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Circuit Court

Scales of JusticeIndiana's Fifty-second Judicial Circuit, consisting of Floyd County, was created by statute (I.C.33-4-1-22) in 1889. The Floyd Circuit Court was established by Article 7, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana of 1851 which prescribes a six year term of office without limitations, and requires the Judge to be a resident of Floyd County and admitted to the practice of law in the State of Indiana.

The Floyd Circuit Court has original jurisdiction to preside over all civil and criminal cases. (I.C.33-4-4-3) The Floyd Circuit Court has exclusive jurisdiction in Floyd County over all probate/estate, trust and juvenile cases.

The Floyd Circuit Court is located in room number 413 of the fourth floor of the City County Building, 311 Hauss Square, New Albany, Indiana. The Court's offices and Judge's Chamber are located in room number 417.

The Hon. J. Terrence Cody is the current Judge of Floyd Circuit Court. He was elected in 1998 and his term of office began on January 1, 1999. He was reelected for a second term in 2004. Judge Cody graduated from Xavier University in 1971 and from the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in 1974. He was admitted to the practice of law by the Indiana Supreme Court on October 9, 1974.

Judge Cody is a director of the Indiana Bar Foundation, and Chairman of the Indiana Fourteenth Judicial District Pro Bono Committee. He is also Vice President of the Indiana Judges Association.

Judge Cody is a member of the Floyd County, Indiana State, and American Bar Associations, the American Judicature Society, the Indiana Judges Association, the American Judges Association, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the Sherman Minton American Inn of Court.

Court Information

  • Courtroom Attire is business casual.
  • Children cannot accompany parents in the courtroom unless they are being interviewed by the court in a particular case. There are no facilities to care for children. Other appropriate arrangements must be made.
  • Cell Phones and Recording Devices must be turned off at all times while in the courtroom. No photo or recording devices of any kind are permitted.
    Parking is available in areas surrounding the courthouse.
  • Security prohibits weapons of any kind in the courtroom and in the building.