Indianapolis attorney Luther Garcia

(317) 822-8000

Law Office of Luther T. Garcia

3728 N. Delaware Street

Indianapolis, IN 46205


This firm offers ability and courtroom experience. Many Indiana lawyers say they practice criminal defense law.  Yet, only a tiny percentage of lawyers ever try a criminal jury trial.  (Many plead clients guilty at the earliest stage of the case.)   Of that tiny percentage, an even smaller number have completed enough criminal trials to develop the expertise to feel entirely comfortable trying any sort of criminal case.  But this is a secret in the profession – your lawyer’s ability to win at trial can lead to plea offers that would not be offered to less experienced trial attorneys.


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For almost 20 years, Mr. Garcia has been practicing exclusively criminal defense law in Indiana state and federal courts. He has represented over 800 clients and tried well over 150 jury trials in jurisdictions across the State of Indiana.  After a brief period in the Public Defender’s office in Marion County, he began his criminal law career as a Contract Public Defender in the Major Felony Criminal Courts of Marion County. He successfully tried the vast majority of his cases.  As a private criminal defense lawyer, he has tried a variety of cases including: murder, rape, robbery, burglary, child molesting, drug dealing, drug possession, driving while intoxicated resulting in death, driving while intoxicated, habitual traffic offender, marijuana possession, probation violation, and other cases.

During his career as a criminal defense attorney, he has developed individualized strategies and trial techniques to cope with distinctive characteristics of  virtually every crime.  Through extensive self-education in the areas of Medical Terminology, and Child Psychology, Mr. Garcia has developed a particular expertise in the cross-examination  and questioning of expert medical witnesses and of children in battery, neglect and sex crime cases involving children.

This expertise has proven invaluable in cases where defendants are accused of Battery on a Child, Child Molesting, and Murder cases.

Based on his reputation for excellence as a criminal defense attorney, he was voted by his peers to the Indiana Public Defender Council Board of Directors.



Luther T. Garcia completed advanced trial training for criminal defense attorneys at the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia in 1997, and later at the Indiana Trial Practice Institute.   After concentrating his practice to criminal defense work, he has dedicated extra training and education towards refining criminal trial skills and developing the special expertise needed to properly handle a criminal case from pre-charge situations,  trial,  appeal, post conviction relief, and sentence modifications.

Mr Garcia continues to stay abreast with new techniques and technology available for enhancing success in  criminal jury trials.  As well as representing Criminal defendants in Marion, Johnson, Hamilton, Hancock, Boone, Howard, Vigo, and Tippecanoe counties, Mr. Garcia has successfully represented people from counties all over the State of Indiana, and neighboring states.   As a result, he has developed a reputation for trial expertise and competence across the state.  Mr. Garcia has represented people in criminal cases in Terre Haute, Noblesville, Carmel, Franklin, Brookville, Bloomington, Elkhart, Lafayette, Hammond, Gary and other cities across the state.


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Mr. Garcia has been teaching Criminal defense trial skills and specific subjects such as Evidence, Opening Statements, and Sentencing at legal education seminars across the State of  Indiana.  In addition to seminars, Mr. Garcia has been a guest lecturer at Indiana University –Indianapolis in the Criminal Defense Clinic by cross-examinationing an expert witness for students during class.   In 2010,  Mr. Garcia was again a guest lecturer in a presentation to the Law School class, Law and Forensic Science.


Indiana University School of Law

1994 Indiana University — Indianapolis, JD

1984 Butler University, BA English


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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers–Life Member

National Association for the Reform of Marijuana Laws — Legal Committee

American Bar Association Criminal Division

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Marion County Criminal Defense Bar Association


Law Office of Luther T. Garcia

3728 N. Delaware Street

Indianapolis, IN 46205



(317) 822-8000

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