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Clerk of the Appellate Courts
200 W. Washington St.
216 State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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About the Court of Appeals

As the second-highest court in Indiana, the Court of Appeals hears appeals from the state’s trial courts. The Court does not preside over trials and must accept all appeals sent to it, with the exception of:

  • Cases in which the death penalty or life-without-parole is rendered (appealed directly to the Indiana Supreme Court);
  • Cases in which statutes are declared unconstitutional by a trial court (automatically appealed to the Supreme Court);
  • Attorney disciplinary cases (which also go to the Supreme Court); and, Cases involving taxation (which go to the Indiana Tax Court).

As a result, the 15 members of the Court issue approximately 2,500 written opinions each year. A decision of the Court of Appeals of Indiana is final unless granted further review by the Indiana Supreme Court. Learn more »

Latest News & Headlines

Judge Friedlander fete set Aug. 27

Aug. 25, 2015 | Press Release

INDIANAPOLIS - The Court of Appeals will conduct a retirement ceremony for Judge Ezra H. Friedlander on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 2:30 p.m. in the Indiana Supreme Court courtroom. Chief Judge Nancy H. Vaidik will preside.

Judge Friedlander joined the court on Jan. 7, 1993 and is retiring after 50 years in the practice of law. He will continue to serve the state of Indiana as a part-time senior judge on the Court of Appeals.

Judge Friedlander will be succeeded by Marion Superior Court Judge Robert R. Altice, Jr., who is Governor Mike Pence’s first appellate court appointment. Judge Altice will take the oath of office in a private ceremony on Sept. 1, followed by a public robing ceremony on Sept. 21.