Highland Criminal Defense Lawyer


Criminal defense attorney Shane O’Donnell has helped countless Highland, Indiana residents for several years on misdemeanor, traffic, and felony cases.  Attorney O’Donnell also has several family members that have continued to reside in Highland for their entire lives.  He also has many friends that reside in Highland.


Highland is a town in Lake County, Indiana, United States.  The population was 23,727 at the 2010 Census. The town was incorporated on April 4, 1910.  It is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area and North Township, and is surrounded by Hammond to the north, Munster to the west, Schererville to the south, and Griffith to the east.


In 1847, two pioneers from Ohio, Michael and Judith Johnston, became Highland's first settlers. The town slowly expanded until the early 1880s, when the development of Chicago & Atlantic railroad trackage through the town attracted agriculture and manufacturing industries.


Dutch settlers began moving to Highland shortly thereafter from nearby Munster.  304 people resided in Highland when it was incorporated in 1910.


In 1927, President Calvin Coolidge visited and delivered the dedication address for Wicker Memorial Park, located on the west side of the town.  Highland, as with other towns along the Little Calumet River, has historically been subject to flooding, particularly during spring, and particularly in areas away from Ridge Road, which runs along the highest land in the town. Significant floods have affected Highland in 2008, 2007, and especially in September 2006.


On October 31, 2008, Barack Obama, who four days later would be elected the 44th President of the United States, stopped in Highland towns for a rally that drew 40,000 people to Wicker Park. It was the largest crowd there since President Coolidge dedicated the park in 1927.


Town of Highland, Indiana website- (http://www.highland.in.gov/)

Highland Police Department- (Non-Emergency): 219-838-3184

Highland Fire Department- 219-923-9876

Highland Public Works- 219-972-5069




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