Welcome to Lake County, Indiana

 
Bruce D. Parent

Bruce D. Parent
Judge

  Email Bruce D. Parent
Superior Court Civil Division Room 4

The Lake Superior Court, Civil Division, Room Four is a court of general civil jurisdiction hearing legal matters that include automobile accidents, bodily injury, property damage, medical negligence, real estate matters, mortgage foreclosures, contract disputes, probate matters, leases, matters involving personal property, protective orders, name changes, and debt collection. 

The Judge in this Court was appointed via the merit selection process and is subject to election for a six-year term.  The Court has a Probate Commissioner appointed by the Judge. 

The Superior Court of Lake County, Civil Division, Room Four, also known as the Gerald N. Svetanoff Courtroom, is located in Room #201 of Robert D. Rucker Courthouse located at the corner of 4th Avenue and Broadway in Gary, Indiana.  Parking is permitted in the parking lot adjacent to the Genesis Center, directly south of the building, and on the city streets.  The Courtroom is open to the public daily. 

The Rucker Courthouse does NOT permit cellular telephones, pagers, or electronic devices of any type. 

Contact Us By Mail Or In Person
Gary Courthouse
15 West 4th Avenue
Gary, IN 46402

Contact Us By Phone or Fax
Phone: 219-881-6146
Fax: (219) 881-6168
Bruce D. Parent
Bruce D. Parent
Title: Judge
Phone: 219-881-6146
Fax: (219) 881-6168

Email Bruce D. Parent

(Vivian) Camille Clayton
Title: Docket Administrator/Secretary
Phone: (219) 881-6162

Email (Vivian) Camille Clayton

Teresa Etheridge
Title: Office Manager
Phone: (219) 881-6162
Fax: (219) 881-6168

Email Teresa Etheridge

Lola Montgomery
Title: Chief Bailiff
Phone: (219) 881-6147

Email Lola Montgomery

Kelly Williams-Krahn
Title: Court Reporter
Phone: (219) 881-6148
Fax: (219) 881-6168

Email Kelly Williams-Krahn