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Christopher Michael Eskew

Criminal defense Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

4.9   44 reviews

also known as Chris Eskew


Licensed for 16 years

Virtual consultation available

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    90%

    15 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%

    15 years, 400 cases

Chris was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. He graduated from Southport High School, DePauw University and Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.

His legal practice focuses mainly on criminal defense. He has represented clients in all criminal courts ranging from misdemeanor to murder all throughout Indiana.

Chris is a member of the American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Indiana State Bar Association, NORML and the Indianapolis Bar Association. Chris is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

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Licensed for 16 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Eskew Law LLC
1 N Meridian St #600
Indianapolis, IN, 46204-3252

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  44 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Christopher received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by Mark | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service.
Chris has helped me twice with situations that were near and dear to me. His communication was great and he gave me tips to avoid additional costs. I recommend.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome!
I appreciated the quick response and time taken to explain the answer. Thank you so much!!
Posted by Jim | February 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
nearly 2 years, close to 20 pre-hearings
Chris, along with Ben and Victoria are a great legal team - all came recommended by a former law professor. They were patient, thorough, and able to work through the Covid mangled court system. Often, legal problems require outside assistance from professionals in other fields, and Chris and team were able to help with that as well. I was very satisfied.
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Posted by Michael | December 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Proficient!
Chris and his office helped me out with a very stressful period and complicated case. We prevailed! Thank you so much for your responsiveness and professionalism!
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
From first call to conclusion of the matter Eskew were outstanding in every regard. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Euin | February 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Extremely helpful with guiding me through my most difficult times. His office staff kept me informed and handled every situation.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Charges
I was very lucky to find the Eskew Law Firm and have Ben Jaffe and Victoria Chavez to represent my best interest. They are very professional and have such a calming influence on someone who has never had any issues with the law. Ben was very up front with how my case was progressing & provided the much needed guidance which was (and still is) truly appreciated. Victoria & Ben also were quick to respond to my inquiries as well. I have to mention how great it was working with Victoria and her comforting inspiration and encouragement. If I ever need a lawyer again, I'm reaching out to Ben & his team. The best.
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Posted by ricardo | August 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reccomend eskew law
I was accused of a crime I didnt do and from the very beginning Ben believed in me and gave me confidence that he would make this go away. He was always on time for court and very professional. The staffing always make sure you get reminders of upcoming events and changes in court proceedings especially Victoria. They were able to get the charges against me dismissed and I would recommend them to anyone looking for help with legal issues. I hope to never need them again but if I ever do I know where I will be going.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Won the case
Not for a second did he try to give up. It wasn’t about the money for him; he genuinely knew I was being wronged and wanted justice... and we got it! We won the case.
Posted by Tony | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris and Ben saved our family
Chris and Ben together helped us navigate a very complicated and dangerous situation that literally could have destroyed our family. Today I am a free man who can support and enjoy his family and I owe it all to the team of Chris and Ben. If you are facing a looming legal battle, you can not do any better than Eskew law. They were accessible, understanding and very honest. They did not make promises they couldn't keep and didn't sugarcoat things. They fought hard, were well-prepared and bested the opposition. Early on in the process, Chris told me "I'm your lawyer, not your therapist" - but then recommended a good therapist :) They may not be cuddly and hand-holdy, but they get stuff done. They are focused on the ultimate goal - winning a case. You may need to nudge them to get questions answered on occasion, but (with the help of their stellar office staff) I always felt informed and kept abreast of new developments and options. Really, they are not there to answer questions - they are there to get you the best defense against a scary and sometimes capricious system. That's their strength and they do a great job of it. They have the experience and knowledge of the system to help you - I have no doubt. If you are facing the unthinkable - call them and they will fight for you.
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Posted by Takia | June 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great team
Very knowledgeable and has awesome communication . Showed outstanding professionalism..
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing !!
I am truly thankful for Ben , Chris and Victoria for all the hard work they’ve put into my case. They were very professional and informative . Joining forces with Eakew Law was the best decision of my life. They truly have help me with my future . If I ever need a lawyer again, Ben and Chris is the man to count on .
Posted by Anthony | February 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT
I hired eskew law firm to take care of my public intoxication case and it turned out great, Chris and his team was very professional in helping me get the best result for the case, I will choose Chris eskew and his team over and over again
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Accessible
We hired Chris to defend our son and it was a great decision. Chris is very down to earth and very accessible. I could text him directly at all hours of the day and he would always respond. He never made promises he couldn't keep and he was very realistic about the outcome. He related well to our son, took the time to meet with him, and explained confusing court-lingo and proceedings in words he could understand. I would highly recommend him to anyone going through a difficult criminal case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Impressive!
"I can't say enough about Eskew Law. I made a foolish mistake and got caught in a mess and, from the initial free phone consultation to my consultation meeting with Chris Eskew, I received honest and practical advice with no judgment. They are consummate professionals and I highly recommend them to help with your situation."
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Satisfied
Eskew Law went above and beyond for my legal case. Chris Eskew is a great attorney, who is thorough and precise. When I got into the legal trouble I was in I really didn’t see any positive outcomes of my situation. I honestly thought I was going to end up in more legal trouble by the end of my court hearings. I was extremely nervous, scared, and had more than enough questions since I knew nothing about Indiana Law and Regulations. I met with Chris Eskew of Eskew Law and had all my questions answered and every situation explained to me top to bottom. Laura Brewer of Eskew Law was almost always readily available for my questions and reassurance to my uncertainties. I was able to contact the Eskew team almost any hour of the day. Eskew Law never left me in the dark, about what was coming next or what could happen. They took their time and energy to commit themselves to my case and helped me see it through. I was beyond satisfied with my outcome especially since I was in boiling water against the law. I truly felt secure throughout my whole case; in and out of the court room. The Eskew team was always easy to reach and responded back in a timely manner. I will always recommend Eskew Law to anyone I encounter with legal problems. I can truly say my case and myself were in the best hands with Eskew Law.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Previous client
While searching for an attorney to represent me in 3 counties(criminal cases) I was immediately able to speak with Chris Eskew himself. I could have not received any better representation from Eskew Law Firm and his team to solve my cases. Excellent council!
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top class law firm
I was more than pleased with the service I received from Chris and his office. Within hours of being contacted, Chris assisted me with exactly what I needed and made sure I was getting superior attention. While my case didn't hold the same magnitude that I'm sure his other cases held, he still treated me with respect and a sense of urgency. He would not settle on any plea until I was satisfied. His advisement and support is exactly what anyone would need if they are looking for legal representation. Thanks Chris and Laura for your devotion to me and my case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy I found him!
Chris and his staff were excellent from the beginning! I had a felony drug charge and Chris worked his magic and ended up getting my case dismissed through a diversion agreement. He and his paralegal, Laura, were always available to answer my questions through email or over the phone. He and his staff are very knowledgeable and experienced. In the beginning, I met with him at his office and went over the details of my case. He asked what I was most concerned with and what type of outcome I was hoping for. He then laid out several different strategies that would allow us to attain that outcome. We were able to achieve the best possible outcome for me. When you are facing the most important time of your life, you want to rely on the best. Hire Chris and his staff for that!
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Posted by Chris | August 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris Eskew Delivers
Sometimes we mess up and we need Help. Chris Eskew was the right man and attorney for the job. He showed sincere interest in me as person, not just the case at hand. I put my faith him and he delivered. Highly recommend Chris to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Eskew Law LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • The Law Office of Eskew & Bailey LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Marion County Public Defender Agency
  • 2007 - 2011

