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 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.
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.