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Attorney Kerry C. Connor

Attorney Kerry C. Connor's distinguished career in criminal defense and complex civil litigation has made a positive difference in many lives since her practice was established in 1988.

While she has practiced extensively in state courts in Indiana, Virginia and California, litigation and appeals in federal courts have been Ms. Connor's primary focuses. She has served as lead counsel in dozens of bench and jury trials, and is versed in all aspects and phases of federal criminal defense practice — to the benefit of a wide range of white collar crime clients.

Today, Kerry C. Connor appears predominantly in the northern district of Indiana's Hammond, Fort Wayne, Lafayette and South Bend divisions of United States District Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. She maintains numerous other court admissions and travels widely to represent her clients.

Ms. Connor has been an active member of Criminal Justice Act panels in three states. She has been appointed to several federal court committees and currently serves on committees focused on criminal jury instruction and local rules.

Criminal and civil litigation in state and federal courts. Extensive experience as primary defense counsel in all aspects of complex and multi-defendant state and federal criminal cases, including: bail, detention, and preliminary hearing, violations of supervised release, pre-trial motion practice, trial, sentencing, appeal and post-conviction relief. Committed to excellence in all areas of practice. Active member of Criminal Justice Act panel at both district and appellate court level for criminal, post-conviction and civil rights appointments.

Areas of Practice

  • Federal Criminal Defense

  • Criminal Law

  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)

  • Public Corruption

  • Internet Crimes

  • Drug Crimes

  • Civil Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2001

  • California, 1990

  • Virginia, 1988

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2000

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1995

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2002

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2015

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1990

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1988

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1989

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1995

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990


  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana - 1988

    • Honors: Order of the Barristers

    • Honors: ABA Moot Court Competition

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

    • B.A. - 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, 2008 - Present

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana Local Rules Committee, 2013 - Present

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Representative at Naturalization Ceremony, 2011 - Present

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana Attorney Advisory Committee on Case Management and/Electronic Case Filing System

  • Federal Court Committee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California

  • Northern District of Indiana Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, President, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc., 2003 - 2012

  • Kerry C. Connor Attorney at Law, 1995 - 2003

  • Semel & Feldman, 1990 - 1995

  • William B. Moffitt & Associates, 1988 - 1989

Kerry C. Connor's approach is compassionate, highly communicative and nonjudgmental. 

Call Our Law Firm Today For Sound Legal Advice - Renowned as a stellar defender of her clients' constitutional rights and a leading federal criminal appeals lawyer in Northern Indiana, Attorney Connor is your best choice for legal representation.


Schedule a meeting with Kerry C. Connor to discuss your legal options.

Kerry C. Connor has represented hundreds of defendants facing criminal charges and handled complex civil litigation matters in state and U.S. federal courts. She is widely recognized as a sophisticated, hardworking criminal defense attorney who relentlessly defends her clients' rights, reputations and futures. Her career credentials demonstrate a long-standing commitment to criminal defendants at both the trial and appellate levels.

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