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Dakota VanLeeuwen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Martinsville, IN

VanLeeuwen Law
472 S Main St
Martinsville, IN 46151
Phone: 765-999-9142
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Indiana Since: 2015
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Government Contracts (20%), Business/Corporate (10%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Family Law (10%), Real Estate: Business (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Focusing her practice primarily on criminal defense matters, Dakota VanLeeuwen is the founder of VanLeeuwen Law. Based in Martinsville, Indiana, she represents clients in Morgan County, throughout the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area and in other parts of the state. Ms. VanLeeuwen has been admitted to practice in Indiana since 2015, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana.

Ms. VanLeeuwen has extensive experience in defending people who have been charged with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. Her caseload has ranged from driving under the influence of alcohol to sex crimes to drug possession and distribution, and she has been able to obtain favorable results through acquittals, charge dismissals or reductions, and the negotiation of plea agreements with the prosecution. Prior to entering private practice in January 2018. Ms. VanLeeuwen was a deputy prosecutor with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, and that experience taught her what to expect when she now goes up against government attorneys in her defense practice.

Apart from her criminal defense practice, Ms. VanLeeuwen’s experience has encompassed municipal law, business transactions and litigation, divorce and other family law matters. As an undergraduate, she attended Indiana University Bloomington, where she majored in psychology and criminal justice and received a Bachelor of Arts. While she was there, Ms. VanLeeuwen was an officer with the Indiana University Police Department, and she continued to work there during a portion of the time that she was pursuing her legal studies at the Maurer School of Law, part of her alma mater. She also served several internships prior to obtaining her Juris Doctor in 2015.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Government Contracts
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Family Law
  • 10%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Adoption, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Father's Rights


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Dakota VanLeeuwen

First Admitted: 2015, Indiana

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Retired Racehorse Project 
  • Martinsville Chamber of Commerce

Educational Background

  • Indiana University BA Criminal Justice and Psychology, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Morgan County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana 
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Indiana, 2015


  • , Rising Star , Super Lawyers , 2021
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
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Office Location for Dakota VanLeeuwen

472 S Main St
Martinsville, IN 46151

Phone: 765-999-9142

Last Updated: 9/15/2021

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