Tammy L. Ortman

Tammy L. Ortman is a director with the Indianapolis law firm of Lewis Kappes, P. C. 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.

Bar Admissions

State – Indiana
Federal – Northern District of Indiana
Federal – Southern District of Indiana
Federal – Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal – U.S. Tax Court


Butler University, B.A., 1982
Thomas Cooley Law School, J.D., 2004, Cum Laude
Real Estate Educator's License


Indiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star

Affiliations & Community Involvement

American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Title Insurance Litigation Committee, Past Chair, Title Insurance Litigation Committee (2011-2012), and Tax Section
American Land Title Association
Indiana State Bar Association
Indiana Land Title Association