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|IN||Active In Good Standing||1979||01/15/2017|
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Paul’s comment: “A decade ago, when I had significant health issues, including sinus surgery and a "mini-stroke", a couple of administrative details were missed on 2 cases (out of the many hundreds I handle on a yearly basis). My health is no longer an issue, since I am far healthier now than I was then! Although the date of disposition is 2006, please be aware that the dates of the supposed incidents were in 2004 or earlier. ALSO, my temporary health issues were SPECIFICALLY recognized in the court's order.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|10 Best for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2015|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers-Indiana||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2014|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Client Satisfaction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top 100 DUI Attorneys-Indiana||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Adjunct Professor of the Year||Indiana University Northwest||2003|
|Oustanding Young Men of America||US Jaycees||1989|
|Outstanding Young Men of America||US Jaycees||1984|
|Outstanding Senior Award||Alpha Phi Omega-Pi Chi Chapter||1976|
|Senior Award||Duquesne University Debating Society||1976|
|Senior Award||Duquesne University||1976|
|Owner||Law Offices of Paul Stanko-South Bend Office||2005 - Present|
|Contract Attorney||Crown Point City Court||2004 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of Paul Stanko-Crown Point Office||1992 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor-School of Business and Economics||Indiana University Northwest||2007 - 2007|
|Appellate Attorney||Superior Court of Lake County Indiana||2001 - 2009|
|Adjunct Professor-School of Public & Environmental Affairs||Indiana University Northwest||1997 - 2007|
|Presiding Judge||Superior Court of Lake County, Indiana||1985 - 1992|
|Owner||Law Offices of Paul Stanko||1981 - 1985|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Lake County Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Office||1980 - 1981|
|Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Starke County Indiana Prosecutors Office||1979 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chartered Institute of Arbitrators||Associate||2014 - Present|
|American Judges Association||Chairman, Retired/Senior Judges Committee||2013 - Present|
|American Judges Association||Historian||2011 - Present|
|NORML Legal Committee||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Judges Association||Governor||2009 - Present|
|American Judges Association||Member, Membership Committee||2009 - Present|
|Phi Alpha Theta National History Honorary Society||Member||1974 - Present|
|P______ v. State||Not Guilty on all charges|
|Landis v. State||Indiana Court of Appeals and Supreme Court reversed conviction. On remand, we obtained a dismissal of charge.|
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|ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SUPREME COURT||Schmerber v. California (Article)||2005|
|ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SUPREME COURT||Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart (Article)||2005|
|Computer Software||Instant OWI: Just Add Clients||1994|
|National Judicial College||N/A||Special Courts Jurisdiction Certificate||1986|
|Valparaiso University School of Law||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD)||1978|
|Duquesne University||History||Bachelor of Arts (BA)||1976|
|2nd Annual Bench and Bar Conference||Recent Developments in Criminal Law||2012|
|DWI: Live CLE||Representing the Habitual Offender||2001|
|DWI: Live CLE||Effects of Out-of-State Convictions||2001|
|High School Graduation||Commencement||1990|
Posted by anonymous
Attorney Paul Stanko was a Godsend in the handling of our 19 year old sons very serious felony case which consisted of an OWI while causing great bodily injury. Mr. Stanko's expansive degree of expertise within the legal profession was vividly clear from the start. When he speaks he is concise and remarkably knowledgeable. All those he encountered throughout this process responded with great [well-earned] respect towards him. It was obvious to me that his word is taken quite seriously in the courtroom.
Mr. Stanko not only saved our son from a lifelong felony conviction (it was miraculously dropped to a misdemeanor charge), but he also went well above and beyond what I ever would have expected to ease my overly-anxious-mom-worry and panic moments with immense compassion, kindness and patience.
Mr. Stanko is always prompt, impressively dressed and carries himself in a professional manner. There is absolutely nothing negative that I could say about Mr. Stanko's handling of our case. Even his fee was minimal in comparison to the amount of work that he put into our sons case.
Mr. Stanko, if you should read this I would like to again thank you from the heart for ensuring our son has a second chance at a bright and full life. I doubt it would have been possible with anyone but you on our side. May God bless and keep you well so that you can help many others, as well.
Ever so sincerely,
Posted by Robert
I recently hired Paul Stanko to represent me on my 4th felony conviction in 4 years i was going in front of judge Miller and had been turned down for the drug court program. If you dont know much about the legal system a 4th conviction in 4 years is almost gauranteed DOC time. In this day in age Criminal Law is all about Plea agreements, cases just never go to trial i mean they do but hardly ever. When it comes to plea agreements the deal your going to get is all about your attorney 90% of the time and its about who your attorney knows and how much they are respected. In the case of Paul Stanko he is a former Judge and Prosecuting Attorney so he is viewed with the utmost respect by the judge who is overseeing your case and the prosecutor who is working against you. They all know he has done their job and done it well so the battle is won already in my case i had an unwinnable situation but on sentencing day Mr. Stanko made an absolutely incredible argument on my behalf so much so that the judge was moved and gave me 18 months of probation. I owe Mr. Stanko alot, and if you are in a situation where you see no way out trust me, just call Paul. He will help you.
Andrew Mishlove, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Look at Paul Stanko's experience and credentials. Then look at the quality of the attorneys who have endorsed him. It is easy to see that Paul Stanko is one of the best in the business. I am honored to endorse Mr. Stanko. Andrew Mishlove Glendale, Wisconsin
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