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Roy Graham

Criminal defense Attorney at Bloomington, IN

5.0   89 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    All misdemeanors and felonies, including jury trials

    32 years

  2. Expungement
    30%

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Southern Indiana only

    32 years

  4. Gun Law
    10%

AFFORDABLE FEES FOR PEOPLE WITH PROBLEMS IN MONROE AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES SINCE 1991. QUICK REPLY!

I have OVER 31 years of experience in Monroe and surrounding counties, which includes Morgan, Bartholomew, Brown, Owen, and Martin. I will take cases on a case by case basis in other counties, usually more sersous felonies. 

My fees are (somewhat) negotiable, and with complicated and difficult criminal cases I often visit with the defendant first for a more nominal fee in order to assess the case.

Perhaps you are used to attorneys saying you need to hire them but I don't believe that is true in about 

1/3 of the calls I get, because often the problems can be solved with a consultation.

My rates are either fixed fee or hourly - IF hourly the funds are placed in an escrow account and 

drawn down as the funds are used with the remainder returned at the end of the case. 

My hourly rate is a bit competitive and, for most cases, I do not charge for drive time; 

all other hourly lawyers do. 

I do my level best to make things move along quietly and peacefuly, as the outcome is often better.

First call is always free. 

I want to make sure you need my servcies or, if not, I can refer you. 

The goal is to get the best result, period. 

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Licensed for 31 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 01/04/2023

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

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Roy Graham, Attorney At Law
3330 North Russell Road
Bloomington, IN, 47408

