Court Personnel

JUDGE KIM HALL

judgekimhall@co.starke.in.us

On January 1, 2014, Judge Kim Hall began serving his 28th year as an elected official in Starke County.   He was first elected to the position of Starke County Prosecuting Attorney in 1986 and served in that capacity for eighteen years, being re-elected in 1990, 1994, 1998, and 2002.  In 2004, he was elected as Chairman of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council, which represents all Prosecuting Attorneys throughout the state.

Subsequently, he was elected to the position of Judge of the Starke Circuit Court, and began serving a six year term on January 1, 2005.  He was re-elected to a second term in 2010.  He presently serves the Judicial Conference of Indiana on the Criminal Law Policy Committee.

Judge Hall is a graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law and the Indiana Judicial College.  He continues to stay informed of the latest developments in Indiana law by participating in continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Judical Center, and National Judicial College.

MAGISTRATE JEANENE CALABRESE

jcalabrese@co.starke.in.us

Magistrate Calabrese was appointed January 1, 2007, and has now been on the bench for seven years.  She received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1990.

She served as the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney from 1994-2002 and is a past Chairperson of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council.

COURT STAFF

Delainah Hewlett – 772-9156  (Court Reporter)

Donna Davis – 772-9191  (Bailiff / Jury Administrator)

Robin Trusty – 772-9147  (Administrative Assistant)

Rachel Meadows – 772-9146  (Administrative Assistant)

Sue Brewer – 772-9146    (Clerk’s Liaison)

CHIEF OF COURT SECURITY

Larry Keiser – 772-9146

Small Claims Division Administrator

Donna Brooks – 772-9122

Probation Department

www.co.starke.in.us/probation

John Thorstad – Chief Probation Officer

Kristi Nolcheff – Probation Officer

Jaime Fletcher – Probation Officer

Annette Warkentien – Probation Officer

Lynn Flaherty – Administrative Assistant

Starke County CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate

Rhonda Adcock – 772-7200  (Director)

Larry Harris – 772-7200 (Assistant Director)

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