JOSEPH BRYANT, AFSP
Joseph Bryant (Joe) was born and raised in Anderson, Indiana. He graduated from Madison Heights High School. He attended the Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology and worked as a commercial advertising and wedding photographer. After 13 years working as a photographer, the death of his sister-in-law in 2008 caused him to re-evaluate his career.
Joe successfully self-represented himself in his own family law cases, litigating a guardianship case against many other parties all the way to the Indiana Supreme Court. In re AJA, 991 N.E.2d 110 (Ind.2013). He later litigated an adoption case involving the same children to the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Joe returned to school in 2009, majoring in Political Science and Legal Studies and minoring in Economics. Joe completed the 40-hour course to be a Domestic Relations Mediator sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers. In addition, while in school, a professor advised him to go work for H&R Block because of the education offered through the Tax Institute and the flexibility they would provide while caring for two young children and going to school full time. He took advantage of the Tax Institute and studied all that he could, and quickly earned additional certifications as a Small Business Tax Advisor. When the Registered Tax Return Preparer test became law, he passed the test the first year offered on the first try with high marks. When tax season ended, he took an internship that turned into full-time employment with a bankruptcy and family law attorney in Anderson, Indiana. There he used his broad tax knowledge to find clients additional funds through their tax returns that the Bankruptcy Trustee was exempt from taking. The following tax season, he went back to work for H&R Block while completing his schooling.
While in his last year at Ball State University, Joe went to work as a Senior Paralegal for another firm with several attorneys working in areas of estate planning, bankruptcy, civil litigation, business formation and dissolution, family law, and appellate work. Joe’s personal experience in family law provides a unique perspective of being in a client’s shoes. He understands the stress of litigating custody and parenting time of children. Joe’s favorite areas of law are family law, estate planning, tax law, and appellate work. Joe has authored more than 50 appellate briefs. Joe continues to attend continuing legal education seminars generally earning 36-50 hours of CLE credit per year.
Joe moved his family to Fishers in 2014. Joe is an avid foodie and spends a lot of time cooking, gardening, and canning his own food.
Joe is a polyglot and speaks 5 languages. He has traveled extensively through Russia, Japan, Korea, China, Finland, and most of the United States.
Legal Assistant, Non-attorney
Jeorgia Templin was born and raised in Fishers, Indiana. She graduated from Hamilton Southeastern Highschool in 2019. She graduated with her B.A. in political science from Ohio Northern University in 2022.
While studying at Ohio Northern University, Jeorgia was heavily involved in various organizations. She was the Public Relations chair for Delta Zeta Sorority. The Vice President of a political organization. She was the Representative for the Federalist Society of Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law School. Involved in Mock Trial and the Honor Society Omicron Delta Kappa. Lastly, Team Captain of her college tennis team.
After graduation, Jeorgia studied for the LSAT and continued her other passion other than law as a professional tennis coach. After deliberate consideration, she decided not to go to law school after graduation. Instead, Jeorgia decided to be a Legal Assistant at Freedman Law P.C. to gain experience and a broader perspective in family law.