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Travis Alan Van Winkle

About me

Travis Van Winkle is the founding member of The Law Office of Travis Van Winkle, LLC. Travis primarily practices in the areas of family law and bankruptcy.  The firm handles various types of family law cases including: adoptions; dissolution (divorce); legal separation; child support; custody; parenting time/visitation; paternity; guardianships, emancipation; domestic partnership/cohabitation; wills; protective orders; grandparent rights; CHINS (children in need of services); and TPR (termination of parental rights).  We also help people file for relief under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.  For those clients that are not able (or do not want) to file bankruptcy, the firm can also assist with informal debt settlement/resolution options (payment plans, reducing/compromising the balance due).


Having worked in these fields for more than sixteen years (both as an attorney and as a legal assistant), Travis understands the emotional burdens his clients face.  In fact, as a child of divorced parents, Travis has firsthand experience in dealing with the emotional highs and lows often experienced by his clients.  Travis and his team strive to ensure each case is approached with a focus on the emotional well-being of the clients and their children. 


Travis is an active member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Hendricks County Bar Association.  Travis has been named to the Hall of Fame for the Indianapolis Bar Association and has been named a Super Lawyer/Rising Star by Law and Politics Magazine.  In addition to Travis’ efforts in the legal community, he is actively involved with various legal and civic organizations.  He is also a Den Leader and Assistant Cub Master for a local Cub Scout Troop.


Travis also enjoys spending time away from his work and volunteer efforts with his wife and two children.  They enjoy travelling, camping, hiking, gardening, scouting, deep sea fishing and drag racing.    


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    11 years, 400 cases
  2. Child Support: 20%
    11 years, 300 cases
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    11 years, 300 cases
  4. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 15%
    11 years, 300 cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jill L Rogers

    An aggressive attorney who represents clients well. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Christopher Lynn Arrington

    Travis is a great attorney to work with. He advocates hard for his clients but is cordial and professional as the opposing counsel. I have and continue to refer clients to Travis as I have no doubt Travis will do a wondering job for them.


    Christopher Arrington Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Travis Van Winkle, LLC

101 W. Ohio Street
Suite 2000
Indianapolis, IN, 46112


INActive In Good Standing200310/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Hall of FameIndianapolis Bar Association2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Hall of FameIndianapolis Bar Association2010
Hall of FameIndianapolis Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberThe Law Office of Travis Van Winkle, LLC2009 - Present
AttorneyGole & Van Winkle, LLC2003 - 2009
Administrative AssistantDickinson Wright, PLLC1999 - 2003
ParalegalRichard A. Gole & Associates1996 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indianapolis Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of IndianaN/A2003 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of IndianaN/A2003 - Present
United States Bankruptcy for the Northern District of IndianaN/A2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of IndianaN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gender Marker Change on Birth CertificateSuccessful
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Purdue UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A