Noblesville Criminal Defense (Felony and Misdemeanors) Lawyer
Carl is a graduate of Purdue University, graduating with honors, earning two Bachelors of Science Degrees in Financial Planning and Consumer Affairs. While at Purdue, Carl was a member and officer in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity as well as a member of Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society.
Carl continued his education at the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis where he graduated cum laude in 1999.
Carl joined Richards, Boje, Pickering, Benner & Becker now Boje, Benner, Becker, Markovich & Hixson, LLP in 1997 as a law clerk. Carl was hired as an associate attorney with the firm following his admission to the Indiana Bar in 1999 and became partner in 2003. Carl’s primary practice focuses in the areas of family law, criminal defense and juvenile delinquency matters. Carl has extensive experience in litigating high conflict family law matters as well as defending felony and misdemeanor criminal matters including OWI/DUI, controlled substance offenses, theft and battery. In addition to his work in family law, criminal defense, and juvenile defense, Carl also practices in the areas of personal injury, estate planning and general civil litigation.
Carl currently resides in Noblesville, Indiana with his wife, Julie, and their three children. He is actively involved in youth sports, formerly served on the Noblesville Youth Baseball Board of Directors, and also attends Genesis Church. Carl has served as Treasurer (2014-2015), Secretary (2016-2017), and Vice-President (2018-2019) for the Hamilton County Bar Association. Further, Carl is a member of the Indiana Public Defender Council and serves on the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative local steering committee.
Please do not hesitate to contact Carl for assistance in any of your legal needs.
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