Richard A. Mann

Top rated Family Law attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana

Mann Law, P.C.
Richard A. Mann
Mann Law, P.C.

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

Licensed in Indiana since: 1980

Education: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

Mann Law, P.C.

3750 Kentucky Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46221 Visit website


Richard A. Mann is the founder and managing partner of Mann Law, P.C. 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.  Mr. Mann is a registered family law and civil mediator.  His practice includes collaborative family law. Mr. Mann's practice also includes estate and probate litigation as well as general business law and litigation.  Mr. Mann is also a parenting coordinator, Guardian ad Litem, and family law arbitrator.  He also is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Arbitrator.  

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, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Litigation

Focus areas

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

First Admitted: 1980, Indiana

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Elder and Probate Law Mediator
  • Appellate Law Mediator
  • Family Law Specialist, Family Law Certification Board, Family and Juvenile Law Section, 2001
  • Mr. Mann is a registered Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority., 2018
  • Registered Family Law Mediator
  • Civil Law Mediator
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Valuation and Evidence Needed for Assets in Divorce, Indianapolis Bar Association Family Law Summit, December 18, 2013
  • The Affect of the the New Indiana Support Emancipation Law, Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, June 14, 2013 - June 15, 2013
  • The affect of Social Security Benefits on Child Support, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Committee, May 21, 2013
  • Reality: The Real Aspects of Running a Successful Law Practice, ICLEF, May 1, 2013 - May 2, 2013
  • Family Law Mediation, ICLEF, May 7, 2012 - May 11, 2012
  • Indiana New Emancipation Law and its affect on Support and Post Secondary Education Expenses, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, June 11, 2012
  • How to Introduce Evidence in Family Law Matters with Medical and Psychological Experts, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, December 6, 2011 - Present
  • Julian Center Sponsored, Presenter, Evidence in Family Law Matters, 2011
  • 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
  • Tips on Handling Family Law Matters Involving Allegations of Child Physical and Sexual Abuse and , Julian Center, November 15, 2010
  • Surviving and Thriving in Practice of Law, Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, October 8, 2010
  • Proving Disabilities for Parties and Children in Divorce and Family Law Matters, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, August 12, 2010
  • Indiana Grand Jury Proceedings, Indiana Prosecuting Attorney's Council
  • Practice of Family Law in Marion County, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1995
  • Presenter, Practicing Law in a Paperless Office, Solo & Small Firm Practice Section Indiana Bar Association, June 4, 2004
  • Indiana Child Support Guidelines for Experienced Attorneys, Julian Center, November 20, 2009
  • Indiana Child Support Guidelines for New Lawyers, Julian Center, November 13, 2009
  • Indiana Child Support Guidelines, Indianapolis Bar Assoc. Diversity Section, January 8, 2010
  • Family Law Mediation, ICLEF, March 3, 2010 - March 7, 2010
  • Proving Disability for Parties and Disabled Children in Family Law Matters, Indianapolis Bar Association, August 12, 2010
  • Grand Jury Practice Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, November, 1982
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member, September 1, 2005 - Present
  • Member of the Indianapolis Bar Association Alternate Dispute Resolution Executive Committee., 2018
  • Indiana, 1980 admitted to the Bar by the Indiana Supreme Court
  • Decatur Civil Township, Marion County, Indiana, Township Attorney, May 30, 1980 - December 1, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1994
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Chair Elect, December 5, 2012 - December 18, 2013
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Executive committee, September 1, 2005 - 2015
  • American Bar Association, Member, May 30, 1980 - May 30, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1980
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Chair, December 18, 2013 - December 2014
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2015, 2015
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Secretary, December 5, 2010 - December 5, 2011
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Executive Committee for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2018
  • Indiana Bar Association, Member, May 30, 1980 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member, April 1, 2012 - Present
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1990
  • Indiana and American Civil Liberties Union, Member, July 1, 2003 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator, September 1, 2007 - Present
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Indiana Youth Soccer Association, Registrar and Risk Management Chair, March 30, 1999 - February 8, 2004
