Courts of Clark County

The Clark Circuit and Superior Courts each have original jurisdiction to preside over all civil and criminal cases. However, by Local Rule, the cases are assigned as follows:

CIRCUIT COURT NO. 1

Presiding in the Clark Circuit Court No. 1 is:

Judge Daniel E. Moore

  1. Murder, Class A, Class B, Class C. Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, or Level 5 felony offenses as the most serious charged offense filed during the months of February, April, June, August, October or December.
  1. Guardianship cases involving adults.
  1. Estate cases (supervised and unsupervised).
  1. Trust cases
  1. Clark County Tax Sale or Conservancy District cases.
  1. One-sixth of all Adoption cases.

CIRCUIT COURT NO. 1 Location:

Clark County Government Building and Courthouse
501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130

Phone: (812) 285-6308
Fax: (812) 285-6283

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CIRCUIT COURT NO. 2

Presiding in the Clark Circuit Court No. 2 are:

Judge Bradley B. Jacobs

Magistrate Kenneth R. Abbott

  1. Class A, Class B, Class C. Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, or Level 6 felony offenses which include a charge related to Controlled Substances under Indiana Code 35-48 or Legend Drugs under Indiana Code 16-42.
  1. One-sixth of all Adoption cases.

CIRCUIT COURT NO. 2 Location:

Clark County Government Building and Courthouse
501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130

Phone: (812) 285-6333
Fax: (812) 285-6380

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CIRCUIT COURT NO. 3

Presiding in the Clark Circuit Court No. 3 are:

Judge N. Lisa Glickfield

Magistrate Jeffrey Branstetter

  1. All cases having a Class D or Level 6 felony as the most serious charge.
  1. All misdemeanor and felony cases which include a charge related to traffic or motor vehicles under Title 9, Chapter 30 (OWI) of the Indiana Code or Indiana Code 35-42-1 (Homicide related to OWI), with the exception that when a charge of Neglect of a Dependent is also filed. Neglect of a Dependent cases are filed in Clark Circuit Court No. 4.
  1. One-sixth of all Adoption cases.

CIRCUIT COURT NO. 3 Location:

Clark County Government Building and Courthouse
501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130

Phone: (812) 285-6316
Fax: (812) 280-5662

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CIRCUIT COURT NO. 4

Presiding in the Clark Circuit Court No. 4 are:

Judge Vicki L. Carmichael

Magistrate Joni L. Grayson

  1. Murder, Class A, Class B, Class C. Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, or Level 5 felony offenses as the most serious charged offense filed during the months of January, March, May, July, September or November.
  1. All cases which involve a misdemeanor or felony charge against a defendant alleged to be under the age of eighteen (18) at the time of the commission of the offense.
  1. All cases which include a charge of Neglect of a Dependent or Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor under Indiana Code 35-46-1-8 or Violation of Compulsory School Attendance under Indiana Code 20-33-2.
  1. All Juvenile Paternity cases.
  1. All Juvenile CHINS, Juvenile Status, Juvenile Termination of Parental Rights, and Juvenile Miscellaneous cases.
  1. Guardianship cases involving children.
  1. One-sixth of all Adoption cases.

CIRCUIT COURT NO. 4 Location

Clark County Government Building and Courthouse
501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130

Phone: (812) 285-6294
Fax: (812) 285-6258

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SUPERIOR COURT NO. 5

Presiding in the Clark Superior Court No. 5 are:

Judge Abraham Navarro

Magistrate William Dawkins

  1. Misdemeanor offenses, other than those involving OWI-related offenses.
  1. Traffic infraction (IF) and Ordinance Violation (OV) cases.
  1. All of the Domestic Relations (DC and DN) cases.
  1. One-sixth of all Adoption cases.

SUPERIOR COURT NO. 5 Location:

Clark County Government Building and Courthouse
501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130

Phone: (812) 670-4949

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SUPERIOR COURT NO. 6

Presiding in the Clark Superior Court No. 6 are:

Judge Kyle P. Williams

Magistrate Kenneth R. Abbott

  1. All Mortgage Foreclosure, Civil Collection, Small Claims, and Eviction cases.
  1. All Civil Tort cases.
  1. All Civil Plenary cases.
  1. All Protective Order cases.
  1. All Reciprocal Support and Title IV-D child support cases.
  1. One-sixth of all Adoption cases.

SUPERIOR COURT NO. 6 Location:

Clark County Government Building and Courthouse
501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130

Phone: (812) 670-4950

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CLARK COUNTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR

The Court Administrator serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Clark Circuit and Superior Courts.

Nicholas Karaffa

501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130

Phone: (812) 207-2341

Email: nkaraffa@co.clark.in.us

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COURT RESOURCES 

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COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA)

The Clark County, Indiana program operates under the name “CASA - The Voice of Clark County’s Children” and is a court program operating under the auspices of Clark County Circuit Court No. 4. Our mission is to promote and advocate for the best interests of a child involved in a neglect and abuse case in the court system of Clark County, Indiana​.

If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please click on the link below:

https://www.casavoiceclark.org/

Shannon Holt
CASA Director
Phone: (812) 285-0743
Email: sholt@co.clark.in.us 

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CLARK COUNTY ADULT GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAM

The Adult Guardianship Program acts as guardian over the person only for those who have been ruled incapacitated and there is no one willing, capable, or suitable to so act on their behalf. The program utilizes volunteer advocates to insure proper care and safety. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer advocate, please click on the application link below:

Click here to apply to the Adult Guardianship Program

Dennis Royse
Program Director

501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130

Phone: (812) 285-6383
Email: droyse@co.clark.in.us

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CLARKSVILLE TOWN COURT

Presiding in the Clarksville Town Court is:

Judge James Guilfoyle

All misdemeanor offenses occurring in Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE TOWN COURT Location:

Clarksville Town Court
2000 Broadway
Clarksville, Indiana 47129

Phone: (812) 283-1505
Fax: (812) 280-5548

Website: https://www.townofclarksville.com/departments/court/