Jim Organ was born and raised in the Wabash Valley. Jim graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in History, and from the Brandeis Law School at the University of Louisville with a Juris Doctor.
Jim has continued to work as a private Criminal Defense Attorney Family Law Attorney, and Injury Attorney. Jim has successfully represented people facing all types of criminal allegations, family situations, and the impact of suffering serious personal injuries, including automobile collisions and slip and fall cases. Jim has always strongly believed that legal services should be provided for those who simply cannot hire experienced and qualified counsel to stand with them. So beginning in 1997, Jim started serving as Appointed Counsel in Parke County, Indiana. Jim has remained motivated to serve the public in this capacity, and he is now a Deputy Public Defender in Vigo County, Indiana, where he defends clients facing serious felony cases . Jim Organ views his role as a defender of his clients' freedom, and also as a defender of the Constitution. With that in mind Jim has handled all types of criminal cases as Defense Counsel, and he has handled his share of the more high profile cases in the Wabash Valley over the years. Being a trial lawyer Jim does not confine his practice to one area of law. Organ Law Offices PC also serves as counsel in all kinds of civil claims and actions, and Jim regularly represents businesses, both bigger and smaller, in civil claims throughout the Wabash Valley. Jim has also handled cases at the appellate level and has argued before the Indiana Court of Appeals. Jim is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association. For the Indiana State Bar Association he has served on the Professionalism Committee, and the Committee for Improvements in the Judicial System. Jim is a member of the Terre Haute Bar Association, and served as President of the Terre Haute Bar Association in 2010. Jim has been a lecturer and author for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. He has been a Guest Instructor in Trial Advocacy at the Indiana University School of Law. Jim has served on the Parke County Drug Court Team, helping Parke County to establish their own Drug Court. Jim has been peer reviewed by Martindale-Hubbell earning their CV rating. Jim and his wife Norma have three children, and three grandchildren. Jim has served as a youth coach, including as a basketball coach for the Southwest Parke School Corporation in junior high school.
Phone: (812) 235-3100