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Modest Means Panel
  • Protective Order Pro Bono Attorney, January 15, 2003 - Present
  • Heartland Pro Bono Project currently serving, 2008
  • Ombudsman for Employer Support of the Indiana Guard and Reserve, February 18, 2009 - Present
  • Modest Means Mediator
  • Center Grove Soccer Club, Inc., President, November 3, 1995 - November 7, 2005
Representative Clients:
  • Thermo King of Indiana, Inc.
  • Robinson Trenching and Directional Boring , 2021
  • South Side Landfill, Inc.
  • Bestway of Indiana, Inc.
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Board of Director's Award for Outstanding Service to the legal community, 2014
  • IndyBar Green Law Firm Award for firm practices protecting our environment, 2012
  • IndyBar Green Law Firm Award for firm practices protecting our environment.  Firm awarded highest ever rating in award history., 2015
  • IndyBar Green Law Firm Award for firm practices protecting our environment, 2013
  • IndyBar Award Pro Bono Law Firm, 2014
  • The purpose of this award is to recognize those individuals and/or organizations who have made contributions to the legal profession and the community. Specifically, these recipients have demonstrated a commitment to furthering knowledge of issues affecting families as they relate to laws and policies within the Bar and among colleagues as well as have shown a commitment to furthering the interests of families and the Indianapolis community at large., Family Law Award, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2018
  • 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
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2017
Educational Background:
  • Trained Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Arbitrator, 2018
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana B.S., Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice - May, 1976 Minor: Psychology, 1976
  • Indiana Police Training Academy Sex Crime Investigation, Plainfield, Indiana, 1978
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Sociology - May, 1976, 1976
  • Burglary Investigation School, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Indiana Police Academy Chemical Test Operator, Plainfield, IN, USA Chemical Test Operator - 1976
  • Indiana University Law Enforcement Academy, Bloomington, Indiana, USA Law Enforcement Officer - August, 1975, 1974
  • Henderson v. Box, 947 F.3d 482 (7th Cir. 2020)  Female same-sex married couples and their children brought action against state and county defendants seeking injunctive relief to list both birth mother and her same-sex spouse on children's' birth certificates and to have their children recognized as children born in wedlock and seeking declaration that state statutes defining terms “child born in wedlock” and “child born out of wedlock” and establishing presumption of paternity in birth mother's husband violated Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Tanya Walton Pratt, J., 209 F.Supp.3d 1059, entered summary judgment in plaintiff's favor, and state appealed., 2020
  • Bowling v. Pence, 39 F. Supp. 1025, Case ruled Indiana bank on same-sex marriages unconstitutional and held then Governor Pence liable., 2014
  • In the Matter of the Adoption of C.A.H., minor; J.N.E. v. L.M.H. (NFP) (Indiana Court of Appeals 2013)
  • Walters v. Walters, 29A02-0809-CV-814 (Indiana Court of Appeals 2009)
  • 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
  • Mann v. Johnson Memorial Hosp., 611 N.E.2d 676 (Ind.App. 4 Dist. 1993)
  • Shelter Mutual Insurance Company v. Barron, 615 N.E.2d 503, successfully defended decision that the insurance company was requireed to defend claim., 1993
  • Shelter Mut. Ins. Co. v. Barron, 615 N.E.2d 503 (Ind.App. 5 Dist. 1993) (Indiana Court of Appeals 1993)
  • Haverstock v. State Public Employees Retirement Fund, 490 N.E.2d 357 (Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1986) (Indiana Court of Appeals 1986)
  • Harris v. Harris, 690 NE 2nd 742
  • IN RE: The Matter of the Adoption of S.A., a minor child, 49A02-0906-CV-549 (Indiana Court of Appeals 2009)
  • 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
  • Marion County Dept. of Public Welfare v. Methodist Hosp. of Indiana, Inc., 436 N.E.2d 123 (Ind.App. 2 Dist. 1982)
  • 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
  • Godar v. State of Indiana, 643 N.E.2d 12 (Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1994) (Indiana Court of Appeals 1994)
  • Hutchins v. State of Indiana, 493 N.E.2d 444 (Ind. 1986) (Indiana Supreme Court 1986)
  • Fowler v. Napier, 663 NE 2nd 1199 (Indiana Court of Appeals)
  • Bowling v. Pence et al Case held Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional  , 2014
  • 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
  • Rork v. Szabo Foods, 439 N.E.2d 1338 (Ind. 1982)
  • 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
  • Riddle v. Newton Crane Service, Inc., 661 N.E.2d 6 (Ind.App. 1996) (Indiana Court of Appeals 1996)
  • 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)
  • Squires v. Utility Trailers, 686 NE 2nd 416 (Indiana Court of Appeals 1997)
Industry Groups:
  • Legal

Office location for Richard A. Mann

3750 Kentucky Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Phone: 317-953-2567


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