Attorney Juan Pablo (“JP”) Román-Lagunas is a life-long traveler having spent extensive time living and traveling throughout Central and South America. During his early travels he was exposed to the sociological and economical plight of the third world. This early exposure would undoubtedly lead to his decision to enter the profession of law. He views his ability to advocate for the oppressed as a responsibility rather than a career opportunity.
Following law school, JP worked as a public defender in Indianapolis at the Marion County Public Defender Agency. As a full-time public defender, he spent four years sharpening his trial skills representing hundreds of clients accused of a variety of crimes. During his final assignment as a full-time public defender, he represented clients in the Major Felony Division where he handled cases involving serious narcotics and firearms offenses.
In addition to his work as a trial lawyer, JP has collaborated with other criminal defense attorneys and state legislators to revamp the Indiana Criminal Code. This involved intensive case evaluations and the compiling of statistics for the legislature to consider, which ultimately resulted in the recent overhaul of the Criminal Code. JP regularly lectures at the Indiana State Police Academy on trial and litigation from the prospective of the defense.
In 2013, JP left the public sector full-time to open his own law practice. The firm has quickly grown from a criminal defense boutique to a multifaceted, multi-lawyer, full-service law firm that represents businesses and individuals in a variety of disciplines.
- Indiana State Bar
- United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
- United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
- Valparaiso University School of Law (2009)
- Indiana Public Defender Council
- American Bar Association
- Indianapolis Bar Association
- St. Thomas More, Society of Catholic Lawyers