Judge Heather Welch
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                             Judge Heather A. Welch

Civil Division D01

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Marion Superior Court, Civil Division 1
200 E. Washington St. W407  
Indianapolis, In 46204
Elected:  01/01/07; exp. 12/31/18
Phone: 317-327-4200


B.S., Indiana University, 1989 J.D., 
Valparaiso University, 1994
Indiana Judicial College Graduate, 2010
Indiana Graduate Program for Judges, 2007
Dep. Atty. General, Ind. Atty. General's Office, 1995-1996
Dep. Pros. Atty., Marion County, 1994-1995;1997-1999
Master Commissioner, Marion Superior Court, 2001-2006
Member, Criminal Instructions Committee, Ind. Judges Association Chair,
Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Jud. Conference of Ind.


Designated as a State of Indiana Commercial Court

The purpose of commercial courts is to 
  1. establish judicial structures that will help all court users by improving court efficiency; 
  2. allow business and commercial disputes to be resolved with expertise, technology, and efficiency; 
  3. enhance the accuracy, consistency, and predictability of decisions in business and commercial cases; 
  4. enhance economic development in Indiana by furthering the efficient, predictable resolution of business and commercial law disputes; and 
  5. employ and encourage electronic information technologies, such as e-filing, e-discovery, telephone/video conferencing, and also employ early alternative dispute resolution interventions, as consistent with Indiana law.