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Rogelio Dominguez

Criminal defense Attorney at Merrillville, IN

5.0   31 reviews

also known as Roy Dominguez

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  • Licensed for 41 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Rogelio

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PROTECTING MY CLIENTS' LEGAL RIGHTS FOR OVER 39 YEARS!

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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Susan | November 13, 2022
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The Best!
The first time I met Roy was when my parents rented him an apartment when he was in law school. He still remembers me having pigtails in my hair. He is so knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. I am so glad he was able to help me. He is truly a wonderful person inside and out.
Posted by James | October 4, 2022
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Life saver
Roy has always been there for me in my legal battles. He’s never given up on me and he has absolutely went above and beyond anything expected. The judge rejected my plea agreements time and time again but Roy stood firm and got me the best possible agreement and plan for success and happiness. He worked with my family financially and never said no to us. If it weren’t for Roy, I would still be away from my family.
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Posted by Danette | August 5, 2022
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The Best
Roy got things done for my family in such a speedy way. He made me feel comfortable, talked me through the process to make me feel at ease and was very patient with me. I am so glad I chose him to represent my family I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am so appreciative for his services he provided to me. I would recommend him to everyone. He can definitely get you a great outcome.
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Posted by Martin | July 22, 2022
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Knowledgeable and Professional Attorney
I have worked with Mr. Dominguez on more than one occasion and he never disappoints. You can count on him to return your call and provide the best advice. I would highly recommend Roy Dominguez.
Posted by Donald | January 21, 2022
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Highly Recommended.
Very happy with Roy's representation and outcome. Fair prices. He is very personable, friendly , upfront , honest and easy to talk to. He genuinely cared about us and our case and spent a lot of time with us. He gave us his personable phone number and returned all of our calls , e-mails and text's and we feel that we also made a friend.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2021
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Client
!!First I want to Start off by saying , if you have not Contacted Atty Dominguez yet , You are missing out on sooo Many Good Things!! I could go on and on about the level of professionalism, and urgency in getting the job done that this guy has demonstrated for me and my husband . I was so nervous and afraid because me and my husband was rear ended in a car accident on a Friday, of course it wasn't our fault and somehow my husband ended up in jail behind a warrant that we were unaware of in a different county, My husband being a physician he could not see patients because it was the weekend and he was stuck in JAIL in a county where the issued warrant wasn't even located, ( WAITING TO BE TRANSPORTED)! . Talk about a natural Disaster!! Mind you we have one of THE busiest Diabetes clinics in the Country " HPW Center for Diabetes";) But, THANKFUL to ATTY Dominguez , everything changed for our situation with his understanding, Expertise and experience , we were able to get him out of jail the SAME DAY!!! At first I was nervous about a few of the negative reviews when I read them, until I realized one thing: In business its impossible to please everyone, and I'm so glad that i took a chance with this attorney and the rest was history! CHOOSE Rogelio as your Attorney, He is ours forever!!
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Posted by Jayla | August 20, 2021
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Highly Recommend This Professional Lawyer For Whoever Is In Need
Very Professional Easy To Contact He Makes Sure He Answer All Calls And Texts Even When He’s Busy He Make Time Also He’s A Man Of His Word Highly Recommended Mr.Roy & He’s Professional
Posted by Mohammad | July 6, 2021
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THERE IS NO NEED FOR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION
