Chambers: Room 204
Phone: (317) 229-3670
Courtroom Deputy: Michelle Imel
Phone: (317) 229-3672
Jane Magnus-Stinson was sworn in as a Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on June 14, 2010. With the support of Senators Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh, Judge Magnus-Stinson was nominated by President Obama on January 20, 2010, to the seat vacated by Judge Larry J. McKinney upon his assumption of senior status.
Prior to her appointment as District Judge, Judge Magnus-Stinson served as a Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of Indiana, beginning in January 2007. Preceding that appointment, she was appointed and then twice elected Judge of the Marion Superior Court serving from 1995-2007. She served as Associate Presiding Judge during 2005-06. Judge Magnus-Stinson served as Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Evan Bayh from 1991 to 1995. She maintained a civil litigation practice at the firm of Lewis Wagner from 1983 through 1990.
Judge Magnus-Stinson currently serves on the Defender Services Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts, the Seventh Circuit Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions Committee, the Seventh Circuit Advisory Committee on Rules, and the Seventh Circuit Committee on Supervised Release.
Judge Magnus-Stinson is a Trustee of Butler University, and a member of the Board of Visitors of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. She is a frequent teacher of judges and lawyers, teaching trial advocacy on both a national and international basis. She is active in the Indianapolis Bar Association serving as the Chair of its Pro Bono Standing Committee from 2005-06, as a Vice President in 2004, and on the Board of Managers in 2002-03. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Judicial Conference, and past member of the Board of Managers of the Indiana Judges Association, and Chair of its Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, coordinating a complete revision of the Indiana Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions.
Judge Magnus-Stinson is a 1983 cum laude graduate of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, and a 1979 cum laude graduate of Butler University. Judge Magnus-Stinson is a past Member and Vice-Chair of the Wishard Memorial Foundation Board of Directors and Past President of Big Sisters of Central Indiana.
Practices & Procedures -- Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson
Counsel has sought guidance on the Court’s procedures for issuing protective orders and seeking to file documents under seal. On January 15, 2015, a Uniform Protective Order was approved by the Court.
Uniform Protective Order (Updated 4/18/2022)