Authored by Ken LaMance, LegalMatch Law Library Managing Editor and Attorney at Law
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Kokomo is the county seat of Howard County, Indiana, and has a population of around 46,000. Kokomo was founded in 1844, when businessman David Foster donated 40 acres of land to create a county seat for Howard County. The city was formally incorporated in 1865.
Just recently, a police officer in Kokomo, Indiana filed a lawsuit against some other police officers in his department alleging that they defamed him, invaded his privacy, and violated his constitutional rights. It was recently dismissed by a federal court, but the officer’s lawsuit is not barred from being brought in state court.
This shows that there is a need in Kokomo for lawyers who are able to handle all types of cases. A defamation/constitution case involving public employees on both sides would likely be very complicated.
If you need to file a lawsuit in Kokomo, Indiana, it will likely be filed in the Howard County Superior Court, which has general jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases in Howard County, including Kokomo. You might also want to brush up on the local rules that govern all courts in Howard County. If you hire a Kokomo, Indiana lawyer, he or she will likely know the local rules inside and out. However, it is never a bad idea to learn as much about the law as you can, and if you plan on representing yourself (which should be a course of last resort in all but the simplest legal matters), it is essential. If you have a federal case, you will probably be bringing it in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, which has its main office in Indianapolis.
Finding the right Kokomo lawyer can be a daunting proposition. After all, there are hundreds of lawyers in Kokomo, and thousands more in the greater area. Given the wide range of quality that lawyers can exhibit, picking the right one is extremely important, and should not be left to chance. With LegalMatch, you don’t have to.