Judge James B. Osborn
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Judge James B. Osborn

Civil Division D14

Marion Superior Court, Civil Div. 14
200 East Washington St.  T-542
Indianapolis, IN   46204
Phone: 317-327-0440
Elected:  01/01/07; exp. 12/31/18


Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1993. Bachelor of Arts – U.S. History, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, 1982. Graduate, Indiana Graduate Program for Judges, 2011-2012. Graduate, Indiana Judicial College, 2016.

Judicial Experience:
Completing tenth year as a judge of the Marion Superior Court.  Currently presiding over civil cases in Civil Court 14.  Presided over Class D felony cases in Criminal Court 15 from January 2009 to December 2012.

Significant Legal Accomplishments:
Serves as supervising judge for Jury Services.  Former Marion Superior Court Board Member of the Information Technology Board (2016).  Elected to a two-year term as Associate Presiding Judge of the Executive Committee of the Marion Superior Courts (2013-2014).  Co-authored Indiana Jury Trial Benchbook (State Jury Committee, 2013).  Prepared and presented CLE topics, including: Beware the Canon Fire: Ethical Considerations Related to Elections and Political Activities of Judicial Officers - Marion Superior Court Continuing Legal Education Program (2013).  Indiana Decisions on Juries and Jury Trials - Indiana Judicial Center 2013 Spring Judicial Conference. (Co-presenter).  Indigence Determinations - 2012 Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference. (Co-presenter).  Named Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation (2013).  Third Vice-President, Indianapolis Bar Association (2015).

Other Legal Involvement:
Member, American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, and Marion County Bar Association. Committee member, Court Personnel Committee, Indiana Judicial Center (2017-present).  Committee member, State Jury Committee, Indiana Judicial Center (2009-2016).  Committee member, Attorneys for an Independent Bench, Indianapolis Bar Association (2013).