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Nicole A. Bennett

Nicole A. Bennett

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Criminal Defense, Family

About Me

For six years as a Lake County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, I prosecuted people who were investigated and then charged with crimes ranging from drunk driving to murder.  I worked on the side of the State of Indiana fighting defense attorneys to enforce the laws of the state and defend the actions of the police officers in the same courts and before many of the same judges that I practice in front of today.  Now, as a defense attorney, I apply daily the knowledge and experience that I acquired many years ago from being a prosecutor.  The knowledge that I have of how the real system works, puts me at an advantage as I fight to protect and defend people charged with criminal acts today.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. DUI & DWI: 35%
    17 years
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 30%
    17 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    17 years
  4. Family: 10%
    11 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jeffrey Philip Terrill

    I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is an excellent trial attorney who works very hard for her clients. She listens to her clients and knows how to get results!


    Jeffrey Terrill Violent Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Julie Stephens

    Nicole is a professional and genuine attorney that I do not hesitate to refer criminal matters to. As a former prosecutor and now a defense attorney in private practice she has the skills and contacts to represent her clients.


    Julie Stephens Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Westland Kramer & Bennett PC

141 West Lincoln Hwy
Second Floor
Schererville, IN, 46375


INActive In Good Standing199807/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWestland & Bennett P.C.2015 - Present
PartnerWestland Kramer & Bennett PC2012 - 2015
PartnerTauber Westland & Bennett PC2006 - 2012
AssociateTauber Westland & Jasaitis PC2004 - 2006
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyOffice Of The Lake County Prosecuting Attorney1998 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Indiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Alma CollegeHistory and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994