Robert A. Schembs
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Attorneys agree that jury trials are the crucibles in which great litigation skills are born. Having tried over one hundred jury trials, as well as many hundreds of trials to the Judge, Bob Schembs brings over thirty years of true litigation experience into helping his clients who are accused of criminal acts.
Born in rural northern Indiana and graduated with honors from Purdue University, Bob was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University in 1977, and his final year of school focused on plain language legal writing. Bob's first legal work was with the Indiana Legislative Services Agency, where he served as staff counsel for both the House Courts and Criminal Code and House Judiciary Committees. In that position, he literally drafted many of the laws that he would later argue in court.
As a deputy prosecutor for Marion County (Indianapolis), Bob was involved in creating one of the first programs in the state to focus on the unique difficulties in cases involving domestic violence. He also was in charge of screening and filing all serious drug cases in Indianapolis, and prosecuted and tried major felonies of all types, including securities fraud, drug dealing,
drunk driving fatalities, and
For most of the past twenty years, Bob's practice has been concentrated in criminal defense. He has represented hundreds of accused people in both state and federal courts, and throughout the state of Indiana. These cases have involved allegations of murder, rape, drug dealing, child abuse, white collar offenses, international kidnaping, and threats to kill the President.
Kathleen M. Sweeney
Indiana is full of every day people trying to make a life. Yet, despite good efforts, many are wrongly accused of crimes that result in arrests and prosecutions. The stakes are high when you've lost your job, your reputation, or your liberty.
If you are the subject of a criminal investigation or you've been arrested, you owe it to yourself to find an attorney who is passionate, prepared, and committed to protecting your rights, reputation and freedom.
Introducing Kathleen M. Sweeney-
A graduate of Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, and Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Kathleen M. Sweeney is an attorney who concentrates in criminal defense and has represented the people in courtrooms throughout Indiana for over 11 years. She is known as an aggressive advocate who is known for her preparation and her willingness to take on the tough case despite the odds.
Ms. Sweeney spent many years as a prosecutor but has chosen now to defend, not prosecute, in criminal cases. She is both an experienced trial lawyer as well as an experienced an appellate lawyer.
Central to Ms. Sweeney's philosophy of representation is contact with her clients. Each client has 24 hour access to her through email and voicemail. She is a lawyer who welcomes her client's input into the legal strategy that may well affect the client for the rest of his or her life.
Kathleen sees every client as a partner in negotiating the legal maze. She passionately protects each client's rights. Because she has chosen to represent the underdog, she is acutely aware of the responsibility and she takes it seriously.
Ms. Sweeney has represented clients charged with a gamut of crimes from RICO and bank fraud to murder in both state and federal courts. In recent years, she has obtained acquittals and dismissals for clients charged with murder, robbery and child molesting as class A felonies. Read Attorney Kathleen Sweeney's Published Chapter of "Strategies For Defending Internet Pornography Cases".
She has also been successful in appealing cases that resulted in the Indiana courts finding laws unconstitutional as well as outright reversals based upon unlawful search and seizures. She was successful in obtaining the return of a client's truck and money that had been seized when he was federally indicted in a multistate drug conspiracy. Out of 10 defendants, her client was the only person released after arrest and who was returned any seized property. She also was successful at the Indiana Supreme Court in suppressing over 1000 grams of cocaine based on an unlawful search and seizure. Recently she contributed a chapter to the book titled "Defense of Internet Pornography."
As an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Kathleen will never guarantee an outcome or result. She will pledge to represent you to the best of her ability.
Click here to view Kathleen Sweeney's most recent press release.
Her experience can be an asset to anyone charged with or appealing convictions for:
WHITE COLLAR CRIME:
- Accounting Fraud
- Bank/Bankruptcy Fraud
- Computer/Internet Crimes
- Conspiracy Crimes
- Corporate Fraud
- Receipt of Grand Jury Subpoenas
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Attempted Murder
- Child Molestation
- Computer/Internet Offenses
- Controlled Substance Abuse
- Crimes by Public Officials
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Cultivation and Possession for Sale
- Firearms Violations
- Residential and Commercial Burglary
- Vehicular Manslaughter (DUI)
- Weapons-Related Crimes
Today, Ms. Sweeney maintains memberships with the following organizations:
- Indianapolis and Indiana Bar Association
- Indiana Public Defender's Council
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National Employment Lawyers Association
- Taxpayers Against Fraud
(whistle blower advocacy)
Flexible Appointments Major Credit Cards Accepted
Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer Kathleen M. Sweeney represents clients statewide charged with fraud, homicide, rape, drug offenses, among others in Marion County, Hamilton County, Hendricks County, Johnson County, Lake County, St. Joseph's County, Gary, Elkhart, Terre Haute, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Bloomington, Evansville, Plainfield, Crown Point, Westfield, Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood, Avon, and Danville IN.