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Indiana Department of Child Services

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Hon. Dawn A. Wilson, Chief Counsel, Hearings and Appeals/Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)

ALJ Wilson has over 25 years of legal experience as a licensed attorney in good standing with the Indiana Supreme Court. Judge Wilson has over 15 years of experience with advising clients and their representatives in interpreting State and Federal laws and regulations and applying facts to applicable law. Prior to becoming an ALJ, Judge Wilson litigated and advised clients on issues related to child welfare, adoption, child support, foster home licensing and guardianships in Indiana state courts. She has served as Chief ALJ since 2011. 
 
Hon. Carrie Townsend Ingram, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)

ALJ Ingram has been a licensed attorney in good standing with the Indiana Supreme Court since 2006. She has served as an ALJ since 2010.  ALJ Ingram has legal experience with state government since 2007. Prior to becoming an ALJ, Judge Ingram litigated and advised clients on issues related to child welfare, adoption, child support, foster home licensing and guardianships in Indiana state courts.
 
Hon. Emily Meyer Gruener, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)

ALJ Gruener has been a licensed attorney in good standing with the Indiana Supreme Court since 2012. She has served as an ALJ since 2013.  ALJ Gruener has experience with legal matters involving state government since 2011. Prior to becoming an ALJ, Judge Gruener assisted with civil litigation related to Medicaid Fraud, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy and Social Security matters. 
 
Hon. Kimberly A. Spindler, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) (Temporary Assignment)

ALJ Spindler has been a licensed attorney in good standing with the Indiana Supreme Court since 2003. She has served as an ALJ since 2014. ALJ Spindler has legal experience with state government since 2004. Prior to becoming an ALJ, Judge Spindler litigated and advised clients on issues related to child welfare, adoption, child support, foster home licensing and guardianships in Indiana state courts.
 
Compensation

All ALJ’s listed above are understood to be full time state employees with standard medical, insurance, leave, and any other state benefits available to them. See State Personnel Department’s (SPD) homepage for more information. Salary and other public information for state ALJs and other employees can be found at the Indiana Transparency Portal.