Hon. Christopher M. Goff
(One hundred tenth Justice)
Christopher M. Goff was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Eric Holcomb in June 2017. He took the oath of office as Indiana's 110th justice on July 24, 2017.
Justice Goff was born in Wabash, Indiana in 1972. After graduating from high school there, he attended Ball State University graduating summa cum laude in 1994, and then earned his law degree at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1996.
After law school, Justice Goff worked in private practice, being named partner at a Huntington law firm after just 18 months working on criminal defense, domestic relations, personal injury, small business cases, and more. He served as Huntington County Public Defender for two years. His work lead to the establishment of the Huntington County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. Justice Goff was named Huntington County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year in 2001 and 2002. He also served as President of the Huntington County Police Merit Board and Vice President of the Huntington County Bar Association.
Before joining the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Goff served as Wabash County Superior Court Judge for twelve years. During his service on the trial bench he established the Wabash County Drug Court and the Wabash County Family Drug Treatment Court. Justice Goff served on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Judicial Conference, representing Wabash, Huntington, Wells and Adams Counties. He also served as Chair of the Protection Order Committee of the Indiana Judicial Conference.
Justice Goff and his wife, Raquel, have four children.