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Commercial Courts Committee

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Purpose

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.

Six commercial courts are permanently established in Allen, Elkhart, Floyd, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties.


Materials

 Search Commercial Court Documents

 Commercial Court Rules (effective June 1, 2019)

 Indiana Commercial Courts Handbook and sample forms

 Pilot Project Final Report & Recommendations (November 2018)


Members

Hon. Craig Bobay, Co-Chair
Allen County

Hon. Heather Welch, Co-Chair
Marion County

Tracy Betz
Taft Stettinius & Hollister

Greg Bouwer
Koransky, Bouwer & Poracky, PC

Hon. Stephen Bowers
Elkhart County

Kevin Brinegar
Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Jim Casey
Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders

Megan Craig
Craig Legal

Hon. Richard D'Amour
Vanderburgh County

Hon. Maria Granger
Floyd County

Josh Hollingsworth
Barnes & Thornburg

Sen. Eric Koch
Senator

Jim Johnson
Jackson Kelly LLC

John LaDue
SouthBank Legal: LaDue Curran Kuehn

Irwin B. Levin
Cohen & Malad

Jason Lopp
McNeely Stephenson

Jeffrey Lund
Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham

Andrew McNeil
Bose McKinney & Evans

Mike Michmerhuizen
Barrett McNagny

Shane Mulholland
Burt Blee

Bob Reiling
Reiling Teder & Schrier

Hon. John Sedia
Lake County

Steven J. Scott
Hodges & Davis, PC

Rep. Greg Steuerwald
Representative

Frank Sullivan
IU McKinney

Matt Troyer
Bingham Greenebaum Doll

Wayne Turner
Hoover Hull Turner

Van Willis
Kightlinger & Gray, LLP

Mike Wukmer
Ice Miller


Staff Contacts

Jeffrey Wiese, Deputy Director
Indiana Office of Court Services
317-232-2542 
jeffrey.wiese@courts.in.gov

Amanda Wishin, Staff Attorney
Indiana Office of Court Services
317-232-1313
amanda.wishin@courts.in.gov