About Tandy Law Firm

At Tandy Law Firm, we are fully committed to helping clients in Central Indiana (Indianapolis) with a wide range of services, including personal injury, DUI and criminal defense matters.

More importantly, our clients come first. It’s that simple. Our focus is on YOU. Our game plan is specific to YOU. It’s YOUR case, and that is our driving principle. As our client, you’re the one who needs to be satisfied with the decisions made. That’s why we exist. We work together to get you through a stressful experience by providing you with skilled and affordable representation with an outstanding local presence. You need someone on your side that knows the system, speaks the language, understands the rules and gets you the outcome you deserve.

Our philosophy is built on excellence, loyalty, respect, integrity and a willingness to fight for your rights. We believe in building strong client relationships and delivering individualized attention. As a result, we make it a priority to communicate clearly, deliver exceptional service and be completely truthful with you in order to help you and your family understand every step of the process in handling your case.

Matt Tandy
Attorney | Owner

Attorney and Owner of Tandy Law Firm, Matt Tandy has always wanted to be a lawyer, but his first path led this Hoosier-born and raised student to receive a Biology degree from Purdue University. After school, he briefly worked in Research for the VA Hospital, before deciding to return to school. It was at this time that Matt took a Trial Practice class, and a light bulb went off. It allowed him the opportunity to stand up and tell a story—helping him find the passion within to stand up and tell his clients’ story and share why their story is compelling.

Matt has worked in many different aspects of law, including his ‘in the trenches’ trial experience. His love of the legal system, coupled with his enthusiasm and desire to build strong relationships with clients, gave him the confidence and motivation to start his own firm in 2013.

Now he’s right where he wants to be, living and working in Indiana, so he can be close to his son and serving his clients with a high level of care, personalized attention and a depth of experience. Matt knows how to move forward in today’s challenging environment and work side-by-side with his clients to help them understand their options and provide clear, easy to understand communication and complete honesty at every level.


  • Attorney, Ken Nunn Law Office, October 2011-October 2012
    • Responsible for management of a caseload of over one hundred files. Conducted client interviews, as well as Counseling clients throughout the lifecycle of their case. Mediated numerous cases with many different insurance carriers, including State Farm, Allstate and Geico. Gained valuable experience as a plaintiff’s attorney in jury trials.
  • Attorney, Allstate, February 2010-October 2011
    • Handled all aspects of insurance defense. Responsible for management of caseload of approximately one hundred clients, conducting depositions, as well as written discovery. Mediated numerous settlements and first chaired several jury trials.
  • Attorney, Marion County Public Defender Agency, February 2007-February 2010
    • Responsible for all aspects of criminal litigation on behalf of clients. Responsible for negotiating plea agreements and/or preparing for trial. During time as public defender, tried over one hundred cases at the bench, as well as several jury trials.


  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), the national leader of legal advocacy skills training—the ultimate standard in continuing legal education.
    • Instructor, June 2015
    • Trial Skills Certification, October 2011


  • University of DenverSturm College of Law, Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law
  • Purdue University—Bachelor of Science, Biology

Awards & Honors:

  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (AIOCLA), Indiana’s “10 Best” Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for 2015.
    • AIOCLA compiles an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each state, based on certain criteria, such as an impeccable client satisfaction rating and the highest degrees of achievement in his or her field.
  • AV-Preeminent, 2013-2015, Attorney Edition
  • AV-Preeminent, 2015, Judicial Edition
    • A rating by Martindale-Hubble, which is an exclusive award based upon peer and/or judiciary review, granted to lawyers who exhibit the highest level of legal abilities and ethical standards.
  • National Trial Lawyers—Top 40 Under 40, 2014
    • Top 40 Under 40 membership is by invitation only, and is offered to lawyers who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and abilities as a young lawyer 40 and under. Selection is based on peer nominations, as well as third party research.
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100” for both Personal Injury and Criminal Defense, 2013-2015
    • Currently, Tandy is the only lawyer in the state who is rated Top 100 in both categories, Personal Injury and Criminal Defense.

Personal Information:

  • Native born and raised Hoosier; currently resides in Indianapolis area with his son.
  • Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

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