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Nicole A. Bennett

DUI and DWI Attorney at Hammond, IN

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1998
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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For six years as a Lake County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, I prosecuted people who were investigated and then charged with crimes ranging from drunk driving to murder.  I worked on the side of the State of Indiana fighting defense attorneys to enforce the laws of the state and defend the actions of the police officers in the same courts and before many of the same judges that I practice in front of today.  Now, as a defense attorney, I apply daily the knowledge and experience that I acquired many years ago from being a prosecutor.  The knowledge that I have of how the real system works, puts me at an advantage as I fight to protect and defend people charged with criminal acts today.

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Posted by Werner | March 18, 2023
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2013
Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney
Nicole was amazing. It was clear from the beginning that she knew what she was talking about and recommending. She outlined the good and bad in my case and explained what I should expect as a outcome. She explained her strategy and then implemented that with great results for me.
Posted by Mark | March 6, 2013
My son had two underage drinking arrests. He's a good kid but you never know what a judge is going to do. Nicole is a former prosecutor. You can tell. She is focused, direct, responsive and knowledgeable. In the court room, you can see that she is not only confident but respected. We had a good outcome. But beyond the positive legal outcome, Nicole was certain to make sure that my son understand the seriousness of the charges before him and the potential consequences to which he could have been subjected. My son got it. We would not only use Nicole and the firm again if needed, we would not even consider another lawyer or firm. Why would we?
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Posted by DUI / Suspended License Client | October 10, 2012
WOW! The BEST Professional Passionate Patient Legal Perfectionist Packaged With A+ Winning Attitude I Ever Met.
Nicole A. Bennett, of Westland Kramer & Bennett, is a very , very, very, rare wonder of the law profession world to encounter. She has the right middle initial in her name for sure. I was recommended to Nicole by my Illinois attorney Steve Fagan, of Fagan Fagan & Davis another top notch law firm, who was working on two DUI cases and two driving on Suspended Licence open cases on my behalf. The third open driving on Suspended Licence case along with a citation for driving with one headlight on, was in Indiana which I needed representation for. Nicole is intelligently versed in he laws of Indiana, and even other states. Her rates are very fair and economically proportionate to the size of the charges and case. A lot of lawyers are robotic, dull, dishonest, agitated by clients life-freedom-on-the-line-confusion and many questions, only concerned with a high bill and not the best possible outcome for their client. Nicole has the caring, concern of a Koala bear when communicating her clients yet the feistiness of a mother Tiger championing her cubs against a Crocodile, when cornered in the courtroom against her assigned case. She was able to achieve a decision of me not having leave Chicago, IL to appear in court, even one time, of the several appearance on my behalf, and my plea outcome was total victory. No points against my driving record, and a very small fine. All my calls was promptly returned by Nicole or her legal assistant Sharon Corsi. I had a lot of questions and concerns each time I spoke with Nicole, and she answered each one with the skilled patience of a surgeon general in the middle of open heart surgery. She's gifted with an A thru Z dialect catalog which enabled her to continue explaining multiple ways until the confusion was eroded from my mind and only clear understanding was left. Nicole is honest and bulls-eye straight forward with the plea options and possible outcomes. Yet delicate when doing so. No matter how bad, she will see only see brighter and better as if her neck is on the line as well. Nicole's professionalism is a migraine reliever. She make her cases personal and takes the well-being of her clients very seriously. I can see why she was a Deputy Prosecutor for 6 years. I'm sure glad she realized defense is the best offense. No matter how dark the sunset, Nicole A. Bennett and her golden humorous sunrise will soon have you hovering over the highly recommended horizon.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Westland & Bennett P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Westland Kramer & Bennett PC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Tauber Westland & Bennett PC
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Tauber Westland & Jasaitis PC
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Office Of The Lake County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 1998 - 2004
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  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Alma College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994


  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • A Lawyers role in Real Estate: Buying or Selling a Home
  • Real Estate
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and fair. An asset to our local legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is an excellent trial attorney who works very hard for her clients. She listens to her clients and knows how to get results!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a professional and genuine attorney that I do not hesitate to refer criminal matters to. As a former prosecutor and now a defense attorney in private practice she has the skills and contacts to represent her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Nicole to be both an effective prosecutor and vigorous criminal defense lawyer."

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Hammond DUI and DWI Lawyer Nicole A. Bennett
Nicole A. Bennett
DUI and DWI Attorney
Hammond, IN
Licensed for 25 years