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About me

I founded White and Champagne in order to help people and their families resolve their legal disputes with compassion and respect.  I take a practical, yet creative approach to issues involving divorce, custody, child support, paternity, and parenting time.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 25%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Child Support: 25%
  4. Divorce: 15%
  5. Guardianship: 10%

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I have met with and referred Joan for family law matters. I appreciate her approach and how she answers clients questions.

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Contact info

White and Champagne
5023 E. 56th St. Ste. 220
Indianapolis, IN, 46226

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INActive In Good Standing199807/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 24 Best Divorce Lawyers in IndianapolisExpertise.com2016
Women's Caucus Scholarship awardIndiana University Robert H. McKinney School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWhite and Champagne2008 - Present
Staff AttorneyLiberty Mutual Group2007 - 2008
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: Child Support and Juvenile Law,Jefferson County and Switzerland County Prosecutor's Office2004 - 2006
Staff Attorney: Family Law, Guardianships, Estate Planning,UAW Legal Service Plans2000 - 2004
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyMarion County Prosecutor's Office1998 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hamilton County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationProfessionalism Committee2015 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationAlternative Dispute Resolution Section2014 - Present
FUSE (Families United For Support and Encouragement), Greenfield, INBoard Member (Vice President 2015-)2014 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationChair, Public Relations Committee2014 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationCourt House Art Committee2012 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationPublic Relations Committee2010 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationFamily & Juvenile Law Section1998 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationFamily Law Section1998 - Present
KidsVoiceGuardian Ad Litem2011 - 2016
Montgomery County Youth Services BureauCourt Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)2011 - 2012
Sagamore Inn of CourtBarrister2010 - 2015
Hancock County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2012
Indianapolis Bar AssociationPublicity Committee2010 - 2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Indiana University-BloomingtonBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Speaker, Applied Professionalism SeminarAttorney Civility: Perspectives from the Benches and the Trenches2015
Professional Responsibility in Action: Ethical Considerations when Handling Email and Social Media as AttorneysAsk an Attorney Panel2015
Judge, Marion County Prosecutor's Office Trial Advocacy TrainingTrial Advocacy2013
Speaker, Why Lincoln Was a LawyerWhy Lincoln Was a Lawyer2012
Speaker, Indiana Kids Election DayIndiana Kids Election2012
Judge, Client Counseling Competition, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of LawClient Counseling2012
Panelist, Law Practice Management Program, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of LawClient Intake and Contracts2011