Superior Court Judge
Dubois County has mandatory efiling as of August 25, 2017
Dubois Superior Court
One Courthouse Square
Jasper, IN 47546
Phone: (812) 481-7070
Fax: (812) 481-7086
Current Judge: Mark R. McConnell
Nichole Schnarr (812) 481-7073; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Hemmerlein (812) 481-7077; email@example.com
Small Claims Court Reporters:
Elizabeth Helming (812) 481-7072; firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Begle (812) 481-7018; email@example.com
Jana Gunselman (812) 481-7105; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Wehr (812) 481-7106; email@example.com
About the Court: Superior Court Judges are elected by popular vote and serve a six-year term. This Court was created to supplement the Circuit Court. The Superior Court has equal jurisdiction with the Circuit Court. The Courts have divided criminal cases by agreement and the Superior Court handles the following types of criminal cases:
Home Improvement Fraud Drug cases
Alcohol cases Offenses against Public Health, Order and Decency
Public Decency Prostitution
Loan Sharking Gang control
Superior Court also handles all traffic offenses, small claims matters and administers a problem solving drug court.
Circuit and Superior Court both handle any type of civil litigation, divorce, paternity, and child support enforcement matters.
Why can't I talk to the judge about my case?
Communication with the judge outside the presence or hearing of the other parties is called "ex parte" communication. This type of communication is prohibited by the Code of Judicial Conduct, Rule 2.9, because it would be unfair to allow any party to a pending litigation to talk with the judge privately or in secret. Communication with the judge may only occur in open court; by telephone with all parties either on the phone in person or by counsel; or by written communication, a copy of which is provided to all parties. Be aware that any written communication to the judge will be shared with all parties. When circumstances require it, ex parte communications may be permitted for scheduling or administrative purposes.