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Purpose

The Special Courts Committee monitors developments concerning misdemeanors, traffic, and small claims. This committee works with judges who possess small claims and misdemeanors jurisdiction. The committee also reviews, revises and approves for publication the City and Town Court Manual; the Traffic, Misdemeanor, and Small Claims Benchbook; and the Small Claims Litigant Manual. This committee meets quarterly. 

Members

Mag. Kenneth R. Abbott
Clark Circuit Courts
Jeffersonville

Hon. John G. Baker
Court of Appeals
Indianapolis

Hon. Matthrew D. Bailey
Decatur Superior Court
Greensburg

Mag. Randy Coffey
Steuben Circuit/Superior Courts
Angola

Mag. Brian D. Cook
Allen Superior Court
Fort Wayne

Hon. Lynne E. Ellis
Martin Circuit Court
Shoals

Hon. Warren Haas
Grant Superior Court 3
Marion

Mag. Richard W. Karcher
Allen Superior Court
Fort Wayne

Hon. Stephenie D. LeMay-Luken, Chair
Hendricks Superior Court #5
Danville

Hon. Dena Benham Martin
Greene Superior Court
Bloomfield

Hon. Earl G. Penrod
Gibson Superior Court
Princeton

Mag. Jeffrey T. Shoulders
Vanderburgh Superior Court
Evansville

Hon. Douglas A. Tate
Howard Superior Court #3
Kokomo

Hon. Jeffrey L. Thorne
LaPorte Superior Court #3
LaPorte

Hon. Jesse M. Vallalpando
Lake Superior Court, County Div. #4
Hammond

Staff Contact

Michelle C. Goodman, Staff Attorney
Indiana Judicial Center
30 S. Meridian St., Ste 900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-1313
(317) 233-3367 [fax]
michelle.goodman@courts.in.gov   

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