Former Lake County Superior Court Judge Paul Stanko is one of Indiana's most experienced criminal lawyers, with over 42 years of courtroom experience in Indiana criminal law. As a prosecutor in Starke & Lake Counties, a presiding judge in the Superior Court of Lake County, Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice professor at Indiana University, & criminal defense attorney throughout northern Indiana, he has helped thousands of persons. 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 three regional Law Offices of Paul Stanko, Attorney at Law focus on providing high-quality client service & 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 throughout northern Indiana. From his South Bend & Plymouth offices, he serves clients with criminal cases in St. Joseph, Marshall, Kosciusko, Fulton, Miami, Starke, Elkhart, & surrounding counties. From his Crown Point office, he serves counties along the I-65 corridor, including Lake County. Besides drunk driving & drug law defense, he handles all other criminal cases, including felony & misdemeanor charges.
Paul Stanko 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 & Conference Site committees of that organization. Paul is also a proud member of the NORML Legal Committee, the National Rifle Association, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates & Mitigation Specialists & life-long defender of the Bill of Rights.