Dakota VanLeeuwen

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Martinsville, Indiana

VanLeeuwen Law
Dakota VanLeeuwen
VanLeeuwen Law

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, State, local & municipal, Business & corporate; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 2015

Education: Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023
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VanLeeuwen Law

472 S Main St
Martinsville, IN 46151 Visit website

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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

Criminal defense, State, local & municipal, Business/corporate, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Family law

Focus areas

Assault & battery, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile delinquency, Misdemeanor, Probation, State, local & municipal litigation, Business formation and planning, Limited liability companies, Adoption, Child support, Custody & visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Mediation & collaborative law

  • 40% Criminal defense
  • 30% State, local & municipal
  • 10% Business/corporate
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 10% Family law

First Admitted: 2015, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.vanleeuwenlaw.com/about/dakota-vanleeuwen/

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
Honors/Awards:
  • , Rising Star , Super Lawyers , 2021
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020

Office location for Dakota VanLeeuwen

472 S Main St
Martinsville, IN 46151

Phone: 765-999-9142

Selections

4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

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