James D. Crum

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Carmel, IN

Coots Henke & Wheeler, P.C.
 | 255 East Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-708-4819
Fax: 317-573-5385
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    A criminal defense attorney representing clients in the state of Indiana, James D. Crum is a lawyer at Coots, Henke & Wheeler. Along with criminal defense issues such as felonies, battery, traffic violations, expungement and drug charges, he also represents clients who have been injured in auto accidents or by the negligence of another. For over 25 years, he has worked in Hamilton County and defended those who have been accused of committing a crime.

    Mr. Crum graduated from The Ohio State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. At Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1989, he obtained his Juris Doctor and is currently admitted to practice in Indiana. He can also practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

    A member of the advisory board of the Hamilton County Drug Court, Mr. Crum is actively involved in several other legal organizations. These include the Hamilton County Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    Mr. Crum has an extensive understanding of Indiana’s Second Chance law, which allows those who have been convicted of a crime to have a successful future when their records are sealed. In both injuries and crimes, he recognizes the consequences and changes that his clients face and is determined to protect their futures in any way necessary. From negotiation to trial, he is highly- qualified to handle any personal injury or criminal defense case.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

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    About James Crum

    Admitted: 1989, Indiana

    Professional Webpage: https://www.chwlaw.com/attorneys/james-d-crum/


    • Indiana Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense, 2008 - Present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Hamilton County Bar Association, Past President
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
    • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
    • Indiana
    • Hamilton County Bar Association, Member
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
    • Hamilton County Drug Court Advisory Board, Member
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    • American Bar Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Contract Public Defender for Hamilton Superior Court 1


    • Adams v. State of Indiana, 960 N.E.2d 793 (Ind. Sup. Ct. 2012)
    • Vasquez v. State of Indiana, 868 N.E.2d 473 (Ind. Sup. Ct. 2007)
    • Baber v. State of Indiana, 842 N.E.2d 343 (Ind. Sup Ct. 2006)

    Educational Background:

    • The Ohio State University, B.A., Journalism, 1983
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    Website - www.chwlaw.com
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    Office Location for James D. Crum

    255 East Carmel Drive
    Carmel, IN 46032

    Phone: 317-708-4819

    Fax: 317-573-5385

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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