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Michael T. Scarton

Michael T. Scarton

Practice areas:

Child Abuse, Juvenile

    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

    Licensed since 2000

    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