I've never needed a lawyer before, and I hope I never need one again, but when I had the misfortune last winter of sliding into a snow bank and getting arrested for drunk driving in South Bend (during Snowmageddon), my friend told me I should call Judge Stanko instead of just pleading guilty as I planned to do. I'm really glad I did! Since the police never saw me drive and my breath test was low, he got my DUI charge dismissed and all I got was a public intoxication. I never did any jail time and kept my license. I know there are lawyers that charge very low fees just to plead their clients guilty, but I could have done that myself. Judge Stanko's fees were very reasonable and I got wonderful service in return. I know I saved much more than his fee by keeping my license and not paying high risk insurance.
I liked how he knew everything about the court and made sure I understood everything that was happening. He was very kind and friendly to me, and I could tell by the way everyone at court treated him that he is well-respected in the courts.
I would tell any of my friends or family in the same situation to call him! He is just a super lawyer!