Circuit Court

Circuit Court

The Lake Circuit Court is the Circuit Court for 31st Judicial Circuit of the State of Indiana, which encompasses Lake County, the second most populous county in the state. 

The Circuit Courts of the State of Indiana are trial courts established by the Indiana Constitution. The Court has been in operation since the formation of Lake County in 1837.
The Court is trial court of general jurisdiction consisting of one Judge who is elected to a six-year term; two Magistrates and a Probate Commissioner who are appointed by the Judge. The Court also oversees the Lake County Domestic Relations Counseling Bureau. The Court shares its jurisdiction with the Lake Superior Court and only hears civil matters. 
The Court hears all manner of civil cases including personal injury, breach of contract and commercial disputes, medical and professional malpractice, administrative review, divorce, child support, probate, and guardianships. The Court also hears cases committed to the circuit courts by statute, including proceedings upon county tax sales.
Contact Us By Mail
2293 N. Main Street
Courtroom B203
Crown Point, IN 46307

Office Hours

Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

The Court is closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM daily

Contact Us By Phone or Fax
Phone: (219) 755-3488
Marissa J. McDermott
Marissa J. McDermott
Title: Judge
Phone: (219) 755-3488

Lisa A. Berdine
Title: Magistrate
Phone: (219) 755-3681

Stephen E. Scheele
Title: Magistrate
Phone: 219-933-2880
Fax: 219-933-2985

Jewell Harris
Title: Probate Commissioner
Phone: (219) 755-3488

Circuit Court Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for General category:
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Last updated: 04-13-2021 08:25 AM