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IndianaJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Indiana

In the juvenile justice system in Indiana, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Indiana, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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Rock Lee

Rock Lee
Suhre & Associates, LLC
101 W. Ohio Street Suite 2000
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 8 years, Rock Lee is a Marijuana Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati College of Law... read more >

Christopher Michael Eskew

Christopher Michael Eskew
Eskew Law LLC
1 N. Meridian St. Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 13 years, Christopher Michael Eskew is a Drug Crimes and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended Indiana University Maurer School of La... read more >

R. Thomas Lowe

R. Thomas Lowe
Lowe Law Office
815 East Market Street
New Albany, IN 47150
Licensed for 23 years, R. Thomas Lowe is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer... read more >

Brad L Banks

Brad L Banks
Banks & Brower, LLC
8770 Purdue Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Licensed for 19 years, Brad L Banks is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Valparaiso University, ,School of Law... read more >

Andrew Joseph Baldwin

Andrew Joseph Baldwin
The Criminal Defense Team
23 South 8th Street, Suite 800
Noblesville, IN 46060
Licensed for 24 years, Andrew Joseph Baldwin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Paul Stanko

Paul Stanko
Law Offices of Paul Stanko
205 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 200
South Bend, IN 46601
Licensed for 40 years, Paul Stanko is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended National Judicial College... read more >

Julie Chambers

Julie Chambers
Chambers Law Office, LLC
5811 N Post Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Licensed for 11 years, Julie Chambers is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Toledo College ... read more >

Nancy Moore Tiller

Nancy Moore Tiller
Nancy Moore Tiller and Associates
11035 Broadway, Suite A
Crown Point, IN 46307
Licensed for 38 years, Nancy Moore Tiller is a Criminal Defense and Divorce lawyer who attended Valparaiso University Law School... read more >

Stephenie K. Gookins

Stephenie K. Gookins
Cate, Terry & Gookins, LLC
301 E. Carmel Drive, Suite C300
Carmel, IN 46032
Licensed for 21 years, Stephenie K. Gookins is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Indiana University---Bloomington... read more >

Sean K. Hessler

Sean K. Hessler
Hessler Law PC
156 East Market St. Ste 510
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 13 years, Sean K. Hessler is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Indiana University Maurer Sc... read more >

Russell B. Cate

Russell B. Cate
Cate, Terry & Gookins Attorneys At Law, LLC
301 East Carmel Drive Suite C-300
Carmel, IN 46032
Russell B. Cate is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Ary Avnet

Ary Avnet
Avnet Law
34 S. 9th St
Noblesville, IN 46060
Licensed for 10 years, Ary Avnet is a Criminal Defense and Collaborative Law lawyer who attended WMU Cooley Law... read more >

Jacob T. Rigney

Jacob T. Rigney
Rigney Law
151 N. Delaware St. Suite 1950
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 14 years, Jacob T. Rigney is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mary Zahn

Mary Zahn
Mary Zahn Law
22 E Washington St. Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 18 years, Mary Zahn is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Charles P. Dargo

Charles P. Dargo
The Law Offices of Charles P Dargo, PC
9151 N 1200 W
DeMotte, IN 46310
Charles P. Dargo is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Capital University Law School... read more >

Earl McCoy

Earl McCoy
McCoy Law
424 Columbia St
Lafayette, IN 47901
Earl McCoy is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Bradley Keffer

Bradley Keffer
Keffer Hirschauer LLP
230 East Ohio Street Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 12 years, Bradley Keffer is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

John Stephen Alt

John Stephen Alt
Law Office of John Alt
156 E Market St Suite 900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 24 years, John Stephen Alt is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Philip Hayes

Philip Hayes
Hayes Law Office
151 North Delaware St. Suite 1950
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 16 years, Philip Hayes is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Chris Eskew

Chris Eskew
Eskew Law LLC
1 N. Meridian St #600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 13 years, Chris Eskew is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jay A Ziemer

Jay A Ziemer
Ziemer Law, LLC
7180 Olive Street
Evansville, IN 47715
Licensed for 28 years, Jay A Ziemer is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Sherr’ee D. Mullins

Sherr’ee D. Mullins
Mullins Law Office, LLC
1903 Crown Plaza Blvd.
Plainfield, IN 46168
Licensed for 16 years, Sherr’ee D. Mullins is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Robert Henry Bellinger II

Robert Henry Bellinger II
The Bellinger Law Office
116 E Berry St Suite 500
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Licensed for 13 years, Robert Henry Bellinger II is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert J. Nice

Robert J. Nice
The Nice Law Firm, LLP
400 Wabash Avenue Suite 205
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Robert J. Nice is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

