Russell B. Cate

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Carmel, IN

Cate, Terry & Gookins, LLC
 | 301 East Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-943-8166
Fax: 317-564-0599
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Russell B. Cate is a partner with the law firm of Cate, Terry & Gookins in Carmel, Indiana. A top-rated lawyer with more than 10 years of experience, Mr. Cate currently focuses his practice primarily on representing the needs and interests of automotive dealers across the region who have legal issues involving regulatory and advertising compliance, manufacturer disputes, consumer defense, environmental law, employment law and many other areas.

    Along with serving as a counsel and consultant to automotive dealers, Mr. Cate has extensive trial experience borne from his serving as a deputy prosecutor in Hamilton County and through his criminal defense and civil litigation practice. A veteran of numerous jury and bench trials, Mr. Cate has invaluable insight into the area's courts and procedures, which makes him well-suited to help his clients obtain the most favorable outcomes possible for their serious and pressing legal challenges.

    A 2004 graduate of Purdue University, Mr. Cate attended Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, where he served as executive production editor for the Indiana Health Law Review. He acquired his Juris Doctor in 2007, and the Indiana State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana.

    Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Cate is a member of several local, state and national bar associations. He currently serves on the Law Practice Management Committee and is the past chair of the Attorney Fee Dispute Resolution Committee for the Indiana State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Hamilton County Bar Association, and both the Indiana State and Hamilton County leadership academies.

    Dedicated to his local community as well, he is active with the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and the Fifty Club of Hamilton County, and he served with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana from 2012 to 2015. He is also a lifetime member of the NRA and volunteers his time with his local Genesis Church.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Criminal Defense
    • 40%Civil Litigation
    • 20%Personal Injury - General


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020

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    About Russell Cate

    Admitted: 2007, Indiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • Hamilton County Leadership Academy, 2015-2016
    • Recognized for exceptional contributions to the profession of law and fulfillment of leadership duties within the Indiana State Bar Association., Presidential Citation Award, Indiana State Bar Association, 2016
    • Class II Graduate, Indiana State Leadership Development Academy

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Indiana, 2007
    • Committee Chair, Attorney Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, 2014-2016
    • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
    • Indiana State Bar Association, Ethics Committee
    • Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy, Class II Graduate
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2007
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2007
    • Hamilton County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mentor, Hamilton Southeastern Law & Government Academy, 2012-Present
    • Hamilton County Leadership Academy
    • Life Member, National Rifle Association
    • Indiana State Bar Association - Committee Chair Attorney Fee Dispute Resolution Committee 2014 - Present
    • Hamilton Southeastern High School, Law & Government Academy Mentor, 2010 - Present
    • Noblesville Chamber of Commerce - Young Professionals Group Committee Member
    • Mill Grove Homeowners Association Board, 2010 - June 2014
    • Fifty Club of Hamilton County, Member, 2014 - Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Law Review: Executive Production Editor, Indiana Health Law Review, Indiana University School of Law, 2007

    Representative Clients:

    • State of Indiana v. Kristy Burnell 
    • State of Indiana v. D.A., December 2015

    Educational Background:

    • Lawrence North High School 
    • Purdue University, B.A., 2004
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    Office Location for Russell B. Cate

    301 East Carmel Drive
    Carmel, IN 46032

    Phone: 317-943-8166

    Fax: 317-564-0599

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    Last Updated: 5/21/2019

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