Stephanie Cassman is an aggressive and seasoned trial lawyer with a passion for trial work. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a number of jury and bench trials throughout Indiana in both the state and federal courts. Stephanie represents individuals and their families in personal injury, wrongful death, and civil rights cases.
Stephanie is a frequent speaker and author on jury selection and trial advocacy and serves on faculty for the Trial Advocacy Skills College. She is an active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, where she served as the 2011 Chair of the Litigation Section and on the Board of Directors as Vice President in 2015. Stephanie is a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation recognized for her significant contribution to the legal profession and leadership within the community. She has been recognized as a top-rated litigation attorney and listed on the Top 50 Attorneys and Top 25 Women by Indiana Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2017. In 2015, Stephanie received the honor of being named by her peers as the Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year.
Stephanie was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana and is a life-long Hoosier. She earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and law degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. She is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana, the Southern District and Northern District federal courts and in the Seventh Circuit federal appellate court where she’s handled a number of appeals. Before joining Wagner Reese, LLP, Stephanie spent 17 years as a litigator with the well-respected Indianapolis law firm Lewis Wagner where she focused her practice on high-profile, high stakes litigation involving catastrophic injuries, civil rights violations, discrimination and wrongful death. Stephanie joined long-time friends and respected colleagues Stephen Wagner and Jason Reese in 2017 to devote her practice exclusively to representing injured clients and their families.
Stephanie and her husband, Ryan Cassman, also an attorney, live in Carmel with their two teenage children. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family, cooking, hiking, and gardening.
Areas of Practice:
Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis
Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
Frequent speaker and author on jury selection and trial advocacy and serves on faculty for the Trial Advocacy Skills College.
Honors and Awards:
Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year – 2015
Top 50 Attorneys – 2016, 2017
Top 25 Women by Indiana Super Lawyers – 2016, 2017