The Superior Court serves all of the citizens of Adams County as one of the 2 existing trial courts. The court has jurisdiction over all felonies, but primarily focuses on misdemeanors, Level 6 felonies and Class D felonies. This court, likewise, has jurisdiction over all civil matters involving all amounts, but the primary focus is in small claims of $6,000 or less.
All traffic cases are filed in this court as well, although many are administered through the traffic violations bureau at the Clerk’s Office. The court also has jurisdiction over landlord/tenant issues, dissolution of marriage, title and possession of real property and all other cases except for juvenile offenses (under the age of 18).
About the Judge:
Pat Miller is a 1988 graduate of Indiana University and a 1991 graduate of Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. Pat Miller has presided as Judge of Adams Superior Court since January 1, 2009.