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Tammy L. Ortman



Professional Profile

Tammy L. Ortman is a director at Lewis Kappes. After nearly twenty years of real estate and commercial construction 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 policy claims from the transaction through civil litigation. In addition, Ms. Ortman assists business clients through real estate buy/sell, financing, development and construction matters as well as day-to-day operations.

Ms. Ortman earned her B.S. degree from Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Western Michigan University, Lansing, Michigan. She is a member of the American Bar Association and a past Chair of the Title Insurance Litigation Committee; the American Land Title Association, the Indiana Land Title Association, and the Indiana State Bar Association.

She is a frequent speaker for continuing legal education seminars on real estate related topics. In addition, Tammy is a registered and experienced civil mediator.

Practice Areas

Tammy’s practice involves all facets of real estate litigation and title insurance law. She has extensive experience representing lenders and commercial real estate property owners in litigation involving title and mortgage fraud, foreclosure, real estate transaction fraud, breaches of contract, negligence, and other business-related matters.


Western Michigan University

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
2004 cum laude
Indiana Journal for Global Legal Students, Submission Editor

Butler University

B.A., Physics, Mathematics, Education
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  • Indiana
  • U. S. Tax Court
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section Member; Title Insurance Litigation Committee, Past Chair; Title Insurance
  • Litigation Committee, 2011-2012; Tax Section Member
  • American Land Title Association, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana Land Title Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member


  • Indiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star

Speaking and Publications

    Tammy is a frequent speaker for continuing legal education seminars on real estate related topics including: a look into the world of title insurance today; closing protection letters; curing title problems; easements; title insurer’s duties under the policy, and title insurance claims and litigation trends.


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Tammy L. Ortman
One American Square, Suite 2500,
Indianapolis, IN 46282

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