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James Nicholas Thiros

Criminal defense Attorney at Merrillville, IN

5.0   7 reviews
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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1988
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Posted by Laura | August 1, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Came to our rescue
I called Attorney Thiros to help us and our son with some very serious criminal charges in Illinois. Even though he does not practice in Illinois, he made the trip there to help us get our son home. Ultimately I hired an Illinois attorney, but I will be forever grateful to him for helping us through the first steps of this horrible ordeal.
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Posted by Neal Richter DDS | February 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Jim Thiros
Jim Thiros handled our issue with the upmost effeciency, professionalism and effectively. He was able to resolve our concerns and I highly recommend his expertise and services.
Posted by Scott | February 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A great advocate!
I cannot say enough about Attorney Jim Thiros! He worked hard to defend me and clear my name. He is professional and passionate about defending his clients. I was scared because I had never been in trouble before, but Attorney Thiros assured me that he would do everything possible to make sure that I would be OK. The biggest compliment that I can give to Attorney Thiros is to continue to refer my friends and family to him.
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Posted by Tim | January 25, 2018
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Great lawyer!
Jim handled an OWI case for me and helped me so much. I was looking at a 1 year license suspension and he got the Prosecutor to reduce the charge and terminate the suspension. Jim kept me informed of what was going on with the case and got it resolved with just 1 court apppearance. Thanks Jim!
Posted by Michele | October 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Juvenile battery
I was very pleased with my attorney. He address the case well. Is always in contact with me.And also got the case down to only community service for my daughter. In a reasonable time. James is great at what he does would recommend him to others .thanks for your represenpatation.
Posted by Sonia | October 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Indiana.
To any one looking for legal help i highly recommend Mr. Thiros. Feeling helpless i came upon his number when my husband got arrested for public intoxication in indiana , i live out in chicago. My husband was sentenced to 180 days in jail no bond . worried he would lose his job . Thiros got the state of indiana to give my husband a hearing him being in jail for two weeks. Every lawyer i spoke too denied help . Thiros was up front he never promised my husband would come out , but he promised todo everthing in his reach . My husband came out of jail with 6months provation . He was able to save his job. He helped us all the way throughout his provation . Without my husband having to go to court . He took care of everything . I thank him for all his help . I highly recommend Mr. Thiros excellent lawyer.
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Posted by Mark | October 6, 2016
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Competent, Professional, Experienced
I just finished a case with Mr. Thiros as my local counsel. A relatively small matter, but one for a major client of mine. Most lawyers wouldn’t have given it much attention because it wasn’t going to generate significant revenue, particularly for a local counsel. Jim provided not only sound legal analysis, but also insight about the judge’s inclinations and the nuances about local practice that you can’t find in the practice guides. He was responsive to our requests and stayed on top of the upcoming deadlines. Also, facilitated a constructive relationship with our opposing counsel, which helped with many case management issues. No surprise to me. I’ve used Jim as my local counsel on other matters and each time he’s been a valuable resource that contributed to a successful outcome for my clients. He’s also easy to work with, good demeanor, will go the extra mile without concern for whether he can bill the time.
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Thiros &Thiros
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Thiros & Stracci
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Cohen & Thiros
  • 1988 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • Lake Superior Court
  • 1985 - 1986
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  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Indiana University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Concealed Carry Law
  • Handgun possession laws
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Attorney Thiros for over twenty years and have referred many clients to him. They have all been very pleased with their outcomes and his professional demeanor"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jim Thiros. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing him professionally for over twenty years. He is a skilled trial attorney. He is prepared, understands the nuances of the law, and conducts himself in a very professional manner. He represents his clients well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim does great work in both the State and Federal Courts. He has handled many difficult cases and helped his clients get out of tough situations or at least minimize the consequences of being in trouble."
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Merrillville Criminal defense Lawyer James Nicholas Thiros
James Nicholas Thiros
Criminal defense Attorney
Merrillville, IN
Licensed for 35 years
Virtual consultation available