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Phone: (724) 465-3955
Fax:  (724)463-2532

Court Administrator
Katrina McCombie

Assistant Court Administrator
Patricia L. Bracken


The Judges of the Court

President Judge
The Honorable Thomas M. Bianco
Phone: (724)465-3958

The Honorable Michael T.  Clark
Phone: (724) 465-1017

The Honorable Gina R. Force
Phone: (724) 465-3961 


Court Program Manager
Mathew G. Simon, Esquire
Child Custody Mediator and Divorce Hearing Officer
Phone: 724-465-3962
Fax: 724-463-2532



Welcome to the Court of Common Pleas

The Court of Common Pleas is a court of general jurisdiction hearing a wide variety of matters including:

  • criminal case

    Criminal Cases

  • civil case

    Civil Cases

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    Family-Law Issues

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    Estate Matters

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    Juvenile Court Matters

Because the Court touches the lives of so many in so many ways, it is considered the cornerstone of the community. The Court of Common Pleas is proud of its work and the dedication of its employees.

Indiana, Armstrong, Cambria, and Westmoreland Counties formed the Tenth Judicial District. The Honorable John Young, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, presided over the first term in December of 1806. Later, in 1874, the Legislature caused Indiana County to become a separate judicial district, the Fortieth Judicial District. In the fall of 1874, Judge John P. Blair was elected as judge and served until January, 1855. Since that time, the Court has rendered thousands of opinions and decisions having a direct impact on the citizens of Indiana County.

Last Updated Documents & Forms

Judicial Emergency Declaration

Petition for Emergency Custody

Informa Pauperis Petition - Criminal

ADA Policies and Forms 40th Judicial District

Child Custody Factors

Petition for Probation without Verdict

Colloquy for Plea Guilty

Petition for Settlement of Prosecution

Entry of Appearance

Local Rules - Civil

Child Custody Case Procedures

Court of Common Pleas Appeals Form

2024 Court Calendar

Indiana County Courthouse
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