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Jeffrey Richard Cardella

Criminal defense Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Jeff Cardella

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2007
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If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney or criminal defense lawyer, please call me for a free consultation to discuss your case. I have personally handled thousands of criminal cases. I will explain the law to you, listen to your goals, and discuss different options that are available to you.
I began my legal career in criminal defense, fighting to protect the Constitutional rights of my clients against the government. I have experience in every stage of the criminal justice process, including jury trials, court trials, suppression hearings, post-conviction relief, forfeiture proceedings, 1983 civil rights actions, appeals, oral argument, probation revocation hearings, expungement, sealing of records, hardship license petitions, specialized driving privileges petitions, and plea negotiations. I also teach criminal law at the IU School of Law and have been recognized as one of the top 10 criminal defense attorneys in the State of Indiana under the age of forty by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
It is my goal to provide excellent legal representation at affordable prices. I realize each of my clients is a real person, not just a file. I have even represented a fellow criminal defense attorney and two former Sherriff’s deputy after they were arrested and charged with crimes. I understand that even the best people can occasionally make mistakes, and I believe every person charged with a crime deserves to have an attorney fighting for them in court and protecting their Constitutional rights.
If you have any questions about your case, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can also find more information on our in the news page.
I look forward to hearing from you.

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Law Office of Jeff Cardella Criminal Defense Attorney & Expungement Lawyer in Indianapolis Indiana
350 Massachusetts Ave
# 357
Indianapolis, IN, 46204

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Posted by John | October 27, 2023
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Great Expungement Lawyer!
I hired Mr. Cardella to get a charge expunged in Terre Haute, IN, and I can say that I was very pleased with his expedient professionalism, expertise, and attentive manner. He was a VERY good deal for the the service he provided, and my expungement went through without a hitch. VERY good lawyer!! Thank you, Jeff, for your timely service! I can't say enough for it. I was very glad I hired Mr. Cardella!
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Posted by Ken | January 9, 2021
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Great to work with
I found Jeff by searching the internet for an expungement attorney. He came with the highest rated reviews and I wanted someone who was going to make this process smooth and easy. Jeff did exactly that. He explained the whole process ahead of time. Contacted me prior to each court date and walked me through step by step. I highly recommend his services to anyone who is searching for an expungement attorney. I had multiple charges and no have a clean record to progress my life. Thanks Jeff for making it happen!
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Posted by Nicole | February 2, 2016
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Jeff Rocks
Jeff demonstrated a great moral and positive character while working on my nephew's case. He communicated promptly with my family as the case progressed and was easily accessible. We appreciated his honesty regarding the different scenarios and possible outcomes of the case. We were honor to have him as our attorney. Please do not hesitate to retain Jeff, he will work diligently on your family behalf. We respected the fact he does a lot of the leg work himself.
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Posted by Lynn | June 8, 2015
Awesome Attorney!
Jeff is an awesome attorney! I was kept well informed at all times! I would recommend him to family and friends! Extremely knowledgeable and very caring! Will fight for your right's!
Posted by Cheryl | March 30, 2014
Good Attorney
If you are looking for the cheapest attorney then dont look here. He is not the most expensive but not the cheapest either. He does excellent work and I think he is worth more than I paid. He got on my case and did good work in the courtroom and outside of the courtroom. He always communicated with me about what was going on.
Posted by paul | December 28, 2013
I hired mr cardella because I heard good things about him and was told he was a real good attorney. I found out for myself that he truly is a very good attorney. He worked on my criminal case and hopefully I won't have anymore criminal cases, but if I do I will be hiring this guy.
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2013
5 stars!!
Wonderful attorney! Mr Cardella is well worth paying the money for. He was always in court, unlike my last attorney who always missed court dates. Not this guy, he is always on top of things and works hard.
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2013
Very good attorney!!
I was referred to mr Cardella by a friend and wasn't sure if I wanted to pay the money, but I did and in the end I was glad I did! He is a good attorney and did good on my case!! And I liked that I could always reach him or his paralegal by phone even on the weekends.
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • IU School of Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Office of Jef Cardella, LLC
  • 2012 - Present


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Leroy Washington v Marion County Prosecutor, et al


  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • IU School of Law
  • 2007
  • Finalist National Merit Program
  • National Merit Society
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jeff for years and have personally worked with him on several cases. I wholeheartedly endorse him for any criminal matter. He is passionate, fearless, and brilliant. If you choose Jeff, you are making an excellent choice in representation."
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Indianapolis Criminal defense Lawyer Jeffrey Richard Cardella
Jeffrey Richard Cardella
Criminal defense Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 16 years