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DawnMarie White

Family Attorney at Carmel, IN

3.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2009
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About DawnMarie

Learn DawnMarie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felonies, Misdemeanors, Traffic

    14 years

  2. Family
    Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Visitation, Grandparent Rights, Domestic Violence, Uncontested Divorce

    14 years

  3. Expungement
    Criminal Convictions, Arrests

    14 years

  4. Child abuse

    14 years

  5. Adoption
    Same-sex, Step-parent, Traditional adoption

    14 years

  6. Mediation
    Domestic Relations Mediation

    14 years

DawnMarie is an aggressive criminal defense and family law attorney dedicated to helping families and those accused of a crime. She has worked on various types of criminal and family law cases including divorces, paternity actions, adoptions, and guardianships. In addition to her family law and criminal law work, DawnMarie is a civil and domestic mediator. Despite her aggressive legal approach, DawnMarie is known for being grounded and compassionate.


Dawnmarie White, Attorney At Law LLC
301 East Carmel Drive
Suite E300
Carmel, IN, 46032


3.5 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Christina | April 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney
She was very responsive, punctual with paper work, fast on setting court dates, knows her stuff
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
Excellent attorney
DawnMarie was very helpful in my case. I know nothing about the way the court systems work and she helped me through everything. Thanks for all you have done.
Posted by Glenn | January 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
DawnMarie seems great to me !I made a late night email inquirie,heard back the next Morning.
I found this site and liked her profile,after making an email inquiry.I heard back the next morning and emailed back and forth untill, I was able to get her in touch with our daughter.They figured out what to do next with case .Really grateful that I discovered this website and to find this lawyer at time of need.
Posted by Lindsay | October 7, 2014
Dependable, Knowledgeable, Compassionate Service
Mrs. White handled a family law case for me, and her services were invaluable. You can tell that she really invests in her clients by the way that she takes time to thoroughly explain things about your case and ease your mind when you need it. She is extremely knowledgeable about family law, and her attention to detail gave me the confidence to trust that she was representing me with the most updated and accurate information about my county's family law issues. She was always easily accessible to me by phone call, text, or e-mail--and that meant a lot to me at the time. Overall, she was great!
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2014
Very supportive
Dawn Marie has been incredibly responsive, supportive, and sympathetic. I love how down to earth and yet professional she is. I have not doubt she will handle our adoption with grace.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney was aggressive towards others in the courtroom. She did not communicate with opposing attorney to provide evidence before trial. Attorney was unprofessional in her manner towards others. Really poor communication skills. Attorney admitted to client's fault in public place so there was a breach of confidentiality.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
horrible horrible attorney do not hire if you really need a good attorney
Horrible, Horrible representation. This attorney was extremely clear that I was in an extremely vulnerable divorce situation that was high conflict with soon-to-be-ex. She was not honest about the potential cost. Mostly, she did not return phone calls in a timely manner, she did not give me a clear understanding of my case and Indiana law, she was not my advocate, she was very shaming towards me, she seemed to actually side with opposing counsel. It was bizarre. I cannot fathom anyone needing to get a divorce, who is in a vulnerable situation because they were the "stay-at-home" parent having this attorney. She does not seem to be a women's advocate whatsoever. If you need someone who will have your back and fight for your not hire this attorney.
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Response from DawnMarie White May 11, 2018
I am sorry that you had a bad experience with our firm. We strive for client satisfaction in every case and we are honest and up front with our clients. Please review the retainer agreement you were provided and signed. That may clarify some of the concerns that you have mentioned. Please contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2014
not a good Lawyer
She dos not Communicate with her Clients, no Emails,Text or Calls.She also disappears for Month at a time & than all of the sudden she replies 4 month later.She dos not use the Paper trails that her client provides to the case, she also do not remember that she was provided with Documentations.
Response from DawnMarie White May 11, 2018
I am sorry that you had a bad experience with our firm. We strive for client satisfaction in every case. Please contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Swenson & Associates PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • DawnMarie White, Attorney at Law LLC
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Staff Attorney
  • MAI Legal Services
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Pro Bono Attorney (1 Year Grant Contract)
  • Julian Center Legal Services
  • 2010 - 2011
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  • Robert H. McKinney School of Law: Indiana University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009


  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Child Advocates
  • Volunteer CASA
  • 2017 - Present
  • Kid's Voice
  • Volunteer GAL
  • 2015 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • John Paul Berlon
  • Robert H. McKinney School of Law: Indiana University
  • 2009
  • Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence
  • Robert H. McKinney School of Law: Indiana University
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (11)
Endorse DawnMarie
General practice Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. DawnMarie is is a hard working create lawyer who does a great job advocating for her clients. Keep up the great work!"
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"DawnMarie is an excellent attorney. Knowledgeable and dedicated to her clients success, she is a valued member of our legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. White is knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated to providing her clients with the best possible legal representation. She is an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dawn Marie for over 10 years. She's always a pleasure to talk with and brings great knowledge to the table. I'd send her business in a heartbeat."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"DawnMarie is an upstanding attorney. She is a pleasure to deal with in cases. She is focused and knows what she is talking about. I endorse this lawyer."

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Carmel Family Lawyer DawnMarie White
DawnMarie White
Family Attorney
Carmel, IN
Licensed for 14 years
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