Former Lake County Judge Paul Stanko is one of Indiana’s most experienced criminal lawyers. As a prosecutor in Starke and Lake Counties, a presiding judge in the Superior Court of Lake County, Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice professor at Indiana University, and criminal defense attorney throughout northern Indiana, he has helped thousands of persons with issues in Indiana criminal law.
The three regional Law Offices of Paul Stanko, Attorney at Law focus on providing high-quality client service and superior outcomes. Paul Stanko’s practice is devoted to the defense of those accused of drunk driving and boating, drug possession and dealing, domestic violence, violent crimes, white collar crimes, and other criminal offenses throughout northern Indiana. From his South Bend and Plymouth offices, he serves clients with criminal cases in St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, LaGrange, Kosciusko, Whitley, Fulton, Miami, Starke, LaPorte and surrounding counties. From his Crown Point office, he serves counties along the I-65 corridor, including Lake, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Carroll, White and Tippecanoe counties. Besides drunk driving and drug law defense, he handles all other criminal cases, including felony and misdemeanor charges.
Paul Stanko has been honored to serve as a member of the Board of Governors, Court of Appeals and Historian of the American Judges Association, as well as chairman of the Retired/Senior Judges Committee and member of the Membership, Court Security and Conference Site committees of that organization. Paul Stanko 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 (NASAM) &life-long defender of the Bill of Rights.
With over 40 years of experience in Indiana criminal law and recognized expertise in defending persons accused of crimes, Paul Stanko is here to
help you in your hour of need.