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Steve Lancaster
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Court of Appeals of Indiana > Court of Appeals Districts Court of Appeals Districts

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The 15 members of the Court of Appeals of Indiana represent five state districts:

  • Three members of the Court must come from the 1st District, encompassing the southern third of the state;
  • three from the 2nd District, the middle third; and
  • three from the 3rd District, the northern third of Indiana.

Judges named from these districts stand for retention only in their districts.

  • In 1978, a 4th District was created, consisting of three judges, one from each of the first three districts.
  • Likewise, in 1991, a 5th District was added, also with judges from each of the first three districts.

Judges representing the 4th and 5th districts stand for retention statewide.

Presiding Judges of each District for 2014:

  • 1st District - Judge Edward W. Najam, Jr.
  • 2nd District - Judge Ezra H. Friedlander
  • 3rd District - Judge Terry A. Crone
  • 4th District- Judge Rudolph R. Pyle III
  • 5th District - Chief Judge Nancy H. Vaidik