Katherine A. Rich

Top rated Family Law attorney in Westfield, Indiana

The Northside Law Firm
Katherine A. Rich
The Northside Law Firm

Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 2001

Education: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013, 2015 - 2016
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The Northside Law Firm

17219 Foundation Pkwy
Suite 100
Westfield, IN 46074 Visit website


Attorney Katherine A. Rich is a partner with The Northside Law Firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. A nationally ranked lawyer with more than 19 years of experience, Ms. Rich focuses her practice almost exclusively on family law and family law appeals. She provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Hamilton County and the surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

Certified as a family law specialist by the Indiana State Bar Association Family Law Certification Board, Ms. Rich is able to deliver the highest level of representation possible to those she serves. Over the course of her legal career, she has achieved remarkable success helping her clients make the best-informed decisions regarding child custody and support, alimony, property division, and other related matters, and she has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity as well as her unwavering commitment to her clients.

Honored for her impeccable professionalism and service, Ms. Ruch as received excellent client reviews on Martindale-Hubbell's site along with Superb client ratings on Avvo. She has also enjoyed numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana.

Ms. Rich is a 1997 graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, where she received an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and psychology. She then attended Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2001. She is an active member of the Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations, and she has published articles and conducted many lectures and continuing legal education seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics involving family law, child custody, domestic violence, adoption and other subjects.


Practice areas

Family Law, Appellate, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Adoption, Appeals, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Estate Planning, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Probate & Estate Administration, Same Sex Family Law

  • 80% Family Law
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 2001, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://northsidelawindy.com/about-us/

Representative Clients:
  • Parks v. Grube, 934 N.E. 2d 111, Ind. Ct. App., 2010
  • Allen v. Proksch, 832 N.E. 2d 1080, Ind. Ct. App., 2005
  • Lighty v. Lighty, 879 N.E. 2d 637, Ind. Ct. App., 2008
  • Paternity of T. F; D.F. v. J.W., , 950 N.E. 2d 38, Ind. Ct. App., 2011
  • Hughes v. Rogusta, 830 N.E. 2d 898, Ind. Ct. App., 2005
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2010 - 2012
  • Volunteer, Marion County Court Pro Bono Project, 2005 - Present
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, as certified by the Family Law Certification Board of the Indiana State Bar Association, 2007 - Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U. S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2001
  • Admitted to United States Supreme Court, 2019
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • Member, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2001 - Present
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1997
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2001 - Present
Educational Background:
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, B.A. in Criminal Justice and Psychology, 1997
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Intensive basic training in Parenting Coordination, SAIF Seminars Family Law Mediation, ICLEF Child Custody Basics, National Business Institute Appellate basics for the non-specialist, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Decade Two, The Protective Order Pro Bono Project, ICADV, December 2011
  • Your Family Law Practice in the 21st Century, National Business Institute, August 2011
  • Appellate Basics for the Non-Specialist, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, November 2009
  • Family Law Mediation, ICLEF, June 2009
  • Child Custody Basics, National Business Institute, April 2009
  • Intensive Basic Training in Parenting Coordination, SAIF Seminars, November 2006
  • Seeking and Stopping TROs and Injunctions in Domestic Relations Disputes, ICLEF, August 2006
  • Marital Torts, What You Don't Know Could Hurt You, ICLEF, July 2005

Office location for Katherine A. Rich

17219 Foundation Pkwy
Suite 100
Westfield, IN 46074

Phone: 317-983-7127


5 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013, 2015 - 2016

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