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • 2011
  • Indiana Universtiy School of Law - Indianapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • DePauw University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • State v. S.B.
  • Not Guilty - Jury Trial

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2015 - Present
  • NORML
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top DUI Attorneys in Indiana
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (33)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I've know him for several years and he has always presented himself as a professional. I've seen him in court many times working hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an experienced adn aggressive trial lawyer with a firm grip on justice."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I battled Chris on many cases when I was a Deputy Prosecutor. He is very tenacious and an excellent advocate. He cares about his clients and won't give up the fight for a quick and easy result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Chris for several years. We had cases against each other when I was a deputy prosecutor and worked on cases together as defense attorneys. Chris is knowledgeable on the law and court system. He is a strong advocate for his clients and I would recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Chris on a criminal law matter as a deputy prosecutor. He has a vast knowledge of the law and is a zealous advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone seeking counsel on criminal law matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Eskew is a lawyer whose first priority is his clients. His knowledge of the law is unmatched. I would hire him if I were to ever get arrested."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is an excellent attorney, respectful of every part of the process. He knows the law, is extremely prompt and is a talented advocate. I do not hesitate referring him clients because I know they will be in great hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is an excellent advocate and acts with integrity. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is knowledgeable and has great communication skills. Were I ever in trouble, he's on the short list of people I'd call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chris because he is not afraid of taking a case to trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Eskew is a highly skilled lawyer that represents his clients with the highest level of competency and integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher . He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris knows the law (which many criminal defense attorneys don't), and knows the courts around Indianapolis. I have no reservations in recommending Chris to friends that may find themselves on the wrong side of the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Chris as a young criminal defense attorney and he his extensive knowledge of criminal law is impressive. He is an experienced trial attorney that will go to bat for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Eskew is a fabulous criminal defense attorney. He is experienced and professional. I would highly recommend him."
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