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David Arthur Wemhoff

Criminal defense Attorney at South Bend, IN

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 30 years
    Illinois - IL 28 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 33 years
    California - CA 35 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1994
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1995
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1991
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About David

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I am dedicated to providing the best legal services to my clients.  I will provide hard work, diligent representation, and sound counsel.  What follows are a number of quotes from various clients, another lawyer, and judges concerning my work:

"innovative and unorthodox" -- opposing counsel

"best attorney I ever had" -- client

"couldn't have won with anyone else fighting for me" -- client

"exhibits the highest ethical and moral qualities" -- judge

"hardest working, friendliest, and results getting lawyer I know" -- client

"always prepared" -- judge


David Wemhoff Attorney at Law
922 E Wayne Street Suite 204
South Bend, IN, 46617

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Posted by mike | May 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great legal service!
When an overzealous police officer decided to have my legally registered pickup truck towed and impounded I needed legal help. I reached out to the law offices of Attorney David Wemhoff. He not only won my case against the officer in court, but, he also leveraged the city for monetary compensation for the hardship that was imposed upon me. I don't like scrapes with the legal system, but, I know I can count on Mr. Wemhoff for any additional help in the future. Thank you David!
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Posted by Ryan | May 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Focused, Solid, Intelligent Attorney
Mr. Wemhoff did a great job for my wife and me. At first, I called him to tell him we'd been ripped off by a fraudulent roofer, not sure if I actually wanted to pursue a court case or not. When I explained the situation to him, he assured me that we had a solid case and advised me to take action. He worked both quickly and thoroughly for us. For one thing, he hired an investigator who was able to gather information about the roofer whom we were suing. On one occasion, I wasn't able to be there (due to my work schedule) shortly before the trial to meet with a different roofer who was a key witness. Mr. Wemhoff handled the meeting great on his own, asked all the right questions, and obtained much valuable information that helped us win our case. On the day of the trial, since I'd never appeared in court before, Mr. Wemhoff told me what to expect, how to address the judge, etc. I was super impressed with how professional he was in court. I could tell that the judge respected him and what he had to say. He was very unwavering and firm in questioning the defendant in our trial. I was kind of nervous being in the courtroom, but I'm really glad that Dave was on my side as my attorney, because if I'd have been the defendant, I would've bet much more nervous. The end result was overwhelmingly in our favor, as the defendant was found guilty of all 3 charges - negligence, breech of contract, and fraud. Other than being focused and intelligent, Mr. David Wemhoff is very personable. He was even friendly with my boys when my wife and I brought them along during a preparatory meeting. As a side note, my 11-year old is even talking about maybe becoming an attorney when he grows up so apparently his one experience of a lawyer in action left a good impression on him. I highly recommend giving Mr. Wemhoff a call if you need a trustworthy attorney. Although I hope to never have to sue anyone again or have to ever defend myself in court, if I do, he'll be the first person I call.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • David Wemhoff Attorney at Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Indiana University South Bend and Tri-State University
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • State of Indiana
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Commissioned Officer
  • US Army and US Army Reserve
  • 1979 - 2009
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  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Notre Dame
  • AB
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • USA v Ellis
  • Conviction overturned on one count; remanded for resentencing on other counts.
  • USA v Groves
  • Conviction thrown out; client released
  • USA v Watson
  • Victory at trial
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  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Chairman International Trade and Customs Law Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • South Bend Rotary
  • Member and previously Legal Counsel
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Public Contract Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1988


  • Fidelity
  • Book short-titled "John Courtney Murray, Time/Life, and the American Proposition"
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse David
General practice Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave has offices in the same building, and I have gotten to know him over a period of years. He is knowledgeable in many legal areas and well-respected in the local legal community."
General practice Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David's experience is broad and deep. His intellect, lawyer skills, and work ethic are all most sharp."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense

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South Bend Criminal defense Lawyer David Arthur Wemhoff
David Arthur Wemhoff
Criminal defense Attorney
South Bend, IN
Licensed for 35 years