Dan Whitehead grew up in Anderson, Indiana, completed his Bachelor’s degree and Master's degree from Ball State, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University – Indianapolis.
Dan overcame tremendous adversity in life as a child when his father and brother were arrested, convicted, and sent to prison. Without the money for high priced attorneys and not having the finer things in life (other than a wonderful grandmother Dan would say), Dan worked his way through school paying his way and earning the grades needed to get into law school so that he may find a way of getting his brother and father released from prison. During this time, Dan was also wrongfully charged criminally but he proved his innocence and was acquitted. Having been through the legal system, wrongfully accused of a crime, he is able to relate to his clients like no other attorney in Madison County.
Dan knows what it is like to go visit family in prison for Christmas. Watching his family torn apart by the legal system, he now looks for ways to use the system to strengthen children. As he watches parents find ways of attacking the other parent inside and outside the courtroom, he tells clients, “Children need love, trust, and hope. Look in the mirror, ‘Am I really doing this to my kid?’ A child will blame themselves.” He aims to work to resolve family conflict in peaceful resolutions with visitation and custody plans that focus on the children, because in the end, it is what the parents want as well – well adjusted happy children.
Recently Dan has been speaking out as a cancer survivor beating stage 4 cancer. He truly believes through his life’s work you can always overcome adversity.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 1999
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|IN||Active In Good Standing||1999||07/03/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Stuart and Rosalie Felton Scholarship||Indianapolis Bar Foundation||1997|
|Attorney||Daniel K. Whitehead, Attorney At Law, LLC||1999 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit||Member||2002 - Present|
|United States District Court, Northern District Indiana||Member||2000 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2000 - Present|
|Indiana State Bar||Member||1999 - Present|
|Supreme Court of Indiana||Member||1999 - Present|
|United States District Court, Southern District Indiana||Member||1999 - Present|
|The Herald Bulletin||Plea deals reached in Anderson Dental case||2015|
|The Herald Bulletin||Chamberlain cleared in basketball probe||2014|
|The Herald Bulletin||Dental clinic owner moves into federal prison||2014|
|The Herald Bulletin||Lawyer to review $5,000 Deposit Provision||2013|
|The Star Press||Bonzi Wells Tells His Side||2013|
|The Herald Bulletin||Ockomon suing Spencer for alleged defamtion||2011|
|The Herald Bulletin||State Fair Tragedy||2011|
|The Herald Bulletin||Attorney says case a "witch hunt"||2009|
|Indiana Court of Appeals||Rogdrick Stewart vs. State||2008|
|Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis||N/A||Law||1999|
|Ball State University||Public Relations||MA - Masters||1996|
|Ball State University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|