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Bryan Lee Ciyou

Bryan Lee Ciyou

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Attorney Bryan L. Ciyou, an Eagle Scout, lives each day on the bedrock principle of the Boy Scout Motto, “Be Prepared.” This way of life – his mantra – was then forged on the anvil of hardships endured during his significant humanitarian aid work in places like Haiti and Central America. In these countries, making a plan and executing it, and always being prepared, was not a choice but a necessity in order to survive daily life.A few years later, Mr. Ciyou attended Indiana University, Indianapolis, completing the honors program and graduating with a bachelor of arts, with distinction, in 1991; and from its law school with a doctor of jurisprudence, cum laude, in 1994. Mr. Ciyou then entered the private practice of law in 1994.

With his diverse life experiences and academic successes, Mr. Ciyou brings to the table, in every legal matter he handles, deft organizational and leadership skills. And he has a strong moral compass, personal values, and integrity, along with relentless drive – the keys to his success as a lawyer.

Professionally, Mr. Ciyou has extensive civil trial and appellate practice experience, having briefed and orally argued cases before the Indiana Court of Appeals and Indiana Supreme Court. Further, Mr. Ciyou has researched, drafted, and filed Certiorari Petitions with the United States Supreme Court. Other professional interests include complex domestic relations, litigation, and business law.

