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Hon. Ronda Brown, (Ret.)

Hon. Ronda R. Brown, (Ret.)


Hon. Ronda R. Brown (Ret.) is a skilled mediator, arbitrator, and private judge with more than 18 years of general legal practice experience.  Judge Brown has extensive jury trial experience encompassing criminal murder trials and civil trials.  She has numerous published and affirmed opinions on the appellate level.  In addition, Judge Brown is a Licensed Indiana Real Estate Agent.

Types of Cases Resolved

  • Class Action
  • Construction
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estates
  • Government
  • Guardianship
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • 12-year judicial career as a Trial Judge presiding over all general jurisdiction cases including criminal, civil, class action, juvenile, and small claims in Parke Circuit Court, Indiana, 1993-2004
  • Court-Approved Mediator for Civil and Domestic Programs, 2004-present
  • Private practice concentrating in Wills, Estates, Real Estate, and School Law, 2005-present; private practice focusing on general jurisdiction and county and city governmental entities, 1989-1993
  • Prosecutorial experience as Chief Deputy Prosecutor and Child Support Division Prosecutor, 1991-1993
  • 1 of 10 Indiana Private Judges, 2005
  • Indiana Licensed Realtor, 2006-present

Representative Cases

  • Lee Alan Bryant Health Care Facilities, Inc. v. John Hamilton, Secretary of the Family and Social Services Administration, Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Disability, Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and Robert Hornyak, Acting Director Residential Care Assistance Program
  • Passmore, As Personal Representative of the Estate of Passmore v. Multi-Management Services, Inc. d/b/a Parke County Nursing Homes, Indiana Health Management Corp., and Lee Alan Bryant Health Care Facilities, Inc.
  • Mutual Insurance Company v. American Log Homes, Inc.
  • Urchasko Rice v. Meridian Insurance Company
  • The Harvest Life Insurance Company, The Harvest Life Insurance Agency, Inc. and The Harvest Life Insurance Agency Inc. v. Getche
  • Wabash Grain Inc., Syfrett and The First National Bank of Dana, v. Bank One, Crawfordsville, NA
  • Trost-Steffen v. Steffen
  • In Re: The Paternity of T.M.Y., Nickels v. York


  • J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law
  • B.S., Indiana State University


  • Indiana State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

I want to express our firm’s appreciation to ADR Systems for providing us with an outstanding CLE program.  I received numerous positive comments from our partners; everyone thought that the Hon. F. Keith Brown, Patrick E. McGann, and Stuart A. Nudelman provided us with useful and interesting insights.  I think that our Chicago partners (and anyone else who might do a mediation in Chicago) would be delighted with any of them as a mediator or arbitrator.

Alan Becker, Managing PartnerLitchfield Cavo LLP