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John Mario Acosta Jr.

John Mario Acosta Jr.

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  • Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law
  • Indiana
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Summary

John M. Acosta Jr. was born and raised in Southern California. In July 1996, he enlisted in the United States Army. He served as a Military Police Officer for almost two years, with his remaining three years as a Military Police K-9 Officer, at various military installations and was honorably discharged. In 2001, he pursued a career in law enforcement. He spent almost twelve years with various Police and Sheriff’s Offices throughout the State of Georgia. During that time, he worked as a patrol officer and was eventually promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a U.S. Army Military Police Veteran and Law Enforcement Officer in State of Georgia, he has over 15 years of combined law enforcement experience. During those years he performed numerous DUI, misdemeanor, and felony investigations. Additionally, he has worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the State of Indiana and has conducted numerous state court bench and jury trials. Although, he does not consider himself an expert, he does consider himself highly qualified to interpret and evaluate law enforcement actions.

Education
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. (2015) | Law
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Troy University - Troy campus
M.S. (2012) | Criminal Justice
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Troy University - Troy campus
B.S. (2010) | Criminal Justice
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Professional Experience
Owner/Attorney
Acosta Law Office P.C.
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Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Starke County Prosecutor's Office
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Deputy Prosecutor
Porter County Prosecutor's Office
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Law Clerk
Bockman & Associates, LLC
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Law Clerk/Externship
Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defender's Office
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Law Clerk/Externship
Porter County Prosecutor's Office
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Law Clerk/Externship
Lake County Public Defender's Office (Conflicts Division)
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Judicial Clerk
William Alexa - Superior Court #2
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Law Clerk/Externship
Porter County Prosecutor's Office
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Law Clerk/Internship
Lake County Prosecutor's Office
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Evaluating and Understanding Police Use of Force
Jurist
Hammond Cops Used Justified Force
Post-Tribune, A Chicago Sun-Times Publication
Captured for Capturing
Valpo Law Blog
Electrifying
Valpo Law Blog
Liberally Conservitive
Valpo Law Blog
Interest of Justice
Valpo Law Blog
The Warrant Requirement
Valpo Law Blog
Recodification
Valpo Law Blog
On Shaky Ground When Searching for that Smell
Valpo Law Blog
Improper Conduct in an Untimely Manner
Valpo Law Blog
Spontaneous Utterances Have Family Ties
Valpo Law Blog
Speaking Engagements
Ivy Tech Community College Classroom Discussion, Criminal Justice System, Valparaiso, Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College
Law Practice Management, Valparaiso University Law School, Valparaiso, Indiana
Bar Prep Strategies, Valparaiso University Law School, Valparaiso, Indiana
Certifications
Law Enforcement Officer
Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Counsel
Professional Associations
Porter County Bar Association
Vice President
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Indiana State Bar Association
Member
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Calumet Inns of Court
Member
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Lake County Bar Association
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    First half hour.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
Office
205 East Jefferson Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
USA
Telephone: (219) 228-8899
Fax: (219) 228-8899