James D. Crum

James D. Crum: Attorney with Coots, Henke & Wheeler Attorneys at Law, P.C.


James D. Crum was admitted to the bar in 1989. He is licensed to practice in the Indiana and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University.

Jim is a member of the Hamilton County, Indiana State, and American Bar Associations. He is a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the Defense Research Institute. Currently, Jim is a Public defense counsel for the Hamilton County Circuit Court and is an officer in the Carmel Defense section of the Hamilton County Bar Association.

Jim's experience in criminal Defense matters includes defending drunk driving, drug possession and dealing, burglary, murder and other misdemeanor and felony charges.

Representative Cases

Baber v. State of Indiana, 842 N.E.2d 343 (Ind. Sup. Ct. 2006)

Vasquez v. State of Indiana, 868 N.E.2d 473 (Ind. Sup. Ct. 2007)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Hamilton County Bar Association


Indiana State Bar Association


American Bar Association


National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


Indiana Trial Lawyers Association


Hamilton County Circuit Court

Public Defense Counsel

Hamilton County Bar Association, Carmel Defense Section


Areas of Practice (4)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Appellate Law
  • Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
317-643-5354  Phone
317-573-5385  Fax
University Attended:
Ohio State University, B.A., 1983
Law School Attended:
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1989
Year of First admission:
1989, Indiana; 1989, U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana; 1989, U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
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  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
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