Schererville Criminal Defense Lawyer


Attorney Shane O’Donnell grew up as a child in Schererville, Indiana, participating in recreational activities such as baseball in the Schererville Town League and basketball.


As a criminal defense attorney, Shane O’Donnell has served numerous Schererville residents on both misdemeanor and felony cases.


He has handled countless misdemeanor cases as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney at the Schererville Town Court.


Schererville is a town in St. John Township, Lake County, Indiana, United States.  It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area.  The population was 29,243 at the 2010 census.


Long before Indiana became a state, long before the founding of Schererville, people called this place the "Crossroads."  The name was appropriate, for several Indian trails intersected here that later became routes for the wagons of settlers traveling west.


One of those settlers was Nicholas Scherer, who arrived in the U.S. from Germany in 1846.  When he came to this place at the southern tip of Lake Michigan in 1866, he founded the community that bears his name.


Today, trails still cross at Schererville, the modern trails of a motorized society, U.S. Highways 41 and 30.  Nearby are newer trails, I-80/94 and I-65.  All of these are primary transcontinental routes and gives Schererville its slogan: "Crossroads of the Nation."


Since the 1990s, Schererville has attracted many former Illinois residents.  The town's strategic location, reasonable housing costs, and high level of municipal services have contributed to its growth in recent years.


The town was named one of the "100 Best Places to Live in the U.S." by Money Magazine in 2007.


Town of Schererville, Indiana website- (

Schererville Town Court- (219) 865-5579

Schererville Fire Dept.- (219) 322-2599

Schererville Police Dept.- (219) 322-5000

Schererville Administrative Office- (219) 322-2211



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