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David Elsworth Deal

Criminal defense Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2001
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    OVWI, possession of narcotics, resisting law enforcement, battery, domestic violence,

    23 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Business
    civil and business litigation

  3. Personal injury
    auto accidents, construction accidents, workplace accidents, slip and falls

    18 years, 500 cases

Attorney Deal is the founder of the Indianapolis criminal defense firm, David E. Deal and Associates.  As a former prosecutor, Mr. Deal is able to predict the actions that the opposing side may take against his clients. Since 2012, he has been included in the list of National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, demonstrating his ability to provide his clients with tough defense and effective counsel.  In 2015, Attorney Deal was recognized by Super Lawyers as one of Indiana's 'Rising Stars', an achievement that is awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in each state.  If you’d like to learn more about retaining the representation of Attorney Deal, be sure to contact the firm today!



David E. Deal and Associates
22 E. Washington Street
Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN, 46204

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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
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David represented me in a DUI case. He knows how to maneuver the court system and achieve results. I am a professional and he handled my case in a very discrete manner. In my case he was able to obtain a dismissal at the request of prosecutors due to a police witness not showing up for a hearing. David is an awesome attorney and I don't hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing criminal defense services. I engaged him a second time to help not have an issue escalate into the criminal justice system. His advise was perfect here too and the result what exactly that, no case.
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Posted by Jennifer | January 16, 2014
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Best criminal attorney with great attention to detail who really cares about his clients. He's passionate about his job unlike anyone I've ever seen. Did an outstanding job in my trial during cross-examination of the other party after a thorough pre-trial walk thru of what to expect during the trial. Truly made me, and most important, my mom, feel comfortable before walking with us to court. He's not dry and only to the point like most attorneys. He has a great sense of humor and naturally puts you at ease through a stressful experience. You know you're in good experienced hands with David Deal.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Voyles Zahn & Paul
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Founding Attorney
  • David E. Deal and Associates
  • 2004 - 2015
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Ryan, Moore, Cook & Hunter
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • Indiana University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Purdue University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998


  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Clinton County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Clinton County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2002 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
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  • 839 NE.2d 807
  • Aaron Little vs State of Indiana
  • 2005

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
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"Mr. Deal is a knowledgeable and well-respected attorney in Indianapolis. I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel."
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Indianapolis Criminal defense Lawyer David Elsworth Deal
David Elsworth Deal
Criminal defense Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 22 years