Lake County, Indiana Criminal Lawyer


Attorney Shane O’Donnell is a former Lake County, Indiana prosecutor.


While in the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office, Attorney O’Donnell participated in several jury trials and handled thousands of criminal and traffic cases.


As a criminal defense attorney, Shane O’Donnell has also handled numerous criminal and traffic cases in the Lake County courts.


Attorney O’Donnell is a lifelong resident of Lake County, Indiana.  Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana.


In 2011, its population was 496,314, making it Indiana's second-most populous county.  The county seat is Crown Point.


This county is part of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan area.  The county contains a mix of urban, suburban, and rural areas.


It is the home of part of the Indiana Dunes.  It is also the home of Marktown, Clayton Mark's planned worker community in East Chicago.


Lake County was formed in 1837.  From 1832 to 1836 the area that was to become Lake County was part of La Porte County.  From 1836 to 1837 it was part of Porter County.  It was named for its location on Lake Michigan.


The cities and communities within Lake County include Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Lake Station, Whiting, Cedar Lake, Dyer, Griffith, Highland, Lowell, Merrillville, Munster, New Chicago, Schererville, Schneider, St. John, Winfield, Belshaw, Brunswick, Klaaswick, Lake Ridge, Leroy, Lake Delecarlia, Lakes of the Four Seasons, and Shelby.


Lake County official website- (

Lake County Sheriff’s Dept. website- (

Indiana State Police website- (

Lake County Prosecutor- (219) 755-3610

Lake County Felony Prosecutor- (219) 755-3720

Lake County Sheriff- 219-755-3400



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