James D Metzger

James D Metzger
The Law Office of James D. Metzger, LLC
151 N Delaware St #1950
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 15 years, James D Metzger is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

David G. Sadler

David G. Sadler
David G. Sadler Attorney at Law
402 S Main St
New Castle, IN 47362
Licensed for 20 years, David G. Sadler is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended The John Marshall Law School... read more >

Thomas Essex

Thomas Essex
Thomas Essex Attorney At Law
1833 Alliger St
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Thomas Essex is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Jesse James Paul III

Jesse James Paul III
Voyles, Zahn, Paul, Hogan & Merriman
141 East Washington St Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 43 years, Jesse James Paul III is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Indiana University Maur... read more >

Patrick Justin Arata

Patrick Justin Arata
Arata Law Firm
116 E Berry St Lincoln Tower 14th Floor
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Licensed for 39 years, Patrick Justin Arata is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Rowdy G Williams

Rowdy G Williams
Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm, P.C.
1117 Wabash Ave
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Licensed for 23 years, Rowdy G Williams is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kevin Edward Edward Green

Kevin Edward Edward Green
Kevin Green Attorney at Law
456 N Meridian St # 1517
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 16 years, Kevin Edward Edward Green is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Robert Nice

Robert Nice
The Nice Law Firm, LLP
127 W. Main Street Suite 320
Lebanon, IN 46052
Robert Nice is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Steven Stoesz

Steven Stoesz
Stoesz & Stoesz, LLC
211 E. Main Street P.O. Box 365
Westfield, IN 46074
Licensed for 33 years, Steven Stoesz is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Ross Graham Thomas

Ross Graham Thomas
3728 N Delaware St
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Licensed for 24 years, Ross Graham Thomas is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Indiana University Maurer School ... read more >

Richard Kammen

Richard Kammen
Gilroy, Kammen, Maryan and Moudy
135 N Pennsylvania St Suite 1175
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 48 years, Richard Kammen is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended New York University School of Law... read more >

James Hugh Voyles Jr

James Hugh Voyles Jr
Voyles Zahn Paul Hogan & Merriman
141 East Washington Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 51 years, James Hugh Voyles Jr is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended Indiana University McKinney Sc... read more >

John Darryl Boren

John Darryl Boren
Boren, Oliver & Coffey
59 North Jefferson St
Martinsville, IN 46151
Licensed for 42 years, John Darryl Boren is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Stephen Ward Dillon

Stephen Ward Dillon
Dillon Law Office
3601 Pennsylvania
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Licensed for 44 years, Stephen Ward Dillon is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Edward Kamish

Mark Edward Kamish
Baldwin Adams Knierim & Kamish, P.C.
150 North Main Street
Franklin, IN 46131
Mark Edward Kamish is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bruce Alan Brightwell

Bruce Alan Brightwell
1212 State Street
New Albany, IN 47150
Licensed for 27 years, Bruce Alan Brightwell is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Gregory H Coleman

Gregory H Coleman
Coleman Law Office
127 E Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 37 years, Gregory H Coleman is a Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy lawyer... read more >

Jacob Rigney

Jacob Rigney
The Law Office of Jacob Rigney
151 N. Delaware Street Suite 1950
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 16 years, Jacob Rigney is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Jacob T. Rigney

Jacob T. Rigney
Rigney Law
151 N. Delaware St. #1950
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 14 years, Jacob T. Rigney is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas Joseph O'Brien

Thomas Joseph O'Brien
O'Brien & Dekker
100 North Third Street PO Box 5
Lafayette, IN 47902
Thomas Joseph O'Brien is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Anthony Foster

Mark Anthony Foster
Foster, O'Daniel & Hambidge, LLP
3820 Oak Hill Rd
Evansville, IN 47711
Licensed for 36 years, Mark Anthony Foster is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

William Allen Gray

William Allen Gray
William A. Gray Attorney at Law
815 East Market Street
New Albany, IN 47150
Licensed for 13 years, William Allen Gray is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Luther Thomas Garcia

Luther Thomas Garcia
Attorney at Law
3728 North Delaware St
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Licensed for 25 years, Luther Thomas Garcia is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James Richard Kiefer

James Richard Kiefer
Bingham Greenbaum Doll, LLP
10 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 44 years, James Richard Kiefer is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Kelly Leeman

William Kelly Leeman
Leeman Law Offices
412 East Broadway
Logansport, IN 46947
Licensed for 45 years, William Kelly Leeman is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Kevin Patrick McGoff

Kevin Patrick McGoff
Bingham Greenbaum Doll, LLP
10 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Licensed for 39 years, Kevin Patrick McGoff is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



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Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.



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