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Tammy L. Ortman

Tammy L. Ortman

Indianapolis, Indiana

TAMMY L. ORTMAN is a director with the Indianapolis law firm of Lewis & Kappes, P.C. After nearly twenty years of industry experience, her practice focus is in the areas of title insurance defense, commercial real estate transactions and construction litigation. She represents national underwriters for coverage matters as well as insured lenders and owners. Ms. Ortman earned her B.S. degree from Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Thomas Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the past Chair of the Title Insurance Litigation Committee; the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Land Title Association and the Indiana Land Title Association. She is a frequent speaker for continuing legal education seminars on real estate title related topics.

Areas of Practice

  • Title Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Construction Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude - 2004
  • Butler University
    • B.A. - 1982


  • A Comprehensive Look Into The World of Title Insurance Today
  • Anatomy of a Real Estate Title
  • Breaks in the Chain of Title
  • Closing Protection Letters
  • Curing Title Defects
  • Curing Title Problems
  • Defending Title Claims
  • Easements
  • Preparing the Title Opinion and Issues in Title Insurance
  • Pretrial Consideration is Real Estate Litigation
  • Quiet Title ? Claims and Defenses
  • Resolving Mortgage Related Title Problems
  • Resolving Title Defects
  • Resolving Title Issues Created by Mechanic's Liens
  • Rights of Third Parties
  • Title Insurer's Duties Under the Policy

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer, Indiana Rising Star
  • Real Estate Educator's License

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Chair, Title Insurance Litigation Committee, 2011 - 2012
  • Indiana Land Title Association, Education Committee
  • American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Title Insurance Litigation Committee
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Land Title Association
  • Indiana Land Title Association
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Ubicaciones de las Oficinas

Oficina de Indianápolis
One American Square
AUL Building, Suite 2500
Indianápolis, IN 46282-0003
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Teléfono: 317-639-1210
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