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About me

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.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 35%
    18 years
  2. Speeding Ticket: 30%
    18 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    18 years
  4. Family: 10%
    12 years

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Contact info

Westland Kramer & Bennett PC

141 West Lincoln Hwy
Second Floor
Schererville, IN, 46375


INActive In Good Standing199807/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWestland & Bennett P.C.2015 - Present
PartnerWestland Kramer & Bennett PC2012 - 2015
PartnerTauber Westland & Bennett PC2006 - 2012
AssociateTauber Westland & Jasaitis PC2004 - 2006
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyOffice Of The Lake County Prosecuting Attorney1998 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Alma CollegeHistory and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994