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Compassionate, Hard-Working, and most importantly...VERY REASONABLE!
To start with, I was referred to Roy from a friend that had previously hired him. I had gotten in contact with Roy and explained the situation I was in. He was very honest with me, ran me through what my charge meant and the steps I needed to take in order to handle the situation in a calm and mature manner. I made many calls to him and he gave me legal advice, all before I had even hired him to represent me. I knew from that point Mr. Graham was the man I wanted to work on my case. When I officially had him take on my case, he had no hesitation getting the ball rolling. From the beginning, he was nothing but honest with me. Not once did he ever tell me a result that he knew I wanted and needed to hear. As a young person still in college, it scared the hell out of me hearing that, but the fact he was nothing but honest, I really respected it. He would give me all the underlying information on the details regarding laws on my case, the process of it and outcomes that could happen with taking different routes through the entirety of it. This is the number one thing that made him not only a great lawyer, but an even better person. Throughout the case, Roy’s main goal was to always get the best result he could. He never promised me a result and never tried to predict a result in the end. Therefore, he kept the constant fight for a year and a half of the best possible outcome. Through this philosophy, Roy built a folder with many forms of paper work, documents, and files needed in order to pursue the best possible outcome. This organization by him really helped throughout when it came time for court hearings, depositions, communication with the prosecutor and collaborations with details I would find along the way as well. There were many legal questions that floated in this case, but eventually were answered as time went on through Roy’s constant grind and compassion for this case. While pursuing the best possible outcome, Mr. Graham’s communication with me as his client was second to none. This was really reassuring to me during a difficult time. If I had a question or concern, I would call him knowing he would either answer right away, or if he was busy in a meeting or court, he would return my call within 10-15 minutes. Send Roy an email, I would get a response within 12 hours. Oh, and if you like jokes, a phone call will never end without one. (I have the answers to them all if you need them). Communication with Roy was great and is very important in a lawyer-client relationship. At the end of the day, hiring a lawyer is going to, of course, cost some money. However, with Roy, he is VERY REASONABLE. His prices are based on a retainer fee with the type of charge you have. But do not freak out, Roy does not charge you for every nick and cranny throughout the case. AND he will surely not overcharge you for his work. Roy will work with you, as long as you are willing to work with him. At the end of the day, he has a job to do for you, and he will do that job in order for your best possible outcome. I know this is long, but Mr. Graham left an impact on my life. Throughout this case I did a lot of work to aid Roy in ways I never thought I could. I found things along the way that really gauged my interest in law. Roy guided me through things and truly taught me some life lessons along the way. We built a relationship solely due to the fact that he is a very kind, genuine person that really does care about the people’s cases he is working on. If you are having trouble with the law (especially the criminal side) do not hesitate to contact Roy. He got me the best possible outcome in my case and I will forever be thankful for his services. THANK YOU ROY! -A
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Posted by Trisha | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Man, FANTASTIC Lawyer
I hired Roy Graham after having a bad experience with a previous lawyer. Roy was hired by me to help me through divorcing my now ex-husband and gain full legal custody of the child we share. I won full legal custody of my daughter and the divorce was settled somewhat peacefully. Roy Graham is exceptional at his job. Although seemingly scattered brained at times; Roy balances his duties in his own way to get the job done. Roy also has a kind and humble heart, which adds a compassionate twist to his career as a lawyer. HIRE THIS MAN! Roy Graham is the best lawyer I've ever had experience with and does well at what he does.
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Posted by Nathan | January 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Represented me to obtain a protective order, did a fantastic job
Mr. Graham was on-point and did a great job. I consulted with him a few times looking for advice to avoid having to file an PO against someone harassing me that has mental illness, he provided advice over the phone free of charge. Ultimately I still had to file a protective order against this person after they escalated to death threats and it got hairy because the court never sent my PO out for servicing. That also meant I was never notified of the hearing date and my provisional PO was ultimately dropped. Meanwhile the harassment and threats continued getting worse from the person I needed relief from. At that point I hired Mr. Graham to make sure there were no further problems on the 2nd attempt to make the PO permanent. He advised me on evidence to collect, how to organize it, and made the hearing itself go incredibly smooth. Ultimately it was his help that got my PO pushed forward and made permanent. Now my harasser is in jail and my wife and I getting the most restful sleep we've gotten in months thanks to Mr. Graham.
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Posted by Charles | January 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Mr Graham is knowledgeable very intelligent high IQ if not a genius he's close he has unique approach to practicing law which makes him stand out as a lawyer he down to earth fees are reasonable and willing to work with you almost always available when you call or messaging him thanks Mr Graham for representing me and settling my case with a dismiss of the case
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Posted by D | September 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Solid Character, Truly sincere in working for you
I needed advice and was looking for an attorney to help me decide on how to proceed. (One who would ACTUALLY reply to your request) I found Roy and sent him a message for consultation along with a couple of other larger firms. (The larger firms have yet to reply to me even today) From the beginning, Roy reached out quickly and with sincere concern for my situation and was doing his best to calm my fears and lesson my stress. After a couple of discussions, more information and advice, Roy said he would begin working on this right away to find the best path forward. I sent him a retainer to cover any expenses to keep from slowing him down. But Roy realized early I might be better served by one of his colleagues that is more expert in the area I had need. Even after all his upfront work, Roy didn't charge my card. He had all rights to do so, but felt it was more important to find me someone who could take me the final mile rather than getting a quick buck into his bank account. (Rare indeed) While this is not the most important part of the story, what it did say about Roy is that he has client integrity and an old fashion desire to help that's refreshing in today's need-for-greed society. Roy's resolve and integrity proves to me that there is still esprit de corps to be found in the American Bar association.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law nightmare
Note: (Roy doesn’t do much family law now.) We hired Roy way back in 2018 for a crazy situation dealing with my wife’s ex and their child. Sadly, crazy situations kept repeating. Ultimately we obtained full legal and primary physical custody. 5 years of non stop crazy though. A GAL got involved, and the state intervened. At one point we were facing 25 contempt allegations, evidently 24 were frivolous! (We learned that taking your sick kid to the Dr on the other parent’s time is not in a child’s best interest). That logic is just mind boggling to us! Welcome to Indiana! So anyway, we got him on two contempts though so overall goal for mom. When things seem dark and hopeless, Roy is your lighthouse!
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Posted by Sam | July 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good man, great lawyer!
