National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
About Paul Stanko
Northern Indiana criminal defense attorney Paul Stanko has practiced criminal law in Indiana since 1979. He served as a deputy prosecutor in Lake and Starke counties from 1979-81 and as a presiding judge of the Superior Court of Lake County from 1985-92. Paul also taught university level law courses at Indiana University from 1997-2007. Paul's practice is devoted to the defense of persons accused ... read more »
Northern Indiana criminal defense attorney Paul Stanko has practiced criminal law in Indiana since 1979. He served as a deputy prosecutor in Lake and Starke counties from 1979-81 and as a presiding judge of the Superior Court of Lake County from 1985-92. Paul also taught university level law courses at Indiana University from 1997-2007.
Paul's practice is devoted to the defense of persons accused of crimes throughout northern Indiana from offices in South Bend and Crown Point. Most of his criminal cases are drug or alcohol-related. He is widely acknowledged as one of Indiana's most experienced criminal lawyers and his expertise has been recognized through numerous awards.
Paul remains active as an officer in the American Judges Association, serving in his third consecutive term on the Board of Governors, as chair of the Senior/Retired Judges Committee, as a member of other committees, and as Historian.
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- Office: 888-778-2656
|Area of Practice||% Focus|
|DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving||35.00%|
|Indiana||Member in Good Standing||1979|
|Adjunct Professor-Indiana University Northwest||1997 – 2007|
|Owner, Law Offices of Paul Stanko||1992 – present|
|Judge, Superior Court of Lake County, Indiana||1985 – 1992|
|Owner, Law Offices of Paul Stanko||1981 – 1985|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney-Lake County, Indiana||1980 – 1981|
|Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney-Starke County, Indiana||1979 – 1980|
|National Judicial College||Special Courts Course||1986|
|Valparaiso University School of Law||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence||1978|
|Duquesne University||History||Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|Member||DUI Defense Lawyers Association||present|
|National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||present|
Awards and Recognitions
|Special Courts Jurisdiction Certificate||National Judicial College||1986|
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