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Bradley Lynn Banks

Criminal defense Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Bradley

Learn Bradley’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    90%
    Spent the last 10 years of practice in the area of criminal law. Tried more than 55 jury trials.

    24 years

  2. Litigation
    10%
    Have spent my entire career as a litigator.

    24 years

I have been practicing law for 15 years.  I spent almost 10 years as a deputy prosecutor.  During that time I tried every thing from dui, sex crimes and murder trials.  I have also practiced in civil law with extensive practice in family law.  This includes divorce, child custody, visitation, child support and all other areas of family law.  I work hard for my clients to get the best possible result.

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Location

Banks & Brower, LLC
8770 Purdue Rd.
Indianapolis, IN, 46268

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Juvenile case complicated by an out of state move.
Brad helped my family thru a legal issue with my son. To complicate matters, we were moving out of state after the issue was resolved. Brad went out of his way to understand the implications in the state we were moving to and was able to help negotiate a plea that had the minimal impact for our son in the new state. Brad, in my opinion, went above and beyond to help guide us thru the issue with our son. I cannot recommend Brad high enough for anyone seeking a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Robert | April 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional with a positive outcome!
I hired Mr. Banks to help me with some legal issues. He was very professional and knowledgeable in his field and made this process as smooth as possible for me. He was always very patient with all my calls and emails and always responded in a timely manner. Thanks to Mr. Banks we received a positive outcome and I was able to move along with my life. I would definitely hire Mr. Banks if you are ever in need of his services!
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Brad Banks offers exceptional representation. I would highly recommend his firm for any legal needs. My experience was extremely positive. He and other staff were professional, empathetic, genuine, and engaging.
Posted by Cassandra | September 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Absolutely top notch attorney. Brad takes a personal interest in the case and follows through with what he tells you he will do and goes above and beyond as well. Communicated to me on a Sunday evening! I highly recommend him. He will get it done for you.
Posted by Jane | September 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Bradley Banks is an attorney I will recommend for any legal situation. He communicates on a frequent basis. He is very time efficient and knowledgable regarding the programs that are offered within the jail/prison system and wants to help his clients improve their lives. He is straightforward and will tell you what you are up against. He was very compassionate and caring regarding the client and the family. He will be the only attorney I will ever use for any legal needs. His retainer is reasonable, but you MUST keep up with your payments and on time. Most attorneys do not even offer this option. His office staff has always been very kind and courteous. I have never received a bill that has been unreasonable.
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Posted by Dean | April 28, 2015
Andersen, Dean
I was overall very pleased! Brad made me feel comfortable with what he was doing and what he was talking about. I think he did an amazing job and will always recommend him.
Posted by Chris | April 2, 2015
Excellent legal counsel at a fair price
I would definitely recommend Brad from Banks and Brower! What made my experience excellent were the results that we ultimately accomplished after months of Brad's diligent work. I could not have asked for a more positive outcome and would gladly refer anyone in need of legal assistance to Brad or anyone at his firm. The whole team at Banks and Brower exceeded my expectations from my first call to the office to the very end of the process. I would highly recommend Brad to anyone in need of legal assistance, you will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Traver | September 3, 2014
Awesome Defense Attorney
Brad worked diligently to prove my innocence and justice prevailed. Brad has a huge heart and he fought hard for my freedom! He is always prompt at answering any questions or concerns day or night. There is no other attorney like Brad Banks, he is the best for sure! God bless you Mr. Banks.
Posted by Danielle | June 2, 2014
Excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer!
I simply couldn't have asked for a better lawyer than Bradley Banks. I was scared and unsure of what to do with myself as I was facing a misdemeanor, multiple D felonies, and a B felony. Within minutes of calling Mr. Banks I received a call back and was able to discuss the case and arrange a time to meet him, all while he was supposed to be on vacation! He never made me feel like a bother, was caring in the way he spoke, but never afraid to be completely upfront with me about what I could be facing. Not only was he informative but his firm uses a website that allows you to create a login and view any and all documents that he receives on your case. I never felt out of the loop and knew that I was kept up to date on everything going on. I would highly recommend Bradley Banks to anyone facing a tough situation and in need of help. He turned my case with a felony that could have gotten me 6-20 years if executed to a D felony case with probation and alternative misdemeanor sentencing once completed. He quite literally, saved years of my life.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2014
Bradley Banks
Banks and Brower Law Firm provided superior service with regard to my legal needs. Brad Banks is professional, knowledgeable, and personable in all of his affairs. I would and have recommended Mr. Banks to others for legal consulting. He was a joy to work with.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2013
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
I am very grateful that I found Bradley Banks for my legal services! Brad is extremely professional, supportive, knowledgable, and respectful. I felt that he genuinely cared and wanted to ensure I was legally protected. I felt confident knowing I had Brad to represent me. I am forever grateful for his services that helped me through a very unpleasant time in my life. I would highly recommend Brad Banks to anyone who needs legal guidance.
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Posted by Trace | August 14, 2013
Great lawyer
Brad was an awesome lawyer. I had never been in trouble before, and I was ignorant to many things which left me worried and scared. He not only kept me informed and helped me get the best result in my case. But, he also was there just when I placed a phone call just to vent or to ask advice or get rid of some stress. He never failed to understand that it wasn't just another case, but one specific to me.
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Posted by Jose | July 20, 2013
Jose
Mr. Banks was knowledgeable in helping to reduce the charges I was facing.
Posted by Heather | July 7, 2013
Awesome Attorney...
Brad You did a awesome job. No matter what time it was or what day it was you were always available to answer the phone or email. You really believed in Brandon and that means alot. We will always want you on our side. Brandon is settled and actually going to a staffing agency in the morning so should be out working by Wednesday. He has adjusted very well and actually knows people in the dorm with him. Thank you and we could not have gotten through this without you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2013
Solid
First experience with Mr. Banks involved a relatively simple traffic violation case. He provided good advice, was very responsive on the phone and by email, even while on vacation. Issue was resolved to our satisfaction. Honored our Hyatt Legal Services plan. Overall we had a very solid first experience with Brad and will consider using him again in future legal matters.
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Posted by Stephan | April 6, 2013
I would hire Brad Banks again without a doubt
I was originally charged with two D felonies and a misdemeanor, all drug related. Mr. Banks was able to get both felonies completely dropped from my record and I was only sentenced to 180 days probation along with just an A misdemeanor. Brad kept me up to date with all information as he received it and made sure I knew exactly what was going on. Mr. Banks is a top-notch professional and I would recommend him to anyone in legal trouble with 100% confidence in him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Banks & Brower LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Division Chief
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Homicide Prosecutor
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Major Felony Prosecutor
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Major Felony Deputy Prosecutor
  • Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman
  • 2000 - 2003
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Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Purdue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Indiana vs. Michael Wilson
  • Guilty

