The firm is comprised
of five lawyers experienced in the area
of federal and state criminal defense.
We also have special emphasis on drunk
driving defense. There are presently
four support staff members, each
selected for their individual experience
and skills. The lawyers approach a case
as a team. All the lawyers may be
working on your case. We assist each
other. Legal issues and trial strategies
are discussed and an individual plan
devised for each client. All the clients
are encouraged to get to know all the
lawyers and participate in the planning
and execution of their case.
should you hire me?
"Lawyers hire me, police officers
employ me, and judges refer me their
friends and family members.Â No one in
this part of the state has studied this
area of law or routinely attended more
seminars or courses than me.Â Ask
born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and has practiced law for twenty
five years.Â After completing his undergraduate studies at Indiana
University, he attended law school at the McGeorge School of Law in
Sacramento, California. He has been admitted to practice law in the
states of Indiana and California. He has been admitted to practice
before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th
Circuit, and the Federal District Courts for the Northern District of
Indiana, the Southern District of Indiana, and the Eastern district of
His practice is concentrated in the area of criminal defense
cases in Federal and State Courts with a focus on federal criminal defense,
personal injury, civil litigation and a special emphasis in defending citizens
accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Mr. Arata is the Chairman of the Criminal Defense
Attorneys section of the allen county Bar Association, a "Sustaining member" of
the National College for DUI Defense, a "Life" member of the National
Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He is also a "Master" with and former "President" of
the American Inns of Court, Benjamin Harrison Chapter.
Mr. Arata is certified as an "Instructor" in
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, certified in the operation of the
Intoxilizer 5000, and has completed training using the BAC DataMaster as well as
blood and urine testing.
Mr. Arata routinely volunteers his services as an
instructor and has spoken at legal seminars in various venues on subjects
including Trial Practice, Jury Trial rules, DUI/OWI Defense, Child Molestation
Allegations, and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
He is a founding member
and has been chairman of the criminal defense attorneys section of the Allen
County Bar Association for many years. He has also earned the distinguishedÂ "AV" Martindale-Hubbell
for the practice of law with the highest level of ethics and skill.
116 E Berry Street
Lincoln Tower, 14th Floor
Fort Wayne IN 46802