Chris Eskew is the Founding Attorney of Eskew Law, LLC, a boutique law firm specializing in criminal defense, family law, and personal injury cases. With over 15 years of experience advocating for the rights of the accused, Chris is dedicated to handling a broad range of felony and misdemeanor cases. Before founding his law firm, he honed his litigation skills as an attorney for the Marion County Public Defender’s Agency.

Born and raised in Indiana, Chris completed his BA in computer science from DePauw University before receiving his JD from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is listed among the Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Indiana by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense and earned the Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award for his dedication to the industry.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Chris Eskew discusses his experience as a public defender and transition to a criminal defense attorney
  • How Chris’ sports background influences his legal practice
  • Chris shares insights from his early days in the legal arena
  • The practice of law versus the business of law
  • Is culture fit more important than experience when hiring lawyers?
  • Criminal defense work and trial strategies
  • The intersection of legal work and the personal lives of lawyers
  • A law firm as a unit: how different lawyers bring their unique strengths and perspectives

In this episode…

In the murky waters of criminal justice, a defense attorney lawyer can be your guiding light. They typically have a lighter caseload than public defenders, access to more resources, and specialized knowledge, enabling them to meet clients’ high expectations. What are some strategies employed by defense lawyers to ensure a fair trial and the best possible outcome for their clients?

Understanding the dynamics of a jury is one essential element of trial preparation. Seasoned defense attorney Chris Eskew emphasizes that a winning strategy involves taking a deep dive into potential jurors’ unique perspectives, biases, and beliefs and assessing the group as a whole during the trial. By doing so, attorneys can tailor their approach and arguments to resonate with the jurors, ultimately increasing their chances of success and eliminating obstructions to a fair trial. He also stresses the importance of being upfront and honest in legal decision-making and having a passion for helping others. As a founding attorney who combines the practice of law with the business of law, Chris underscores the power of cultural fit when hiring new lawyers in a small or midsized firm. According to him, a successful defense team is built on the unique strengths and perspectives that each attorney brings to the firm.

Join host Alex Limontes in this episode of the Circle City Conversations as he hosts Chris Eskew, the Founding Attorney of Eskew Law, LLC, to discuss criminal defense work and trial strategies. They reminisce on their early days as public defenders, reflect on changes in the legal system, and explore the business of law. Chris also highlights the influence of his sports background on his legal practice, the importance of culture fit in hiring practices, and his firm’s expansion plans.

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