Roy has been an excellent lawyer for me over the past couple of years. In 2018, I got into trouble while attending IU and was facing a felony charge. With his assistance, the felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor conviction. In 2022, when I wanted to get that misdemeanor conviction expunged, he was able to get that done for a very fair price. Having my record wiped clean was worth every penny. This expungement has given me the confidence I need to move forward with my life. I highly recommend Roy to anyone needing legal assistance in the Monroe County area!
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Posted by Robert | July 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best guy in BTown.
I contacted other firms first and they either never got back to me or ignored me entirely. Finally I found Roy and he immediately responds. Provided the most affordable price and was fantastic to work with. He’s responsive, empathetic, and personable. He makes you feel comfortable to work with and you can count on Roy to get the job done in a timely manner. Can’t thank him enough!
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Posted by Diane | June 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great defense attorney
My son had a situation at IU and needed assistance with a misdemeanor charge. We found Roy via a google search and the reviews were great. After a consultation we determined that Roy was perfect for our case. He thoroughly explained the charges and what was necessary to get a pretrial diversion and in the future an expungement. He went to work and got this resolved immediately and efficiently. If you need an attorney in this area, I highly recommend Roy. He is a great attorney and a good man too!
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Posted by Cody | June 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Roy Graham
He did an amazing job and worked very hard on my case! He is very responsive unlike the last lawyer I had! Very straight forward guy and will do everything he can to help you! Thanks again Roy! Your friend Cody Feltner!
Posted by Tim | June 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Cares about clients
Knows the Law very well! Roy is honest and puts his heart into your case. I highly recommend Roy! He will tell you up front on what to expect and always on your side even when things get rough! Attorney relationships are a must and Roy will see you thru. Most honest gentleman I have met. Just a super human being! Highly recommend!
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Posted by Rick | April 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer Very Highly recommended
Recently found some items missing from my home. Consulted with Roy Graham about the items and who I suspected took the items. Like magic the item was returned . THANK YOU Roy Graham !! This isn't the first time I have had to consult with Mr. Graham and it won't be the last. As far as I'm concerned Mr. Roy Graham is the " GO TO ATTORNEY." He gets things done!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ATTORNEY !!
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Posted by Eric | April 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Roy is an excellent Attorney to have in your side in Monroe county…he knows the workings of the local courts and is familiar with the people there. He has an interesting take on things and a perspective that helps one see the bigger picture of a case. Highly recommend.
Posted by Kenny price | March 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great attorney
Mr Graham took my case and turned into a tiger in the court room I was very satisfied.thank you mr Graham be glad to always recommend you.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST ATTORNEY EVER
Attorney Roy was literally the best attorney I have ever met! Helped me a lot on the expungement of my underage drinking case which in turn I can continue my VISA application. The expungement process went a lot faster than what I was expected also.
Posted by Jim | August 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He expunged my arrest record.
He did a excellent job for me. He was very polite, his work was very professional, and the rates were very reasonable. I would recommend him as a lawyer to anybody that needs help.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From Great lawyer to a great friend
When I was younger, I ran into a situation. Went to a nature park/campground to escape the busy urban life. Unfortunately the trip did not go accordingly. I found myself getting arrested and charged with a criminal recklessness (d felony). I thought my life was over. I had to face the reality of being labeled as a criminal. But shortly after, I was able to obtain Mr. Grahams information from the court. We were able to meet right away and he provided me with the STRAIGHT facts, no b.s. He promised his best and asked that I be patient and do my part. One of the first words of wisdom he shared with me: "thought = speech = action." Still today,, think of those words to help me be more compassionate and understanding in every situation. Mr. Graham was with me throughout the whole process. With the guidance of Mr. Graham, I was able to redeem myself and clear my name.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expungement
I had a few old charges that I wanted to get expunged so I called up Roy who was quick to take up the case. I got his name through Avvo, and found the other reviews here to be very accurate. It was a straightforward experience overall. Roy is great guy, who got everything sorted out very quickly. I could not be happier with the speed and efficiency he was able to file my expungement. I've had a few other lawyers in the past and Roy was definitely one of the easiest to talk to and discuss my case with. He explained the entire process to me in great detail and clarified all the points that I had questions about in a way that was really easy to understand. He kept me up to date continually about where I stood at each stage of the process which went through successfully. In our initial conversation he told me that his rates were flexible based on your situation, and that he was fairly flexible on payment terms. But after he told me what his baseline rates were I just paid the full price, I found the cost was already incredibly reasonable from the get go. I would highly recommend Roy to other people looking to file for expungements.
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Posted by Aaron W. | January 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful!
Hiring Mr. Graham was a very good decision for myself and for my case. He did an excellent job and guided me very professionally from the beginning to end. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing sound, professional legal council.
Posted by Michael | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help when your hurting
I must say when I first spoke with Roy he was abrasive and exacting and I only could hope he would bring this same energy into the court room. I was not disappointed. Beyond this he turned out to be understanding and empathetic. He helped and worked with me all the way through. Just prepare yourself for a few cheesy jokes. lol
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Public Defender
  • Monroe County Public Defender Office
  • 2000 - Present
  • Owner
  • Roy Graham, Attorney At Law
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Bob Knight open door case
  • Court of Appeals - IU won

Associations

  • Public Defender Counsel Indiana
  • 1995 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Roy
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Graham is fair to his clients and cares about the children involved in family matters. He also treats his opponents with respect which is refreshing the area of family law where so many practitioners seem to want to destroy the opposing party. Such tactics are rarely in the best interest of the children."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Roy for over a decade. He's dedicated and hard working and gets results for his clients. Most importantly, he's a good and decent man. They are few and far between in our profession. If you have a criminal case that is giving you problems, I'm confident that if you call Roy, you'll be more than satisfied with his services and advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Graham is an experienced, dedicated attorney. He is also an eclectic individual with a great deal of life experience outside the law. He has a savvy ability to read people, and in is non-legal life he has an artistic spirit, and is a naturally gifted pianist. I recommend him based on my observations of both his professional abilities and his personal dedication and integrity."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Bloomington Criminal defense Lawyer Roy Graham
Roy Graham
Criminal defense Attorney
Bloomington, IN
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation