The Crown Point City Legal Department assists with the collection of EMS, Water and other municipal invoices for services that become past due to the City. The Department also prosecutes all ordinance violations issued by the Police Department. 

 Furthermore, the Department provides legal advice to the Mayor's Office and other City departments on all aspects of municipal operations.

The Crown Point Legal Department can be reached at (219) 662-3258 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or email us at

Legal Documents

  1. Legal

    Physical Address
    101 S East St
    Crown Point, IN 46307


    Mailing Address
    PO Box 794
    Crown Point, IN 46308

    Fax: 219-323-8620

  2. David H. Nicholls

    City Attorney

City of Crown Point Legal Team

David H Nicholls

David H Nicholls

Born, East Chicago, Indiana, 1942;  graduated East Chicago Washington H.S. 1960; Graduated Indiana University, Bloomington, B.S., Business 1964; graduated Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, J.D., 1967; admissions: Indiana Bar 1967, also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeal, Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Felony Deputy Prosecuting Attorney 1967-73. Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 31st Judicial Circuit 1974-78. Public Defender, Lake County Indiana, 1978-85. City Attorney Crown Point, Indiana 2008 to present. Memberships: Lake County, Indiana, American Bar Associations, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Association for Justice.

Alex Kuanovski

Alex Kutanovski

Mr. Kutanovski is a member of Kutanovski Law Offices, LLC, and an attorney for the Lake County Redevelopment Commission and the Lake County Community Economic Development Department since January 2012.

Mr. Kutanovski is also an Assistant City Attorney for Crown Point, Indiana and works closely with the City of Crown Point Redevelopment Commission and Department of Public Works.  In addition to municipal law, Mr. Kutanovski’s practice includes business law, personal injury, traffic law and collection law.  Prior to forming Kutanovski Law Offices in 2011, Mr. Kutanovski was an associate at Hodges & Davis, P.C. in Merrillville, Indiana.

Mr. Kutanovski is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.  His hobbies include golfing, hunting, and commercial real estate investing.  Mr. Kutanovski has been married since 2009 and he and his wife, Elizabeth, enjoy outdoor activities with their German Shepherd, Duke.

Joseph Irak

Joseph Irak

Throughout northwest Indiana, Joseph holds the reputation of a highly skilled and impassioned attorney who is dedicated to helping his clients and serving his community. This reputation is the result of countless hours of work, a never-give-up attitude, and a deep devotion to his practice—traits that, unfortunately, are not as common among lawyers in today's hyper-competitive and globalized society as they once used to be represents. 

While running his private practice full-time, Joseph also holds positions as County Commissioner Attorney for Lake County, Indiana, and City Attorney for Crown Point, Indiana. Joseph attained these competitive positions by earning the trust of Lake County and Crown Point, primarily through his pledge to bettering the community and his steadfast advocating for the needs of its members. 

Mark Gruenhagen 2

Mark Gruenhagen

Mark studied at Mauer School of Law, Indiana University & Valpo school of Law: Graduated in 1994.  He is a licensed attorney in Indiana and Illinois.

Additional license in northern district of Indiana and various other federal jurisdictions.

He is a Member of Lake County Bar Association & Indiana Bar Association, as well as a member of Lake county criminal defense bar.

Areas of practice include: Criminal Defense, both state and federal, OWI cases, Family Law, and Personal Injury.