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Marcelino Gustav Lopez

DUI and DWI Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

4.9   176 reviews

also known as Marc Lopez

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Marcelino

Learn Marcelino’s areas of practice.

Helping people — that describes my job as an attorney. I am blessed to enjoy this career, where I am able to positively impact the lives of others. As many people often say, find a job you love and you won’t work a day in your life.

As a former Deputy Prosecutor in Marion County, I handled thousands of criminal cases, many of which went to trial, providing me with firsthand courtroom experience. During these trials, I’ve learned how to spot weaknesses in the State’s case and perhaps most importantly, how to exploit those weaknesses to benefit the defendant. I firmly believe in every individual’s constitutional rights, and that every criminal defendant has the right to a fair trial. In order to have a fair trial, a defendant needs to be represented by a experienced and capable attorney. I am that attorney, and I am ready to help you.

I also have years of experience as an attorney working to protect the rights of seriously injured individuals including victims of automobile accidents, employees injured on the job and people who were hurt because someone else’s carelessness. On a personal note, my wife was injured in a serious automobile accident. There is nothing worse than being injured, or a loved one being injured, because someone else was being careless. Having bodily injury forced upon you is a very humbling and demeaning experience for the injured person and their family. When you or someone you love is injured you need to be represented by an experienced and capable attorney. I am that attorney, and I am ready to help you.

 

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This two days seminar was held in New Orleans and it has been the main scientific seminar for the past 24 years. Amazing speakers.  Amazing science.
This was a two-day intensive seminar held in Georgia that built a foundation for the National College of DUI Defense's other science based courses. This seminar lit a fire in me that the science behind DUI / OVWI has some serious flaws.
This was a 5 day DUI Seminar held in Texas. The first three days were spent learning the science of blood drug analysis, which included visiting a lab that does blood drug analysis. Then we spent two days learning how to present this to a jury.
This was a 5 day DUI Seminar held in Colorado.  The first three days were spent learning the science of blood alcohol analysis, which included visiting a lab that does blood alcohol analysis.  Then we spent two days learning how to present this to a jury.
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Location

