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Gary Lee Colasessano

Criminal defense Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Law Office of Gary L. Colasessano LLC

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1992
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All Felony and Misdemeanor Charges in both State and Federal Courts, including: Drug Possession and Dealing, Murder, Robbery and Burglary, Theft, Fraud, Sex Offenses, Gun Charges, Battery, and many others.

  2. DUI and DWI
    Defending clients charged with drunk driving offences, both felony and misdemeanor, handling license suspensions and hardship licenses, and challenging breath test results.

  3. Expungement
    Clearing up and sealing criminal convictions to give clients a new start on life.

With over 30 years of practice as a Criminal Defense Attorney, I understand that my clients depend on me for results.  I know that what I do has a profound impact on the live of people I serve.  When I choose to take a case, I do so with an understanding of what is at stake and a deep sense of commitment to the people I represent.

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Gary Colasessano
902 E. 66th Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46220


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Gwyneth | August 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would've paid any amount for my freedom, however, he's very reasonable
THIRD DUI in less than a year, yes you read that correctly, I needed help, I had many letters from attorneys offering their help, when I called some didn't answer, some couldn't help unless I retained them and so on, however, Mr. Colasessano not only answered all questions, he was also very honest in stating the obvious 3 DUI'S in less than a year not great, however, he had a plan. I followed everything that was requested to help in my defense. And after about a year and a half in and out of court, it was time. I was to receive my sentence. The judge looked over all programs, meetings, volunteer work I had completed, as requested by Mr. Colasessano. Mr. Colasessano spoke and added a few very professional yet kind words about my character, the judge asked what Mr. Colasessano's recommendation was along with what the prosecution wanted, they both agreed, I was to receive Public Intoxication with time served and 2 year probation, which I had almost completed. I couldn't believe this was the real outcome, this was unheard of, I broke down in tears because, it seemed unreal but because he was always involved every step of the way. He's an amazing, honest, fair, intelligent, he does not sugar coating the truth, but offers comfort because of his abilities that being said he will put his all into any clients case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2015
Honest and reliable attorney
I have worked with this attorney several times and each time he was very up front and honest about both the cost to retain him as well as the case itself. He even made some suggestions of things to try before I hired a lawyer. I really appreciated that!!


  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Gary L. Colasessano LLC
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Marion County Public Defender Agency
  • 1992 - 1997


  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (JD)
  • 1992
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Bachelor of Science (BS),
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Murder - Not Guilty
  • Domestic Battery - Felony
  • Dismissed


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1992 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar
  • N/A
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 - Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2024


  • Indiana Court of Appeals Opinions
  • Dumaual, Carmen v. State of Indiana
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Career Day
  • So you want to be a Lawyer
  • 2019

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Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary has many years of experience in criminal defense matters, and I fully trust him. I am happy to know him."
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