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Paul Gerald Stracci

Criminal defense Attorney at Crown Point, IN

5.0   57 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    State and Federal Criminal Defense of all misdemeanors and felonies. Specializes in complex and high-profile cases and practices at both the trial and Appellate levels.

    26 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    OWI/DUI/DWI defense of all charges. High BAC/High profile/resulting in death. Member National College for Drunk Driving Defense. Completed NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner’s Course and the 12 Step Drug Recognition Expert Mini-Course.

    26 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%

  4. Car accident
    10%

  5. Gun Law
    10%

  6. White collar crime
    10%

    26 years

THE REPRESENTATION YOU NEED AND DESERVE. PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH. STATE AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE. OWI/DUI. FREE COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION.

Paul Stracci is a very experienced trial attorney who has had remarkable success in the courtroom.  He successfully defended his first murder case 10 months out of law school, with the jury returning a not guilty verdict on all counts.  Paul is a straight shooter and clients may rely upon his honesty, integrity, and willingness to tell the facts as they are.  Paul maintains a strong rapport with his clients as well as with other legal professionals in the area.  He is a relationship builder, who has built strong relationships with local officials, lawyers, and government agencies, all of which provide him with keen insight into and knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Practicing at both the state and federal levels, Paul and his team handle a wide variety of criminal and personal injury cases. Injury cases range from dog bites to trucking accidents to wrongful death cases. Criminal cases range from misdemeanors and OWIs to serious felony drug charges and murder. Paul specializes in defending drug distribution and conspiracy cases, criminal gang activity and firearms offenses, white collar and public corruption cases, healthcare fraud offenses, child pornography and sex cases, and other highly complex and often high profile criminal cases.

In addition, Paul has had particular success in defending drunk driving criminal offenses.  He is a long-time member of the National College for Drunk Driving Defense and has completed drunk-driving courses at the Harvard Law School.  Paul has also completed the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner’s Course and the 12 Step Drug Recognition Expert Mini-Course.  He has the knowledge and skills to often successfully challenge drunk driving breath tests and blood draws for intoxication.

Lastly, Paul has a highly regarded and talented team of lawyers, researchers, and other professionals who work with him as a team, enabling him to work on multiple high-profile cases with the dedication and resources of any firm in the northwest Indiana area.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2020 2019 2018 + 4 ...
Licensed for 25 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 01/04/2023

