Law Office of Jeff Kimmell

Firm Overview

Jeff Kimmell focuses his practice on Criminal Defense cases. He has over 16 years of jury trial experience and has helped thousands of clients navigate the system when facing felony, misdemeanor or traffic offenses. Jeff has a reputation for taking and winning the toughest cases. This is a one attorney firm. You will be represented by the attorney you hire. Your case will not be passed off to an associate with less experience.

Example cases

In Pendergrass vs. State of Indiana, Jeff presented arguments to the Indiana Supreme Court strengthening citizens rights to confront their accusers at trial. These arguments were later adopted by the United States Supreme Court

Main Office
218 W Washington Street
Suite 600
South Bend  IN  46601
  • (574) 232-7410


Free Initial Consultation?
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Yes. Flat fees are available for most cases and depend on the nature of the case. My goal is to provide with cost effective legal services. My clients almost always save many times more than the money they pay me through a combination of insurance savings, reduced reinstatement fees, and reduced fines.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..
Office Manager
Yes. Sue
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
We have a lawyer in our office who speaks fluent Spanish.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?


What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

This firm is willing to work on most cases for a flat fee.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?


Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?


What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Jeff Kimmell places his clients needs first. He understands that his clients depend on him and trust him with life altering decisions. He has the honesty, the experience and the backbone to successfully defend his clients in even the worst of situations.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Jeff encourages his clients to learn as much as possible about the issues confronting them. He spends a great deal of time explaining the law surrounding his clients problems and enjoys taking a team approach with clients who are up to the task of participating and helping prepare their own defenses.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?


Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

No. Self representation is almost always a bad idea. This firm does not encourage people to undertake actions that can be harmful to their futures.

Jeff Kimmell

After serving 6 years in the United States Naval Submarine fleet, Jeff obtained his doctorate of jurisprudence from Indiana University in 1995. He immediately went to work defending citizens against the government in criminal defense and civil rights cases. He has tried and won hundreds of cases and helped citizens reach fair results through negotiated settlements in thousands more.

This firm is willing to work on most cases for a flat fee.

  • Bar Number: 18734 71
    Indiana , 1995

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