Marc Lopez Law Firm
120 E. Market
Suite 710
Indianapolis, IN, 46204

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  176 customer reviews
Posted by AF | August 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Period.
Marc Lopez and his team are absolutely amazing. They are the best, smartest most competent professionals you can hire. If you find yourself in a bind, hiring attorney Lopez is a no brainer!
Posted by Arshia | January 27, 2021
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The right Lawyer
I would definitely recommend Mr. Lopezs. He's very intelligent, wise and knows the laws. I had him for a lawyer before and he gave me all the in and outs and also followed up with me to make sure I was on task. I would definitely use his law firm again or refer him to anyone that was in need of a lawyer.
Posted by David | December 11, 2020
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Best Law Firm EVER
I recommend this law firm 100% to anyone in need of criminal defence. A few reasons why I think they're top tier. Everything is catered to you because you are represented in YOUR best interest. Everything I asked for, they made it happen. Every penny of mine was well spent. The best part about it was building a relationship through this! I know the Mark Lopez law firm will work the same way with anyone else. They had a great representation of professionalism which is always prominent. One last thing to add is their paralegals work fantastically as well. They made sure any extra tip I had for my case was on my file noted for the attorneys to see. A personal thank you to one of the paralegals which ill keep anonymous, you're great keep up the good work!!!!
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Posted by Josh | December 11, 2020
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Indy Law Excellency
Marc Lopez and staff are the most professional and down to earth people I have had the pleasure with which to work. They were always easily accessible and quick to answer any questions. They always provide proper counseling to give you their best legal advise through your difficult times. I highly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Donald | November 17, 2020
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One of the Best Teams Indy has to Offer
I've worked with both Marc and Matt and they are always willing to go above and beyond with any needs they are able to assist with. Their pricing is reasonable, the staff is so helpful, and they make sure you know what's going on every step of the way. They were able to make sure I ended my case in a situation that allowed me to maintain my employment, which was the biggest gift I could have asked for. I know they care and were with me every step of the process, pre and post sentencing.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2020
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Client
Marc, Zac, and the whole team were extremely helpful from the very first phone call I made to the firm up until every matter of my case was resolved. They were all very quick and knowledgeable when addressing any of my questions or concerns I had throughout the whole process. Marc and his team definitely took the stress out of a very stressful situation by their knowledge, quick communication, and attacking any issues that arose before and after my case was closed. Aside from having a lawyer, the team made it feel like I had someone who had my back.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2020
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Event Manager
The Marc Lopez Law Firm is top notch. I was a complete mess when I came to Marc as a referral from a dear family friend. I had never been in trouble before, and I was just fresh out of college, worked in management for a Fortune 500 company, and made my first adult move away from college to Indianapolis to start my career. I was callow and felt the weight of the world on my shoulders, but luckily I stumbled into Marc’s office and my perspective was able to change. I had hope. I remember walking through his doors the morning of our first meeting and his soothing words put a calm over me: “I will not let you be a felon.” Fast forwarding to now, I am so happy that the world is still open to me and despite this set back, I am afforded the ability to go, to do, and to be to the best of my ability without the restraints of one bad decision. Because of Marc and his law firm, I am enjoying my life and career as an event manager, and I no longer fear the future. Thanks you, Marc Lopez Law Firm!
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Posted by Brian | May 12, 2020
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Absolutely Recommend!
The Marc Lopez attorneys are the best! I couldn't have asked for better representation. I got a much better deal than I had anticipated. There office and legal staff are incedible!
Posted by Lawrence | April 1, 2020
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Highly recommend
Marc helped me with a license issue from a prior incident. He did this for a great price and got immediate results. He was professional and very informative. He answered all my questions in a very timely manner. I would recommend him for anyone who needs counsel in his area of expertise.
Posted by Mary | March 17, 2020
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Lopez Law
My name is Mary. I called Marc Lopez firm today for information pertaining to a case he worked for me almost five years ago. His firm answered my phone call, listened to my request and had a solution within ten minutes. Anyone that has the opportunity to have this lawyer represent them are not going to regret it. If you’re in trouble, listen to how he can help you. If you are serious as he is to help your case, do everything he recommends during the phase of your case, and you will be pleasantly amazed. Me. Lopez is an outstanding Attorney. He saved my career five years ago. He continued his top professional service today with just one phone call. Thank you Lopez and Brittany
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Posted by Dustin | March 2, 2020
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NOT GUILTY!
Marc and Zac at Marc Lopez Law handled my case with the highest level of professionalism. They took the time to fully understand my case and how being convicted would hurt my business. During my OWI bench trial, they knew exactly what direction to take and followed through. I always felt my views and what I needed were being taken into account. Can't thank the whole team at Marc Lopez Law enough!
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Posted by Chad | January 10, 2020
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Marc Lopez
Im a truck driver and live in another state. In need of a lawyer over some trouble i got into while traveling thru the state. I contact Marc Lopez. Since the first day i contacted him. He responded quickly on how to take care of the issue. He did exactly what he said took care of issue fast and efficient. He's the best lawyer in Indianapolis, Indiana. Big thank you to Marc Lopez Law Firm. I will recommend Marc Lopez anyday
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Posted by Heather | August 30, 2019
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OVWI & FELONY BATTERY on a POLICE OFFICER
This LEGAL TEAM of powerhouse trial attorneys at the Marc Lopez Law Firm stood confidently, and without hesitation, next to me all the way from the beginning of my humiliating through a small town jury trial yesterday. Facing OVWI and the Felony Battery on an Officer, I was so scared and angry at first because even though I knew I was innocent, how do you convince a small town jury that a well-known Police Officer in their community is mistaken? I came home to my family from trial yesterday so incredibly grateful for this legal team's dedication. The jury found me NOT GUILTY on both counts! Call these professionals with your trial court needs!
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2019
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Excellent legal team
I was facing possible felony charges for a DUI- troubled & determined to find the best litigation possible. I found, Atty: Marc Lopez, and his firm. Lopez’s team, gave hope, where there is little. The entire team handled my case effectively and sought immediate action when possible.Due to their diligent efforts my case was ultimately dismissed! I would highly recommend having ,Marc Lopez firm, represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
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Defender of the Constitution
Five prosecutors in this room looked like a pack of wolves. Good thing i got marc.
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2019
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If you are looking for professionalism
Marc Lopez and his team approached my case with professionalism, diligence and effective follow through. I believe my case had the best outcome possible due to Marc and his team of professionals. Highly recommended!
Posted by Andrea | May 16, 2019
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Highly recommended
Marc was so helpful to me when I thought I had run out of options and was about to give up. Not only was he knowledgeable and professional but also empathetic to me and what I was going though. He was always cool and calming and even found ways to make me laugh. His responses were always done in a timely manner and was able to get the job done. He went above and beyond to ensure a great outcome. I am eternally grateful to him and I highly recommend Marc Lopez without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2019
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Satisfied Client
Mr. Lopez and his team were amazing! My questions and emails were answered promptly, the online telephone appointment scheduling system was easy to use and he always called at the scheduled time. All possibilities were explained and I was very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend using this firm.
Posted by paul | April 29, 2019
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Marc Lopez attorney review
I would highly recommend Marc Lopez and his firm I hired for a o.v.w.i. and was satisfied with the outcome. Again i consulted with Marc about a title issue and again the outcome was good. Mark and his staff are very kind and courteous and go that extra mile.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2019
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ROCK STAR LAWYER
I called on Marc's team when my back was against the wall, and they were able to help me achieve a better outcome to my situation that I could have hoped for. Marc, Matt, Luke, Anthony, and the whole team were there to answer all my questions and help me through a difficult situation. I know anyone can count on Marc to help!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Marc Lopez Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecutor
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Lee Cossell Kuehn & Love
  • 2002 - 2008

