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Andrea Lynn Ciobanu

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Appeals, Child Custody, Education, Child Support

About Me

I am committed to public interest and serving the community.  I serve on various boards throughout the community, including, but not limited to:  Indianapolis Bar Association Steering Committee; Mentoring Women's Network, PFJr Foundation, Indianapolis Bar Association Law Student Executive Board; Indiana University Alumni Board; Indiana University Purdue Indianapolis Legal Services Committee; National Association of Professional Women, as well as Indiana State Bar's Diversity Committee, Civil Rights of Children Committee, as well as the ADR Section. I am the Past-President of the Indianapolis Equal Justice Works Chapter. I am also extremely active in our state bar's Young Lawyer's Section, serving as the current Wellness Chair.


 


I am extremely involved with family law, as I am an ABA and ISBA Family Law Member.  I serve on the IBA Family Law Executive Board as well as the Marion County Family Law Local Rules Committee.  I also serve as a consultant for the Indiana Supreme Court's Family Law Pilot Project.  Additionally, I volunteer my time to represent worthy pro bono family law appeals for the Indiana State Bar Appellate Pro Bono Project.


 


In addition to providing the highest degree of representation to my clients, I am dedicated to raising money for public interest law, including for Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis’ Law Repayment Assistance Program.  I volunteer at various organizations throughout the community which serve the underprivileged and pursue equal access to justice, including, but not limited to: Disability Legal Services of Indiana; Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Center for Victim and Human Rights; and other such organizations. 


 


I am fluent in American Sign Language and I utilize this skill to pursue my passion of meeting the legal needs and challenges of the Deaf Community throughout Indiana.


 

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Languages Spoken: American Sign Language, French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Civil Rights: 25%
    5 years
  2. Education: 20%
    5 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    5 years
  4. Appeals: 20%
    5 years
  5. Child Support: 15%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($175-300/hour), Contingent (33-45%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Pro Bono (15%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

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Contact Info

Ciobanu Law, PC

8910 Purdue Road
Suite 240
Indianapolis, IN, 46268

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INActive In Good Standing201008/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star (Consecutive Year)SuperLawyers2015
AV Preeiminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Superb Rating/Highest RatingAVVO2014
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Jill Ellis Scholarship - Appellate Judges InstituteIndianapolis Bar Association2014
Young Lawyer National Scholarship RecipientAmerican Bar Association2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Supurb Rating/Highest RatingAVVO2013
Early Career Achievement AwardIU McKinney School of Law2013
Young Lawyers National ScholarAmerican Bar Association2013
Superb Rating/Highest RatingAVVO2012
Indiana Leadership AcademyIndiana State Bar Association2012
Woman Of The YearNational Association Of Professional Women2011
Social Justice Woman of the Year AwardEmerging Pearls Foundation2011
2010 Bench & Bar ScholarshipIndianapolis Bar Association-Family Law Section2010
Norman LeftsteinIndiana School of Law-Indianapolis2010
John Berlon AwardIndiana School of Law Indianapolis2010
2010 Annual Young Lawyers Section ScholarshipIndiana State Bar Association2010
Roisman ScholarEqual Justice Works2009
Pro Bono Student of the YearIndianapolis Bar Association2009
Summer ScholarEqual Justice Works2009
ICLEO FellowIndiana State Supreme Court2007
HUD FellowIU - SPEA2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Pilot Project ConsultantIndiana Supreme Court2013 - 2014
Owner/Managing PartnerCIOBANU LAW, PC2011 - Present
PartnerMASSARO & CIOBANU, LLP2010 - 2011
Certified Legal InternMarion County Prosecutors Office2009 - 2010
Certified Legal InternIndiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence2009 - 2010

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Indianapolis Bar AssociationWomen & The Law Executive Board2014 - Present
ISBA ADR SectionChair2014 - Present
American Bar Association - Young Lawyers DivisionDistrict 15 Representative2014 - Present
Indiana Pro Bono CommissionBoard Member2013 - Present
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division - Public Education CommitteePublic Education Committee Chair2013 - 2014
Indiana University Purdue-Indianapolis Paralegal Advisory BoardBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law SectionOfficer - Executive Board2013 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationNetworking-Co Chair2013 - 2014
American Bar AssociationYoung Lawyer's Division-YLD Scholar2013 - 2014
Marion County Bar AssociationAttorney Member-Board of Directors2012 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association - Service CommiteeBoard Member2012 - Present
Indiana University Purdue IndianapolisAlumni-Board of Directors (Liberal Arts Division)2011 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionVice Chair of ADR Section2011 - 2014
Indiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionServing on the Executive Board; Education Chair; Service Chair2010 - Present
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationYoung Lawyer's Member; Serving on the Amicus Section Board2010 - Present
IU-McKinney School of Law-LRAP Standing CommitteeAdvisory Board on Standing Host Committee2010 - Present
Disability Legal Services of IndianaAttorney-Board of Directors2010 - Present
Indianapolis Inn of CourtAssociate Member2008 - Present
Indianapolis Bar Association Steering CommitteePermanent Lecturer / Steering Committee2008 - 2013

