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Robert William Gevers II

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Wayne, IN

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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1985
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Our experienced staff will vigorously defend our clients investigated or charged with: Homicide, traffic violations, DUI/OWI, battery, domestic violence, sex crimes, white collar crimes, drug crimes, juvenile crimes and other state/fed criminal cases

    39 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    The Law Offices of Robert W. Gevers II P.C. has the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to vigorously defend you because being convicted can have serious consequences from loss of license, heavy fines or even your freedom.

    39 years

  3. Family
    Providing legal services in family law including adoption, child custody and visitation, child support, child support modification/enforcement, divorce, juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings, mediation, pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

    39 years

  4. Federal crime
    Our legal team has built its reputation on experience and integrity. We are intimately familiar with all facets of the federal criminal justice system and have the knowledge and skill to guide you through the serious federal legal process.

    39 years

  5. Personal injury
    The Law Offices of Robert W. Gevers II P.C. usies our extensive civil litigation experience to help our injured clients recover just compensation for losses resulting from auto accidents, dangerous drugs, slips and falls and unsafe work conditions.

    20 years

  6. Trusts
    The Law Offices of Robert W. Gevers II P.C. can help with all aspects of your estate plan, including: advance directives (living wills), choosing the appropriate executor, guardianships and conservatorships, trusts and wills drafting.

    20 years

  7. Wills and living wills
    The Law Offices of Robert W. Gevers II P.C. can help with all aspects of your estate plan, including: advance directives (living wills), choosing the appropriate executor, guardianships and conservatorships, trusts and wills drafting.

    20 years

The Law Offices of Robert W. Gevers, II P.C. is recommended by clients and peers for the highest standards of integrity, ability and expertise. Serving the Tri State area, our office works as a team of legal professionals. In addition to working closely with specialists and staff, our firm has access to additional legal professionals, including field specialists, private investigators and additional attorneys ready to provide experience and expertise when needed. With his many years of experience as a defense attorney, elected Prosecuting Attorney and Assistant United States Attorney, Robert W. Gevers II will work with you to protect and defend your rights. Experience counts when your future is at stake.

Robert Gevers, a practicing attorney, has spent thirty-three years in the trenches of courtroom justice and the halls of government politics. The touchstones of his career include two terms as an elected District Attorney in Allen County, Indiana, a stint as an Assistant United States Attorney, service as a Senior District Attorney in a rural jurisdiction, court-appointments as a defense attorney for indigent clients in state and federal courts, the founding of a boutique law firm specializing in criminal defense, and a tenure as Dean for Career Services at a law school.

Gevers honed his speaking and writing skills through countless hours of courtroom practice and political leadership. His efforts in both arenas are recognized by his peers in an anonymous survey leading to Gevers’ rating by an independent review organization as accomplished at the highest levels of skillful and ethical representation of clients and constituents.

Recently, Gevers wrote about the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and was recognized “(as) a pioneer for social freedom and rightful representation. His opinions, suggestions, and poignant thoughts are not only thought provoking, but tastefully biting in a way that urges the American people to look at more than just the surface of these recent youth massacres”.

A private practitioner with a thriving law firm, Gevers maintains his appointment as a public defender for clients accused of serious and violent crimes who are unable to afford legal representation. In January 2018, Gevers was selected to represent an indigent client charged with four murders in a death penalty case. Having served as the prosecutor on capital litigation cases, as a committee member of the American Bar Association’s Assessment on the Death Penalty in Indiana, and now as a defense attorney in a capital case, Gevers is uniquely qualified. Gevers also serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc., and is a member of county and state bar associations.

Though a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Gevers has traveled extensively for representation of clients, as a speaker at conferences, and as a member of state and national organizations. Over the years, he has been a member of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the National District Attorneys Association, the National Association for Criminal Defense Attorneys, the National College for DUI Defense, the International Association of Prosecutors, and the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

His eye for detail, his knowledge of forensics and trial strategy, his insight into the politics of government administration, and his ability to relate to the diversity of a city, enable Gevers to synthesize facts and circumstances into a compelling presentation.

A graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, Gevers retains connections across the United States with former classmates working in varied industries. As a former Dean of Career Services, Gevers maintains contact with former students and faculty members in every region of the country.


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Law Office of Robert W. Gevers II, P.C.
116 E Berry St Ste 1000
Fort Wayne, IN, 46802-2486


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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2014
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The office was responsive, attentive and understanding. My family needed someone with experience in multiple areas of criminal law and with connections in multiple states. My family was very satisfied with the representation. My Gevers is the only attorney I know of in Fort Wayne that has a background in defense AND prosecution at the state and federal level.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Robert W. Gevers II PC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Professor
  • Indiana Tech
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Dean of Career Services
  • Indiana Tech
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Public Defender
  • Allen County Superior Court
  • 2004 - 2019
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Indiana Attorney General
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Faculty
  • American Prosecutors Research Institute
  • 2001 - 2004
  • District Attorney
  • Indiana Attorney General
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Indiana University
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Assistant United States Attorney
  • 1990 - 1993
  • County Attorney
  • Indiana Court Of Appeals
  • 1986 - 1990
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  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982


  • Federal Community Defender Inc. - Northern District of Indiana
  • Board Director
  • 2017 - Present
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2004
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020


  • Justice Training Institute, Inc
  • Conquer Your Fear; Embrace Your Expertise: A Forensic Nurse’s and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner’s Guide to Anticipating Cross Examination Questions in Sexual Assault Cases and Drafting Answers to such Questions
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Warm and Cozy Fundraiser
  • Sexual Assault Treatment Fundraising
  • 2018
  • Midwest Mediation Center
  • Mediation: Parental Alienation and Parental Coordination
  • 2016
  • National Business Institute
  • Indiana Criminal Defense Strategies
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute
  • Advanced Trial Tactics
  • 2012
  • Southern Indiana - Indiana University Southeast Training
  • Southern Indiana SANE/SART training
  • 2005
  • Lorman Education Services
  • Strategies in Handling OWI cases in Indiana
  • 2005
  • Annual Conference, Wisconsin Chapter
  • Forensic Nurse Examination
  • 2005
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • Child PROOF
  • 2003
  • Indiana Coalition against Sexual Assault
  • Trial By Jury
  • 2003
  • American Prosecutors Research Institute
  • Child PROOF
  • 2003
  • Justice Training Institute
  • Testifying for the Medical Professional
  • 2002
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert for many years. He is very bright and talented. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney as well as the formerly elected Prosecutor of Allen County. He is ethical and a person whose advice is to be trusted,"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bob is not only highly knowledgeable and highly skilled as a defense attorney, he really cares about his clients. He is also a great mentor and encourager of other attorneys in the area. With experience both prosecuting and defending, Bob is the real deal as both a lawyer and as a person."
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Fort Wayne Criminal defense Lawyer Robert William Gevers II
Robert William Gevers II
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Wayne, IN
Licensed for 38 years
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