Criminal Justice

Pence Picks Cappas as Criminal Court Judge

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October 3, 2013 — Governor Mike Pence today named Sam Cappas as judge in the Lake Superior Court-Criminal Division.

Pence says, “Sam Cappas has the legal skills and background necessary to serve the people of Lake County well as Lake Superior Court Judge.”

Cappas is sole proprietor of the Law Firm of Samuel L. Cappas, where his focus has been criminal defense.  Prior to opening his practice, Cappas was a partner at the law firm of Cappas & Jones.

Pence’s office says Cappas served as Permanent Judge Pro Tempore in the Lake County Superior Court from 1992 to 1993, and he also worked nearly five years as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office, along with nearly 20 years of experience as a public defender in the Lake County Superior Court system.

Cappas earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law.


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