are you a good person? did you make a huge mistake? has it taken its toll on your life and you are unsure what to do? does it feel like your back is against the wall and you are drowning with charges and an unsure future? Let me express, the last 2 years had been more or less a living hell for me. My specific case was a little complex (it is 2 parts) in nature but on paper seemed pretty open shut. Most anyone would assume I would be charged, found guilty, and in jail for over a decade at minimum. Thank God for Attorney Dominguez. Not only is he a man of faith which was one of the biggest factors for me, he is also very sharp and knowledgeable with his work. We broke my case down, problem by problem and he successfully found a solution to every part. We did not over complicate anything, I was able to remain honest and maintain my integrity as a person, and we were able to defeat a very difficult case. I believe by the end of it I had over 30+ charges (maybe a little less, i try not to think about it much anymore). I ended up with 1 misdemeanor level c. He did the impossible with my case (this is not an exaggeration, I had damaged my original plea deal and through the help of God and Roy we were able to recover from that) The man is loved by a large community and there is no ambiguity as to why. He is honest, wise, and a man of integrity powered by God. You have no need to look for any other representation as he will get the job done! His ability to provide peace of mind is priceless. I went from about -40k in debt, with a serious addiction and 30+ charges with no job --> almost out of debt (it is manageable now), I am working full time again downtown chicago, over a year of sobriety, and one misdemeanor! Attorney Roy is definitely a huge factor in all of this.
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Posted by Eric | June 24, 2021
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Amazing Lawyer! You will not be disappointed!!!!!!
I recently hired Roy for a case I had in Porter county. I recieved 5 charges (2 cannabis related and 3 OWI charges *1st time OWI*). During the entire process, he reassured me everything was going to work out and gave me the confidence that I needed in a very stressful time. He got 4 of the 5 charges dropped for me and got my OWI dropped to a class C misdemeanor. With his defense, I only recieved a license suspension for 20 days, 180 days of probation and a few drug classes. I am sooooo happy and relieved to have been referred to him! He is truly a blessing and very affordable! Thank you again for the work you put in sir! You are truly a god sent! I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in the NWI area!!!!! 5 stars!
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Posted by Rose | August 14, 2019
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Excellent
Roy Dominguez and Susan M Severtson are excellent lawyers that work hard on your case no matter how hard it is to help you have the best outcome. Would recommend them 100% to anyone no matter how hard your case is they will work to give you the best!!!!
Posted by Frank | August 20, 2018
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LaGrange In serious case
My name is Frank and I hired Roy as our lawyer in my sons case. This case is going for a long run but we have hope Roy will demonstrate great skill to achieve some light at the end of this dark tunnel. So far all he said was going to happen with this case has happened. He’s handling it very well and he’s really on my side. He just wants justice and to truly help. A good hire in my book. Thanks Roy!
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2016
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Very helpful
Mr. Dominguez did exactly what he said he would do, overcoming an initial setback with the prosecutor's office. He was very accessible by text, and very helpful in explaining the process and answering any questions I had. He delivered results in a timely fashion and was reassuring in a dark, uncertain time. Would highly recommend.
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Posted by Javier | May 13, 2016
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Reckless Driving Charge / Warrant from 2001
I had an old citation from 2001 that I forgot about as I'm not from the state. Well last week it became an issue, as I had an active warrant for this. I found Roy Dominguez online and based on reviews, I called him Friday evening and left a message. He called me back Saturday morning and we went over some details. I hired him Saturday evening. That Monday the warrant was recalled and by Thursday the case was settled with a very favorable outcome. He is a great communicator and provides needed documentation immediately. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Sal | March 30, 2016
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A Very Respected Man
If you are in need of an attorney, stop right now and hire Roy Dominguez. Roy is more than an attorney. He actually cares for his clients and works hard to get the best for your outcome. Roy's communication skills are above standards and is always there when you have questions or concerns. His immediate response to text messages and e-mails goes way beyond the call of duty. His calming voice and conversations would help ease the anxiety that one goes through when experiencing a court case. Roy is very respected by his professional peers inside and outside of the court room which is extremely important. The years of experience in his field and the knowledge that he brings to the table is evident when dealing with any case. Yes I did hire Roy and am grateful that I did. This review is all about Roy. He is the best!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2016
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5 star service
Mr Dominguez did a fantastic job on what I feel could have been a challenging case. I was more than pleased with the outcome. I believe his rates to be fair & his services second to none. I would definitely use Mr Dominguez again.
