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More than 15,000 lawyers practice in Indiana, but only 6 can claim the title of Board Certified* Criminal Law Specialist. Amazingly, 5 of those 6 certified specialists work closely together in the same law firm… our firm. Our team has been assembled by design, not happenstance.
Shortly after passing the bar, I was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease that required a liver transplant. I refused to succumb to the disease. Instead, I began practicing law as a solo criminal defense trial attorney. Starting out as an intern for the Criminal Defense Team, I developed a passion for criminal defense. I loved the zeal that they had for their clients, how they single mindedly dissected each case, and gave all that they to defend their clients. Their dedication was infectious, and I set out to bring the same excitement to my own cases.
While zealously advocating for my clients, I also endured an eight-year battle waiting for my liver transplant. I broke several bones, endured extended stays in hospitals for internal bleeding and infections, and underwent numerous surgical procedures. However, I never gave up. I pushed through it all winning jury trials and working day and night for my clients.
Finally, in a groundbreaking surgery, I received a living donor liver from my cousin. Instantaneously, I went from a dead woman walking to rejoining the living. After a mere week of hospitalization, I was released from the hospital and started living without constraints.
That was when the Criminal Defense Team came back into my life. Upon fully recovering, I knew I wanted to get back to defending those accused of crimes. When an opportunity arose to go back to my roots and work for the Criminal Defense team, I jumped at it. After eight years of observing other attorneys, I knew that there was no one I would rather work with than The Team.
I have been tried and tested, never giving up, and I have become stronger for it. I know what it feels like when it seems everything is against you, and you don’t see any hope. I will bring that same fight, that same tenacity that allowed me to get through my struggle, to your struggle.
We are confident that our collective expertise concentrating in criminal law will put our clients in the best position to receive the best practical outcome available.
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More than 15,000 lawyers practice in Indiana, but only 6 can claim the title of Board Certified* Criminal Law Specialist. Amazingly, 5 of those 6 certified specialists work closely together in the same law firm…our firm. Our team has been assembled by design, not happenstance.
Board Certification is an elite title reserved for those lawyers who have expertise and dedication in one area of law as well as extensive trial experience. We are proud of that title and what it represents. Our Board Certified* lawyers fight for our clients and work with all of our lawyers every day to help obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.
You wouldn’t want a general practice doctor who is not board certified to handle your heart condition, why would you want a general practice law firm with no Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialists to handle your criminal case?
*Andrew Baldwin, Mark Kamish, Kathie Perry, Maxwell Wiley, and Carrie Miles are certified Criminal Trial Specialists by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), a nonprofit organization that certifies attorneys of various legal focuses. To earn an NTBA certification, an attorney must demonstrably show the highest levels of trial experience, competence and integrity.