|IN||Inactive In Good Standing||1989||08/06/2017|
|Owner||Law Office of Catherine A Lake||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Lake County Public Defender's Office||2003 - 2008|
|Trial Supervisor||Lake County Prosecutor's Office||1995 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Indiana State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Lake County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Criminal Defense Bar||N/A||N/A|
|Woman Lawyers Association of NWI||Former President||2000 - 2001|
|Valparaiso University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Indiana University||History and English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
I am an Illinois resident who was arrested in Indiana for a DUI, as well as two other charges. Even though I refused the breathalyzer, she was able to get the refusal expunged and plea the charges down to reckless driving. As a result of her work, there will be no impact to my Illinois drivers license.
Even though I made a huge mistake that put me in this situation, I am very thankful for her hard work that limited the impacts from what could have been a very serious conviction. I would recommend her to anyone else who needed an attorney for a similar situation.
Posted by Donna / Garrett
I have to say, I have never had to deal with the situation in which my son and I have just been thru with his DUI's. I went on line and found Catherine Lake and immediately called. She had us come in right then and explained everything in detail of what we were about to encounter. We were scared but the damage was done and we had to deal with the consequences of his actions. Catherine amazed us with the outcome of having 2 DUI's within 2 months apart of each other. One was dropped completely and the other was reduced immensely. I was truly blessed and extremely lucky to have found her. Her compassion and dedication to helping my son ( to where his future was not altered in a negative way ) was way beyond what I could have ever imagined! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND contacting Catherine Lake with any issues like what my son just went thru. He's 24 and because of Catherine, he still has a bright future ahead of him! Thank you again Catherine for such an amazing job you did!!!!!
Posted by del
I was faced with a difficult D.U.I. charge
Where some attorneys would and do take a shortcut or the easiest way out...
I was fortunate enough to have Attorney Catherine Lake referred to me.
I did not know her whatsoever.
Thankfully, Attorney Catherine Lake took my case.
She DID roll up her sleeves and stayed a difficult course.
Catherine Lake went the extra mile for me and my family-
where I was in real jeopardy of losing my C.D.L., and my job.
Attorney Catherine Lake kept me updated, I never had to guess what was happening.
Catherine Lake was upfront and straightforward. Much more than fair throughout.
Catherine Lake knew the material and how to navigate,
I am thankful that my D.U.I. case was DISMISSED!
More so, It has been my experience that one cannot pay a person to care...
I feel like if she did not care, the result would have been different.
Attorney Catherine Lake left no doubt that she cared about me and my family...
(she also took care of a speeding violation- she had it reduced to a non moving violation).
We are glad to now know her.
Thank you very much Cathy!
Burton Padove, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Catherine for over a decade. She was a Supervisor in the Prosecutors Office and is very qualified to represent DUI/DWI clients. I have referred more than one case to her. I have also been opposing counsel in family law matters and she is a good advocate who cuts to the point-helping to make matters move efficiently.