Casati Endorsed by Hamilton County FOP 103 for Superior Court 1

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Following a candidate forum and debate, the Hamilton County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 103 voted to endorse attorney and former Indiana State Trooper Mike Casati for Judge of Hamilton Superior 1 in the May 8, 2018 primary election.

“I am honored by the FOP endorsement.  Hamilton County’s residents have been served long and honorably by retiring Judge Steven Nation, and it’s important that they elect a successor who will bring extensive broad experience and prudent judgment to the bench,” explained Casati. “This court handles a diverse caseload, including a substantial number of major felony criminal and family law cases.”  He added, “For more than 23 years, I’ve served the state and the community as a police officer, an Indiana State Trooper, a deputy prosecutor, and a city plan commissioner. I’ve practiced law in Hamilton County for 25 years, earning a reputation for integrity and professionalism.”

Casati began his legal career as a deputy prosecuting attorney in 1992. The following year, Judge Nation, who was then the Hamilton County Prosecutor, hired Casati as a deputy. While serving in that role over the next 5 years, Casati prosecuted a wide range of criminal cases, from misdemeanors and drunk-driving cases, to major felonies including sex crimes, child molestation, arson and murder. Prior to becoming an attorney, Casati had worked as a police officer and served for ten years as an Indiana State Trooper, including work as a drug enforcement investigator.

He has been in private practice in Hamilton County since 1998, currently operating his practice, Casati Law, LLC. Casati has litigated a broad range of  family law, criminal, and civil cases, along with family mediation, including substantial bench and jury trial experience. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist and Registered Domestic Relations Mediator, and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2012.  He has over the years served many times, at the request of presiding judges, as judge pro tem in the Hamilton Circuit and Superior Courts.

Casati is a graduate of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and the Indiana University Police and the Indiana State Police Academies. He serves on the Indiana State Bar Association’s Family Law Certification Board, has been an assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts, and a coach and assistant coach for various Carmel Dads’ Club teams. He and his wife, Amy, have lived in Hamilton County for 21 years and have three children.

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Mike is currently the owner of a sole proprietorship in Carmel, Casati Law, LLC, which he formed in March of 2014.  Mike primarily practices in the areas of family law, family law mediation, and criminal law.  He is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Family Law Certification Board, and has been designated by peers as an Indiana Super Lawyer every year since 2012.  He also currently serves as a member of the Indiana Family Law Certification Board and as a Commissioner on the Carmel Plan Commission.

Mike grew up in Evanston, Illinois and Lakewood, Ohio as the youngest of eight children.  He began college at Northwestern University before transferring to Indiana University Bloomington.  He graduated with distinction with a double major in political science and forensic studies.  While attending IU, he was admitted to and graduated from the IU Police Academy and served part time as an IU police officer.  After graduation, he worked for a short time as communications operator with the IU Police Department.

His career quickly advanced to the Indiana State Police when he graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy and became a trooper in 1983.  He was initially assigned to the district post in Jasper, Indiana, where he worked as a uniformed trooper for 5 years.  Anticipating that he wanted to go to law school, he transferred to Indianapolis into a special investigations unit, the Major Drug Section, where he worked for 5 years on major drug investigations, including joint task force investigations with federal law enforcement agencies.  He was nominated and elected as an officer of the Indiana Drug Enforcement Association, including serving as president.  While working investigations, he also attended and graduated from the IU McKinney School of Law, cum laude.

It was then that Mike transitioned to his legal career and began his service in Hamilton County as a deputy prosecuting attorney in 1993.  He was first assigned to Hamilton Superior Court 4, prosecuting misdemeanors and low level felonies, and then moved to Superior Court 2, prosecuting major felonies and sex crimes.  In 1998 he began his private practice of law with the Hamilton County law firm of Campbell Kyle Proffitt, LLP where he was a partner for 14 years until establishing Casati Law, LLC.

Having lived in Hamilton County since 1997, Mike lives in Carmel with his wife of  25 years, Amy, who is a registered nurse.  They have three children, with two in college and one in high school.  They are dog lovers, country music fans, and parishioners at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

Mike’s community involvement has also included serving as assistant scoutmaster in Boy Scouts and assistant coach and head coach for many Carmel Dads’ Club sports teams (soccer, basketball and lacrosse).

Mike’s public service as a police officer, deputy prosecuting attorney and plan commissioner extends over 23 years, and he is now in his 26th year of practicing law.  He has served as judge pro tem at the request of presiding judges in almost all of the Hamilton County Courts since he has been in private practice.  He is a life fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation, and a member of the Hamilton County, Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations.

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