Indianapolis, IN

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Dana J. Phillips concentrates her practice in civil litigation. She has experience handling litigated matters involving automobile, transportation, and wrongful death incidents. In addition, Dana has handled cases in probate and estate law to include living and general wills and guardianships, family law including child support/custody issues and defense of foreclosure actions.

Prior to joining Kopka Pinkus Dolin, Dana also practiced in criminal law with extensive focus on expungements of criminal records, where she successfully obtained expungements for clients in Marion, Hamilton and Hancock Counties. Dana used her years of bench and jury trial experience to zealously advocate for her clients in order to get drivers licenses reinstated.

Early in her career, Dana was a Deputy Prosecutor for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office where she prosecuted cases in the Misdemeanor and Juvenile Divisions. She was a Staff Attorney for the Indiana Department of Child Services focusing on drafting state contracts and leases, inter-agency contracts and child support appeal hearings. She also served as an interim administrative law judge overseeing cases of child abuse and neglect in southern Indiana.

Dana received her Juris Doctorate from Indiana University McKinney School of Law where she was elected President of the Student Bar Association. She was also a member of the National Security Moot Court Team and the Client Counseling Board.

Dana is on the board for We Care Indy, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring at-risk youth males on entrepreneurship, business development planning, and the education goals for their chosen field. She also volunteers her time as a planning committee member of the UNCF Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Ball.


U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Indiana University McKinney School of Law, J.D.
Clark Atlanta University, M.S.
Clark Atlanta University, B.A.


  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Marion County Bar Association – Board Member (President from 2010-2011)
  • Indiana State Bar Association – Diversity Subcommittee
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter