Miriam Smulevitz Dant - Dant Advocacy, Inc.

Miriam Smulevitz Dant

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Miriam Dant is widely recognized as a skilled government affairs professional whose broad experience enables her to craft solutions for her clients. 

She has been listed in Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, since 2007. The Indianapolis Business Journal and Indiana Lawyer named Ms. Dant among the “Influential Women in Indianapolis.” The IBJ also recognized her in its “Forty Under 40,” a list of young professionals who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication in their careers.

Ms. Dant served from 1993 to 1997 as Gov. Evan Bayh’s adviser on environmental and energy issues. She previously served as Counsel to the Indiana Secretary of State and as Indiana securities commissioner under Secretary of State Joe Hogsett. 

Ms. Dant worked as a litigator at the law firm of Baker & Daniels and practiced in the firm’s government affairs group, becoming a partner in 1998 and representing clients at the Statehouse. She handled all areas of state and municipal government on issues including environmental regulation and policy, utilities and energy, taxes, transportation, economic development, general business issues and government procurement. She founded Dant Advocacy Inc. in 2006. 

She serves on the boards of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, Jewish Community Relations Council and Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana. She is a member of the Carmel Ethics Commission, an appointee of Mayor James Brainard.

 See www.dantadvocacy.com

Additional Information

Certified Women's Business Enterprise — Dant Advocacy is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise for lobbying and professional procurement services.
Indiana University BloomingtonBS 1984University of Illinois at Urbana–ChampaignJ.D. 1987
Ethics Board, City of CarmelGovernmental Affairs Society of IndianaJewish Community Relations CouncilIndianapolis Hebrew Congregation

Office Location

54 Monument Circle, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Government Relations Practice of the Indianapolis Metro Area
Miriam Smulevitz Dant has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Government Relations Practice (Government Affairs, Government Contracts, Legislative, Lobbying, State Lobbying)

Other Information

Gender: Female