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The Firm's Philosophy

Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. is a legal practice founded in 1995 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The singular thread woven into the firm’s founding philosophy remains true today: Every case has a specific story to tell; and to maximize the client’s probability of reaching his or her objective, the legal advocate must commit the time necessary to learn its depths, dimensions and nuances.

Inasmuch, the firm’s representation of clients is akin to an artisan’s work. Each case is unique, and no one approach or technique may be universally applied to best serve the client to maximize the legal objective. For this reason, we start and handle every case where and how it makes sense to do so, even if that approach is unique, progressive, or a one-off.

Distilled, however, a simple, and now tried and true, recipe for success emerges: Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. closely partners with its clients to identify and/or clarify the legal need to synthesize the legal theme that will be consistently utilized for settlement or trial purposes.  This necessitates open and frequent communication.

Once this is accomplished, the plan is executed; and collectively, exhaustively and aggressively, the firm employs and applies the legal tools necessary to reach a successful resolution or until the prudent courses of action is exhausted to the end of the legal objective. Over time, this model has been particularly effective in addressing complex civil and domestic cases, along with the balance of those in our core practice areas.

Our Attorneys and Their Clients

The cornerstone of America is freedom and choices on every front. The true wonder, however, is our legal system, which manages and protects the breadth of these rights. For this reason, there is a diverse pool of jurists and attorneys, all with different skill sets to help clients, from the small (the individual with simple matters) to the large corporations, navigate the complexity that such rights inherently embody.

It is for these and related reasons that not every attorney in every firm is a proper fit for a client.  Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. does not strive to represent every person and attend to all legal needs, nor is our philosophy the right one for every type of case or client.  What we do, we strive to do very well. Typically, our representation focuses on cases that do not neatly fit within any one legal area or those that appear to have no viable legal remedy.

However, law inherently involves conflict and the potential for an adverse outcome. It is for this reason that our firm’s philosophy, standing alone, is insufficient for any use of this site to make an informed choice; this is to the end of ensuring that whatever the outcome, the client is satisfied that all that could be done, or should have been done, was considered by a skilled attorney taking a reasoned approach.

Ultimately, this comes down to a mind set:  We believe that attorneys and their clients should have similar views regarding the controlling dynamics and legal issues of the case. Where the positions are in fundamental conflict, the representation should be cautiously considered and undertaken only in one rare circumstance: if each has respectful and reasonable, albeit different, positions that foster critical development of the case.

Ciyou & Dixon, P.C.’s principals, Bryan L. Ciyou and Julie C. Dixon, thus share in this part of the firm’s website what they believe makes them effective advocates – perhaps your advocates. Above all, for this approach to be effective, it requires extensive client involvement and open lines of communication – a partnership and decentralized working relationship. This creates a unique legal synergy to the end of addressing the client’s objectives.

This is the essence of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. and its attorneys.

A Pragmatic Practice Approach

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At Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. our philosophy and desired model of our attorney-client relationships – our essence – presupposes critical understanding of the law and the relevant legal nuances. This is one of the hallmarks of our attorneys. But a real benefit of this symbiotic relationship is more than unity of agreement of the means of the representation and precise determination of the objectives.

Instead, it allows the attorney-client relationship to be effective and strong enough to quickly identify, seize and execute upon legal opportunities that often present themselves in litigation. Therefore, the firm maintains the personnel, physical plant (office space and equipment), and electronic resources and tools to do so. Simply put, we are always prepared as the case unfolds, but also ready, willing and able to handle emergencies or to act upon other critical opportunities.

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