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Paul Stanko

888-778-2656
Paul David Stanko
Law Offices of Paul Stanko
205 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 200
South Bend, IN 46601
www.northernindianacriminaldefense.com
Phone: 888-778-2656
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Paul Stanko

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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 »

Biography

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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Paul Stanko -
Law Offices of Paul Stanko
205 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 200
South Bend, IN 46601
www.northernindianacriminaldefense.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 888-778-2656

Secondary Address:

10971 Four Seasons Place Suite 213
Crown Point, IN 46307

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving35.00%
Drug Crimes25.00%
Marijuana Defense25.00%
Criminal Defense15.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Indiana Member in Good Standing 1979

Work Experience

Position Duration
Adjunct Professor-Indiana University Northwest 19972007
Owner, Law Offices of Paul Stanko 1992 – present
Judge, Superior Court of Lake County, Indiana 19851992
Owner, Law Offices of Paul Stanko 19811985
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney-Lake County, Indiana 19801981
Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney-Starke County, Indiana 19791980

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
National Judicial College Special Courts Course 1986
Valparaiso University School of Law Law Doctor of Jurisprudence 1978
Duquesne University History Bachelor of Arts 1976

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member DUI Defense Lawyers Association present
Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Special Courts Jurisdiction Certificate National Judicial College 1986

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