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 As an Assistant United States Attorney, Kathleen M. Sweeney was known for her aggressive investigations and prosecutions in the white collar crime area. After thirteen years of public service including experience as a sex crimes and child abuse prosecutor, Indiana trial lawyer Kathleen Sweeney opened her own law practice in Indianapolis in 1998.

She decided her calling was to defend the rights of the people and small businesses, so Ms. Sweeney's practice is limited to representing:

•those accused of crimes,

•employees who have been terminated or experience workplace discrimination,

•people who have been harmed and harassed at their workplace, at their school             or by police,

•      people harmed in personal injury accidents and 

•      those whose constitutional rights have been violated.




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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    32 years, 300 cases
  2. Civil Rights: 17%
    22 years, 50 cases
  3. Business: 15%
    22 years, 25 cases
  4. Car Accident: 15%
    22 years, 25 cases
  5. Sexual Harassment: 3%
    22 years, 25 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Matthew Stephen Abels

    Kathleen is one of the best lawyers I know in the legal community. She trained me when I first started my legal career over 10 years ago and I was and am thankful to have had such a great mentor when I began my legal career.


    Matthew Abels Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Christopher Michael Eskew

    Kathleen is a fantastic attorney and person. I would recommend her to anyone.


    Christopher Eskew Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


141 E Washington St Ste 225
Indianapolis, IN, 46204-3606


INActive In Good Standing198401/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Indiana Super LawyerIndiana Super Lawyers Magazine2014
2014 Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Listed in Best Lawyers for Criminal Defense and Civil RightsBest Lawyers in America2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerSweeney Law2000 - Present
Director of TrainingMarion County Public Defender Agency2003 - 2008
Assistant United States Attorney, White CollarU.S. Attorney Office1990 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indianapolis Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Indiana Public Defender's CouncilMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Taxpayers Against FraudMemberN/A
Sweeney LawAttorneyN/A
Indiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wallace V. StateIn favor of the Defendant
Vida v. StateIn favor of the Defendant
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationStrategies for Defending Internet Pornography2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Saint Mary's CollegeN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Evidence in Criminal CasesEvidentiary Issues in Sex Offenses Case2014
Voir Dire-Jury SlectionThe Art of Asking Questions2013