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Paul Stanko

Paul Stanko

DUI / DWI and Drug Crimes Lawyer
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Law Offices of Paul Stanko
South Bend, IN

About Paul Stanko

Attorney 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.

Practice Areas

DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving (35%)
Marijuana Defense (25%)
Drug Crimes (25%)
Criminal Defense (15%)

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Bar Licenses

Indiana State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Adjunct Professor-Indiana University Northwest

Law Offices of Paul Stanko
Owner, Law Offices of Paul Stanko

Judge, Superior Court of Lake County, Indiana

Owner, Law Offices of Paul Stanko

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney-Lake County, Indiana

Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney-Starke County, Indiana

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National Judicial College

Valparaiso University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence

Duquesne University
Bachelor of Arts

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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

DUI Defense Lawyers Association
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Awards & Recognitions

Special Courts Jurisdiction Certificate
National Judicial College

Reviews - Paul Stanko

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Great drug defense lawyer

Posted by: Phillip Stephenson

Great drug defense lawyer

Paul Stanko defended me after police entered my home without a warrant and saw some cannabis plants. No charges were ever filed, and he got the cops off my back!

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Contact Paul Stanko

Paul Stanko
Law Offices of Paul Stanko
205 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 200
South Bend, IN 46601

Secondary Address:
10971 Four Seasons Place Suite 213
Crown Point, IN 46307

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.

DUI Defense Lawyers Association -

The DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc. (DUIDLA) was founded in 2014 by a group of 27 charter members. The group prides itself on the quality of its Spring and Fall CLE seminars which help train hundreds of dedicated drunk driving defense attorneys on innovative techniques for fighting these unique and complicated criminal offenses.