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

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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
Paul received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by Kimberly | September 10, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
He Is So Kind And Very Professional He Made Me Feel Better And Answered All Of My Questions I Am Very Impressed With Him Highly Recommend Paul
Response from Paul Stracci September 12, 2022
Thank you for the 5-stars Kim! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review.
Posted by Clarence | February 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not just a lawyer Paul is family
“Paul Stracci was a beacon of hope to me, and my family at a time when my options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. Not only was he able to defend me from an unjust accusation, he was calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. Paul had been my lawyer for 10 plus years he is not just a lawyer Paul is family. I am eternally grateful for the service and I hereby recommend Mr. Stracci without reservation.”
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Posted by Denis | December 2, 2020
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Denis
My name is Denis , I hired paul stracci last year ,I was facing 10-40 years imprisonment if found guilty. Paul stracci and his wonderful team of attorneys worked hard for my case to be dismissed. Straightforward, honest, dedicated, and professionalism characterize stracci law group. He will never gives you false hopes, He always makes you understand the true situation you in and the was scenario. I most confess that He and his group of attorneys are the best. My case was dismissed at the federal court of Indiana ( Valparaiso) . Thank you again for your professionalism and the concern you have for your clients. For even after my release they still assist me in so many ways. Legal advice etc.....
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Posted by Timothy | November 10, 2020
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Timothy’s cases dismissed
I can actually say that Paul is a GREAT LAWYER!! Takes care of business. He got a very big felony dismissed that was hovering over my life for a couple years and stopped me from doing many things freely, He also got a Dui Dismissed as well as a few other things! My record is now clean. Thank you Paul Stracci !
Posted by joshua | October 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best representation hands down
I had a situation where I had 10 misdemeanors. I hired Paul Stracci and got them all dropped except for 1 of the smallest misdemeanors. Would highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If your looking for someone whom has your best intrest this is the place
Paul and his staff have been nothing but great. No matter the time on the matter Paul and his staff kept in touch and informed every step of the way.
Posted by Aaron | March 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I hired Paul Stracci to represent me in a felony firearms case. He and his team were able to reach a very favorable outcome within 3 months. They are competent and professional in every way. You will not regret seeking his counsel.
Posted by Anthony | January 2, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
There in Need
Attorney Paul Stracci and Jennifer did not know me but they were willing to put several hours in on helping me try to resolve an issue at No CHARGE. I cannot thank them enough and if I ever require an attorney I will call him.
Posted by Jonathan | December 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Worth his weight in gold
He handled a few of my cases, and I wouldn't go to any other attorney.. he kept me informed, handeled it in a timely manner and I could not have gotten a better judgment.. best criminal defense attorney!! Thank you Paul and Jennifer Sincerely, jon
Posted by Michael | November 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better Call Paul
Hired Paul day after I got out of Lake County for a DUI. I explained my situation and told him about priors. He was still confident even after I explained that this was a 3rd. I hired him and about a month later the charge was dropped! Wish I had a Paul Stracci to hire in my younger years.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer ever, my hero!
Paul Stracci recently represented me in a criminal DWI case and miraculously, and against all odds, got my case completely dismissed. He is the finest attorney I have ever met. As a retired attorney myself, I have met hundreds of lawyers, but Paul outshines them all. He has tremendous presence in the courtroom and is absolutely brilliant in his strategical practice. Furthermore, he did not charge exorbitant fees for his diligent services. He is a very caring and special person and, in short, my hero forever.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2019
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Quick and painless
I was arrested for OWI and had no lawyer. Paul was recommended by a friend. I called the office to speak with Paul and he called me back very shortly after. Paul took the time to hear my story and told me he would get everything taken care of. Throughout this process I could not stop thinking about what was going to happen with my liscence as I need it for both of my jobs. Paul went back and fourth with the prosecutor and my case ended up being dismissed. Paul was always working for me. I had a few late night calls to inform me of what was going on and to check on how things at my job were going. I never had to go to court and they made everything easy by emailing all my documents to me. I am ver happy with my outcome and more importantly the way I was treated. Thank you so much.
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Posted by Bobby | October 8, 2019
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Bobby D.
My name is Bobby and I have hired Paul G. Stracci as my lawyer to represent me on a DUI case. I want to express my high satisfaction that Paul and his staff are doing on representing me on my case. In my opinion, Mr. Stracci is the best representation you can hire on a DUI case. His staff will address any concerns that you would have and will return a phone call each and every time whenever you leave a message. Currently I'm on the 'scram bracelet' and whenever there is a change or a concern arises, Jennifer, his assistant, is always on top of it. Because of this kind of service, I will always recommend Paul G. Starcci to anyone dealing with a DUI/DWI leagal case.
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Posted by Darrell | October 1, 2019
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Excellent Lawyers
I’ve been a long time client of Mr. Stracci and unfortunately I run into legal problems more than most. In my most recent legal troubles I hired Mr. Stracci and being completely honest I don’t know what he did but I had one court date and the next news of the case I heard it was dismissed. Any and just about every time I’ve had a legal problem I’ve called Mr. Stracci and I’ve never felt safer and I’d recommend Stracci law group to anyone for any reason.
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Posted by Kelly | August 23, 2019
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Best lawyer
Mr. Stracci rearranged his whole day to be in court for my son. My son and I couldn’t have ask for a more caring human being to defend him at court. Paul Stracci genuinely cares for his clients and you really don’t get that anymore. Nowadays I feel as if attorney’s are just out there for your money, but Stracci has isn’t. I highly recommend everyone to use Stracci as their attorney if need be.
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Posted by ANTHONY | February 21, 2019
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VERY SATISFIED
Paul did a terrific job for me I was charged with owi , owi endangering a person Paul knowledge and experience with law had my case dismissed I am truly thankful for Paul and his firm for there tremendous work great people great service thank you again PAUL STRACCI
Posted by Nikki | February 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my Sanity
Paul Stracci came very highly recommended to me by someone I trust and respect very much. And he was right on the money... This is by far the best operating team I have seen, they run like a well oiled machine. I had just too may things going on all at once, not only with my legal issues, but with medical issues, and other personal issues. I was incredibly upset, but I instantly I knew I was in good hands. They are: polite. reliable, kind, informative, organized, Not to mention, Jen (Paul Stracci's "right hand man") was more helpful than I can put into to words. She went so far above and beyond to ease my worries, and help me in any way or where I needed it. Her compassion LITERALLY brought me to tears. Paul Is polite, professional, and personable, not to mention the fact that he practices law like a magician. I read it, on a plaque on their wall the says Paul is in the (some ridiculously low ) percentage of Attorneys in the COUNTRY. And it is apparent that it is true in his work. He is by far the best attorney in this area....No one should go anywhere else. They are passionate about their careers and their clients, here they will TAKE CARE OF YOU.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2019
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Case dismissed
Mr Stracci had my case dismissed. He has good etiquette and is all about his client. He explained everything to me as this was the first I had a brush with the law. I got over sleepless nights. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Caitlin Padula was great!
She got my ticket dismissed on a deferred prosecution without even charging me for it. I only had to pay the court costs. She did it pro bono. I was incredibly impressed, and hopefully will have future referrals for her (other than me) in the LaPorte area. Highly recommend!
Posted by Erin | September 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town
Paul Stracci is hands down the best attorney. I haven’t had a valid license for the past 10 years. Not paying numerous tickets in numerous different county's, as well as having tickets for dws and dwsp. My license was a mess. I went to over 5 attorneys and no one could get me a valid license again. They could only take care of a few tickets and that was it. My reinstatement fees were over $2000 which none could help me with. I just thought I'd never have a valid license ever again, that was until I came to Paul Stracci. He did a license cleanup which he was able to get rid of all of my past tickets as well as my outrageous reinstatement fees! Paul got me to have a valid license again after 10 years and going thru multiple attorneys that said It was nearly impossible. The other attorneys quoted me thousands of dollars to remove only a couple tickets at a time and that didn't even remove the $2000 reinstatement fee! Paul's fees are extremely affordable and he works with you on payment plans. His assistant Jennifer is amazing , very persistent to the courts on getting things done and very patient with clients. Within the month of me hiring Paul he was able to get me valid again! They truly are amazing and I'm so grateful for Paul that I finally have such a good lawyer on my side!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Stracci Law Group
  • 2019 - Present
  • President
  • Stracci Criminal Defense, PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Johnson, Stracci and Ivancevich
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Thiros & Stracci P.C. f/k/a Cohen & Thiros P.C.
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Public Defender
  • Lake County Superior Court, Felony Division
  • 2001 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cohen & Thiros P.C.
  • 1997 - 2009
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Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1997
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
  • Loyola University Rome Center, Rome, Italy
  • 1991

