About Samuel L. Cappas
Samuel L. Cappas has been a resident of Northeast Indiana all of his life.
After more than 25 years in public positions and private law, Sam continues to fight and win justice for the people of Lake County and Northeast Indiana.
Sam brings his passion for justice and seasoned courtroom expertise to criminal defense, personal injury, divorce mediation and family law. For family disputes such as divorce or child custody, Sam believes the most effective results are possible when both spouses work together to create a good future for themselves and their family.
Bachelor of Sciences degree in chemistry and biology from Indiana University
Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1986.
Former Prosecuting Attorney
Sam was appointed by the Lake County Prosecutor's office as a deputy prosecuting attorney in the Misdemeanor division. After just one year, Sam was assigned to the Felony division, where he spent the next three years as a felony trial attorney. During two of those years, Sam tried more jury trials than any other attorney in the Prosecutor's office.
Sam was next assigned Lake County Trial Supervisor, responsible for reviewing cases, assigning cases, and overseeing courtroom trial attorneys.
In 1991, Sam Cappas accepted a position with a private law firm in East Chicago, Indiana, where he engaged in the general practice of law.
In 1992, the Indiana Supreme Court appointed Samuel Cappas to preside as Judge Pro Tempore in an unfilled county court judge position. Sam returned to private practice half a year later when a permanent replacement was selected.
In 1994, Sam founded his private law firm in Highland, Indiana. Sam's genuine enthusiasm for criminal defense and personal injury cases is why Cappas & Associates continues to specialize in these areas of law.
Samuel L. Cappas is a member of the Lake County Criminal Defense Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), Lake County Bar Association, and Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA).
Career and Community
- Lake County Prosecuting Attorney,
Felony and Misdemeanors
- Lake County Trial Supervisor
- Judge Pro Tempore, Lake County Court
- Private Practice: Criminal Law, Personal Injury
- Registered Divorce Mediator
- Board of Directors and Building Fund Committee, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Schererville IN