Joan Champagne

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone: (317) 259-9480, 800-570-2848

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Joan concentrates her practice in family law. Joan takes a practical yet compassionate approach to issues involving divorce, custody, child support, and paternity. Joan looks at each client’s case comprehensively to make sure all necessary changes to an estate plan are made in the event of a change such as divorce or adoption.

Joan obtained her BS from Indiana University Kelly School of Business. Thereafter, she attended law school at Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis where she served as President of the Women’s Caucus. Joan began her career fighting for the rights of victims of domestic violence in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. She then went on to serve as counsel for UAW members and their families assisting them in bankruptcy, divorce, paternity, custody, and child support issues. Joan returned to Prosecuting in Jefferson/Switzerland County again dedicated to enforcement of child support laws. Before founding White and Champagne, Joan also worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company litigating personal injury cases.

In founding White and Champagne, Joan wanted to return to the practice of helping people and their families resolve their legal disputes with aggressive determination and respect. Joan is dedicated to listening to her clients’ issues and helping them obtain the best result for their case. Joan lends her passion, hard work, and creativity to every case. Joan is licensed to practice law in Indiana and in the Northern and Southern District of the United States District Court of Indiana.

She is an active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Sagamore American Inn of Court. She also serves as a volunteer Guardian ad litem in Marion County, Indiana.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Paternity

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Honors: President of the Womens Caucus
  • Indiana University Kelly School of Business
    • B.S


  • Medical Law and Ethics, Med Tech College, Greenwood, Indiana

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Guardian ad litem in Marion County, Indiana
  • Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate, Montgomery County
  • Participant, Indiana Kids Election
  • Participant, Why Lincoln Was a Lawyer program
  • Judge, Marion County Trial Advocacy Training
  • Judge, Client Counseling Competition, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Panelist, Law Practice Management Program, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Sagamore Inn of Court, Member 2010-2015
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Executive Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • FUSE (Families United For Support and Encouragement), Greenfield, IN, Board Member (Vice President 2015-2016)
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Public Relations Committee (Chair, 2014-2017)
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Court House Art Committee
  • Indiana State Bar Association,  Public Relations Committee
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Family & Juvenile Law Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association. Family Law Section

Past Employment Positions

  • UAW Members , Counsel
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company


  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer 2018