OCTANE welcomes Marc Lopez Law on Friday, May 10th
We’re excite to include Marc Lopez Law as a sponsor for this year’s OCTANE: A Hangar Celebration for Hope on Friday, May 10th at the FirstWing Jet Center in Zionsville.
During my time as a Prosecutor, I learned that only a handful of attorneys in the Indianapolis area actually took DUI / OVWI cases to trial. When I realized that only one of them, the now-retired Attorney Jess Paul, actually understood the science behind blood and breath tests well enough to mount a credible defense, my misgivings crystallized into a plan of action. I left the Prosecutor’s Office and started my own law firm. I made it my goal to help the little guy fight back against the State of Indiana, and I made myself a promise: Not only would I be a fantastic trial attorney, but I would learn the science of DUI / OVWI in order to better serve my clients.
I am happy to say I have made good on my promise. In 2010, I completed a week-long Trial Practice course on DUI / OVWI defense led by nationally-renowned DUI / OVWI Attorney Pat Arata and Attorney Mike McDaniel. In 2011, I spent a month at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College in the mountains of Wyoming. While the Trial Lawyer’s College was not DUI / OVWI-specific, I learned valuable trial practice skills and insight into how to meaningfully connect with juries. There was no internet. There was no cable television. Over the course of four weeks, a group of 50 attorneys shared two landlines. There was no cell phone reception unless you were willing to walk two miles up a mountain. Without distractions, it was much easier to focus on interpersonal relations, and it is impossible to overestimate the importance of good communication, especially for lawyers. Years later, I still get together with my local Trial Lawyer’s College group to work on cases.
Join the team at Marc Lopez Law in supporting the important work of Colby & Cate’s Charities at OCTANE. We're looking forward to seeing you in May.