About Paul Stanko

Paul Stanko is one of Indiana’s most experienced criminal lawyers. As a prosecutor, judge and defense attorney, he has helped thousands of persons with issues in Indiana criminal courts. He has knowledge, expertise and experience in criminal matters.
The Law Offices of Paul Stanko, Attorney at Law, are focused on providing high-quality client service and superior outcomes.
Paul Stanko’s practice is devoted to the defense of those accused of drunk driving, drug possession, and other offenses throughout north central and northwest Indiana. From his South Bend office, he serves clients with criminal cases in St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Marshall, Kosciusko, Fulton, Miami, and surrounding counties.
From his Crown Point office, he serves counties along the I-65 corridor, including Lake, Jasper, Newton, Tippecanoe and White counties. Besides drunk driving and drug law defense, he handles all other criminal cases, including felony and misdemeanor charges.
Paul Stanko is honored to serve as a member of the Board of Governors and Historian of the American Judges Association, as well as chairman of the Retired/Senior Judges Committee and member of the Membership and Conference Site committees of that organization.

Paul Stanko

Recognized for Excellence

Paul is honored to serve as a member of the Board of Governors and Historian of the American Judges Association, as well as chairman of the Retired/Senior Judges Committee and member of the Membership and Conference Site committees of that organization. Paul is also a proud member of the NORML Legal Committee and the National Rifle Association, and a life-long civil libertarian and defender of the Bill of Rights.

Reviews of Paul Stanko

Paul did exactly what he said he would do.  My son was arrested in Indiana and charged with 2 misdemeanors and a felony.  He was ill at the time and Paul worked hard to make sure he was able to return home and get treatment.  He was very professional and prepared for trial, presenting my sons case to the Judge and Prosecutor in a manner in which they felt treatment would be the best solution for him.  With Paul’s help he has been able to receive treatment at home.  Paul will not let you down.

Nancy L.-Broomfield, CO

I nearly made a terrible mistake and tried to plead guilty at my first court date in Elkhart. Fortunately the magistrates don’t accept guilty pleas at the first hearing. I had time to think things over and found Mr. Stanko. After the prosecutor offered probation we decided to do a straight guilty plea instead and ask for what is called a conditional discharge. That means that if I stayed out of trouble the case would be dismissed.Well long story short, that is what happened. I was able to keep my scholarship and student loans and just got my degree. Thanks you Mr. Stanko!

James H. - July 16, 2015

I nearly made a terrible mistake and tried to plead guilty at my first court date in Elkhart. Fortunately the magistrates don’t accept guilty pleas at the first hearing. I had time to think things over and found Mr. Stanko. After the prosecutor offered probation we decided to do a straight guilty plea instead and ask for what is called a conditional discharge. That means that if I stayed out of trouble the case would be dismissed.Well long story short, that is what happened. I was able to keep my scholarship and student loans and just got my degree. Thanks you Mr. Stanko!

James H. - July 16, 2015