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Paul Stanko

Law Firm in South Bend, IN

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Areas of Law

  • Drunk Driving (DUI/DWI/OWI/OUI) Defense
  • Boating While Intoxicated (BWI/BUI) Defense
  • Habitual Traffic Violator (HTV) and Habitual Substance Offender (HSO) Defense
  • Drug Possession and Drug Dealing Defense
  • Other Areas of Criminal Defense

Firm Reviews

Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 17 reviews

Communication

4.6/5.0

Responsiveness

4.6/5.0

Quality of Service

4.8/5.0

Value for Money

4.8/5.0
  • Criminal Law

    Client Review for Paul D. Stanko  |  February 17, 2016

    Paul is an exceptional lawyer. You can tell that he has lots of experience just by the way he acts in the courtroom. He helped me with a misdemeanor case, and the plea bargain that I accepted was much less than what I expected. Also, you can call or... Read more

    Paul is an exceptional lawyer. You can tell that he has lots of experience just by the way he acts in the courtroom. He helped me with a misdemeanor case, and the plea bargain that I accepted was much less than what I expected. Also, you can call or text him, which makes it easy to communicate on the fly. I'd definitely recommend Paul Stanko as an attorney. Hopefully, I won't need him again, but if I do, he'd be the one that I'd contact. Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review for Paul Stanko  |  February 07, 2016

    I recently hired Paul Stanko to represent me on my 4th felony conviction in 4 years i was going in front of judge Miller and had been turned down for the drug court program. If you dont know much about the legal system a 4th conviction in 4 years is... Read more

    I recently hired Paul Stanko to represent me on my 4th felony conviction in 4 years i was going in front of judge Miller and had been turned down for the drug court program. If you dont know much about the legal system a 4th conviction in 4 years is almost gauranteed DOC time. In this day in age Criminal Law is all about Plea agreements, cases just never go to trial i mean they do but hardly ever. When it comes to plea agreements the deal your going to get is all about your attorney 90% of the time and its about who your attorney knows and how much they are respected. In the case of Paul Stanko he is a former Judge and Prosecuting Attorney so he is viewed with the utmost respect by the judge who is overseeing your case and the prosecutor who is working against you. They all know he has done their job and done it well so the battle is won already in my case i had an unwinnable situation but on sentencing day Mr. Stanko made an absolutely incredible argument on my behalf so much so that the judge was moved and gave me 18 months of probation. I owe Mr. Stanko alot, and if you are in a situation where you see no way out trust me, just call Paul. He will help you. Read less

  • Personal Injury

    Client Review for Paul D. Stanko  |  October 27, 2015

    From the first day that I called Mr. Stanko, in need of his services, he was very quick to respond. He was direct about his fees and the expectations of the process of my case. When I had to go to court, Mr. Stanko was at my side and knew exactly w... Read more

    From the first day that I called Mr. Stanko, in need of his services, he was very quick to respond. He was direct about his fees and the expectations of the process of my case. When I had to go to court, Mr. Stanko was at my side and knew exactly what the score was. He made sure that everything happened promptly, in fact, on one occasion, he even got me out of the courthouse 5 minutes before I was set to appear. Overall, I was very satisfied with my involvement with Mr. Stanko. Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review for Paul D. Stanko  |  September 02, 2015

    Paul was very quick to respond via email/phone. I had never hired an attorney prior to hiring Paul. He made the judge and jury watch in awe. Neither he nor I knew we would be going to a Jury Trial that day. I had never been through anything like this... Read more

    Paul was very quick to respond via email/phone. I had never hired an attorney prior to hiring Paul. He made the judge and jury watch in awe. Neither he nor I knew we would be going to a Jury Trial that day. I had never been through anything like this.Paul did well making me feel at ease and I knew I could trust him. Watching Paul in action in the court room was AMAZING. I wish I had it on film. He is brilliant! The outcome of my case was Due to Paul!There is not enough room on here to praise him Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review for Paul D. Stanko  |  July 02, 2015

    My driving record was horrible when I was young, and by the time I was 30, I was a habitual traffic violator with a 10 year license suspension. To make matters worse, I then got arrested for driving with that suspension. I finally decided to contact... Read more

    My driving record was horrible when I was young, and by the time I was 30, I was a habitual traffic violator with a 10 year license suspension. To make matters worse, I then got arrested for driving with that suspension. I finally decided to contact a lawyer who specializes in that kind of case, and found Mr. Stanko.
    At our first meeting, we went over my entire driving record, as well as all of the facts from my arrest. He was very thorough and knowledgeable, which I gue Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review for Paul D. Stanko  |  March 13, 2015

    Judge Stanko took my drunk driving case in Elkhart County and made the best of the situation I got myself into. A lot of attorneys I called would not even take a case in Elkhart, but he does not seem to be afraid of anything. My first advice is Stay... Read more

    Judge Stanko took my drunk driving case in Elkhart County and made the best of the situation I got myself into. A lot of attorneys I called would not even take a case in Elkhart, but he does not seem to be afraid of anything. My first advice is Stay out of Elkhart County! But if you go there and get in trouble, you will need a good lawyer to save you. He doesn't back down from anyone. Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review for Paul D. Stanko  |  February 28, 2015

    I retained Mr. Stanko for a marijuana possession charge I got while passing through Indiana. The prosecutor wanted me to pay a fine and serve probation as well as have the conviction on my record. I had never been in trouble before and did not want a... Read more

    I retained Mr. Stanko for a marijuana possession charge I got while passing through Indiana. The prosecutor wanted me to pay a fine and serve probation as well as have the conviction on my record. I had never been in trouble before and did not want a conviction. Mr. Stanko recommended that I do an open plea to possession and ask the judge for a conditional discharge. I took his advice and the judge went along with that. A year later the judge dismissed the charge after I stayed out of trouble. I Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review for Paul D. Stanko  |  October 20, 2014

    Mr Stanko took the time to understand my side of the issue. He told me what I could expect and he was able to get me an even better outcome. He was very thorough and made sure I understood the process at each part of the process.

    Mr Stanko took the time to understand my side of the issue. He told me what I could expect and he was able to get me an even better outcome. He was very thorough and made sure I understood the process at each part of the process. Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review for Paul D. Stanko  |  August 09, 2014

    This Lawyer is Ultra Professional, Timely. Honest. He handles everything quickly, accurately, helped me get my bonds back in a timely manner, even corrected a court error as it related to my bond amount. That was ONE case he handled for me. The secon... Read more

    This Lawyer is Ultra Professional, Timely. Honest. He handles everything quickly, accurately, helped me get my bonds back in a timely manner, even corrected a court error as it related to my bond amount. That was ONE case he handled for me. The second case he handled for me without even charging me a fee. This has Never happened before in my life. His rates were very very reasonable to begin with and the fact he even offered a freebie on the second case is AMAZING....highly recommended Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review for Paul Stanko  |  January 31, 2014

    I found Mr. Stanko through the Martindale web site and contacted him before my court date in South Bend. He returned my phone call on a weekend and arranged to meet me at court. When I got to court, he had all of the forms ready for me to sign and go... Read more

    I found Mr. Stanko through the Martindale web site and contacted him before my court date in South Bend. He returned my phone call on a weekend and arranged to meet me at court. When I got to court, he had all of the forms ready for me to sign and got me into the interlock program. I did everything that was required (counseling, VIP and interlock) and 6 months later my DUI was dismissed. He is very organized, responsive, and he knows the court system. I was happy to only go to court twice. Read less



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