Fort Wayne, Indiana, the "Summit City," was incorporated in 1829. This northeastern IN community was named in honor of American Revolutionary War statesman General “Mad” Anthony Wayne. Fort Wayne reported 205,727 residents at the time of the 2000 Census; however, more recent estimates (July 2008) suggest the population increased to 251,247. Fort Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana.
Fort Wayne has 2 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 where no county court systems exist.
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.
Fort Wayne is the site of the Allen County Courthouse, one of IN’s 37 sites listed as a United States National Historic Landmark. Completed in 1903, this Beaux-Arts style building was among the most expensive courthouses in Indiana. Allen County also has a city court located in New Haven, whose address is 815 Lincoln Highway East.
The Allen County Courthouse address is: 715 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
Fort Wayne is the seat of Allen County, IN, where 17% of the nation’s population is within a 250-mile radius. Manufacturing, healthcare, and insurance drive this burgeoning economy, where Parkview Health Systems, Lutheran Health Network and General Motors Truck Group are among the largest non-government employers. The Fort Wayne business community also benefits from its equidistance from economic hubs in Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit and Indianapolis. Forbes magazine rated the Fort Wayne metro area 73rd out of 200 on its "Best Places for Business and Careers" report.
Education plays a significant role in the Fort Wayne community. Students have excellent primary and secondary schools at the public and private levels. Those seeking higher education enjoy such outstanding facilities as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, the Northeast Region of Ivy Tech Community College and the Fort Wayne Center for Medical Education.
Fort Wayne offers a variety of festivals such as the Johnny Appleseed Festival and Three Rivers Festival, while a wide array of cultural and recreational attractions lure tourists to the area each year. Family-friendly destinations include Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory and Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, which ranks among the nation’s finest. Fort Wayne is also home to a thriving arts community that includes The Historic Embassy Theatre and historical and interactive museums such as the African/African-American Historical Museum and The Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum.
Fort Wayne, Indiana, found in the prosperous Rust Belt region, maintains pride in its past, while moving full speed ahead into the future.