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Dorothy Ann Maryan

Criminal defense Attorney at Bargersville, IN

4.9   38 reviews

also known as Dorie Maryan

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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2000
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

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Have you been indicted with charges of criminal activity?

You may be frightened by your charges and wondering where you can even begin to search for the right lawyer. Look no further than Maryan Law. This law office exists to support individuals just like you, and an Indianapolis/Johnson County criminal defense attorney at this firm is up to the task!

Dorie Maryan has experience with all kinds of criminal cases, and she is ready to stand beside you and fight for the resolution that is in your best interests. She obtained her law degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has 24 years of legal experience, and she has the commitment and dedication you need as you combat your charges and seek to have a fresh start at life.

Dorie Maryan worked for a time in insurance defense before realizing her greater desire to assist individuals. She has the experience and commitment you need at this critical juncture in your life, and you can rest assured in the help and support you can procure when you have the right attorney on your side. Have you been indicted with charges of drug crimes? Are you dealing with accusations of DUI? It is of the utmost importance that you take immediate action and seek out the help you need at this time. Moreover, if you have been indicted with charges of white collar crimes, violent crimes, or theft crimes, you should not waste any time in securing the help you need today. Have you been charged with a federal crime of some kind? Are you dealing with accusations of internet crimes? Whatever the details of your case may entail, you need to take the proactive approach and seek out the help your situation requires without any further delay. Contact Dorie now to get started. 


Client's Choice 2014,2013
Client's Choice
2014 2013

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Maryan Law, LLC
5 North Baldwin
P.O. Box 282
Bargersville, IN, 46106


