Fishers, Indiana consistently achieves awards and honors as one of the most affluent and desirable communities in the Midwestern United States. Located in the southeastern corner of fast-growing Hamilton County, Fishers lies only 20 miles north and east of bustling Downtown Indianapolis, IN's prosperous Capital City. According to Census 2000, the local population was almost 38,000, and 2007 estimates show an enormous leap, with more than 66,000 residents.
Hamilton County has two major trial courts. The Circuit Courts have unlimited trial jurisdiction in every case, with the exclusion of cases with concurrent or exclusive jurisdiction belonging to other courts. The Superior Courts, which have general jurisdiction, hear all civil and criminal cases, and handle small claims.
Indiana's personal injury cases are heard in civil court. This FAQs section gives you information about civil lawsuits. As law courts use their own terminology, you may find this list of common legal terms handy. Once you’ve gone through a trial, you may have the right to appeal your personal injury case to the state’s Appeals Court or the Supreme Court, both of which are in Indianapolis. Indiana’s Appeals Court is located on 115 W. Washington Street in Suite 1270, while the Indiana Supreme Court is located on 315 Indiana State House Street.
Hamilton County Courts convene at the historic Courthouse located at One Hamilton Square, in Noblesville, the county seat. The clerk’s office and trial courts are here.
Fishers’ long tradition of family values and successful business ethics began in 1802. William Conner was the first white settler in the region, building a log cabin and trading post on the banks of Indiana’s White River, a tributary of the powerful Wabash. Today, the lifestyle of the Corn Belt settlers is on view at Conner Prairie in Fishers, one of the nation’s most visited living history museums, extending over 800 acres of preserved lands.
Fishers, Indiana celebrates its proud heritage during the annual Fishers Freedom Festival. Fishers also hosts the Fishers Renaissance Faire, honoring its sister-city, Billericay, England. The town of Fishers is the starting point for the popular Indiana State Fair Train, offering passengers a carefree ride into the heart of Indianapolis during the enormous celebration. Visitors to Fishers enjoy strolling through 12 delightful parks totaling 376 acres, with 61 miles of trails.
Education is a top priority of Fishers’ residents, with 10 local schools maintaining a 4-star rating by the Indiana School Board. The Fishers High School holds membership in the esteemed North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and consistently ranks high in academic and sports competitions. With 14 outstanding institutes of higher learning within a 40-mile radius, more than 60% of Fishers residents have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income for Fishers recently exceeded $75,000 annually, as opposed to the national median of $42,000, (Census 2000 data).
Fishers, Indiana ranked number 10 in CNN Money Magazine's top “100 Best Places to Live” in 2008, and Fishers continues to welcome a variety of newcomers to its outstanding community.