Meet the Criminal Law Team at CCHA Law

POST DATE: 9.11.23
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Criminal Law at CCHA

CCHA Law attorneys understand that a criminal charge can have a dramatic effect on your personal, professional, and family reputation. It is essential that you hire an attorney who is able to handle your criminal defense professionally and confidentially. Most of our clients are people who have never been in trouble with the law before and have a lot at stake. That is why we aggressively defend people charged with misdemeanor, OWI, drug, juvenile, and white-collar crimes. Our goal at CCHA Law is to promote your best interests and be your advocate in the criminal or juvenile justice system.

If you are ready to speak to an attorney about a criminal charge, contact us at our Fishers, Fort Wayne, Merrillville, Noblesville, Tipton, Westfield, or Zionsville offices.

Meet the Team

Samuel R. Robinson

Sam Robinson

“As a dedicated criminal defense attorney, my foremost commitment is to stand as a staunch advocate for individuals facing legal challenges. I am driven by the belief that a fair and just legal system requires a robust defense that holds the prosecution accountable at every turn.” - Sam Robinson.

Sam brings over twenty-three years of experience to his role as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Section and concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, medical malpractice, and personal injury. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Indiana, the United States District Court for both the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Sam is a member of the Indiana State Bar and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings has rated Sam the AV preeminent attorney rating.

As an active and involved community member, Sam is proud to be an alumnus of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy graduating in the 2008 class and an alumnus of the Indiana State Bar Leadership Development Academy, 2013. He serves as a board member for the Noblesville Park Foundation and has volunteered as an attorney advisor to the Hamilton Southeastern Mock Trial Team for over 17 years.

Sam grew up in Muncie, Indiana, graduating from Cowan High School in 1992. In 1996, Sam graduated Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky with a B.A. in a Chemistry/Biology combined major. Immediately following his graduation from college, Sam worked as a bench chemist in the research and development department at Lexmark, Inc. in Lexington, Kentucky. Sam followed in the footsteps of his father, Robert E. Robinson, by enrolling in the Indiana School of Law – Indianapolis. He graduated with a J.D. degree in May of 2000.

Emily Schmale

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As a dedicated member of the CCHA Law team and Criminal Law practice group, Emily practices in criminal defense, where she has effectively guided clients through an array of cases, including complex white collar crimes. Her expertise also extends to family law, drawing from her strong foundation in business litigation. This unique combination enables her to adeptly address diverse client needs, spanning from intricate asset division to impacts of a criminal matter on custody and parenting time.

Emily is an active member of both the Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations, reflecting her strong ties to the legal community. She is a member of the Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice before Indiana state courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Emily earned her J.D. from IU McKinney School of Law in 2016 where she thrives as the Vice President of the Saint Thomas More Society and contributed articles to the Indiana Law Review. She is continuing her commitment to legal excellence in her current pursuit of the ICLEF Family Law Mediation Certification.

In all her endeavors, Emily exhibits a steadfast dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients, leveraging her extensive legal acumen.

Prepared to Help You with Criminal Law Challenges

CCHA Law stands ready to represent you in court to defend you against criminal charges, including:


  • Drug possession

  • Misdemeanor drug charge

  • Traffic violation

  • Prescription fraud

  • Juvenile offense

  • White-collar crime

Our Approach

Whether you were stopped for drinking and driving, were accused of a corporate white-collar crime, or face a different criminal charge, it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side to defend you. The criminal defense attorneys at CCHA aggressively defend people against unsubstantiated criminal charges that have the ability to damage their reputations. We’re here to support you without passing judgement. If you did not know that what you did was a criminal act, or you did not know the penalty for doing what you did, or believed you could escape notice, we are committed to working hard to negotiate the most lenient penalty possible.

“Navigating the complex realm of criminal law can be overwhelming and terrifying for anyone. Our role is to support our clients during these most challenging times, ensuring that their rights are upheld, and voices heard,” says CCHA attorney, Sam Robinson. “With a deep understanding of the intricacies of criminal law and an unwavering dedication to their cases, we are here to guide our clients through every step of the legal process. I am committed to offering guidance and support to clients and their families. Legal proceedings can be emotionally taxing, and our role extends to providing reassurance, answering questions, and alleviating concerns whenever they arise.”

Contact CCHA Law for your Criminal Law needs

If you or a loved one needs assistance navigating the world of business, contact CCHA today, for expertise you can rely on.