The Hon. Jerry M. Barr

Independent Consultant


The Hon. Jerry M. Barr

Independent Consultant


Judge Jerry M. Barr is the former Judge of Hamilton Superior Court No. 2, located in Hamilton County, Indiana.  Judge Barr was appointed as the first judge of the Court by Governor Otis Bowen in 1979, was elected in 1980, and reelected thereafter in 1986, 1992, and 1998 without opposition.  He presided over many of the major criminal and civil trials, including several state court class action cases, occurring in the County during his tenure. 

Before assuming the Superior Court Bench, Judge Barr served as Attorney for the Towns of Cicero and Atlanta, several Township Trustees, the Hamilton County Park and Recreation Board, and other entities.  He also served as Hamilton County Deputy Prosecutor in 1968 and as Judge of the Noblesville City Court from 1972-1974.

During his professional career, Judge Barr has served on the Board of Directors of the Judicial Conference of Indiana, on the Board of Managers of the Indiana Judges Association, Chair of the Probate Committee of the Judicial Conference, President of the Hamilton County Bar Association, Fellow and former member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Bar Foundation, as well as a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  Judge Barr is retired from the practice of law.


  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois (J.D., 1967)
  • Indiana Judicial College (1985)
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (A.B., 1964)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1967
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1967
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

Professional Associations

  • Judicial Conference of Indiana (former Member, Board of Directors)
  • Indiana Judges Association (former Member, Board of Directors)
  • Hamilton County Bar Association (past President)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Foundation (Master Fellow)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Progress Committee (Member & First Chair)
  • Noblesville Chamber of Commerce (Chair, Board of Directors)
  • Noblesville Kiwanis Club (past President)
  • Noblesville Schools Foundation (life Member)
  • First United Methodist Church of Noblesville (Chair, Memorials Committee)
  • Riverview Hospital Foundation (life Member)
  • Yale Club of Indiana (Member)
  • Hamilton County GOP Breakfast Club (Member)
  • Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America (Life Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Advocates For Children and Families, Inc. / The Cherish Center (President)

Seminars and Presentations

  • Various seminars on Estate Practice and Administration for Indiana Judges and ICLEF