Casandra L. Ringlespaugh
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Areas Of Practice
Custody & Visitation
Litigation & Appeals
Casandra Ringlespaugh is an attorney at Emswiller, Williams, Noland & Clarke, LLC, where she focuses her practice on family law matters, education law, and appellate work. She is experienced in representing clients throughout Indiana in divorce, serving as a Parenting Coordinator, serving as a Guardian Ad Litem, providing mediation services, litigation in child custody/parenting time, child support, guardianships, paternity actions, contempt, post-decree modifications, relocations, protective orders, grandparent rights, adoptions, appeals, and many other various family law issues.
Casandra also represents families in education law matters under Indiana’s Article 7, where she assists children K-12th grade in receiving a fair and appropriate education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, in actions regarding child find; Individualized Education Program (IEP) disputes, Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP) disputes, Due Process and section 504 hearings under state and federal law, wrongful discipline of a child with special needs, wrongful expulsions, and other education matters. Casandra’s background in teaching children with special needs and her work with children with emotional and behavioral disabilities has equipped her with a unique understanding of the special education system, as well as the interpersonal skills to understand and patiently communicate with the family law clients.
Casandra has routinely assisted families in crisis though her work in family and education law. Casandra is one of very few attorneys in the state of Indiana that assists families and children with disabilities against school districts for services and failures of due process in advocating for their education. Casandra routinely speaks at Continuing Legal Education for attorneys and to school staff alike. Casandra also had to honor to present as a speaker at a special event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) hosted by the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on Monday, November 16, 2015 presented by Justice Sullivan.
She has also established a strong appellate practice. Casandra won an appeal for a same-sex family in a step-parent adoption where she helped confront addiction matters and the ability to consent, helping pave the way for other families in Indiana.
When not practicing law, Casandra spends her free time outdoors, spending time with her family, exercising, listening to crime podcasts, and volunteering.
Casandra has also had the distinction of being recognized as a “Rising Star” for the past 5 years through Super Lawyers for attorneys 40 or younger. Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – no more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state are selected. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2013
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Major: Special Education and General Education
Professional Associations and Memberships
Indianapolis Bar Association
Hamilton County Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association