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Attorneys at Law

Lawyers with over 60 years of combined experience in Tippecanoe and all surrounding counties.

300 Main Street Suite #500
Lafayette, IN 47901


With a focus on criminal defense and family law, Vonderheide & Knecht practices in divorce, paternity, estates, wills, and appeals cases, as well as DUI/OWI, drug dealing, possession, and other criminal offenses ranging from theft to murder. Headquartered in Lafayette, Vonderheide & Knecht represents clients throughout Tippecanoe, Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Warren, and White Counties.

With over 60 years of combined experience serving Indiana's legal needs, we can help resolve your case effectively and efficiently. Through every step of the trial process, we work to communicate clearly with you to make sure you have the straightforward legal advice you need to make informed decisions about your case, know what to expect, and know how to proceed.

Contact us to schedule a consultation and find out how Vonderheide & Knecht can help you with your case.

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