317-580-9298

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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