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Lazar Scott Pejic

Lazar Scott Pejic

also known as L. Scott Pejic

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI

About Me

 


I was a science major in college.  I had planned to attend Medical School.  During my last year of college, I decided to enroll at the Valparaiso University School of Law.  Even though I did not pursue a career in medicine, I apply my knowledge in the sciences to the practice of law.  Specifically, my background in science has equipped me to successfully defend clients involving alcohol related offenses such as Operating While Intoxicated.  I have also applied my knowledge of the sciences as it relates to toxicology and autopsy findings to successfully defend persons alleged to have committed murder.  Of course, I also employ my understanding of science to representing those injured as a result of another person's negligent or intentional conduct.   


I wholeheartedly believe in the pursuit of justice.  Oftentimes in Criminal Cases, I see persons accused of crimes admit guilt in court to avoid jail, a more serious conviction or because they lack the finances to mount an effective defense.  Pleading guilty to a crime that one did not commit is not only an injustice, but a travesty.  I make sure that all my clients have all their questions answered about their cases.  I further make sure that my clients are aware that I have conducted a thorough investigation with respect to their case(s).  I go through all the findings of my investigation with my clients so they may make an informed decision as to how to proceed with their case.  


In Personal Injury Cases, I am aware of injured persons settling with insurance companies for compensation that does not adequately amount to their damages.  Equipped with my background in science, I pride myself on being capable of representing my clients in a manner that fully and adequately develops relevant issues to most effectively resolve their claim.


In all consultations, I advise all potential clients as to the weaknesses and strengths of their cases.  I do not tell clients what they want to hear.  I do not give clients false hope.  Unfortunately, I do have to decline to accept cases from time to time.  This is hard to do when the potential client is sympathetic.  I do my best to advise the potential client as to why I decline their case.  I have found over the years that sometimes clients just want answers more than anything. 


Thank you for reading,


Scott


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    15 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    15 years, 200 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 30%
    15 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • James Donald Garrett

    The go to guy for DUI defense.

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    James Garrett Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Donald William Wruck

    I endorse this lawyer. Scott is highly skilled in his practice areas.

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    Donald Wruck Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Pejic & DiMartino, P.C.

1000 Washington St.
Michigan CIty, IN, 46360

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INActive In Good Standing199905/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSweeney, Dabagia, Thorne & Pagos, LLP2006 - Present
PresidentLaw Offices of L. Scott Pejic, P.C.2002 - 2006
PartnerBernacchi & Pejic1999 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2005 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
LaPorte County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
17th Annual Mastering Scientific EvidenceMastering Scientifc Evidence in DUI/DWI CasesCertificate of Completion2010
EC/IR II TrainingTraining on the EC/IR II Evidential Breath Test InstrumentCertificate of Completion2010
EC/IR II Training (Second Course of 2010)Training on the EC/IR II Evidential Breath Test InstrumentCertificate of Completion2010
NHTSA/IACT DUI Detection & Standardizing Field Sobriety Testing Instructor-32 Hour Course in Atlanta, GeorgiaInstructor Course Standardized Field Sobriety TestingCertificate of Completion2009
BAC DataMaster Breath Instrument Training-National Patent Analytical SystemsFactory training course in Mansfield, OhioCertificate of Competency2009
16th Annual Mastering Scientifc EvidenceDWI/DUI Scientifc Evidence UpdateCertificate of Completion2009
NCDD Winter Program-DUI DefenseDUI/DWI Litigation TacticsCertificate of Completion2009
NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training-Practioner CourseDUI/DWI DefenseCertificate of Training2005
BAC DataMaster Breath Instrument TrainingFactory Training Course in Mansfield, OhioCertificate of Competency2005
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Valparaiso UniversityScience and HistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Harvard UniversityN/AOrganic Chemistry-Summer Session1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tavern Owner's AssociationAlcohol and the Law2013
Current State of DWI DefenseStandardized Field Sobriety Testing2013
Defending the DUI ClientStandardized Field Sobriety Testing2012
Tavern Owner's AssociationAlcohol and the Law2011
NWI Lawyers Inc/Valparaiso School of Law CLEM SeminarEvidential Breath Testing: The Basics2011