The Marion County Circuit Court was established in 1816 with the signing of the Indiana Constitution. The original jurisdiction of the Court included civil, criminal, juvenile, probate, and small claims. Today, the Circuit Court hears only civil matters, and exercises exclusive statewide jurisdiction for insurance re-organizations / liquidations and medical liens. The Court also has exclusive jurisdiction in Marion County for all county tax collections, name changes, hardship driver's licenses, and provides supervision to the Marion County Small Claims Courts.
In the year 2000, the Circuit Court assumed responsibility for the newly established Paternity Court, which hears paternity issues and child support collection cases. In 2004, the Paternity Court accounted for approximately 80 Million dollars in child support collections. That 80 Million dollars benefited 59,875 single heads of households and 8,332 welfare families who depend upon the Paternity Court and the Marion County Prosecutor's Office for assistance in the collection of court ordered child support.
The Circuit Court staff consists of the elected Judge of the Court, Louis F. Rosenberg, a full-time Commissioner, Mark A. Jones, 2 bailiffs and 2 court reporters.
The Paternity Court staff consists of the Presiding Commissioner, Sheryl Lynch, 3 full-time Commissioners, 6 bailiffs and 1 court reporter.
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Judge Louis Rosenberg
Court - C01City-County Building, W506 200 E. Washington StreetIndianapolis, Indiana 46204Phone: (317) 327-4010Fax: (317) 327-4473Clerk: (317) 327-4009
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