Respected Indiana Attorneys Advocate for Clients in Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense
Accomplished Merrillville firm takes on business, estate and bankruptcy issues
For more than a decade, the Law Office of Weiss, Schmidgall and Hires, P.C., has been a welcoming and supportive advocate for the good people of Indiana facing difficult circumstances. We’ve seen our clients in the Merrillville area and throughout Lake and Porter counties face the challenges of having their lives upended by threats to their freedom and financial security. We’ve defended their homes from foreclosure by challenging big banks and mortgage companies and helped them gain a fresh financial start through bankruptcy. We’ve advised businesses throughout their life cycle. We’ve fought for people facing criminal charges and focused on helping those seeking to clear past arrests and convictions through expungement. We also provide informed guidance to families in a range of estate planning matters to preserve their assets and protect their legacies. In all of these areas, we will be at your side, guiding you through your legal matter with the care and commitment you deserve.
Trusted advisers help people in Lake and Porter counties navigate legal challenges
We are proud of our firm’s reputation within the legal field and the communities we serve. Our attorneys are known for being:
Experienced — Our record of favorable outcomes stretches back well over ten years. We have handled a wide variety of complicated civil and criminal cases across Indiana.
Proactive — We work to resolve legal troubles as promptly and efficiently as possible. Our attorneys act strategically, with our clients’ goals driving our decisions.
Attentive — Your lawyer will not be a distant professional removed from the realities of your life. We provide one-on-one advice and counsel so we thoroughly understand our clients’ needs before determining how we can help.
We treat every client with dignity and respect. Once you hire our firm, we will be on your side from day one.
Seasoned legal team fights for fair outcomes in civil and criminal cases
Each of our lawyers focuses on certain areas of the law. This empowers the attorney assigned to your case to represent you with full confidence. Our areas of practice include:
Bankruptcy & foreclosure defense — In addition to advising on whether a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing is in your best interest, we will work to defend your home against foreclosure, seeking alternatives that fit your specific circumstances
Estate planning — In addition to drafting wills and trust documents, we handle a wide range of estate planning concerns. Our firm also guides clients through probate.
Traffic violations — Whether you are accused of speeding, impaired driving or another traffic offense, we will seek the most favorable outcome in court.
Criminal defense — Our skilled attorneys fight felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, taking a firm stance against the toughest prosecutors in mounting your defense.
Expungements — We assist clients seeking expungement for arrest and conviction records.
In all of these areas, we will take the time to gain a full understanding of your circumstances and goals to advance your interests and uphold your rights.
Contact trusted Indiana civil litigators and defense attorneys for a free initial consultation
Our attorneys with the Law Office of Weiss, Schmidgall and Hires, P.C., in Merrillville, Indiana pursue positive resolutions to civil and criminal legal matters. We represent individuals and businesses in the Gary area and throughout Lake and Porter counties. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us at 219-293-8988 or contact us online.
Christopher R. Schmidgall
For more than ten years, Christopher Schmidgall has protected the lives of people who find themselves caught in the tangled machinery of criminal prosecution. With the skill and determination he’s demonstrated throughout his life, Chris offers them the help they need to get their lives back in order. Not long after graduating from Valparaiso...
Following a remarkably accomplished academic career, Amanda Hires applied her record of success to servicing good people facing difficult situations. She served as a volunteer at the New Orleans Public Defender’s Office and worked intensively with prosecutors and defense attorneys while under the guidance of Judge Sheila Moss at the Lake County Superior Court...
Jessica McPheeters is an associate attorney with her primary focus being in Estate Planning, Probate, Business Formation and Planning, and other general practice matters. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from Ball State University in 2014. Jessica then received her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law...
If you're looking for an expundgment this is the place to call!! The process was quick and affordable!! If it wasn't for the help and care I recieved here I wouldn't have my brand new start in my life today! I passed my first background check and rec...
Chris and his staff have help my get back on track. When I need guidance on my finances Chris helped me make the best decision. I’m less than 2yrs I was debt free! He is the type of attorney that is always willing to help. My family and friends all...
Couldnt be happier with the results attorney Hires accomplished on my behalf. Even over a year after the legal services were completed the office still answered any questions and would provide any paperwork needed.