Who we are

Indiana experienced law firm fighting for clients.

In the heart of Indiana, Stidham Legal stands as a beacon of hope and unwavering support for individuals facing the challenges of the criminal justice system. Our firm specializes exclusively in criminal defense, offering robust representation to those accused of crimes, from minor infractions to the most serious felony charges.

At Stidham Legal, we prioritize open communication, ensuring our clients are informed and empowered at every step. We approach each case with meticulous attention to detail, crafting defenses that challenge evidence, question testimonies, and aim to secure the best possible outcome.

Everyday, Stidham Legal fights for our clients to help them navigate the legal process and to ensure their rights are protected. Our clients are our number one focus. See what our clients have said about our representation.

Whether it’s a DUI charge, drug offenses, white-collar crimes, or more, our firm stands ready to defend, guide, and advocate. In the often intimidating landscape of criminal law, Stidham Legal is your steadfast ally, committed to upholding your rights and championing your cause with unparalleled dedication and expertise. Contact us today for a free case consultation.

Practice Areas at Stidham Legal

At Stidham Legal, our commitment to excellence is reflected in the breadth and depth of our practice areas, catering to the diverse legal needs of Indiana residents. Our team combines profound legal expertise with a genuine dedication to our clients, ensuring top-tier representation across all our services.

At Stidham Legal, we’re more than just attorneys; we are steadfast allies in your legal journey, dedicated to clarity, justice, and results. Whatever your legal need, trust in our expertise and unwavering commitment to serve and advocate on your behalf.

Local Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense

  Navigating the intricacies of the Indiana criminal justice system can be a daunting experience. When faced with criminal…

Criminal Trial Attorney

When you stand accused in the courtroom, the gravity of the situation becomes palpable. Every word spoken, every piece…

Top family law and divorce attorney

Family Law

At the heart of every family law case is a story that deserves compassion, understanding, and expert legal guidance.…

Estate Planning

Securing the future of your loved ones and ensuring the legacy you've built stands the test of time requires…

Client Testimonials

Stidham Legal prides itself in providing our clients amazing service from day 1. See what some of our clients say about our service. (Full names omitted to protect client privacy)

“Planning for the future, especially when it involves decisions about one’s estate, can be overwhelming. But working with Stidham Legal made the entire process seamless and reassuring. Their vast knowledge in estate planning, combined with their empathetic approach, allowed me to make informed decisions that I’m confident will benefit my loved ones in the best way possible. It’s a rare gift to find an attorney who pairs such expertise with genuine care for their clients, and I’m profoundly grateful for their guidance.”

Attorney Chris Stidham

Attorney Chris Stidham is the founder and prinipal attorney of Stidham Legal. With his vast criminal defense, family law and estate planning experience he has provided clients top-notch legal representation through his career. Chris fights to protect clients rights in and out of the courtroom and has vigorously defended clients successfully in many trials.

Attorney Chris Stidham
Attorney Chris Stidham

Christopher StidhamPrincipal & Trial Attorney
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How can I avoid probate in Indiana?

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Can I establish a living will or healthcare directive in Indiana?

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What happens if I die without a will in Indiana?

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Do I need a will in Indiana?

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Will I receive or have to pay alimony or spousal support?

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Contact Us Today!

At Stidham Legal, we understand the importance of clear communication and accessibility. Whether you have a pressing legal matter, need expert advice, or simply have questions about our services, we’re here to help. Get in touch with our dedicated team using the information below, and we’ll ensure your legal needs are met with professionalism and care.

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Locations throughout Indiana


(888) 406-3995


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Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Weekends: By Appointment Only

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