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Paternity of N.B.; Cause No. 45A03-1111-JP-00495We successfully defended the appellate case and replied to their request to transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court. Our Client was able to retain sole custody of his daughter.
Horner V. Horner 34 S 02 - 1210 - DR - 00582Published Indiana Supreme Court Opinion.
32A05-1403-JP-00099Reversed in part on Appeal. Published Appellate Opinion.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
ABA GPSolo publicationOut of the Darkness: Overcoming Depression in Lawyers (Co-Authored)2015
YLS NetworkImplicit Bias: What is it and Why Should Lawyers Consider it?2014
Indianapolis Bar Association Family Law SectionGrandparents Rights: An Overview in Indiana2014
Indianapolis Bar Association's Family Law UpdatesFamily Law updates2014
American Bar AssociationE-Discovery: The Undiscovered Area of Social Media2013
Indiana LawyerMediation Confidentiality; ADR Rules Review2013
Indiana State Bar AssociationISBA Leadership Development Academy graduates 25 lawyers2012
Happening at IUPUIInnocent . . . On Death Row2010
Indiana University-Indianapolis School of Law Alumni MagazineStudents Honored for Pro Bono and Clinic Work2010
Indiana LawyerLRAP Dinner Bigger Than Last Year2010
Indiana LawyerPro Bono Volunteers: 2010 Hall of Fame2010
Indiana LawyerDinner to support IU Law - Indy LRAP2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
ICLEFTrial InstituteCertificate Advanced Trial Advocacy2014
Indiana State Bar AssociationLeadership DevelopmentLeadership Development Academy Certificate2012
Indiana University McKinney School of LawDomestic Mediation CertificateDomestic Mediation Crossover Training2011
Indiana University McKinney School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Indiana University School of Law, Mauer - BloomingtonForeclosure FacilitationForeclosure Facilitation Certificate2010
Indiana University - McKinney School of LawMediationCivil Mediation Certificate2009
University Notre Dame Law SchoolIndiana Conference Legal Education OpportunityICLEO Certificate2007
Indiana UniversityConcentration Non-Profit Law & ManagementMaster of Public Affairs2006
Indiana UniversityConcentration History and SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Rainmakers - Young ProfessionalsImportance of Engaging in Community Service2015
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association ADR 2015 ConferenceADR Updates2015
Indiana State Bar Association Disaster Relief Mediation TrainingDisaster Relief Mediation2015
YLD Spring ConferenceBreaking the Confines of Implicit Bias Inside and Outside the Courtroom2014
ISBA Solo & Small Firm ConferenceAppellate Practice & Oral Arguments2014
Indiana State Bar Association - Annual ConferenceWhat Lawyers Need to Know About Arbitration2014
Grassroots Initiative Grant ProjectGrassroots Initiative Program: Assisting Unrepresented Persons Navigate the Legal System2014
Grassroots InitiativeAssisting Unrepresented Persons Navigate the Legal System Ethically2014
Annual MeetingMediation Intiatives2014
ABA-YLD Public Education Committee ProgramUtilizing Electronic Discovery in Modern Lawyering2014
ABA YLD 2014 Spring ConferenceBreaking the confines of Implicit Bias While Practicing Law Inside & Outside the Courtroom2014
Transition to Practice SeriesEthical Client Development2013
MCBA Social Medical Discovery CLESocial Media Discovery2013
IndyBar Bar ReviewIndiana State Bar Essay Workshop2013
Family Law SummitFamily Law2013
Applied Professionalism SummitApplied Professional-New Lawyers2013
ALJ Annual ConferenceSocial Media Discovery2013
Premier Women's Network Organizational MeetingEstate Planning2012
IndyBarHow to Pass the Indiana Essays2012
IBA Bar ReviewIndyBar Lecturer2012
Fox 59 Feature News StoryTaking Action For You: Homeowners angry after paying for unfinished storm repairs2012
IndyBar Bar ReviewHow to Pass the Bar2011
Women and the LawWomen and the Law: Overview of Domestic Violence in Indiana2010
IndyBar Bar ReviewHow to Pass The Bar2010
American Indianapolis Inn of Court CLE/ConferenceRiots, Rebellion & Rancor: Seventh Circuit Review of the Infamous Chicago Seven Trial2010