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Robert Joseph Varga

Criminal defense Attorney at Merrillville, IN

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1999
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All misdemeanor and felony matters. Traffic infractions, license suspensions and CDL matters. OWI/DUI.

    25 years

  2. DUI and DWI

    25 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Moving Violations, CDL offenses, License Suspensions and Habitual Traffic Violations.

    25 years

I am attorney Robert Varga. I was born and raised in northwest Indiana and I am a graduate of the Valparaiso University School of Law.  I have been aggressively serving my clients and the community throughout Northwest Indiana as a criminal and civil trial attorney since 1999.  I have represented clients with charges ranging from simple traffic matters and misdemeanors to serious felony cases, including murder.  I am also proud to be one of the few attorneys in the state who is qualified to handle death penalty cases.  I have also litigated personal injury matters throughout northern Indiana, as well as cases taken before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. 

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Robert J. Varga, Attorney at Law
260 E. 90th Drive
Merrillville, IN, 46410

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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Jordan F | September 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life saver
Bob Varga represented me when I was a juvenile charged as an adult in 2007. He is the most dedicated attorney I have seen in this area. He fought tooth and nail to literally save my life and when I read about how well he is doing in different newspaper articles I am not surprised one bit. Everything he told me would take place throughout my experience seemed so far out of reach and I was always as skeptical as a person could be with how confident and reassuring he was, but in the end he pulled off a miracle and I will always be grateful to God for somehow bringing Bob into my life. This attorney is a cut above the rest and has proven time and time again in trials and various criminal proceedings, that he is the most competent attorney in our area hands down. He is trustworthy, focused, honest, and he truly does have a gift as far as practicing the law is concerned. Some people are born to be doctors and save lives, others are compassionate and give back as humanitarians. I believe Bob Varga was put here to fight for people who truly need someone to fight for them when nobody else is in their corner and that is exactly what he does time and time again.
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Posted by Ted | November 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome law firm
I got an out of state speeding ticket that I deserved but would wreck my record for years and make my insurance hyper expensive. My first in many years and there was no accident or injuries. Varga and his legal staff were able to get prosecution deferred with no penalty and a modest fee. Will I be driving safer? You bet. Do I thank Varga? Yes I do! Should you use him? Yes.
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Posted by Wayne | November 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Better than expected
Robert made a traumatic experience come out better than I ever expected. I would recommend highly. A++++++
Posted by Todd | October 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
We loved the treatment we received and the successful outcome of our case. Highly recommend Mr. Varga and Varga Law! Thank you so much for your help.
Posted by D.L. | April 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Counsel, Stellar Communication!
Bob and Christine expertly navigated my case from beginning to end! I felt confident and at ease from the initial consultation all the way to courtroom. They were always one step ahead and available to answer my many questions. All calls/e-mails were returned promptly and I never felt like a detail slipped through the cracks- a true feat since I'm sure they juggle dozens of cases at a time. I can't thank them enough for being the silver lining in a bad situation.
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Posted by Aliciia | March 29, 2014
Knowledgeable lawyer who won't break the bank
I was skeptical of hiring a lawyer because I felt they were just looking for their money, until my husband got charged with a criminal offense. At that point we had no choice but to hire a lawyer or get jail time. We hired Robert Varga and were very content with him. Not only did he make the misdemeanor become a ticket, but he even met with us on a Saturday AND waited when we arrived late. He was neither rushed nor upset and explained everything in lamens terms. I hope we don't get a future case, but if we do, Varga is definitely who we are going to.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Felony Public Defender
  • Lake County Public Defender's Office
  • 2011 - Present
  • Owner
  • Robert J. Varga, Attorney at Law
  • 2002 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kelly Law Offices
  • 1999 - 2002


  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Indiana University-Northwest
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Death Penalty Qualified - Experience on a Capital Case


  • Indiana Public Defender Council
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob has one of the brightest legal minds in Northwest Indiana. He has an uncanny ability to take a complex legal issue and dissect it in a way that he gives his clients to gain the best results possible. Bob has also built a reputation and relations in the local legal community that other attorneys will come to him for advice or perspective on a particular case. You can always trust Bob's candor and honesty when asking him his opinion."
General practice Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is an intelligent, hardworking, dedicated lawyer who will go the distance when it comes to doing what is needed to help his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Varga for Criminal Defense litigation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Varga for almost 15 years. I have referred several clients with criminal matters to him and all have been very satisfied with his representation. I will continue to recommend Attorney Varga in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Varga is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer and well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bob to be a diligent attorney who always treats his clients with the utmost respect. He is well liked and respected by the Bench and Defense Bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is a great, hard-working attorney who has the experience and knowledge to help his clients."
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