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. His practice includes representation of the City Crown Point and several departments of Lake County, Indiana, government.  

As the First Assistant City Attorney, Mr. Kutanovski works closely with the departments of the City, including the Redevelopment Commission, Building and Planning and Public Works. In addition to municipal law, Mr. Kutanovski’s practice includes business law, personal injury, traffic law and collection law.  

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 enjoying time with his wife and family. 

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.