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Jeffrey Charles Semko

Criminal defense Attorney at Schererville, IN

4.4   17 reviews

also known as Jeff Semko

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Jeffrey C. Semko is the owner of the Semko Law Office. Previously, Mr. Semko served as a Deputy Prosecutor with the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office from 2009 to 2012 where he tried primarily felony cases. Since starting his own office, Mr. Semko has focused his practice on criminal and family law.

Location

Jeffrey Charles Semko
833 W Lincoln Highway Suite 450 E
Schererville, IN, 46375

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by Christopher | October 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!!
Jeff is by far the best attorney I’ve ever hired. He is down to earth and understanding when you explain your circumstances. He was able to handle my case quickly and got me a plea deal better than I could have ever imagined.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
I have worked with Jeff many times over the last several years. I would fir sure recommend him to anyone looking for a good lawyer.
Posted by SHIONA | May 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
I hired Mr. Semko to represent me in my child support case. He and his team was very helpful with my case. They are goid at keeping you notified with what is going on. Though the process took a while I did get the results I was seeking.
Posted by Ken | April 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Dependable, Professional, Reliable
Everything you would need in an attorney Jeff and his team represents. I found my experience very positive to the point that his office is my first call for all my legal needs. I would encourage anyone to do the same, you will not be disappointed.
Posted by Jacque | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Jeff and his team are wonderful. He is very helpful and totally understanding. I will always give him my business whenever needed!
Posted by Michelle | March 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt and efficient
My husband and I hired Attorney Kasey Dafoe to represent us for a post-secondary educational expense case. Attorney Kasey Dafoe was prompt and efficient with responding and getting things handled. Everything went smoothly and the case was complete within 8 months. Not only was the case complete in 8 months but she also returned the rest of my retainer the very next day after the final court date. Before hiring Attoney Kasey Dafoe my husband and I had 2 terrible experiences with NWI Attorneys Robert Plantz and Julie Stephens. Thank you Semko Law for handling all of our needs quickly and professionally!
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Job!
Jeff was able to get my Owi reduced to reckless driving.I served no jail time and Only a short liscense suspension. I would recommend him to anyone!!
Posted by Anthony | February 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diversion Case
Helped me beat my diversion case. I did a dumb conversion misdeamenor charge and he got me into diversion extremely quick.
Posted by shemean | November 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dui Refusal
I had a Dui Refusal and I'm a Cdl holder. Right away I got in touch with Jeff semko,s office I told Jeff what happened I did not refuse I did take a blood test Jeff and his team Got right on it.they got my blood test which showed way under the legal limit.i remember one day at court I wanted to give up because they offered me a reckless and I just wanted my license back to drive.but Jeff said no were going to fight and that's what he did my case was dismissed October 21,2017 I'm so thankful to Jeff and his team.
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Posted by Richart | September 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
100% Completely Satisfied
I was 100% satisfied with attorney Jeffrey Semko’s handling of a traffic ticket matter on my behalf. He provided excellent legal representation and was able to get the matter dismissed. Justice was served. I would recommend attorney Semko without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for J. Semko
I don't have enough words to describe how pleasant my experience with this firm was. They work very hard to make sure you have winning results. I could not have asked for better services. From the moment I first called until my case was over, I was at ease that I has made the right choice. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He calmed my fears, took copious notes, talked me through everything, followed up on all proceedings and was very thorough in his guidance and in his protection of me throughout this case. He is an excellent attorney, kind, understanding, always returning a call when contacted. His staff is equally qualified and available to answer any questions. I have given his name to many friends and associates as the best estate attorney in the area and will continue to do so. I highly recommend Mr. Jeff Semko as the finest attorney in the area and perhaps in the state.
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Posted by Jen | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Very personalized, affordable service, gave me options and helped me resolve my ticket quickly. Very responsive to any questions/concerns that I had, hopefully I won't need to use him again :) but definitely will recommend to everyone I know!
Posted by Rick | December 22, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice!
I have consulted with Jeff several times before and he always provides great professional support. I would absolutely hire him in the future if I required a competent legal representative.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very responsive and affordable
Attorney Jeff Semko was very easy to work with. He always returned my calls promptly and understood that this was very important to me. I appreciated all his hard work
Posted by Nathan | February 21, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
If outta state do not use
I just called for a consultation on a left lane violation and there was absolutely nothing that can be done other than pay the ticket. Because I’m outta state , the consultant said they could defer the citation and take it to court … what ?!?! This was no help whatsoever . I could’ve just spent 5 minutes talking to myself .
Posted by Wayne | November 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Non effective
I thought a young energetic lawyer was what we needed to defend this case,so I picked Mr. Semco. Case was a probation violation and probation revocation as à result of the violation. Multiple hearings that delayed the probation violation finally resulted in a flat out probation revocation. My grandson is at this moment in jail. The other county judge got tired of waiting. 4 phone calls to Jeff and no call backs. Fired!
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not up front or honest/ Scammer
Charged 750 for special driving privileges. After all other requirements were satisfied license was not valid. Counsel was aware I would not be valid yet still charged me for nothing. I could've not driven and waited out the 90 day suspension and been valid on my own!!
Response from Jeffrey Semko March 14, 2017
Jenelle, I looked up your case on the court docket in the Clerk's Office. The entry states that your Motion for Specialized Driving Privileges was granted. See entry below: Received 10/12/2016. Order dated 10/11/2016. Court grants Order for Specialized Driving Privileges Pursuant to Plea Agreement I.C 9-30-16. (10/13/2016)(RJO)
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Semko Law Office
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Paul Rossi
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Lake County Prosecutor’s Office
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • LaPort County Circuit Court
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Cook County State Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Purdue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • Purdue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • John R. Justice Award
  • Indiana State Government
  • 2012
  • John R. Justice Award
  • Indiana State Government
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Justice: What's Law Got To Do With IT?
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working extensively with Jeff both in and out of the courtroom. Among the scores of attorneys I have met and worked with, Jeff stands out as one of the most intelligent, attentive, and effective advocates. While most of his qualities can be ascribed to his innate intelligence, diligence, and conscientiousness, his most favorable traits—in my judgment—come from his heart. He is likely the most kindhearted, most beneficent, most honorable individual one will ever meet. These attributes make Jeff an excellent advocate, an exceptional attorney, and an extraordinary human being."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows the law, the judges and the prosecutors in Lake County. If I have a criminal law question in Lake County, or need to refer an existing civil client to a criminal attorney, Jeff is who I recommend."
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Schererville Criminal defense Lawyer Jeffrey Charles Semko
Jeffrey Charles Semko
Criminal defense Attorney
Schererville, IN
Licensed for 14 years
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