Jeff Heinzmann, Fishers, has announced his candidacy for Hamilton County Judge, Superior Court No. 1. Mr. Heinzmann is running in the Republican primary to fill the seat that will be vacated by Judge Steven R. Nation’s retirement at the end of 2018 after four terms.
Mr. Heinzmann graduated from Indiana University Law School in 1993 and began working at the firm now known as Cohen Garelick & Glazier, where he practiced in civil litigation, representing small businesses in central Indiana courts. In 1997, he continued his practice as a litigator at Landman & Beatty. Four years later he left private practice and from 2001 through 2011 served the State, first as counsel and deputy state auditor, then in the Daniels administration directing the state wide small business development program at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. After three years as in-house counsel for an IT staffing and consulting firm, he opened Heinzmann Law Office LLC in 2015, operating out of Launch Fishers. His practice is a general civil practice, including business law, civil litigation, family law, wills and personal injury. Mr. Heinzmann was a 2015 Best of Indy honoree for Best Local Attorney and has been recognized in the Forty Under 40 and Indy’s Best and Brightest.
Throughout Mr. Heinzmann’s career, he has been active in the community. He served eight years on the Fishers Board of Zoning Appeals, one year on the Hamilton East Public Library Board, and he recently chaired the Hamilton County Election Board. He was an Administrative Law Judge for the City of Indianapolis from 2015 to 2016. Mr. Heinzmann also participates in the Hamilton County GAL/CASA program as a guardian ad litem, advocating for the best interests of children in difficult domestic litigation.
Mr. Heinzmann’s campaign chairman is Nathan J. Feltman, former Secretary of Commerce to Governor Mitch Daniels and a Carmel resident. Portland Schnitzius, Fishers, of Schnitzius Family Law, LLC, serves as Treasurer. He lives in Fishers with his wife, Suzanne, and their two daughters. They are active parishioners at Holy Spirit at Geist.
“Judge Nation leaves big shoes to fill. With my diverse background in the law, government, business and the community, I have broad experience that will translate well to the bench,” said Mr. Heinzmann. “As judge, I will impartially evaluate the facts and apply the law in all cases with integrity, diligence and respect to all who come before the court, be they parties, attorneys, jurors, or witnesses.”