Posted by Tom | December 14, 2015
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I thank God for this man!
Roy Dominguez was referred to me from my pastor. This man was a God Send! He is personable, concerned, genuine and has the most caring spirit of any lawyer I've ever met. I was charged with OWI and resisting arrest which is a felony. He was able to have those charges reduced to reckless driving. There was a breathalyzer refusal which he also had dismissed. I love this man, dearly and highly recommend him!
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Posted by Mr. Blitz | October 28, 2015
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There's only one word to describe AMAZING
My daughter had 20 tickets over 7 years in two different counties and I think 5 different Police stations (I Think) She had so many issues it seemed impossible to get any progress. Roy calmed us down and patiently consolidated, had dropped, and actually paid one of her fines out his retainer. She became VALID today the first time in years. My daughter lost her Mom in accident and it really effected her behavior and Roy helped us along the way he was supportive and sensitive to our situation, warm, and confident. I recommend him highly, just AMAZING!
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Posted by Karen | October 24, 2015
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Outstanding Service with Excellent Results
Attorney Roy Dominguez, has given me back my life. I found myself facing a felony charge related to a DUI, and a substantial period of time w/o a drivers license. I needed an Attorney who would listen, care, and then defend. I reached out to Roy at a friends urging. My friend explained that Roy is a very honorable man and above reproach. I am so impressed with Attorney Dominguez. Both the man, and his swift ability and action he took to obtain my life back from ruin. I'm a professional and what I was facing would have ruined my career. Attorney Dominguez ' s fees are fair and he will work with you as to a reasonable payment plan. I highly recommend Him! Thank You, Roy!
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Posted by Justin | October 22, 2015
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Great attorney
Roy Dominguez is a great attorney to have on your side He was always there when I needed him and also did a great job on my case for a really good price he was easy to talk to and stayed in constant contact with me definitely a reliable attorney!
Posted by Ken | October 21, 2015
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Great Lawyer
I Hired Roy to take care of a case that has been lingering year after year with another lawyer. Roy Dominguez handled my case swiftly with care and was always available talk.. I felt very comfortable and he was very affordable
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Legal Counsel
  • Family Christian World
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sheriff
  • Lake County Sheriff's Office
  • 2003 - 2011
  • Public Defender
  • Lake County Superior Court
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City of Crown Point
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Deputy Prosecutor
  • State Prosecutor's Office Of Lake County, Indiana
  • 1982 - 1989
  • Trooper
  • Indiana State Police
  • 1976 - 1979
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Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Indiana University-Northwest
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Family Christian Center
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Indiana Roll of Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Indiana Sheriffs' Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • Indiana State Trooper’s Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hispanic Organization Promoting Excellent (H.O.P.E)
  • Founding Member/President
  • N/A
  • AHEPA, Association of Greek Brotherhood, #78
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philippine Professional Association of Northwest Indiana
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Urban League, Gary Branch
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Workers Compensation Board of Indiana
  • Chairman
  • 1989 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Medgar Evers
  • NAACP
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Police Officer of the Year
  • Indiana Council Against Domestic Violence
  • 2008
  • Alumni of the Year, President's Award
  • I.U. Alumni Association
  • 1996
  • Community Service Award
  • United Auto Workers - Region 3
  • 1994
  • Community Service Award
  • Northwest Indiana District Carpenters Union
  • 1991
  • Community Service Award
  • Puerto Rican Cultural Association of Northwest Indiana, Inc.
  • 1990
  • Sagamore of the Wabash
  • Governor Evan Bayh
  • 1989
  • Community Appreciation Award
  • Latino Historical Society I.U.
  • 1988
  • Appreciation Award
  • Indiana University Northwest
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Workers Compensation Laws- CLE
  • 2002

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Merrillville Criminal defense Lawyer Rogelio Dominguez
Rogelio Dominguez
Criminal defense Attorney
Merrillville, IN
Licensed for 41 years
Free Consultation
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