On Thursday, October 15, Governor Mike Pence named IndyBar member Alicia Gooden as Marion Superior Court Judge to fill the position previously vacated by the appointment of Judge Robert Altice, Jr. to the Court of Appeals. According to the related news release:
"I'm grateful today to name Alicia Gooden as Marion County Superior Court Judge," said Governor Pence. "I'm confident that Gooden's extensive experience in both private and public law will serve her well in this new role."
Gooden currently serves as mediator/arbitrator/parenting coordinator at The Mediation Group LLC. Previously, she worked in the Marion Circuit Court as Master Commissioner of the Paternity Division. She has also worked at the Marion County Public Defender Agency and at private law firms in Indianapolis.
She is a member of the Junior League of Indianapolis, the Marion County Public Defender Board, and serves on the CenterPoint Counseling of Second Presbyterian Church Board of Directors. Gooden earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her law degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law.