Bryan L. Ciyou, Esq. is a trial and appellate attorney with the Indianapolis law firm of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C.. He earned his BA with distinction and graduated through the honors program, along with his JD, cum laude, at Indiana University. Bryan is admitted in Indiana State and Federal courts, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court.
One of Mr. Ciyou’s key practice areas is Firearms Law; he represents a wide spectrum of clients, including licensed manufacturers and dealers, gun show promoters and businesses with firearms’ issues, and individuals involved in deadly force encounters and related criminal matters. Bryan also consults across the United States with lawyers and those in the industry regarding civil, criminal and/or regulatory matters. Mr. Ciyou has qualified as an expert witness in firearms’ cases.
Bryan has authored several books on Firearms Law, including an annual reference book, Gun Laws by State (2018). This text compiles and distills the thousands of gun laws and driving concepts and simplifies the complex interaction of local, state, and federal gun laws for citizens and LEOs who carry firearms off duty in other states. He also authored a portion of Inside the Minds: Strategies for Defending Firearms Offense Charges, published by Thomson Reuters (2013).
Mr. Ciyou is frequently featured in the local, state, and national media on firearms’ issues of the day. In addition, attorneys, judges, police officers, news reporters, legislators, and everyday citizens wanting to know more and accurate information, regularly reference his books. He is a frequent lecturer on gun laws and has been active on the legislative front, including advising lawmakers in drafting proposed legislation, considering current laws, and testifying about the impact of firearms legislation and regulation at the local, state and national level. Mr. Ciyou frequently teaches groups, ranging from LEOs to attorneys, covering a wide variety of topics, such as current trends and the components of defending or analyzing a deadly force encounter. Bryan was also a presenter at the NRA’s 17th Annual National Firearms Law Seminar, covering material titled the “Federal Firearms Disqualifications and the Restoration of Rights” in April of 2014.
Bryan is also actively involved in shooting sports, and has trained at some of the country’s best facilities, such as Gunsite, under the tutelage of renowned instructors. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation, and Safari Club International, Rocky Mount Elk Foundation