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.