Former Lake County Superior Court Judge Paul Stanko is one of Indiana's most experienced, distinguished & respected criminal trial lawyers, with over FOUR DECADES of courtroom experience in Indiana criminal law, dating back to 1979. As a prosecutor in Starke & Lake Counties, presiding judge in the Superior Court of Lake County, Constitutional Law & Criminal Justice professor at Indiana University & criminal defense attorney throughout northern Indiana, he has helped THOUSANDS of persons and tried MANY HUNDREDS of criminal cases. The Law Offices of Paul Stanko do not accept any cases other than criminal defense in Indiana Trial courts. Our offices are laser-focused on Criminal Defense and ONLY Criminal Defense!
The Law Offices of Paul Stanko provide high-quality client service and superior outcomes in the field of Indiana criminal defense, EXCLUSIVELY. Paul Stanko's practice is devoted to the defense of those accused of drunk driving & boating, drug possession & dealing, domestic violence, violent crimes, white collar crimes, & other criminal offenses in northern Indiana. From his Plymouth offices, Paul serves clients with criminal cases in Marshall, Kosciusko, Fulton, Starke, Pulaski and Miami counties. Besides drunk driving & drug law defense, he handles all other criminal cases, including felonies & misdemeanors. Paul Stanko is also available to assist other attorneys as Local or Co-Counsel or Sentencing Consultant.
Paul has been honored to serve as a member of the Board of Governors, Court of Appeals & Historian of the American Judges Association, as well as chairman of the Retired/Senior Judges Committee & member of the Membership, Court Security, Criminal Justice & Conference Site committees of that organization. Paul is also a life-long defender of the Bill of Rights, proud member of the NORML Legal Committee, National Rifle Association, National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates & Mitigation Specialists.