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Michael T. Scarton

Michael T. Scarton

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About Me

As a former deputy prosecuting attorney, I can evaluate cases from the perspective of both sides.  I personally speak to each criminal defense client about their case.  Each client has a story.  I listen to that story, then try to determine what their goal is in hiring legal counsel. Then we try to find a solution to their problem.


Practice Areas


  1. Juvenile: 50%
  2. Child Abuse: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Guy Henry Haskell

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Guy Haskell Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mary Frances Higdon

    Mike is very diligent lawyer. When I was a deputy prosecutor, he was among the defense lawyers who advocated for his clients the most. He is knowledgeable and trustworthy, and his clients are in good hands.


    Mary Higdon Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info


INActive In Good Standing200008/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of IndianaThe American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Tp 100 DUIattorneys in IndianaThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC2014
Top100 Trial Lawyers in IndianaThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Staff CounselIndiana Department of Child Services2015 - Present
AttorneyShean Law Offices2008 - 2015
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyMonroe County Prosecutor2001 - 2008
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Paul D. Baugh2000 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Exhchange Club- Northside- BloomingtonBoard Member2013 - Present
memberBloomington Photography Club2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2011 - Present
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
BNIMember2009 - Present
National Exchange Club -Northside BloomingtonMember2009 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Indiana State Barmember2000 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
City of Bloomington Utilities Dept. v. Misty Walter, Micky Day, et aNot every government decision is immune
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Ball State UniversityCriminal JusticeBachelor of Science1994
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Bloomington Police TrainigOWI investigationsN/A