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Mark James Worthley

Criminal defense Attorney at Valparaiso, IN

3.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 16 years
    Illinois - IL 16 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2007
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Former deputy prosecutor in Marion County Indiana. Currently handling criminal cases in Porter, La Porte, Lake, Starke, St. Joseph and Marshal Counties. Public Defender in Porter County

    17 years, 500 cases

  2. Divorce and separation

    10 years

  3. Estate planning

    10 years

Mark grew up in Central Indiana and earned his law degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 2007, where he also met his wife. He is admitted to practice in Indiana and Illinois. Before law school, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2003. During his time at Michigan, Mark lived in Germany for a year, studying at the University in Freiburg. He is fluent in German.

Outside of the office, Mark regularly volunteers in the community. In the past, he has been involved with the Lions Club, the Indianapolis Bar Association, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Mark completed the Indy Bar Leader Series in 2010. Previously, Mark volunteered with the Whitestown Planning Commission and served as President, where he learned the nuts and bolts of land use, zoning and planning. In addition, he is an Eagle Scout and supports the Boy Scouts of America. Currently, Mark is a member of the Porter County Bar Association and the La Porte County Bar Association.

Mark is married to Tara, and they have a son, Nick. In addition to his family, Mark enjoys living in northwest Indiana, traveling, his two dogs, golfing, trivia, scuba diving, skiing and being a sports fan.


Worthley Law LLC
259 Indiana Avenue
Valparaiso, IN, 46383


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Posted by James | August 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I used Mark for family law. He has very fair rates, and is an extremely hard worker. Trust me, you want this guy in your corner.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Mark Worthley suck as a attorney
He hasn't did nothing to help me, as a matter of fact I asked him to remove hisself off of my case, cause mark Worthley is a liar and untrustworthy,,, this man picked up my case, told me he was waiting on my last attorney( MarkChaugalaf ) to send over the rest of my case file so he could read my whole case,,, but you mark Worthley the same day started negotiating a plea deal with the prosecutor!!!!!!! Without ever seeking my whole case,, how are you already trying to negotiate a plea deal???? And still to this day he hasn't told me weather he received the rest of my case from ( MarkChaugalaf ) now you tell me ,do that sounds trustworthy.... yes mark Worthley is professional liar
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Worthley Law LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecutor
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2008 - 2014


  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2007
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA
  • 2003


  • Porter County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • LaPorte County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Bar Leader Series
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Mark
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Mark when he was a prosecutor in Indianapolis and he was a highly skilled attorney and was very well respected in the Marion County courts. I fully endorse him for anyone looking for counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mark and I worked together as prosecutors. He has an excellent knowledge of the criminal justice system. Additionally I am acquainted with one of his civil clients who has raved to me about his responsiveness, knowledge, and professionalism."
Government Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense

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Valparaiso Criminal defense Lawyer Mark James Worthley
Mark James Worthley
Criminal defense Attorney
Valparaiso, IN
Licensed for 16 years