The Indiana Supreme Court issues another reminder that the Indiana Constitution sometimes offers more protections than the Bill of Rights.
As an attorney, two things hold true — you’re busy, and you’re more likely to win cases when you’re freed up to focus on the areas you know best. That’s where I come in. I handle your appeals, legal writing, and research so you can concentrate on your bread and butter. Due to my extensive experience, I can likely obtain a resolution more quickly and economically than you could on your own, and I happily work on behalf of attorneys and individuals alike.
Making a large impact through small changes is something I always strived to do. I found that by helping my clients obtain justice, I was also paving the way for others facing similar situations. No other type of case can positively affect the law quite like an appeal.
Everyone remembers Plessy v. Ferguson. When that was overturned by Brown v. Board of Education, our country was set on a path toward greater equality. That was partly due to the course of history, but it was also because there were lawyers who continued to prod for change.
Whether you subscribe to a theory of natural rights or think the law is supposed to be "whatever works," the fact is that it is always changing. It can be interpreted in a variety of ways, and everyday citizens live with the consequences of whatever interpretation the courts decide to take. Theoretically, an appeals exist to hold lower courts accountable, but they have the effect of shaping the law. In other words, if a ruling is overturned in your case, it can affect the outcomes of other cases for years to come. As a lawyer, there is no greater honor than participating in that change.
It’s not right for you to receive an unfair amount of child support, to pay too much in a property division, or for you to not receive the visitation you deserve.
Suffering due to someone else’s negligence is trying enough. You should not have to deal with injustice on top of it. If your case has been improperly dismissed, you should consider an appeal.
The criminal law brings the full power of the state to bear on you. One error in your trial could lead to injustice or a wrongful conviction, and you have a right to appeal that error.
Client requested more child support from the children's father. He made $1,391.00/week before quitting his job, but the judge claimed his potential income was only $500/week because he was no longer working.
Initial child support calculation was ruled incorrect.
The judge sentenced the defendant to five years of community corrections. However, the State had conceded that four years was the maximum amount of time that could be served.
Defendant's sentence was reduced by a full year.