Mr. Ciyou is also a prolific writer, publishing a number of professional articles each year; and he is sought after as a frequent presenter and lecturer for continuing education for other lawyers and other professionals. Mr. Ciyou’s written works and speaking topics range from the legal aspects of safety and security in the workplace, alternative dispute resolution, and complex domestic relations.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
General Counsel (Outside)
Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show
- Current
GC for the the oldest and one of the largest events of its kind in the United States
Attorney
Ciyou & Dixon, P.C.
- Current
Practice Concentrations: Appellate, Domestic Relations, Criminal, Complex Litigation
Expert Witness
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
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United States v. Rafael Oscar Valdes, et al., Case No. 12-80234. Qualified as expert in firearms and firearms parts identification
Contract Criminal Appellate Attorney
Marion County Public Defender Agency, Appellate Division
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Adjunct Professor
Indiana University, Kelly School of Business
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Adjunct Professor, Columbus, IN, Course: Commercial Law I
Teacher of Law to Gifted and Talented High School Students
Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
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Honors Program, Faculty. Taught during Summer of 1997.
Teacher of Law to Gifted and Talented High School Students
Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
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Honors Program, Faculty. Taught during Summer of 1996
Law Clerk and Associate for Judith Stimson
Buck, Berry, Landau & Breunig
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Indiana Practice Concentration: Family Law
Teacher of Law to Gifted and Talented High School Students
Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
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Honors Program, Faculty. Taught during Summer of 1993
Law Clerk
Johnson County Prosecutor's Office
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Sex Crimes
Law Clerk
Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones
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Insurance Defense
Education
Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
J.D. (1994) | Doctor of Jurisprudence
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1992 Honor Paper, Torts I, 1991
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Phi Delta Phi, Norris Inn (Legal Fraternity)
Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
B.A. (1991)
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Honors: Deans List Spring 88 - Spring 91. Honors Program Completed, with Distinction, 1991
Activities: Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha (Oratory Honors Fraternity), 1990; Vice President of the Student Body, 1989-90; Student Representative, Indiana University Board of Trustees, 1989-90; Student Representative, IUPUI Faculty Counsel, 1989-90; Vice President of the Intercollegiate Debate Team, 1989-90; Research Grant: “The Application of Information Theory to Communication Theory”, 1989
Professional Associations
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Current
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Indiana State Bar Association # 17906-49
Member
Current
Indianapolis Bar Association
Member
Current
Martindale-Hubbell, BV Rated
Current
Second Amendment Foundation
Life Member
Current
Gun Owners of America
Life Member
Current
National Rifle Association
Life Member
Current
Safari Club International
Life Member
Current
MyLawCLE
Advisory Board Member
- Current
Mill No. 9
Board of Directors, President
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Activities: Mill No. 9 is a large Indianapolis condominium redevelopment complex
Humanitarian Aid
Humanitarian Aid Worker
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Activities: Building Medical Building in Honduras, San Pedro Sula, February 9th to 16th, 1998.
Humanitarian Aid
Humanitarian Aid Worker
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Activities: Building community center/church. in Honduras, San Pedro Sula June 7th to 14th, 1991
Humanitarian Aid
Humanitarian Aid Worker
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Activities: Continuing building onto compound for school, hospital, living quarters and church in Haiti, Grand Goave, January 1st to 16th, 1990.
Humanitarian Aid
Humanitarian Aid Worker
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Activities: Building facilities compound for school, hospital, living quarters and church in Haiti, Grande Goave, May 5th thru 12th, 1987
Mill No. 9
Board of Directors, Secretary
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Activities: Mill No. 9 is a large Indianapolis condominium redevelopment complex
Greenwood Christian Church
Missions Committee Director
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Humanitarian Aid
Humanitarian Aid Worker
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Activities: Building medical facility and community center in Haiti, Cap Haitian, June 8th thru 29th, 1985.
Humanitarian Aid
Humanitarian Aid Worker
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Activities: Building school in Haiti, Grande Goave, September 11th to 21st, 1984
Greenwood Christian Church
Missions Committee Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
2018 Edition, Gun Laws by State: Reciprocity and Gun Laws Quick Reference Guide
Peritus Holdings
2017 Edition, Gun Laws by State: Reciprocity and Gun Laws Quick Reference Guide
Peritus Holdings
2016 Edition, Gun Laws by State: Reciprocity and Gun Laws Quick Reference Guide
Peritus Holdings
R.E. v. M.S., 43 N.E.3d 1276
Indiana Supreme Court
Title 1 Firearms and Their Regulation
National Business Institute, St. Louis, MO
Key Firearms Laws to Understand
National Business Institute, Little Rock, AR
2015 Edition, Gun Laws by State: Reciprocity and Gun Laws Quick Reference Guide
Peritus Holdings
The Citizen’s Guide to Self-Defense, Deadly Force 101: Murder or Self- Defense?
Peritus Holdings
Indianapolis Under the Gun
Indianapolis Monthly
Title 1 Firearms and Their Regulation, Gun Law in North Carolina
National Business Institute, North Carolina
2014 Edition, Gun Laws by State: Reciprocity and Gun Laws Quick Reference Guide
Peritus Holdings
In re Adoption of B.C.H., 22 N.E.3d 580 (oral argument)
Indiana Supreme Court
United States of America v. Hargis, 747 F.3d 917
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
2013 Edition, Gun Laws by State: Reciprocity and Gun Laws Quick Reference Guide
Peritus Holdings
Inside the Minds: Strategies for Defending Firearms Offense Charges
Aspatore Books, Thomson Reuters
2012 Edition, Gun Laws by State: Reciprocity and Gun Laws Quick Reference Guide
Peritus Holdings
Electing to Carry
Indiana Lawyer
Two cities face gun-compliance lawsuits
Indiana Lawyer
Quoted in 'Gun toting man at Mesker Zoo causes commotion'
Evansville Courier & Press
Indiana Firearms Law Reference Manual: 3rd Edition
CDPC
Cooper v. State, 917 N.E.2d 667 (oral argument)
Indiana Supreme Court
Indiana Handgun Law: 2nd Edition
MPI
Fuchs v. Martin, 845 N.E.2d 1038
Indiana Supreme Court
MacLafferty v. MacLafferty, 829 N.E.2d 938 (oral argument)
Indiana Supreme Court
Penwell v. Indiana, 546 U.S. 888 (denying certiorari)
United States Supreme Court
Child Custody and Joint or Shared Parenting in Alabama
National Business Institute, Alabama
Indiana Handgun Law: 2005
CDPC
Cohoon v. Cohoon, 784 N.E.2d 904
Indiana Supreme Court
“Workplace Emergencies: Are You Ready for Disaster or Violence in the Workplace?”
American Survival Guide
“When to Advise Your Client to Consult a Bankruptcy Attorney”
10 American Journal of Family Law 167
“Representing the Abused Spouse in Child Custody Litigation”
9 American Journal of Family Law 113
“Divorce Law in the 1990s”
ICLEF
Certifications
Active Counter-Measures Handgun Training
Steve Tarani
Tactical Management of Acute Trauma
Active Trauma Management
Defensive Pistol 150
Gunsite Academy, Inc.
Carbine 123
Gunsite Academy, Inc.
Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds
Doc Gunn, Inc.
Social Media
Contact & Map
50 E. 91st St.
Suite 200
Indianapolis City (Balance), IN 46240
USA
Telephone: (317) 972-8000
Fax: (317) 955-7100