At Dillon Legal Group, we strive to provide a wide range of services to our clients, including family law, criminal defense, and mediation. Dillon Legal Group P.C. is located near the Johnson County Courthouse in the heart of Franklin, Indiana. In addition to serving the city of Franklin and Johnson county, we serve nearby cities such as Greenwood, Edinburgh, Trafalgar, Bargersville, Martinsville, Mooresville, Bloomington, Nashville, and Shelbyville.
Ryan P. Dillon
Ryan P. Dillon is a lifelong Hoosier and a resident of Johnson County since 2006. He grew up in rural Shelby County, where his family is actively involved in the agricultural community. He and his family currently reside in northern Johnson County, where they are regular attenders of Emmanuel Church of Greenwood.
From an early age, Ryan has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America, earning the Eagle Scout Award in 2001. Ryan has been involved with the organization for twenty-five years, and currently serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster and a council volunteer. He has previously served as President of the Firecrafter Alumni Association.
Prior to attending law school, Ryan was a graduate of the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations, where he was also involved in student government and the music department. Upon graduation, Ryan explored a variety of different legal environments while attending law school at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Ryan passed the Indiana bar exam in 2008 and opened his practice after being sworn in. He is currently admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Ryan is also a Registered Civil and Domestic Relations Mediator with the State of Indiana. His practice was incorporated in June 2010.
In addition to his active participation in the Boys Scouts, Ryan is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Johnson County Bar Association (President in 2016), the Morgan County Bar Association, the National Eagle Scout Association, the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, and the Freemasons. In 2016 he joined the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin. Ryan also leads two Girl Scouts troupes.
Ryan focuses his practice in the areas of criminal defense, domestic relations and family law, business and agricultural law, civil litigation, real estate matters, and mediation. He also serves as counsel for his hometown of St. Paul, Indiana, and has been involved in other various areas of municipal law.
Maritza K. Webb
Maritza Webb, a native Hoosier, joined Dillon Legal Group in February 2016. After representing the State of Indiana and working in the corporate sector, Maritza brings a diverse background to DLG to represent clients across many areas of the law.
Maritza graduated magna cum laude in the top 6% of her class from Robert H. McKinney School of Law in May of 2012. While in law school, Maritza was a certified legal intern with the Health and Human Rights Clinic, a medical-legal partnership with Wishard (now Eskenazi) Hospital, where she represented indigent clients in primarily landlord-tenant disputes and some immigration issues. She also interned with the Indiana branch of the ACLU and the Marion County Prosecutor’s PAIR program where she researched mental health disability issues. She also gained significant legal experience as a law clerk with a prominent personal injury firm in Indianapolis.
Prior to law school, Maritza received her undergraduate education from Denison University where she majored in psychology and theater. While completing her undergraduate degree, Maritza was an active volunteer with Mental Health America of Licking County. In May 2009, she received the Youth Empowerment Award for her leadership of the Licking Heights Middle School’s Prevent Assault & Violence Education (PAVE) club which culminated in their year-end production of Bang, Bang You Dead, an open-source play written for prompting discussions regarding violence in schools among students. Maritza was also actively involved in the Denison Theater program, participating in all aspects of productions including acting, directing, stage management, and technical crews.
After law school, Maritza joined the professional licensing division of the Indiana Attorney General Office, where she served as a Deputy Attorney General, representing the State in administrative actions brought before various licensing boards. She has also worked in the academic and corporate worlds, first conducting policy research for Maryland Medicaid with the Hilltop Institute at UMBC and managing contracts and compliance for transportation vendors across the U.S. Since the summer of 2015, Maritza has served as an assistant to the editor of the American Business Law Journal, editing and researching future articles being considered for publication.
Maritza is a crafter, a dog lover, and a boxer and, when she can, she enjoys returning to theater and unlocking her quirky and creative spirit. Maritza is ready to bring her can-do attitude and legal expertise to protect your interests. Maritza focuses her practice in the areas of professional licensing, business law, civil litigation, real estate matters, domestic relations and family law, and criminal law.
Paralegal, Office Manager
With over 30 years of experience in the legal field, Linda Rucker is a vital part of the DLG. On paper, she’s the Team’s paralegal and office manager, but in truth, she’s the glue that keeps the team together and the oil the keeps the DLG team running at optimum performance.
Another Hoosier, Linda grew up calling Madison, Indiana her home. For college, she attended the University of Evansville, graduating in 1981 with a degree in Legal Administration. She began her career as a paralegal in her home town of Madison, Indiana, before relocating to Franklin.
In Franklin, Linda has had the opportunity to serve a number of local firms early in her career, including Bailey and Pence, where she worked with the current Vice President Michael Pence at the start of his legal career. She continued her vital role with that firm after Bailey & Pence became Bailey & Dunn.
After almost 14 years in the private sector, Linda joined the Johnson County Courts where she served as First Deputy Clerk from 1995 to 1998. Linda then returned to the private sector in the Franklin community, taking on the role of paralegal in the firm of Dunn & Cook. She continued her role there when the firm transitioned to James E. Dunn, P.C. and stayed on when Ryan Dillon took over the practice in 2008 to form Dillon Legal Group.
Outside the office, Linda calls Franklin her home, where she lives with her husband and raised her two sons. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, travel, and music, catching the latest live performances with her husband and friends.
Kathy Bothwell is the team’s administrative assistant and a vital part of the operations at Dillon Legal Group. Kathy joined the crew in 2015 and her role and importance at the firm continues to grow.
Prior to joining the practice, Kathy served more than 25 years as a dedicated teacher in the Mooresville Community Schools. Her dedication to the community has carried through to her role at DLG, where among her many roles, she manages and coordinates the firm’s criminal pauper appointments out of Morgan County.
Kathy is a resident of Moorseville, where she raised her three children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, taking in the sights at Disney World, and continuing her dedication to the Mooresville community.
Kayla is the newest member of the Dillon Legal Group team, but has already proven herself to be a valuable asset. Another Hoosier native, Kayla hails from North Vernon, Indiana and currently serves as the firm’s legal intern/law clerk.
Kayla is currently a student at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she is expected to earn her Juris Doctorate in May of 2017. Kayla began her studies in law as an undergrad at Franklin College, where she graduated in 2014. Kayla was a distinguished student in the pre-law program and served as a member of Franklin College’s Model United Nations (2012) and Mock Trial (2012-2013) teams. For the latter of these, Kayla was the recipient of the Moore Award, for best attorney witness team, and Barton Award, for her exemplary display of ethics of professionalism. While at Franklin College, Kayla was also the recipient of the Montell Ogdon International Law and Diplomacy Endowed Scholarship, Elba L. “Babe” Branigin Jr., Law Scholarship, and Williams Pre-Law Endowed Scholarship.
Prior to DLG, Kayla served as a legal extern with Indiana University Health from January 2016 to April 2016, and also under the Honorable Judge John Chavis during the summer of 2015. While at Franklin College, Kayla was also a law clerk with the Indiana Office of the Attorney General in the Professional Licensing Division.
Contact information199 N. Main Street
Franklin, IN 46131
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
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