City-County Building, T-542200 E. Washington StreetIndianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 327-0440Fax: (317) 327-0436Clerk: (317) 327-0435
Marion Superior Court, Civil Div. 14 200 East Washington St. T-542Indianapolis, IN 46204Phone: 317-327-0440Elected: 01/01/07; exp. 12/31/18
Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1993. Bachelor of Arts – U.S. History, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, 1982. Graduate, Indiana Graduate Program for Judges, 2011-2012. Graduate, Indiana Judicial College, 2016.Judicial Experience:Completing tenth year as a judge of the Marion Superior Court. Currently presiding over civil cases in Civil Court 14. Presided over Class D felony cases in Criminal Court 15 from January 2009 to December 2012. Significant Legal Accomplishments:Serves as supervising judge for Jury Services. Former Marion Superior Court Board Member of the Information Technology Board (2016). Elected to a two-year term as Associate Presiding Judge of the Executive Committee of the Marion Superior Courts (2013-2014). Co-authored Indiana Jury Trial Benchbook (State Jury Committee, 2013). Prepared and presented CLE topics, including: Beware the Canon Fire: Ethical Considerations Related to Elections and Political Activities of Judicial Officers - Marion Superior Court Continuing Legal Education Program (2013). Indiana Decisions on Juries and Jury Trials - Indiana Judicial Center 2013 Spring Judicial Conference. (Co-presenter). Indigence Determinations - 2012 Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference. (Co-presenter). Named Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation (2013). Third Vice-President, Indianapolis Bar Association (2015).Other Legal Involvement:Member, American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, and Marion County Bar Association. Committee member, Court Personnel Committee, Indiana Judicial Center (2017-present). Committee member, State Jury Committee, Indiana Judicial Center (2009-2016). Committee member, Attorneys for an Independent Bench, Indianapolis Bar Association (2013).