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Shaunda Lynch began her legal career in 2000, after graduating from Western Washington University and Willamette University College of Law.  She is licensed in both Indiana and North Carolina.  Shaunda relocated to Evansville and married Evansville native Chad Schmidt in November, 2000. She began in private practice, emphasizing in medical malpractice defense, business/corporate law, and intellectual Property and expanded into Family Law with two local firms.

In 2002, she joined the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s office as a Deputy Prosecutor, where she spent six years focusing on the prosecution of impaired drivers. While there, she received M.A.D.D. Indiana’s Prosecutor of the Year award for 2005, as well as recognition as one of Indiana’s Outstanding Prosecutors for 2005, as awarded by the Governor Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving.  In 2008, her family moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where she served as Assistant District Attorney for Buncombe County where she emphasized in child abuse and sex offense cases. In 2009, Shaunda moved back to Indiana and was appointed Chief Deputy Prosecutor for Perry County, Indiana. 

As a prosecutor, Shaunda has been considered an expert on impaired driving offenses and has extensive trial practice in all criminal matters. In that regard, Shaunda has been asked to serve several times as a faculty member for the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council Annual Trial Advocacy Course – teaching new prosecutors trial skills and practices, as well as serving as an instructor for the Southwestern Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Shaunda joined Foster O'Daniel & Hambidge August of 2011, and focuses on dui/criminal defense, divorce, estate planning, business law and intellectual property.

Shaunda is or has been a member of numerous civic organizations, including:

*Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana Board of Directors (2006-2008; Present)

*Vanderburgh County Teen Court Program (2006-2008; Present)

*Evansville Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee (2000)

*Arts Council of Southwest Indiana Board of Directors (2000-2003, Officer)

* Vanderburgh County Law Library Foundation Board of Directors (2000-2008, Officer)

* Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Board of Trustees member (2004-2005)

* M.A.D.D. Indiana State Advisory Board (2005- 2008)

*Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council Prosecutor Mentors Group (2003- 2011)

*Vanderburgh County Drug Court Team Member (2007-2008)

*Perry County Drug Court Team Member (2009-2011)

*Perry County Community Foundation Board Member-elect (2010)

* Perry County Junior Women (2010)

* Fraternal Order of Police Member Lodge #137 (2009-2011)


Shaunda and her husband Chad have two sons, Hunter, and the ‘latest edition’ Marshall, who arrived in early 2011.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. Family: 25%



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3820 Oak HIll Road
Evansville, IN, 47711


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBestlawyers.com2013
Indiana Prosecutor of the YearMothers Against Drunk Driving2005
Outstanding ProsecutorIndiana Governors Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFoster, O'Daniel, Hambidge & Lynch, LLP2011 - Present
Chief Deputy ProseuctorPerry County Prosecutor's Office2009 - 2011
Assistant District AttorneyBuncombe County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
Deputy Prosecutor - Impaired Driving OffensesVanderburgh County Proseuctor's Office2002 - 2008
AttorneyGary Price & Associates2001 - 2002
Legal Intern/AttorneyFine & Hatfield, PC1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arts Council of Southwestern IndianaExecutive Committee Member2015 - Present
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's DepartmentMerit Board Member2015 - Present
Reitz Home MuseumBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Youth Resources of Southwestern IndianaExecutive Committee Member2014 - Present
Arts Council of Southwestern IndianaBoard of Directors2012 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2011 - Present
Youth Resources of Southwestern IndianaBoard Member2011 - Present
Vanderburgh County Teen Court ProgramMember2011 - Present
Perry County Junior WomenMember2010 - 2010
Fraternal Order of Police Member Lodge #137Member2009 - 2011
Perry County Drug Court TeamMember2009 - 2011
Vanderburgh County Drug Court TeamMember2007 - 2008
M.A.D.D. Indiana State Advisory BoardMember2005 - 2008
National District Attorneys Association National Advocacy CenterProsecuting the Drugged Driver2005 - 2005
American Prosecutors Research InstituteIndiana Child Advocacy Center Finding Words Seminar2004 - 2004
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Board of TrusteesMember2004 - 2005
Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council Prosecutor Mentors GroupFounding Member2003 - 2011
Evansville Chamber of Commerce Transportation CommitteeMember2000 - 2000
Vanderburgh County Law Library Foundation Board of DirectorsOfficer2000 - 2008
Arts Council of Southwest Indiana Board of DirectorsOfficer2000 - 2003
Publication nameTitleDate
Evansville Business JournalUnderstanding Divorce2014
Evansville Business JournalSeparation Clairification2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Western Washington UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Arizona State UniversityVocal Performance/OperaN/A1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Deputy TrainingDUI Investigations2015
Law Enforcement TrainingBest Practices in DUI Investigations2015
Expungement WorkshopExpungements2015
Annual DUI Defense UpdateDUI Defense2015
Annual Bench and BarIssues in Expungments2015
Indiana Criminal Conviction Expungement Information ForumExpungements2014
Defending The Sex Offense CaseDiscovery in Sex Offense Cases2014
Continuing Legal EducationThe Second Chance Law2014
The Current State of DWI DefenseRestriction/Expungement Law2013
Prosecution of Operating While IntoxicatedFaculty - Trial Advocacy Course2010
Law Enforcement Academy of Southwestern IndianaImpaired Driving Offenses2008
In Service TrainingDUI/Crash Reconstruction/Blood Draws2008
Prosecution of the Impaired DriverFaculty - Trial Advocacy Course2007
Law Enforcement Academy of Southwestern IndianaImpaired Driving Offenses2007
In Service TrainingDUI/Crash Reconstruction/Blood Draws2007
Prosecution of the Drugged DriverFaculty - Trial Advocacy Course2006
Law Enforcement Academy of Southwestern IndianaImpaired Driving Offenses2006
In Service TrainingDUI?Crash Reconstruction/Blood Draws2006
In Service TrainingDUI/Crash Reconstruction/Blood Draws2005
In-Service TrainingProsecuting DUI and Crash Reconstruction2004