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Daniel Kevin Whitehead

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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

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    18 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    18 years, 300 cases
  3. Family: 25%
    18 years, 3 thousand cases
  4. Adoption: 15%



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Contact info

Attorney At Law

1003 Meridian St
Anderson, IN, 46016-1749


INActive In Good Standing199907/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2016
Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
Top One PercentNational League of Renowned Attorneys2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Stuart and Rosalie Felton ScholarshipIndianapolis Bar Foundation1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDaniel K. Whitehead, Attorney At Law, LLC1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
United States Court of Appeals Seventh CircuitMember2002 - Present
United States District Court, Northern District IndianaMember2000 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2000 - Present
Indiana State BarMember1999 - Present
Supreme Court of IndianaMember1999 - Present
United States District Court, Southern District IndianaMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. StephensClient was only found guilty of a Class D Felony- possession
State vs. ProffittDISMISSED
State vs. RayleDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Star PressSuit against local legend Bonzi Wells is dismissed2015
The Herald BulletinPlea deals reached in Anderson Dental case2015
The Herald BulletinChamberlain cleared in basketball probe2014
The Herald BulletinDental clinic owner moves into federal prison2014
The Herald BulletinLawyer to review $5,000 Deposit Provision2013
The Star PressBonzi Wells Tells His Side2013
The Herald BulletinOckomon suing Spencer for alleged defamtion2011
The Herald BulletinState Fair Tragedy2011
The Herald BulletinAttorney says case a "witch hunt"2009
Indiana Court of AppealsRogdrick Stewart vs. State2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisN/ALaw1999
Ball State UniversityPublic RelationsMA - Masters1996
Ball State UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993