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Rogelio Dominguez

also known as Roy Dominguez

About me

I was elected Lake County Sheriff in 2002 and I took my oath of office on January 1, 2003. I is the only elected Sheriff of Lake County with a Juris Doctorate and only one of seven nationwide. My experience in law enforcement first as an Indiana State Trooper, Public Defender, and Deputy Prosecutor prepared me well for the challenges and duties of a Sheriff. At the Indiana State Police Academy I was awarded the Donald Flint Award for being first in his class. My short stint as a steelworker at Inland Steel as an Apprentice Millwright equipped him for the challenges in college earning my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Indiana University NWI and his Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University.


My legal experience has been in personal injury, family practice, juvenile and criminal law. My court practice includes the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, the United States District Court, the Southern District of Indiana, the Indiana State Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.


I was legal counsel for the Lake County Assessor's Office, Special Counsel for the Indiana Department of Revenue, Corporate Counsel for the City of East Chicago, School Corporation Counsel for the River Forest Community School Corporation in Hobart, he served as Chairman of the Board and then Administrative Law Judge of the of the Indiana Workers' Compensation Board in Indianapolis.

Dominguez received Indiana's prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash from the Honorable Governor Evan Bayh in 1989. Governor Bayh also issued a Proclamation recognizing March 16,1990 as "Roy Dominguez Day". I received the "Swamp Rabbit" Environmental Achievement Award presented by the Indiana Division of the Izaak Walton League of America, Inc. in 2007.


I was the president of the Hispanic Organization Promoting Excellence (HOPE) which dedicates itself to mentoring and assisting young people to continue their quest for higher education.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    3 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    3 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 20%
    3 years



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Law Office of Roy Dominguez

7895 Broadway, Suite #R
Merrillville, IN, 46410


INActive In Good Standing198207/03/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Police Officer of the YearIndiana Council Against Domestic Violence2008
Alumni of the Year, President's AwardI.U. Alumni Association1996
Community Service AwardUnited Auto Workers - Region 31994
Community Service AwardNorthwest Indiana District Carpenters Union1991
Community Service AwardPuerto Rican Cultural Association of Northwest Indiana, Inc.1990
Sagamore of the WabashGovernor Evan Bayh1989
Community Appreciation AwardLatino Historical Society I.U.1988
Appreciation AwardIndiana University NorthwestN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Legal CounselFamily Christian World2012 - Present
SheriffLake County Sheriff's Office2003 - 2011
Public DefenderLake County Superior Court1995 - 1997
Assistant City AttorneyCity of Crown Point1992 - 1992
Deputy ProsecutorState Prosecutor's Office Of Lake County, Indiana1982 - 1989
TrooperIndiana State Police1976 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Family Christian CenterAttorney Member2012 - Present
Indiana Roll of AttorneysMember1982 - Present
Urban League, Gary BranchMemberN/A
National Association for the Advancement of Colored PeopleMemberN/A
Philippine Professional Association of Northwest IndianaMemberN/A
AHEPA, Association of Greek Brotherhood, #78MemberN/A
Indiana Sheriffs' AssociationLifetime MemberN/A
Hispanic Organization Promoting Excellent (H.O.P.E)Founding Member/PresidentN/A
Lake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Indiana State Trooper’s AssociationLifetime MemberN/A
Workers Compensation Board of IndianaChairman1989 - 1994
Publication nameTitleDate
Indiana University PressValor: The American Odyssey of Roy Dominguez2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Indiana University-NorthwestSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979