4.9 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tom | July 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A friend recommended Dorie Maryian, He had used her to defend his son, and knew I had not only been arrested, but had an existing felony. While I was on probation for an unrelated charge. I was facing 2 1/2 years for this new charge, plus 6 yrs for a violation of my probation, because I had a new charge. Dorie took control of my case, showed the Judge that he had not just the right, to dismiss this case, but the legal cause as well. The Judge was reluctant to put his name on a dismissal. So Dorie took the next step in resolving my case. She did an expert job taking depositions, gathering evidence, taking pictures, driving the route involved. All the while giving me enough comfort to maintain sanity. I have been told that when selecting an attorney you should always consider the 3 C’s, Credentials, Comfort, and Cost. Along with that try to examine case history. There is a reason Dorie has been listed in the rising stars section of “Super Lawyers” and in the top 100 Criminal defense lawyers. All the reviews I have found for her have been 5 star, except 1 and I think that review was for someone other than Dorie. As we went to trial where I sat and listened to the prosecutor badmouth me. Lie about me, and the events of the day, Dorie calmly worked the room and all of their witnesses as smoothly as she worked the legal system. In the end she brought in a “Not Guilty” verdict, kept the peace with my probation officer, and smoothed out everything in my life. As she did all of this she was able to keep me calm for the 10 months it took to tour our “speedy trial” system. After completion of the trial, She was even able to discount the cost a little. Although she is making a living, outcome seemed to be as big an issue as money. Credentials, Comfort, and Cost. She NAILED all 3 with a smile on her face. Dorie is the ONLY attorney I will ever use. Not that I want to think I will ever need an attorney again. But she is my Super Star.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dorie Maryan is a life saver!!
This is the most important review I have ever left in my life, and I hope it helps others who are seeking an attorney for help in Indiana. Dorie Maryan saved years of my son's life where he otherwise would have sat in jail longer, and eventually prison. My son was arrested on interstate 70 while driving from California with his production company to an event they were going to set up. He was in a sound engineers truck that was not his, and he was riding as a passenger. He made a mistake, he got into a vehicle that had massive amounts of narcotics that he did not know about, and when the truck was pulled over it was all over. He and two other young men were arrested and thrown in jail and they were charged with several felonies and a misdemeanor, and were facing 15 years in prison! Just like that in the blink of an eye their lives changed forever! It was absolutely horrific! That being said, we needed an attorney in Indiana, we live in California, and when I found Dorie through attorney reviews I just knew we had found our attorney! She was instantly kind, caring and compassionate to our situation and she put my heart and mind at ease as much as she possibly could in the moment as I was very very upset. I instantly felt cared for and I knew my son would be OK. She jumped in and she just went to work immediately to take control of the situation and get the right legal process going on behalf of my son. She was honest and upfront with us about the process and she more than held our hands the entire way through, she practically carried us. I can honestly say that I handled this very poorly as I assume most parents do, as it was one of the most traumatic situations to be in with your child, but Dorie made it much more bearable to get through and helped my son persevere right through to the end. It's been 2 years and 4 months and we have just concluded with accepting a plea offer that saved years of my son's life. Dorie was incredible in the courtroom in which she COMMANDS the room and gets the best outcomes possible for her clients. My son describes her courtroom battles as "Jaw Dropping", as she's really that good! We had very strong convictions about my son's innocence, BUT, Dorie helped us to understand that laws of "Guilty by Association" and what a jury might conclude and find him guilty, so we did what was best for my son's life so he could go on and we accepted a plea. I'm so grateful that we didn't go to trial and risk unnecessary prison time, and I know that Dorie's advice to accept the plea came from her heart as a parent as well. We made the decision to do what was best, the Judge listened to her and took everything Dorie explained in the courtroom into consideration, and my son is now able to go on with his life and put this behind him. I must also explain that we had hired another attorney prior to finding Dorie and we were very very let down with his communication and lack of compassion, so when I quickly switched gears and found Dorie it was like a true breath of fresh air. She cares, she communicates, she educates and she eventually wins the battle! I recommend to all who are going through a legal situation to call Dorie and talk to her BEFORE you go anywhere else. I can't stress enough how important it is to have the right attorney on your side fighting for you, and Dorie is absolutely that attorney! She doesn't mess around, trust me, she's small but mighty and she will get you to the other side!
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Posted by Beau | March 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Former Client
I can’t express how much Dorie went above and beyond for me. She is so respectful and polite. Dorie always communicated with me from start to finish. I highly recommend choosing Dorie as your next lawyer!
Posted by Mike | June 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best. Lawyer. ever
I have never been arrested in my life… until now. I had no idea how to navigate the system. Dorie was very personable and explained everything to me. I didn’t even have to go to trial, she got the prosecution to see the accuser wasn’t truthful and got the charges dismissed.
Posted by Lee | June 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Maintenance tech
This wonderful person helped me get charges dismissed and my license back in a different state via zoom, which other lawyers said was impossible.She is blessed and will bless others
Posted by Patricia | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Dory was my court-appointed federal attorney. She was always kind, courteous and knowledgeable. She went above and beyond for me. She argued for and won a much lesser sentence against a prosecutor who wanted blood. She used his own words against him in court. I will always be grateful!
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Review of Dorothy Ann Maryan
We have retained Dorie on two separate occasions to help us deal with charges faced by our daughter. Dorie was recommended to us by an acquaintance, and we believe having her represent our daughter was the best decision we could have made given the situation. Dorie was completely engaged from the start and worked closely with us to understand the charges and the legal process itself as we were unfamiliar with the system. She communicated in a compassionate, timely and effective manner as we worked through court appearances, plea bargaining etc. Her local legal experience was very helpful. Dorie's guidance throughout the process and her explanation of the options and likely outcomes allowed us to take the best approach for our daughter and her future.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dorothy helped me on 2 different occasions. She is the best at what she does and I could not have asked for any better representation.
Posted by Kal K Hall | September 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney
I highly Reccomend Anyone to Hire Dorie if they need help when Charged with a Criminal Offense. Since i hired her she has been very polite and she has kept me updated on my case by sending me Legal Mail, Scheduling attorney visits, She also answers the phone frequently for her clients that are incarcerated. I could tell that she has much knowledge in what she does from the first call i made to her. I am very satisfied with her services. She was able to get me out of jal after facing 6 year in Department of corrections. If i ever need to retain a lawyer again ill have Dorie on Speed Dial. Thank you very Much Dorie. keep up the good work
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Posted by Jessica | September 1, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Former Client
Dori was my attorney for my case. She really truly cares about her clients and always treated me with respect. I was always able to be in contact with her. Not only that but her office staff was always friendly and helpful. I am more than lucky to have had her helping me with my case!
Posted by Amanda | June 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Really cares
Although Dorie was appointed by the court for my son. She gave it all she had and the results were wonderful. Selfless and truly compassionate for Her client. Very reachable and responsive. Thank you Dorie.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Dorie was diligent and thorough in her work while representing me. She was responsive to my questions, knowledgeable, and did an excellent job keeping me up to date throughout the entire process. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Charity | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs. Maryan did an excellent job of character building in a sentencing trial. However, her strong suit and most adventitious skill was in presenting and reviewing with the judge the state/department of corrections own risk review tool. She demonstrated the pros to the doc, the community, and the defendants of limited incarceration and enhanced home monitoring. Without the use of the DOCs own tools, the sentencing would have been years, nearly a decade. Mrs. Maryan successfully reduced that to home incarceration where the defendant could, in fact, continue to be a productive member of society, and his children would not have to depend on the state for support. I would recommend her to anyone in any situation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!
Dorie took on my case after I had been falsely accused of battery by my ex/mother of my children. She was there every step of the way and backed me 150% after I refused to accept a plea for something I did not do. She was extremely attentive, supportive and AMAZING during trial. With her help, it only took the jury 20 minutes to determine that I was not guilty of any charges. After hearing her opening/closing statements and cross examinations, I would never want to be on the opposite side of her in court. Not only would I recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney, but I would absolutely use her again in the future. Thank you Dorie!!
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Posted by Haley | August 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Dedicated To Getting You The Best Outcome
Was absolutely amazing with every step of my case. I was battling with high drug charges and saw no hope until I hired Dorie. She provided comfort and hope and was extremely dedicated with helping me navigate my case. I ended up getting the lowest possible charge as well as a chance to complete a drug rehabilitation program that gave me a second chance to start over my life. When eligible for my modification she was there to help me and I was granted time served! I definitely recommend her services to anyone dealing with serious drug charges.
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Posted by Rich | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Voluntary Manslaughter/ Not Guilty
In an almost impossible case, with video recording, and a seemingly unfair prosecutor/judge, she proved self-defense in a most difficult case. Time is precious, save yourself a ton of it and her cost was more than fair, worth every dollar and then some. Dorie was honest, empathetic, and always responsive to our questions/needs. She kept us informed at every step. Maryan Law can provide you with the best legal service available. For an educated, determined, compassionate and a priceless piece of mind, and you're ready to get your life back,,,,,HIRE DORIE!!!!!!!!! We love our lawyer!!!!! 10 STARS
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Posted by John | November 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Order of Protection
I was placed in a very unfortunate and difficult situation due to a relationship that ended. The other person decided to use the law as a convenience to ending our relationship without explanation. I was served with an Ex Parte Order of Protection. Left completely confused, afraid, and uninformed I contacted Attorney Dorie Maryan and discussed my circumstances. My legal troubles were not exactly criminal, but potentially very consequential for me in various ways. Dorie made me aware of the seriousness of my situation, while at the same time assuring me that she would handle it. Her compassion and understanding provided me with the foundation needed to fight this. Dorie was astute and listened extremely well as I articulated the background and our objectives in the situation. But, beyond this, she was also extremely compassionate with me and generous with her time. She explained everything about my case in detail in a manner that was very easy to understand. She worked very hard researching my case and all possible outcomes. She prepared me for the court proceedings and my testimony to the Judge. I was always able to reach her and speak with her anytime I needed to. I just recently went to my hearing and could not have asked for a better outcome. The case was immediately dismissed. Dorie is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney. She has a superior level of expertise in a complex area of the law. She is very passionate about her profession and truly cared about me. I am so thankful for Dorie.
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Posted by Shawn | July 25, 2015
The Day the Light Shined
Dorie Maryan is the best attorney in Indianapolis. She is professional, persistent, and engaging. She told me how things would work out in my case and it went just as she said. I feel as though she went above and beyond on my case. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention she represented me in one case for a reasonable fee and the other case pro bono. Thank you once again, Dorie!! You are a God Send.
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Posted by Jalissa | June 19, 2015
I had nothing but GREAT experiences with Dorie she was the second attorney I hired after my first one was not getting me the results o wanted out of my case. When I hired her my case seemed to go smoothly and I didn't have any worries she responded back to my calls and emails within a reasonable time and kept me in the loop about my case the whole time. She was wonderful and I would definitely work with her again if I had to!
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2015
Top Notch
I was facing VERY serious allegations which were completely false, and my life was rocked by these allegations. Dorie was amazing from the first moment. She listened to my story, comforted me as if a friend, and made sure I was aware of what the next few months would look like. Dorie not only helped me with dealing with detectives who knew they had no case and just went on a fishing expedition, but also my former church that was making my life miserable as well over these allegations. Dorie was also very reasonable with the fees, even returning PROMPTLY the money that we hadn't use. Dorie was simply amazing, and while I never EVER want to have to deal with law enforcement again, I will always keep Dories card with me so that I can have her by my side should that unfortunate day occur.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Attorney
  • Maryan Law, LLC
  • 2013 - Present


  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Motion to Suppress GRANTED
  • Woman Charged with Resisting Law Enforcement
  • Not Guilty All Counts


  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers 2013
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • Guns, Gaming Marijuana, Opoids and Alcohol Laws
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Dorothy
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dorie Maryann is a knowledgeable and professional attorney who works hard for her clients. She has deep experience with cases involving DNA analysis."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dorie is knowledgable, hardworking, and fights for her clients."
Federal crime Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a wonderful lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Maryan is an aggressive and passionate advocate for her clients. She has an outstanding knowledge of the law and works effectively and efficiently to achieve the best outcome possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dorie is one of the attorneys that keeps her clients interests in the forefront. She genuinely cares about her clients and how decisions will impact their lives. Dorie is an effective advocate and an aggressive representative."
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Bargersville Criminal defense Lawyer Dorothy Ann Maryan
Dorothy Ann Maryan
Criminal defense Attorney
Bargersville, IN
Licensed for 23 years
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