Education

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • DWI means Defend with Ingenuity
  • 2015
  • Trojan Horse Method
  • 2015
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity
  • 2014
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Intensive Summer Session in DUI Defense at Harvard Law School
  • 2013
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2011
  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • JD
  • 2006
  • DePauw University
  • 2003
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Felony Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon - Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty
  • DUI / OVWIcase with Marijuana
  • Not Guilty of DUI / OVWI.
  • DUI / OVWI DISMISSED
  • Dismissed after State presented their case
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010 - Present
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers in Indiana
  • The Legal Network
  • 2017
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • 2016 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Blood Alcohol Analysis and Trial Advoacy
  • The National College for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Blood Drug Analysis and Trial Advoacy
  • The National College for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in Indiana
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2015
  • Science as Your Best Defense
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Indiana
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Intoximeter EC / IR II Operator Training Course
  • Alfred E. Staubus, PhD
  • 2014
  • Indiana Rising Star Attorney
  • Indiana Super Lawyer
  • 2013
  • Indiana Rising Star Attorney
  • Indiana Super Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Indiana Rising Star Attorney
  • Indiana Super Lawyer
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Completion of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Platt & Associates
  • 2010
  • Indiana Rising Star Attorney
  • Indiana Super Lawyer
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • MCPD Columbus Day CLE guest speaker
  • Specialized Drivers License
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (61)
Given (67)
Endorse Marcelino
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marc is a very detailed and thoughtful attorney who works very hard for his clients. He is a great advocate and makes sure his client's interests are zealously protected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marc is one of the sharpest lawyers I know. He thinks through his cases and looks at different angles to poke holes in the prosecutor's case. He is also not afraid to try cases which is rare these days. He is not looking for the quick settlement. He does what is in the best interest of his clients. He cares about his clients and will go the extra mile for them. I would highly recommend him for criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of getting to know Marc through the Indiana State Bar Association's Leadership Development class. He is an experienced attorney with a passion for serving his clients and others. He is outgoing and his engaging personality will immediately put you at ease, which is something that can really help clients through hard times. Marc is also willing to help other attorneys with questions. I recently had a DUI case that had some technical issues regarding the procedures the police used. Marc looked over the case and was quick to point out issues in the case and to guide me through the proper steps to challenge the evidence. Long story short, I was able to get breath test results (.204!) suppressed, and save my client from serving a significant jail sentence. I'm proud to know Marc and I highly endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcelino Lopez is a very knowledgable and skilled attorney who advocates tirelessly for his clients. I would highly reccommend him to anyone who needs a criminal defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Marc on many DUI/OWVI cases in the past. I do not hesitate to recommend him to help you with your DUI case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the real deal. I have recommended close friends and family to him on DUI/DWI cases. He really knows the law when it comes to those types of cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Marc at an advanced DUI seminar last year. He is smart and committed to fighting for his clients. If I had a DUI in Indiana I would hire Marc to fight for my Not Guilty! His dedication to continuing his education demonstrates his commitment to fighting the charges!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an amazing attorney and businessman. He is extremely hard working and passionate about helping his clients get the best possible outcome. I highly endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc is a rising superstar in the DUI world. In a market where there are a lot lawyers who compete for your case on the basis of price, you have to be very careful about who you choose. There will always be someone charging the least in any market area and yes, in law, you usually get what you pay for. I highly recommend that if you or a loved one have been arrested for DUI or another serious offense that you call Marc now. He's easy to talk to and will arm you to make the right decisions for your life."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc knows what he's doing! He has helped me brainstorm a couple issues that led to great results for my clients. A scholar and a gentleman. I respect his opinion."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"Marc Lopez is a an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer. That means the Marc has not only a number of years in practice, but, he is constantly in court representing people who have been accused of crimes. I have worked with Marc on a number of occasions where we, as trial lawyers, work on our skills. In addition to bringing his natural talent to the table, Marc is constantly open to learning new skills. But, what I find most encouraging about Marc, is that he also practices the basic fundamental skills of trial advocacy. Whenever anyone asks me to refer them to a trial lawyer in Indianapolis, I give them Marc's number. I know that if they call Marc, they are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I frequently refer DUI and other criminal cases to Marc and his firm, and my clients have always raved about their services. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"An aggressive attorney who represents clients well. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc is a very knowledgeable and personable lawyer with great knowledge in DUI law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Marcelino. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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