Experienced Representation in Indiana
Attorney Samuel Fife
Indiana criminal defense and family law issues, which can involve protective orders, require legal counsel with particular skills and experience. With keen litigation skills, Indiana criminal attorney Samuel Fife provides clients with real solutions and representation focused on fighting to protect their interests.
Criminal defense and family law are in essence litigation practices. An experienced litigator, Samuel Fife knows how to develop strategies for success based on careful review of the facts in the case and the client’s background. By tailoring litigation strategies to each case, Samuel gives his clients confidence that they’re getting optimal care and attention from a practitioner whose sole focus is doing what’s best for the client.
A Sound Foundation for a Preeminent Indiana Criminal Attorney
A large part of attorney Samuel Fife’s practice is defending clients in criminal proceedings. His devotion to serving others and the skills he acquired in law school and while work for the people of Indiana as a deputy prosecutor make him ideally suited to criminal defense work and a give his clients a true advantage. His firm grasp of Indiana criminal, ability to drill down to the facts, and attention to detail law give clients a superior legal strategist. When you add in his skill in the courtroom, criminal defense clients can relax in the knowledge they’re in highly skilled and capable hands.
Samuel’s criminal defense skills have their foundation in the experience he gained at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, where he his prosecutorial experience included handling juvenile delinquency cases, misdemeanors, and Level 5 and Level 6 felonies. Over the course of his tenure as a deputy prosecutor, he tried dozens of bench and jury trials, including drunk driving cases. He also gained significant experience in pretrial strategies, such as litigating suppression hearings, which can be the key turning point in the prosecution of a case.
Today, attorney Samuel Fife serves Hoosiers facing prosecution across the state, using his experience, acumen, and drive to protect individual rights, especially in more complicated cases alleging:
- Drug crimes
- Drunk driving
- Family law
- First-time criminal offenses
- Gun crimes
- Habitual offender allegations
- Probation violations
- Suspended Driver’s License
- Traffic tickets
If you’re facing criminal proceedings, attorney Samuel Fife is the attorney you need in your corner.
Using Litigation Skills to Fight for Families
Not just an Indiana criminal attorney, Samuel Fife is also a highly capable Indiana family lawyer. These two practice areas are natural partners because both require an astute eye for spotting legal issues and nuances in the law on top of an ability to develop and capably implement strong litigation strategies—in advance and on the fly. As an Indiana divorce attorney, Samuel Fife labors to protect client and family rights in divorce and post-dissolution proceedings.
With exceptional litigation skills, a deep understanding of issues that can arise in family law matters, and strong motivation to help family law clients and their families, Samuel Fife guides clients through divorce and post-divorce proceedings with skill and compassion. He serves clients throughout the state in all types of family law matters, including:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Child Visitation
- Divorce – Business Owners
- Divorce – Collaborative
- Divorce – Elder
- Divorce – High Asset
- Uncontested Divorce
- Grandparent Visitation
- Legal Separation
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Relocation Law
- Spousal Maintenance
- Uniform Custody Act
Whether their case involves difficult negotiations or requires courtroom talent, family law clients throughout Indiana take comfort in knowing they’re in capable hands with Samuel Fife helping them navigate various family law matters.
The Education and Early Experience of a Premier Indiana Criminal Attorney and Family Lawyer
Samuel Fife’s desire to give back to the community became apparent when he studied at Indiana University, where he was a member of and delegate for the Global Brigades–Human Rights Brigade. After graduation, he pursued a legal education the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He excelled in school and expanded his legal education beyond the classroom, gaining practice experience as well as using his skills to help others. He also flexed his legal intellect, devoting the significant time demanded of an Associate Member of the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review.
As a law student, Samuel was heavily involved in developing his own advocacy skills and sharing that knowledge with others, serving as a moot court coach and competitor. He also flexed his leadership and public speaking skills, facilitating an environmental law symposium at the law school as well as moderating an environmental law panel in Evansville.
For those who seek it out, law school can provide opportunities for practical lawyering experience. Samuel took full advantage, working as an extern at an environmental law firm in Indianapolis and as a research intern at Improving Kids Environment (IKE), part of the Hoosier Environmental Council. IKE pursues initiatives to safeguard children against environmental risks at home, in school, and in the community.
The Indiana Criminal Attorney and Family Lawyer You Need
Helping Indiana criminal defense and family law clients is demanding but rewarding. To recharge, Samuel cheers on the Hoosier basketball team or watches other sports. He also enjoys exercising, time with his dog, and the company of family and friends. These experiences refresh his outlook, giving him fresh perspectives and opening his mind to new ways to think about client issues and strategies.
The courtroom is the battlefield over individual rights, but Samuel Fife knows that the battle begins long before the trial. Every client, whether dealing with an arrest or criminal charges or struggling with family law issues, deserves an attorney who uses thorough investigation, painstaking legal research, and strategic and powerful litigation techniques to pursue the best possible outcome. That’s what clients get with Samuel Fife.
Indiana criminal attorney Samuel Fife is both a defender of citizens and an Indianapolis divorce lawyer who fights for his clients. With his considerable skills and an approach to cases that keeps the client’s goals foremost in mind, Samuel Fife is highly in demand for his Indiana criminal defense and family law skills. To learn how he can help your case, call Keffer Hirschauer LLP today at (317) 857-0160 or complete this online contact form. Call today!
Areas of Practice:
- 100% Litigation Practice
- Indiana Supreme Court, 2018
- US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2018
- US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2018
- IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
- D., 2018
- Indiana International and Comparative Law Review, Associate Member 2017 to 2018
- The Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Team
- Member 2018
- Team Coach 2018
- American Bar Association, Student Member
- Environmental Law Society, President 2016 to 2017
- Silver Level Award for Pro Bono Work, 2018
- Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2019 to 2022
- Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Legal Intern, 2018
- Norris Choplin Schroeder, LLP, Environmental Externship, 2017