Indiana Criminal Defense Attorneys Everyone Makes Mistakes 

You don't have to pay for it for the rest of your life.

Serving The Greater Indianapolis Metropolitan Area

With nearly 20 years of legal experience and 2 office locations to serve you.

Criminal court can be intimidating, uncertain and complex. That’s why you need a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who knows both sides of how the courtroom operates.

  • Does it feel like your life is on the line?
  • Are you worried about having to go to jail?
  • Are you afraid this is going to affect your family, your job, your reputation?

These are all realistic and understandable fears. Especially when there’s a chance the whole story isn’t being told. There are, as we know, two sides to every story.

Make sure your side of the story is told.

Immediately after passing the bar in 2002, I knew I wanted to be a prosecutor to make a difference in my community and preserve our judicial system. More specifically, a trial attorney because there’s no better opportunity to get courtroom experience than being a prosecutor. It was also quickly proven to me that being a trial attorney was exactly the right fit for me.

For the next 17 years, I honed my craft and became very comfortable arguing cases to juries and judges. I tried well over 100 court and jury trials during my career as a prosecutor. I saw everything from DUIs, robberies, sex crimes, and even homicide.

However, something started becoming apparent to me. I began to realize that the people I was prosecuting were more than just criminals or people that acted irresponsible or refused to abide by the law.

More often than not, they were people that simply made a mistake.

Or they had an addiction. Or made a bad choice. Or acted out of anger or jealousy. Now, because of their mistake, they were facing not only jail, but possibly losing their job, maybe their family, and facing public shame.

The problem is the prosecutor gets the police reports, the statements taken by the detectives and officers, and sometimes the statements of witnesses. What prosecutors don’t get most of the time is the accused’s side of the story. Your side of the story.

Prosecutors argue the law.

I wanted to argue on behalf of the person.

With a change of heart, I knew I had to stand up for the accused and be a criminal defense attorney. I started Blankenship Law to do just that. It was time to make a new difference and recognize that people make mistakes and you shouldn’t have to pay for it for the rest of your life.

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Expertise Best Criminal Defense Lawyers 2021
    Expertise Best Criminal Defense Lawyers 2021
  • Expertise Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Expertise Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction 2021
    10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction 2021

What Makes Blankenship Law Different?

Experience. Dedication. Accessible.
  • Ethically Responsible

    Please check out my State of Indiana Bar Profile, and you’ll see that I’m licensed to practice law, a member in good standing, and free from any previous reprimands.

  • Personalized Representation

    Having around the clock access to legal counsel means you get questions answered and concerns addressed. Blankenship Law isn’t the biggest firm in town, but it’s the biggest friend in the legal system you can have on your side.

  • Solid Reputation

    Having a working relationship with many of the prosecutors in the area, Attorney Eric Blankenship is able to maneuver your case through the system with greater ease than other lawyers.

  • Trial Experience

    When your freedom is on the line, courtroom experience matters. Attorney Eric Blankenship has tried over a hundred jury trials.

  • Former Prosecutor

    As a former Marion County Prosecutor, Attorney Eric Blankenship knows both sides of the criminal court system and is 100% dedicated to only providing criminal legal services.

Client Reviews

Why People Choose to Work With Blankenship Law
  • “Blankenship was the most professional, hardest working lawyer I've ever met. He answered the phone every single time I called.”

    - Jason H.
  • “He answered all of my questions honestly and if he didn't know, he said so, and guided me in the right direction!”

    - Former Client
  • “Eric is a great lawyer and provides feedback that is easy to understand.”

    - Laina M
  • “If I ever found myself in a situation where I needed legal representation, the very first person I would call would be Eric Blankenship. As a former Prosecutor, Eric knows inner-workings of the legal and judicial systems.”

    - Jen C.
  • “My experience with Blankenship Law has been nothing short of fantastic. You can’t go wrong having him as your attorney!”

    - Courtney B.

Get Effective & Accessible Defense Representation

Your Interests Are Top-Priority

Blankenship Law is a unique criminal defense firm, in that the founder, Eric Blankenship, and all associates are former prosecutors turned criminal defense lawyers. To fight to make sure the defendant’s side of the story is told. To support and suggest rehabilitation services for addiction, alcoholism, and anger management when needed to get to the root of the problem, reduce recurrence, and make the best impression before a judge.

With listening, compassion, and open communication, you can expect Blankenship Law to be your greatest advocate. To fight on your behalf so your story is told and you regain your life and dignity.

Because everyone makes mistakes. You don’t have to pay for it for the rest of your life.

Experience on Both Sides 
of the Law

With years of experience as a former prosecutor, Attorney Eric Blankenship has the knowledge and skill to protect your future.

All Your Legal Inquiries Addressed

  • Learn what it’ll take to win your case
  • Learn what it takes to navigate the courts
  • Get answers to all your questions in a way that you’ll understand
  • Get all your options presented to you, with the pros & cons of each choice
  • Discover if your needs can be met by our services
  • Initial case evaluation at no cost to you, free consultation

451 West Lincolnway,
Ste. C
Valparaiso, IN 46385
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Contact Us 317-680-5528

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