Attorneys

Aaron A. Koonce

Attorney Aaron A. Koonce was born in Hammond, Indiana and has been a life-long resident of Lake County, Indiana. Aaron grew up in unincorporated Crown Point, attended Lake Central High School and graduated from Indiana University Bloomington. After working a few years in the Criminal Division of the Lake County Clerk’s Office, Aaron joined the United States Army and served as a paratrooper in the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne). While serving, Aaron earned a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Troy University. After separating from the Army, Aaron worked for the Jesse Brown and Hines VA Hospitals. Aaron left the VA for The John Marshall Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor degree and co-founded the Law School’s chapter of Student Veterans of America.
Aaron currently serves as a contract Felony Public Defender and private attorney focusing on state and federal criminal defense, traffic law, criminal record expungement, civil law, real estate law and veterans advocacy. Aaron works closely with the Lake County Veterans Treatment Court where he serves as a board member and mentors fellow veterans. Aaron is a dedicated legal advocate and would be honored to serve your legal needs

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Richard W. Maroc

He was born in Hammond, Indiana, where he attended Hammond Public Schools. He has been a life-long resident of Lake County, Indiana. Richard served in the United States Army in 1964-1965 as a Combat Engineer. Thereafter, he attended and graduated from Indiana University School of Law in 1968.
Richard first practiced law as a private attorney in the Indiana Harbor area of East Chicago from 1968-1972. He then practiced law in Hammond from 1972-1978 before Governor Otis Bowen appointed Richard as Judge of the Lake Superior Court, Criminal Division on January 1, 1979. He served as presiding Judge in that Court until March 15, 2003, when he retired from the bench. In honor of his twenty-four years of service, Governor Frank O’Bannon presented him with the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash Award, Indiana’s highest personal honor.
Since his retirement from the bench, Richard has continued to practice law privately in Northwest Indiana. In addition to being a distinguished member of the Indiana Bar, Richard is also a noteworthy historian. He is a member of several historical groups, most prominently he has served the last fifteen years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Association. Richard is a proud Hoosier Veteran and works closely with the Lake County Veterans Treatment Court where he serves as a Veteran mentor. He is a dedicated legal advocate and would be honored to serve your legal needs.

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