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Jonathan Daniel Harwell

Violent crime Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

4.8   26 reviews

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Violent crime
    29%

  2. Criminal defense
    24%
    Any charges, at any stage, or level of proceedings. Including guilty pleas, trial, appeal, post-conviction relief, and habeas.

  3. Appeals
    18%
    Appeals in both Civil and Criminal Cases.

  4. DUI and DWI
    9%

  5. Family
    9%
    Any family law matters, including: divorce, custody, alimony, support, guardianships, or grandparents' rights.

  6. Sex crime
    9%

  7. Expungement
    1%

  8. Speeding and traffic ticket
    1%

Harwell Legal Counsel aims to provide cost-effective legal representation for clients in today’s high-tech fast-paced world without sacrificing quality. We will provide large firm-big city quality representation with a personal touch. We strive to ensure you speak with your attorney about your case not just an employee. Just because something has always been done one way does not mean that is how it should continue to be done that way. We strive to continue the age-old legal practices that work, but modernize them for today’s world and your needs. We will provide cost-effective legal representation thanks to our significantly reduced overhead. We aim to represent individuals across the entire State of Indiana in state and federal court.

 

Harwell Legal Counsel’s goal is to become the largest defense firm in Indiana. Not just any defense but the defense of your rights. Whether it is criminal defense, insurance defense, civil rights, employment rights, parental rights, father’s rights, grandparent’s rights, debtor’s rights or creditor’s rights, we will help you. If it is your right, we want to defend you.

 

 

Harwell Legal Counsel was created to provide modern legal representation as it should be for our ever-changing society. Today’s world moves too fast and everyone is too busy to continue to rely exclusively on the slow age-old methods of legal representation. We will provide the best representation, at the best price, for today’s modern client thanks to our significantly reduced overhead.

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Licensed for 8 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/12/2022

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

Contact Jonathan

Harwell Legal Counsel LLC
156 E. Market St. Ste. 300
Indianapolis, IN, 46204

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Star is a Star!
I hired Harwell legal for a very serious criminal offense that my loved one was facing. He was looking at many years in prison and a lifetime of stigma for a crime he didn’t commit. This case came with many sleepless nights, tears, and worry, but we knew we had a lawyer who had our back on our side! Star was a tough as nails lawyer, who wasn’t afraid to advocate for us. With her guidance and hard work we were in the end able to get the case dismissed. Even though I called the office probably a million times with questions about the case she nor the office staff grew inpatient with me and remained kind, empathetic, professional, and very patient, which is what everyone needs when dealing with a potentially life changing situation. She was just what we needed during one of the most difficult times in our life. Hire Harwell Legal you will have the best on your side!
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Posted by Karissa goodlet | April 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
These lawyers are very good
Since I've had this lawyer I haven't had no issue,they respond very fast and will work with you I highly recommend these lawyers
Posted by Edward Jr | March 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Legal Team
Great working affordable lawyer. Will work with your budget. Glad to be a client.
Posted by Parris | February 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I love Jonathan he's a very professional lawyer
Anything case that u got that goes through with them will go through smoove ..and they get down to business I haven't had any problems since I've hired them .
Posted by Hosea | December 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and caring Attorneys
Star Martinez was Fabulous in handling my case , constantly kept me updated concerning case and very knowledgeable in her field. Explained the process and steps of how the case would be handled. Came through on everything she said she would do. She is One hell off of a Attorney. I will Most definitely recommend her to anyone who is being taken advantage of by lanlords.
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Posted by Austin | October 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
In great hands
The staff is great and Star is my lawyer I couldn’t be in better hands. I would recommend them to anyone that needs a great lawyer.
Posted by keily | August 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The absolute best
Jonathan walked my mother and I through every step of my case with patience and ease. He truly took his time and fought for me like I was one of (his own) . I suggest him to everyone I know who is ever in need and I will continue to do so. His receptionist Mariah also was a huge help and very good with communication and patience with my mother. In my opinion I can never repay him for what he did for me and my case, as well as with my mother and keeping her sanity .
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney Team!
I hired Harwell Attorneys and specifically Attorney Star Martinez to assist me with a misdemeanor case. At my initial consultation, I was listened to and was met w/empathy and optimism about pursuing and winning my case. It’s easy to contact them via text message, phone, or website. While my case is still pending, I am confident there will be an optimistic outcome as this case should’ve never been filed in the first place! I feel like I have a super attorney tean backing me who understands and is in my corner. If you’re looking for an attorney to be honest, speak to you about your case in a timely manner and help you 100%, please contact the Harwell attorney team!
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Posted by Kylynn | April 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
Jonthan is very optimistic and ambitious, I appreciate him taking my case head on and making time to give it his all! I’m still waiting on the results while battling with the case and I hope and pray for the best to continue my path in college. I like how when I spoke with many lawyers he gave me the best comfort and peace of mind as if he wasn’t just out to get my money. To where I can trust him with my freedom on the line. Hope he makes everything better.
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Posted by Jama | February 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent
Jonathan has been prompt, easily accessible and forth coming with info to proceed in the case. He thinks outside of the box and keeps things real. His rates are fair and he is accommodating. He's got the experience needed to get things done and keeps his word.
Posted by Rickey | October 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in Indianapolis!
Attorney Jonathan knows what he's doing. He knows the law and understands and respects the individual he's representing. Worth every dollar spent and more! His staff is phenomenal - Justin, Jason & Marla, they make you feel comfortable while getting to the final conclusion of the matter. You will not be disappointed!
Posted by Rickey Smith | July 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best Attorneys in the city
Jonathan is and honest and caring attornry he has intergrity and his door is always open to anyone that needs assistance he has the heart and soul of some old friends of mine Attorney Doug Butler and Attorney Marty E Solamon these attorneys went above and beyond their ability because they. had respect and the heart to their clients just like Johnathan its a rare breed to find a lawfirm that cares about the clients. Also I would like to thank his staff they have been tremendously helpful God has truly blessed me with Harwell Legal counsel I'm so grateful to be there client I would recommend the harwell legal firm to everyone and the world because they have put their best foot forward. Thank You and God bless the harwell family and legal firm.
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Posted by William | July 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney.
Super fast communication, handled my case very satisfactorily. Got a warrant dismissed without having to appear, very knowledgeable and professional.
Posted by Tiffany | May 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of a kind lawyer
Jonathan Harwell has been my lawyer for over 2 years. He has represented me in past criminal cases, as well as my current criminal and family cases. Jonathan is honest and fair in all his cases he has quoted me. He will let you know from the begin all the ways it can go and hia honest opinion on how he thinks it will go. When he took my each one of my cases he let me know what I needed to do to help myself which in all, helped me and him with my cases. I also like the fact that he is willing to travel to other counties that I have open cases in. Jonathan and his team are very wonderful to work with and will notify you (exp...call/text/email. However you request) before any court dates or if info about your case has came up. Jonathan is very understanding and fair with his prices, he has always been willing to work with me on payments. I just can not say enough good things about Jonathan and his team!
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer service
Kept me kept up with everything I needed and made sure everything went well with my case .
Posted by John | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Upfront.
After moving to a different state I found out that I had two criminal misdemeanors for traffic offenses and a bench warrant for me in Indiana. I called Jonathans office, left a message and had a return call from him within 24 hours, he told me to complete the driving class the state required. Once that was done about a week later, I called back again heard from him with in 24 hours. He went over what the next steps would be, how much it would cost and emailed me the papers I would need to sign for him to represent me. I was then amazed at how quickly he and his staff got things rolling and were able to get things cleared up for me. I hope I never need lawyer in Indiana again but if I do. It will be him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jonathan is a very honest and compassionate lawyer
Jonathan has told my husband and I everything up front, and 100% honest. He doesn't sugar coat anything, and that's what we wanted. He's very understanding when it comes to our many questions and concerns, and responds quickly. His paralegal, Mariah, also responds quickly and has been very helpful to us as well.
Posted by Dawn | September 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Found Jonathon Harwell to be a good attorney. Very knowledgeable, quick to respond. Answered every question I had and put my mind at ease.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
I was desperate to find legal representation for my case with my first son. And with my old representation I felt like he didn’t do his job and as I was looking around he took on my case and I let my previous representation go. Ever since then he has worked with me on payments and always gives me a call back with any questions I may have. He is a great lawyer!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2015
Mr. Jonathan Harwell SAVED and WON my case!
I called Mr. Harwell in late August 2014 desperate to find an attorney to assist me with my complicated and drowning law suit. I was out of money, as I had already paid my previous attorney, Mr.Y., $8700.00 to assist me in retrieving my stored property from an Indianapolis moving and storage company in the fall of 2012. The storage company did NOT protest the fact that I was paid in full. However, when I tried to have them deliver my property from their storage facility, they refused to release my stored property, unless I signed a form allowing them to charge my credit card without my consent. Of course, I refused to sign this form. After failed phone conversations with the storage company owners, I hired my previous attorney, Mr.Y.. After 3 failed attempts, and a court order, I was finally able to retrieve some of my property from the moving and storage company. There was thousands of dollars of damaged and missing property. Even though I did finally received some of my property back, I was still pursuing the moving and storage company for the rest of the losses. The previous attorney, Mr.Y had sent me a letter in February 2014 threatening to withdraw after I asked about some "problems" with this case sited by opposing council in a legal brief. He filed nothing with the court concerning this case after early October 2014, when he requested a new judge because of "personal reasons". A new Judge was assigned in December 2014. Investigating on my own, I found that the judge could dismiss my case, because nothing had been submitted to the court from my attorney( MR.Y) for months. This would leave me in the position of not only loosing the case and my chances of recuperating any monies for my property losses, but could also have resulted in the moving and storage company suing me for THEIR attorney fees , since they had no judgement against them. I put this information and my fear of being sued in certified letters to Mr.Y. in April 2014. He never responded to the 2 certified letters. For the next several months, I frequently called the court to see if Mr. Y had resigned as my attorney or had submitted anything in my behalf. No resignation and nothing submitted. Now August 2104, I desperately needed an attorney to help me, since, Mr. Y had not responded to my certified letters and nothing had been filed in the court on my case, since December 2013 (8 months previously). Unfortunately, I could not find an attorney willing to take this case over for me. I was out of money and there had been mistakes made on the part of my counsel that dramatically complicated this case. I finally found Mr. Jonathan Harwell! After a few minutes on the phone, and I knew he was going to help me....AND HELP ME HE DID! I dismissed Mr. Y as my attorney. Mr. Y then sent me a final bill. After reviewing my case and Mr.Y's bill for legal services, Mr. Harwell called Mr.Y and told him, that he (Mr.Harwell) did not believe I had been properly represented. He gave Mr Y. distinct examples of his poor legal representation and questionable ethical practices in representing my case. Wow! Mr. Harwell took my case on a contingency basis. He took over as my attorney and got to work in sorting out the the very complicated and sorted details of this case. This young man is EXTREMELY hard working and focused! He will not promise what he can't deliver, but is diligent and ethical. The opposing attorney for the storage company was a transportation attorney with years of experience, but he was not intimidated, despite her best efforts. He promptly settled this case with the storage company and I received thousands of dollars in compensation for my property losses. Mr. Harwell consulted with me every step of the way, making it clear he was working for me, not the other way around. He is polite and considerate. This case was nearly lost and he resurrected it! He is truly a remarkable attorney!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 75-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Harwell Legal Counsel LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Indiana State Public Defender
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Intern
  • Marion County Public Defender Agency
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Paralegal
  • Hurias Law
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Secretary
  • Student Legal Services - Ball State University
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • J.D.
  • 2013
  • Ball State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Webb v. State
  • Conviction Reversed
  • Smith v. Smith
  • Decree Overturned
  • State v. Clark
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Litigator of the Year - Criminal Law
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Excellence in Criminal Defense
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10% in Criminal Defense
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Who's Who Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2018
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Excellence for the Future Award
  • CALI
  • 2014
  • Gold Level Pro Bono Recognition
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • 2013
  • Cum Laude
  • Ball State University
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Inn of Courts
  • West Coast Hotel v. Parrish: The Switch in Time That Saved Nine
  • 2022
  • American Inns of Court
  • Lesser Known Judges in Brown v. Board
  • 2020
  • American Inns of Court
  • Magna Carter
  • 2016
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Civility in Practice
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen his work and it is good. I've spoken with him frequently about cases and I believe he is passionate in representing his clients. He is a fighter and looks for ways to get the best outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is a passionate and thoughtful defense attorney. He is brilliantly perspective as to the theory of the case and what it takes to defend the client, separating the wheat from the chaff. I would recommend Jon to anyone charged with a serious crime."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathan Harwell knows how to have just the right amount of assertiveness to make sure his clients get the representation they need. You don't see many lawyers put as much effort as he does into cases that are even relatively minor or simple."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Honesty is important and when I have to represent a client, if Mr. Harwell represents the other party, I am not worried about any unprofessional conduct during our matter from his desk."
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