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John Vazanellis

Criminal defense Attorney at Merrillville, IN

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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I am a former Lake County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.  I understand the criminal system well and can assist you with legal representation.  I understand that facing criminal charges can be overwhelming, which is why I am always available to consult with throughout your case.

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John Vazanellis
9120 Connecticut Dr. Suite D
Merrillville, IN, 46410

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Posted by MohammadK | May 12, 2018
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Great defense lawyer, feel at ease if he's representing you!
I got a speeding ticket in Indiana and John represented me to clear the ticket. He was very professional, provided all information needed, and was very responsive throughout the process making sure I didn't have to do anything as he represented me. Thanks for your help John!
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2018
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Amazing experience
He impressed me not only with the professionalism, but also with the art of communication as an outstanding attorney.
Posted by Frank | January 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very honest and a straight shooter
I hired John for traffic tickets. I didn't even have to go to court! He got me a 6 month deferral program and I didn't even have to pay for that. Very easy to get a hold of and very smart when it comes to the legal system. I'd recommend John to anyone!
Posted by Kyle | July 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very upfront, honest, knowledgeable! Has built great relationships with his colleagues!
John has represented myself and my family on many matters ranging from drug dealing charges to traffic ticktes. He has great relationships within Lake and Porter counties. He helped me stay out of prison after Getting set up by the porter county drug task force also violations on my probation. John is very knowledgeable of the law and any loopholes in it. He was upfront, straightforward, and honest. John and his team were able to keep me out of prison, keep my job, and most importantly support my family! He also got my license back like it was nothing. I will always refer him to all my family and friends! Thanks John!
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Posted by Michael | March 31, 2017
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Great attorney
I have been using John for all my legal advice and would definitely recommend him for anyone. He was very knowledgeable of the system and took care of my concerns from the initial consultation. after my issue was resolved it definitely helped me rest easy knowing I had a great attorney. HIRE JOHN!!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2017
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The Best Lawyer
In 2016 I was in a position needing a criminal lawyer. I was referred to John by a close friend. After meeting John I knew I was in good hands. He throughly explained the entire process of how he was going to take care of my case. After this conversation at his office I felt at ease going to court with John. I would not hesitate to re-hire John as my lawyer. Thank you John for all you've done for me. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND John.
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Posted by Sarah | March 31, 2017
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Great lawyer!
John is a wonderful attorney. He is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. He was upfront and honest with me from the very beginning. He always returned my calls promptly and explained things to me so well! I am definitely using him from now on!
Posted by Pete | January 13, 2017
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Great Lawyer
I would recommend John to anyone in search of a good honest attorney with great knowledge of the legal system and does exactly what he tells you is going to do.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Public Defender
  • Lake County Public Defenders Office Conflict Division
  • 2016 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of John M. Vazanellis
  • 2015 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Lake County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2013 - 2015

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Purdue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with John on negotiating his clients' cases when I was a Lake County Prosecuting Attorney. He is a great attorney and fights for his clients' rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a fantastic lawyer who really takes the time to listen to his clients and come up with a solution to their problems. He maintains a great relationship with the other lawyers in this community and has a reputation as a smart attorney who gets the job done right."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have sent many criminal defense referrals to Attorney Vazanellis and all clients have been very happy with his representation. He is prompt, and will zealously advocate on behalf of his client. I will continue to send referrals his way in the future!"

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Merrillville Criminal defense Lawyer John Vazanellis
John Vazanellis
Criminal defense Attorney
Merrillville, IN
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation