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Practice areas

  1. Adoption: 20%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
  5. Divorce: 20%

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Law Office of Deborah M. Agard

55 Monument Circle
Suite 1014
Indianapolis, IN, 46204


INInactive In Good Standing200007/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Named Super Lawer in Family LawSuper Lawyers2013
Named one of top 25 Women Attorneys in IndianaSuper Lawyers2013
Named Super Lawyer in Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Pro Bono Publico AwardIndiana Bar Foundation2008
Up and Coming LawyerIndiana Lawyer Leadership in Law2007
Board Member of the YearIndiana State Office of CASA2006
Heartland Pro Bono Council AwardHeartland Pro Bono Council2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana State Bar AssociationVice Chair, Civil Rights of Children Committee2013 - Present
Children's Policy and Law Initiative of IndianaVice Chair2012 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Family and Juvenile Law CommitteeChair2009 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2008 - Present
Indianapolis Bar Association, Appellate Practice SectionMember2008 - Present
Indiana Lawyer/IBJ NewspaperAdvisory Board2007 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationFellow2007 - Present
Kids' Voice of IndianaBoard Member2004 - Present
Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1993 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenMemberN/A
Indiana State Bar Association, Civil Rights of Children CommitteeMemberN/A
Kids' Voice of Indiana, Inc.Board Chair2008 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re V.C. 867 N.E.2d 167 (Ind.Ct.App.2007)Trial Court's order affirmed.
In re Paternity of C.H.W., 892 N.E.2d 166Award of private school expenses affirmed
Cope v. CopeGarnishment for property settlement affirmed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Butler UniversityEnglish Literature and Language StudiesMA - Masters1995
Indiana UniversityEnglish-Writing/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law from A to ZCommon & not so common Family Law Issues and Answers2010
Family Law from A to ZFinance 101 for Family Law Practitioners2010
The Art of Representing ChildrenFamily Law2008
Sexual Abuse Allegations in Family LawChild Abuse/Child Custody2008
Sex Abuse Allegations in Child Custody CasesChild Abuse/Child Custody2008
Ethical Issues in the Practice of Child Welfare LawEthics2008
Divorce Fundamentals from A-Z, Working toward a Reasonable SettlementDissolution2008
Basic Family LawFamily Law2008
Third Party Custody Issues in CHINSJuvenile Law2006
The Jeopardy of False or Fabricated Allegations of AguseFamily Law2006
Federal and International Law Governing Parental Rights and Responsibilities; Custody Modification ProceedingsChild Custody2006
The Impact of CHINS Proceedings upon Custody and Visitation DeterminationsFamily Law2005
Family Law for the Indiana ParalegalFamily Law2002