Associations

  • National Fire Protection Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defender Executive Board
  • President-Elect
  • 2010 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Calumet American Inn of Court
  • Master of the Bench
  • 1999 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Calumet American Inn of Court
  • Membership Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Calumet American Inn of Court
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys
  • NAFDD
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • AIOCLA
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • ASLA
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top 1% - Distinguished Counsel
  • NADC
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • NACDA
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • AIOCLA
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Seminar
  • Hot Topics
  • 2009
  • CLE Seminar
  • Bridging the Gap
  • 2007
  • CLE Seminar
  • Bridging the Gap
  • 2006
  • CLE Seminar
  • Bridging the Gap
  • 2005
  • CLE Seminar
  • Bridging the Gap
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I practice DUI defense in Illinois and Paul Stracci is a trusted referral source for my clients that have Indiana DUI cases. Paul is knowledgeable, thorough and has a great relationship with his clients. We have represented mutual clients with multi-state DUI issues and he is a trusted resource by both his clients and other attorneys. The one thing that stands out is that Paul takes the time to contact me to find out the out-of-state implications of an Indiana DUI before making decisions. He is focused not only on beating the DUI criminal case, but also, preventing and/or mitigating any loss of driving privileges. He looks at every individual case in terms of seeking the best result and pays attention to every detail to trust he has achieved it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Stracci is very effective, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. He is an excellent criminal law attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Paul since we were in law school. You will be hard pressed to find an attorney who is as dedicated to finding all possible defenses in a case. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul Stracci is well-respected in the northwest Indiana criminal defense community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an outstanding attorney! He is very well respected in the legal community! I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul provide high quality legal services. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well known for staying in constant touch with clients, very knowledgeable and extremely thourough. Leaves no stone unturned getting the best results on a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a zealous and competent advocate for his clients, all while doing so in a professional manner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Stracci is the best criminal defense attorney you can find in the region. He will handle the biggest and most high profile criminal matters in the state of Indiana. He is honest, dependable, and a great asset to the legal community. Don't hesitate to send family and clients to Paul to resolve their legal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a very skilled lawyer who works very hard for his clients. He is focused on getting results. I highly recommend using Paul's services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Crown Point Criminal defense Lawyer Paul Gerald Stracci
Paul Gerald Stracci
Criminal defense Attorney
Crown Point, IN
Licensed for 25 years
Virtual consultation available