Amanda Hires

Law Office of Weiss & Schmidgall, P.C.
Six W. 73rd Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410

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  Social Security Disability  Criminal defense  Domestic violence & battery  Burglary, retail theft & conversion  Narcotics & drug offenses  Expungements & record sealing  Juvenile law  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  Education    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    Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity  Lake County Bar Association  Indiana State Bar Association  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  - See more at: