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John Maksimovich

Criminal defense Attorney at Crown Point, IN

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1980
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

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Since entering the practice of law in 1980, John Maksimovich has represented hundreds of defendants facing criminal charges in Indiana State and U.S. Federal Courts. Mr. Maksimovich has extensive experience as primary defense counsel in all aspects of complex and multi-defendant state and federal criminal cases, including bail, detention, and preliminary hearing, violation of supervised release, pre-trial motion practice, trial, sentencing, appeal, and post conviction relief. Committed to excellence in all areas of practice, Mr. Maksimovich has successfully represented defendants against both the federal and state death penalty and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He is an active member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel at both the District Court and Appellate Court level for criminal, post-conviction, and civil rights appointments. Mr. Maksimovich's criminal defense work has led to numerous acquittals, case dismissals, and other favorable outcomes for individuals and multiple defendants accused of murder, RICO crimes, Hobbs act robbery crimes, drug crimes, firearm crimes, kidnapping crimes, and white collar crimes.


John Maksimovich, Attorney At Law
1946 N Main St
Crown Point, IN, 46307-2340

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Posted by Maria | November 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer you can count on - bet your life on it
When I first met Mr. John Maksimovich I knew instantly that he was all business; as you'd like your lawyer to be, nothing but the FACTS. His patience and understanding during the handling of our families very serious case was gracious and respectful always; he listened intently, asked appropriate questions, took notes accordingly and didn't rush anyone or anything. His genuine comprehension of the LAW is impeccable. Mr. M was the 2nd lawyer designated to this 'accused' murder case; I thank God every day for the "mishaps" that led to that decision. Without Johns' dedication to his work and this case, (which I'll call a complete farce of wrongful imprisonment), my fiance' would not have seen the light of day; for possibly the rest of his life. I will be forever grateful and most appreciative for the hard work and long hours Mr. M willing provided to our family; which proved, by jury trial, a very just acquittal. Mr. John Maksimovich is definitely the lawyer with whom you can and should trust with your life! We did.
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Posted by Stephen | November 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer, I highly recommend
When it comes to consulting and/or hiring a lawyer you should be skeptical; just knowing your in need of a lawyer could sometimes make a person feel helpless. Sometimes situations occur in your life that you have no control over, next thing you know your shopping for the best lawyer you can possibly find. And there are a lot of them. It's ultimately up to you to choose someone that you think will benefit you in your situation. Someone that you can trust. Someone you can trust your life with in some cases. Fortunately for me I met John; I got to know him, he got to know me and most importantly I learned to trust him. Communication between a client and a lawyer is key in my eyes. John is a straight forward lawyer and very, very dedicated to his client (some face to face prep meetings going until 10pm; well knowing that we had an early court appearance the next morning). Definitely a lawyer you want on your side! I trusted him with my life. That being said, I will forever owe Mr. John Maksimovich; for he helped me during a part of my life that I will never forget. Don't be fooled, he is a very intelligent man. I Thank You For Everythng You've Done To Help Me John. He will be more then a lawyer; he will help you in ways you wouldn't even think, and not realize until it's already over. He will walk you through whatever your going through. On a scale from 1 to 10, he's a 20.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • John Maksimovich, Attorney At Law
  • 1980 - Present


  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Wabash College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • 7th Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1996 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Serbian
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Indiana Public Defender Council
  • Death Penalty Jury Selection
  • 2015

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"Outstanding attorney! Very knowledgeable and thorough."
Crown Point Criminal defense Lawyer John Maksimovich
John Maksimovich
Criminal defense Attorney
Crown Point, IN
Licensed for 43 years
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