Mark J. Roule is an experienced and accomplished trial attorney who has handled over 70 jury trials.
Before joining the Jones Law Office, Mark spent the first 20 years as an attorney representing the State of Indiana as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. He now focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death claims, medical malpractice claims, counseling small businesses, criminal defense, domestic relations issues including divorce and child custody, civil collection work, and several other types of civil practice.
Mark was born and raised in LaPorte, Indiana, and is a third-generation attorney. He attended Riley Elementary School, Crichfield Elementary School, and Boston Middle School before graduating LaPorte High School in 1994. Mark attended the University of Notre Dame, and received a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in English with a concentration in Philosophy and Literature in 1998. Mark spent one year working as a paralegal for the law firm of Jenner & Block in Chicago, Illinois, before attending law school. Mark received his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2002.
In his career as a prosecutor, Mark conducted over seventy jury trials. He successfully prosecuted matters in a wide range of criminal offenses: homicide; OWI causing death; sex crimes including rape and child molesting; narcotics dealing and other controlled substance offenses; crimes of violence including armed robbery and serious battery offenses; firearms offenses; property crimes including burglary and theft; public corruption and official misconduct; racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO); and white collar crimes including securities fraud and embezzlement. Mark prosecuted and convicted defendants in several high-profile cases regionally, including cases wherein the defendants were attorneys, police officers, and elected public officials.
Mark began his career in the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office on January 1, 2003. He quickly rose through the ranks, supervising the traffic and misdemeanor division before being promoted to the Major Crimes division in 2004. Mark was appointed to the position of Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in October of 2007, and thereafter served as Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for three different elected prosecutors and administrations in St. Joseph County and LaPorte County.
While a prosecutor, Mark had the honor of attending the executive program through the National District Attorneys Association, and serving as a panelist trainer for the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, and serving for several years on the LaPorte County Problem Solving Court (“drug court”). Mark is a current member of the St. Joseph County Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, and Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.
He was a resident of South Bend until 2008, when he married his wife Sydney and returned to LaPorte to start a family. Mark and Sydney are blessed with two children.
Mark currently serves as the Vice-President of the St. John’s Lutheran School in LaPorte. He previously served as Corporate Secretary on the governing board of the Vineyard Church of LaPorte. Mark and his family currently attend the Assembly of God Church in LaPorte, Indiana.