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Jonathan D. Harwell - Indianapolis, IN

156 E Market St.Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Updated: 02/23/2024

Indianapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer


Jonathan D. Harwell, owner and founder of Harwell Gray Legal Counsel, LLC, grew up in Ohio before moving to Indiana in high school. Harwell attended Ball State University, where he majored in legal studies and graduated cum laude. He was also a member of the Legal Studies Honor Society before continuing his education at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law...

About Jonathan D. Harwell

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Post-Conviction Relief


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney & Founder


  • English

Representative Clients

  • State v. M.- Not Guilty- 49G06-1504-FA-012729-2/2/16
  • State v. P.- Not Guilty-49G02-1805-MR-016342-8/6/19
  • RW v. State of Indiana 147 N. E. 3d 378 (Ind. Ct. App. 2020) Ind. Ct. App. 19A-CR-1358


Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • Indiana Bar Association, 2013 - Present (Member)
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015 - Present


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award
    Honors: Gold Level Pro Bono Recognition
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Legal Studies Honor Society, Member
    Major: Legal Studies

Past Positions

  • Indiana State Public Defender, Law Clerk, 2012 - 2014
  • Marion County Public Defender Agency, Intern, 2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Cases with Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, 2014
  • Kids' Voice of Indiana, 2014 - Present
  • GAL with Kid's Voice, 2015
  • American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project, 2022 - Present

Classes and Seminars

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


Other Sources of Feedback About Jonathan D. Harwell

Included on the 2024 Indiana list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Indiana Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jonathan D. Harwell on Super Lawyers


  • 2023 Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2023
  • 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2022
  • 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2021
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney - Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2023
  • Gold Level Pro Bono Recognition - Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2013
  • AV Preeminent- Client's Choice & Top Contributor, 2019 - 2020


Office Information


156 E Market St.Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46204

Accepts Credit Cards



Representative Cases

  • State v. C. ,(Marion Criminal Division 17 2019)
  • State v. P. ,(Marion County Criminal Division 1 2019)
  • State v. M. ,(Marion County Criminal Division 6 2016)
  • State v. E. ,(Marion County Criminal Division 1 2019)
  • State v. B. ,(Marion County Criminal Division 6 2016)

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