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Also serving Gary and throughout Lake County and Porter County, IN

For more than 30 years, the attorneys at our firm have been rooted in the service of the people of Indiana. Firm founder Garry Weiss (1954–2008) believed that all people, regardless of the circumstances of their lives, should be offered respect and treated with dignity. It was something everyone noticed about how he treated his clients and neighbors. And it’s a legacy we’re proud to continue at the Law Office of Weiss, Schmidgall and Hires, P.C.

An understanding approach to traffic and criminal defense

We understand that bad things happen to good people. Life sometimes presents difficulties we don’t deserve and can’t easily solve. When we find ourselves in these situations it’s important to have help from those around us who care.

Our attorneys care. We know that the outcome of your case can have a serious impact on your life and future. So we do what needs to be done to keep the constant stress out of your life while we work to get your case its best outcome.

Call us in Merrillville to schedule a free initial consultation

At the Law Office of Weiss, Schmidgall and Hires, P.C., we work to give you back your life. We’re located off 73rd Avenue, where it meets Broadway. Call 219-293-8988 or contact us online. Make sure to ask us how your cash bond can be used to cover your defense.

Our attorneys are respected members of northwest Indiana’s legal circles and active members within their community.

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Victoria Bain

About Victoria Bain joined Weiss, Schmidgall & Hires as an associate attorney in 2023. She is a graduate of The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. Victoria received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Valparaiso University. During her time in college, she taught classes to incarcerated men at the Westville Correctional Facility,…

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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...

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Amanda C. Hires

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...

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Jessica McPheeters

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...

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