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Christopher Patrick Shema

Personal injury Attorney at Terre Haute, IN

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 28 years
    Virginia - VA 35 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1995
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1988
    Former Member No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury

    37 years, 99 cases

  2. Criminal defense

    37 years, 99 cases

  3. DUI and DWI

    37 years, 99 cases

Christopher P. Shema is a 1980 graduate of the George Mason University School of Business Administration where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree. In 1988 he graduated from the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia with a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree. The same year Mr. Shema was first admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Christopher P. Shema is a member of the Indiana State Bar, and can litigate in all of Indiana's Trial and Appellate Courts. He is also admitted to practice in Federal Courts in the Southern District of Indiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He maintains an associate membership in the Virginia State Bar and is an active member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and the Terre Haute Bar Association.

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Shema Law Firm
Po Box 9806
506 Ohio Street, Suite 1
Terre Haute, IN, 47808-2006


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Posted by Matt | June 5, 2015
Mr. Shema is one of the best attorneys in Terre Haute!
Mr. Shema is a fantastic attorney and an even better person. He was easy to talk to and gave me practical advice that I could trust. He didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear, he was honest up front about the strengths and weaknesses of the case and explained in detail how he thought he could help. I would highly recommend Christopher P. Shema to anyone that is in need of an attorney that is willing to fight for you.
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  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • George Mason University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980


  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • 2012 - Present
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an exceptional attorney. I first met Chris when I attended a Continuing Legal Education course where Chris was a presenter. I found Chris to have a robust knowledge of the criminal justice system and the area of criminal defense. As a young attorney, Chris has been extremely helpful to me as a sounding board for issues that arise with my own cases and clients. Chris is thoughtful and helpful, and I fully endorse this attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While I have seen several lawyers take shortcuts to save money and time (sometimes at the expense of their clients), I have seen Christopher Shema go above and beyond in work and effort for even the smallest of his cases. Mr. Shema is well respected in his community for a reason, and that reason is that his vast experience, legal knowledge, and work ethic go above and beyond."
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Terre Haute Personal injury Lawyer Christopher Patrick Shema
Christopher Patrick Shema
Personal injury Attorney
Terre Haute, IN
Licensed for 35 years