DawnMarie White is an experienced attorney at Emswiller, Williams, Noland & Clarke, LLC where she focuses her practice on family law, criminal law, juvenile law matters including delinquencies and CHINS or DCS/CPS actions, and appellate work. She understands that when someone needs an attorney, they are usually confronting issues that will impact the most important areas of their lives. Her background in the social work field has honed her interpersonal skills allowing her to be a precise communicator, listener, and advocate.
She empathetically and effectively represents clients throughout Indiana in divorce, paternity, child custody (including high conflict issues), parenting time, modifications, relocations, post-decree enforcement or contempt actions, guardianships, adoptions, grandparent visitation, and protective orders with a client-centered approach.
In addition to DawnMarie's family law cases, she meticulously handles cases involving DCS/CPS including CHINS actions, foster parent adoptions, change of placement objections, foster parent license revocation, administrative appeals, and expungements. DawnMarie is a registered domestic mediator to assist families in determining their own outcomes to their divorce, paternity, child custody, and parenting time disputes. She also serves as a private and volunteer Guardian Ad Litem (GAL).
DawnMarie provides compassionate and rigorous legal services in criminal matters. She protects the rights of criminal defendants during initial charges and violations of probation or community corrections. Her criminal defense experience includes jury and bench trials, negotiating plea agreements and dismissals for cases including all felony and misdemeanor levels including theft, sex crimes, DUI/OVWI, and other charges. She has extensive experience working with clients to expunge criminal convictions and arrests.
DawnMarie believes in helping people and when not doing that through the practice of law, she's volunteering in the community. She has volunteered with WFYI's IRIS as a reader for the visually impaired reading program, Girls' Inc. as a mentor, Big Brothers and Big Sisters as a mentor, and Child Advocates as a CASA. She's completed the Bar Leadership Series and serves the legal community through the Indianapolis Bar Association.
Areas Of Practice
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Indiana, 2009
- Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
- Purdue University , West Lafayette , Indiana
- Major: Psychology and Law & Society
Honors and Awards
- Jon Paul Berlon Award, 2009
- Norman Lefstein Pro Bono Award, 2009
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Indianapolis Bar Association
- Hamilton County Bar Association