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Jane Ruemmele

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Hayes Ruemmele Attorneys at Law, LLC
22 E. Washington St., Suite 610
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-978-9779
Fax: 317-491-1043
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Licensed in Indiana Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Appellate, Civil Rights
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jane Ruemmele is a partner with the Hayes Ruemmele LLC law firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 37 years of total legal experience, Ms. Ruemmele focuses her practice primarily on criminal defense, and she provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Indianapolis metro and across the state who are dealing with complex, pressing legal challenges involving criminal charges including the following:

  • Federal and white collar crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • DUI
  • Other felonies and misdemeanors

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Ruemmele has served as lead counsel in more than 100 jury trials, and she has achieved a long record of securing successful outcomes for her clients efficiently and cost-effectively. She also has extensive experience handling appeals, and she has garnered national recognition for her tireless work in defending clients who had given false confessions to serious felonies, thereby helping them obtain dismissals of all charges against them.

Before establishing her own private practice, Ms. Ruemmele worked for the Marion County Public Defender Agency as well as for other legal practices, including one of the state's largest law firms. As such, she has considerable experience with civil rights litigation, employment law, family law and other legal areas.

In honor of her outstanding professionalism and service to both her community and her clients, Ms. Ruemmele has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers along with the "You Made a Difference” service award from Community Action Greater Indianapolis in 2008. She has also received superb client ratings on Avvo as well as countless testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 1980 graduate of the University of Louisville, Ms. Ruemmele obtained her Juris Doctor from Indiana University-Bloomington's Maurer School of Law in 1984. She has published articles and conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics.  In the past few years, she has  been asked to mentor undergraduates considering  a career in law. 

Jane is the inventor of Chronology, a game first published in 1996.  Today,  Chronology is  distributed throughout North America, Sweden, Norway, and Poland.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Appellate
  • 20%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Appeals, Race Discrimination, Discrimination


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

About Jane Ruemmele

First Admitted: 1984, Indiana

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Office Location for Jane Ruemmele

22 E. Washington St.
Suite 610
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-978-9779

Fax: 317-491-1043

Last Updated: 6/15/2022

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