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Dearborn Superior Court No. 1

215 W. High Street, 3rd Floor
Lawrenceburg, IN  47025

General Information

Dearborn Superior Court No.1 is located on the 3rd floor of the Dearborn County Courthouse, 215 W. High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.   The Court is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 Dearborn Superior Court No.1 has a general jurisdiction docket including Criminal, Civil Tort, Civil Plenary, Traffic, Small Claims, Protective Orders and other court proceedings. 
The Court also has a drug and alcohol recovery program entitled, Accountability, Change, and Community (A.C.C.) Court that is a certified drug court by the Indiana Judicial Center. The mission of A.C.C. Court is to stop and prevent the use of drugs and the related criminal activity, by providing highly supervised treatment to return a participant to a functioning family, productive workplace and a stronger community. A.C.C. Court is a team effort between the Court, Community Mental Health Center, Public Defender, Prosecutor, Probation Department, Law Enforcement, and the Southeast Regional Community Corrections. To be eligible for A.C.C. Court a participant must have committed a criminal offense driven by drug addiction and be a resident of Dearborn or Ohio County. 

Judge Jonathan N. Cleary

Judge Jonathan N. Cleary presides over Dearborn Superior Court No.1 and is elected to serve the citizens through 2014. Judge Cleary is a lifelong resident of Dearborn County, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, and graduated Cum Laude from the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. Judge Cleary encourages the citizens to attend open Court and to learn more about their Courts. Judge Cleary is honored to visit any local schools and community groups to discuss the judiciary and he has an open door policy for anyone who wishes to job shadow to learn more about a potential career in the law.  

Dearborn County Superior Court No. 1 Staff

Judy Smith, Court Reporter (Civil Division)

Valerie Ziegler, Court Reporter (Criminal Division)

Margie Lewis

Helpful Phone Numbers

Dearborn Superior Court No. 1                                      (812) 537-8874

Dearborn Superior Court No. 1 Fax                                (812) 532-2032

Dearborn Superior Court No. 1 Clerk’s Office                  (812) 537-8877

Dearborn Superior Court No. 1 Clerk’s Office Fax            (812) 532-3296

Dearborn Superior Court No. 1 Probation                        (812) 537-8872

Dearborn Superior Court No. 1 Probation Fax                  (812) 537-3220

Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center                      (812) 537-8730

Southeast Regional Community Corrections                     (812) 537-8842

Dearborn County Prosecuting Attorney                            (812) 537-8884

Dearborn Circuit Court (Judge Humphrey)                       (812) 537-8865

Dearborn Circuit Court Probation                                     (812) 537-8876

Dearborn Superior Court No. 2 (Judge Blankenship)          (812) 537-8800

Dearborn Superior Court No. 2 Probation                          (812) 532-3254

Judge Cleary with first grade students celebrating "Read Across America Day"

Judge Cleary discussing the importance of the Constitution and the Right to a Jury Trial with fifth grade students

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