Associations

  • Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Indianapolis
  • Big Brother
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Past Secretary
  • 2003 - Present
  • Hamilton County Mock Trial Competition
  • Past Chair
  • 2003 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Former Member of Ethics Committee
  • 2000 - Present
  • Lambda Chi Alpha Building Corporation
  • President
  • 1997 - Present
  • Fishers Soccer Club
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Royalwood Homeowner's Association
  • Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Jaycees
  • Past President
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Shamrock Homeowner's Association
  • Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Legal Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Course Honors
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • 1999
  • 5 year service award
  • Prevail, Inc.
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Associate Editor
  • Valparaiso Law Review
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office
  • Trial Advocacy I Trainer
  • 2013
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference
  • DUI Law
  • 2011
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office CLE
  • Tough Moments in Trial
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (17)
Endorse Bradley
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"While working with Brad Banks, I have been able to witness his professionalism both with clients and the prosecutors. His experience level allows him to give solid advice, and he does so at all hours. I am happy to have my name associated with the firm he has established. I happily endorse Brad Banks."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"While we worked at the prosecutor's office in the past, Brad Banks was my supervisor. He is very knowledgeable on all criminal law matters and is an excellent trial lawyer. I highly endorse Brad as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Brad is an excellent attorney and I have no reservations recommending him. He gives his full attention to each client's case and is passionate about defending his clients to the best of his ability."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad is a well known criminal defense attorney who advocates for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Brad is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to do what is necessary for a client. He has been an excellent person to learn from. Any client would be lucky to have him on their side!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bradley. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Brad Banks. For years, we worked together at the Marion County Prosecutor's Office. We tried several major jury trials together, including a murder trial. Brad's legal skill set is second to none. His dedication to the law is unmatched."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am a business partner with Brad, and I truly enjoy working with him. I couldn't recommend him more highly as his experience is unparalleled."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked on a case where Brad and I shared a common client (but different matters). Brad is knowledgeable, helpful, and a real fighter or his clients. Don't hesitate to call him to learn more. He will fight for you."
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