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MICHAEL G. RUPPERT


President/Partner since 1996
Location:  Indianapolis, IN
Phone:  317-580-9295
Fax:  317-580-9298
Email:
mruppert@randsfamilylaw.com








Michael G. Ruppert is the senior partner in the law firm of Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C. Michael is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the Family Law Certification Board since 2001. Since his admission to the legal profession in 1978, he has represented clients in virtually all areas of Family Law. 

Mr. Ruppert received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his Juris Doctorate from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.  He has taught at and written materials for continuing legal education seminars for lawyers on topics including asset distribution in divorce, child custody and support matters, and pension and retirement benefits.  Additionally, he has authored a number of articles for the Indiana University Law Review concerning the development of issues and legal author in family law.  Mr. Ruppert is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and add Hamilton County Bar Association.​​​​​​​​​ 

PAULA J. SCHAEFER


Partner since 1996
Location:  Indianapolis, IN
Phone:  317-580-9295
Fax:  317-580-9298
Email:  pschaefer@randsfamilylaw.com








Paula J. Schaefer is a partner in the law firm of Ruppert & Schaefer P.C., where she practices almost exclusively in the area of family law. Paula is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the Family Law Certification Board. Prior to her admission to the practice of law in 1994, Ms. Schaefer was employed for nearly 7 years as a paralegal and law clerk.

She received her Juris Doctorate from the Indiana University Law School - Indianapolis and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University in Legal Administration.  In addition to her family law practice, Paula conducts the family law review section for the Indianapolis Bar Association bar review course twice a year for law school graduates preparing to sit for the bar exam. 

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LAINIE A. HURWITZ


Partner since 2014
Location:  Indianapolis, IN
Phone:  317-580-9295
Fax:  317-580-9298
Email:  lhurwitz@randsfamilylaw.com


Lainie Hurwitz, a partner at Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C.,

 devotes her practice to Family and Domestic Relations Litigation. She earned her B.S. from Indiana University -- Bloomington, and her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1998. Ms. Hurwitz is admitted to the Indiana Bar and the Northern and Southern U.S. District Courts in Indiana.


She is a Registered Domestic Relations Mediator and a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association Family Law Section, the Indiana State Bar
Association, and the Hamilton County Bar Association. She has presented at seminars on Termination of Parental Rights/CHINS Cases for the Indiana Public Defender Council.


Paula J. Schaefer - Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C. Family Lawyer Indianapolis

LAUREN E. HARPOLD


Attorney
Location:  Indianapolis, IN
Phone:  317-580-9295
Fax:  317-580-9298
Email:  lharpold@randsfamilylaw.com

Lauren E. Harpold is an associate at Ruppert & Schaefer, where she practices almost exclusively in the area of family law. After her admission to the practice of law in 2011, Lauren was
employed for four years as the Senior Deputy Law Clerk to
Chief Judge Nancy H. Vaidik of the Indiana Court of Appeals.


Lauren received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University. She graduated cum laude from Hofstra University School of Law, where she was a Child and Family Advocacy Fellow
and the recipient of the William Eric Goldberg Scholar
ship. She also served as the Managing Editor of Volume 49 of the Family Court Review, the quarterly journal of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

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