Richard A. Mann

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Mann Law, P.C.
 | 3750 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46221
Phone: 317-388-5600
Fax: 317-388-5622
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Richard A. Mann is the founder and managing partner of Mann Law, PC. From the firm's offices in Indianapolis, Indiana, he leads a team of attorneys and staff focused on providing top-level representation to clients throughout the state. Mr. Mann focuses his practice largely on family law, handling such matters as divorce, child custody and support, adoption, guardianship and same-sex couple issues, and while many of these issues are handled in court, he is also experienced in mediation and collaborative divorce. Mr. Mann's practice also includes estate and probate litigation as well as general business law and litigation.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Mann received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology as well as a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Indiana University in 1976. He then went on to attend the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and was awarded a Juris Doctor in 1980.

Mr. Mann is a certified family law specialist through the Family Law Certification Board of the Indiana State Bar Association. He is also a registered civil and family law mediator and a trained family law arbitrator. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Mann has received an AV* rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Admitted to practice in Indiana, Mr. Mann is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the United States Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. An active participant in a variety of legal organizations, he is the past chair of the Family Law Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas

Family Law (60%)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
Business Litigation (10%)

Family Law (60%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%): Arbitration, Mediation

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arbitration, Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019

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About Richard Mann

Admitted: 1980, Indiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.rmannlawoffice.com/Attorneys/Richard-A-Mann.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2017
  • Super Lawyers SuperLawyers Edition for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
  • Rated AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubell, March 19, 2013 - Present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Family Law Mediator
  • Civil Law Mediator
  • Family Law Specialist, Family Law Certification Board, Family and Juvenile Law Section, 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Indianapolis Bar Association Executive Committee for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2018
  • Indiana, 1980 admitted to the Bar by the Indiana Supreme Court
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Secretary, December 5, 2010 - December 5, 2011
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Chair, December 18, 2013 - December 2014
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Executive committee, September 1, 2005 - 2015
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member, April 1, 2012 - Present
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2015
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984
  • 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
  • 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 Elect, December 5, 2012 - December 18, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Heartland Pro Bono Project currently serving, 2008
  • Indiana Youth Soccer Association, Registrar and Risk Management Chair, March 30, 1999 - February 8, 2004
  • Center Grove Soccer Club, Inc., President, November 3, 1995 - November 7, 2005
  • Modest Means Mediator
  • Ombudsman for Employer Support of the Indiana Guard and Reserve, February 18, 2009 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Modest Means Panel
  • Protective Order Pro Bono Attorney, January 15, 2003 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Julian Center Sponsored, Presenter, Evidence in Family Law Matters, 2011
  • The Affect of the the New Indiana Support Emancipation Law, Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, June 14, 2013 - June 15, 2013
  • Grand Jury Practice Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, November, 1982
  • 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
  • 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
  • Valuation and Evidence Needed for Assets in Divorce, Indianapolis Bar Association Family Law Summit, December 18, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Harris v. Harris, 87 N.E.3d 1171, Ind. App.  Trial court reversed on issue of whether parent who had lost his job due to a conviction but not sent to jail was underemployed.  Successfully argued that the court must consider what he could actually make in light of conviction., 2017
  • Quinn v. Quinn, 62 N.E.2d 1212 Ind. App. 2012, Successfully defended lower court decision awarding father custody and the order of child support., 2016
  • Bowling v. Pence et al Case held Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional  , 2014
  • Brown v. Utility Trailers of Indianapolis, Inc., 975 N.E. 2d 852, Ind. App, 2012.  Successfully defended summary judgment in favor of client defendant., 2012
  • Wheatley V. Utility Trailers of Indianapolis, Inc., 950 N.E. 2nd 373, Ind. App, 2011, represented company being sued for negligent repair.  Successfully obtained a summary judgment for client., 2011
  • Godar v. State, 643 N.E.2d 12, Ind. App, 1995, Successfully appealed a jury conviction for operating while intoxicated and possession of marijuana having the charges reversed based upon insufficient evidence., 1995
  • Shelter Mutual Insurance Company v. Barron, 615 N.E.2d 503, successfully defended decision that the insurance company was requireed to defend claim., 1993
  • In the Matter of the Adoption of C.A.H., minor; J.N.E. v. L.M.H. (NFP) (Indiana Court of Appeals 2013)
  • Harris v. Harris, 690 NE 2nd 742
  • Fowler v. Napier, 663 NE 2nd 1199 (Indiana Court of Appeals)
  • Squires v. Utility Trailers, 686 NE 2nd 416 (Indiana Court of Appeals 1997)
  • Haverstock v. State Public Employees Retirement Fund, 490 N.E.2d 357 (Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1986) (Indiana Court of Appeals 1986)
  • Hutchins v. State of Indiana, 493 N.E.2d 444 (Ind. 1986) (Indiana Supreme Court 1986)
  • Decatur Twp. of Marion County v.Marion County Home Bd., 578 N.E.2d 390 (Ind.App. 5 Dist. 1991) (Indiana Court of Appeals 1991)
  • Shelter Mut. Ins. Co. v. Barron, 615 N.E.2d 503 (Ind.App. 5 Dist. 1993) (Indiana Court of Appeals 1993)
  • Godar v. State of Indiana, 643 N.E.2d 12 (Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1994) (Indiana Court of Appeals 1994)
  • Riddle v. Newton Crane Service, Inc., 661 N.E.2d 6 (Ind.App. 1996) (Indiana Court of Appeals 1996)
  • Mann v. Johnson Memorial Hosp., 611 N.E.2d 676 (Ind.App. 4 Dist. 1993)
  • Marion County Dept. of Public Welfare v. Methodist Hosp. of Indiana, Inc., 436 N.E.2d 123 (Ind.App. 2 Dist. 1982)
  • Rork v. Szabo Foods, 439 N.E.2d 1338 (Ind. 1982)
  • Walters v. Walters, 29A02-0809-CV-814 (Indiana Court of Appeals 2009)
  • IN RE: The Matter of the Adoption of S.A., a minor child, 49A02-0906-CV-549 (Indiana Court of Appeals 2009)

Representative Clients:

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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • IndyBar Green Law Firm Award for firm practices protecting our environment.  Firm awarded highest ever rating in award history., 2015
  • IndyBar Award Pro Bono Law Firm, 2014
  • Board of Director's Award for Outstanding Service to the legal community, 2014
  • IndyBar Green Law Firm Award for firm practices protecting our environment, 2013
  • IndyBar Green Law Firm Award for firm practices protecting our environment, 2012

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Educational Background:

  • 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

Industry Groups

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Office Location for Richard A. Mann

3750 Kentucky Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Phone: 317-388-5600

Fax: 317-388-5622

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Last Updated: 12/6/2018

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