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Amanda C. Hires



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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.

She’s established herself as a loyal and effective voice for her clients. Recognized among her colleagues, she serves as a judge pro tem for Lake County Superior Court.

Her commitment to the underserved extends to our country’s veterans. As a volunteer at the Porter County Veterans Court, she provides legal services and facilitates rehabilitation for veterans from Indiana.

Practice areas

  • Traffic defense
    • Traffic tickets & offenses
    • DUI/OWI
    • Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Loan Modifications
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal defense
    • Domestic violence & battery
    • Burglary, retail theft & conversion
    • Narcotics & drug offenses
    • Expungements & record sealing
  • Juvenile law
  • Firearms appeals
  • Nursing Board appeals
  • Alcohol & Tobacco Licensing

Bar admissions

  • Indiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • J.D., cum laude, Valparaiso University School of Law, 2010
    • Course Honors, Pre-trial Skills
    • Course Honors, Indiana Constitutional Law
    • Course Honors, Social Security Disability Law
    • Legal assistant to Judge Sheila Moss, Lake County Government Center
  • B.A., Political Science/Criminal Justice, Purdue University, 2005
    • Honors with highest distinction
    • Dean’s list 2001–2005

Professional associations

Pro Bono Experience

  • New Orleans Public Defender Office, 2008–2010

Seminars & Moot Court Instruction

  • Alumni Member, Trial Advocacy Team, Valparaiso University School of Law

Community involvement

  • Porter County Veterans Court
  • Phi Sigma Alpha