General Division

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General Division Structures

The general division of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court consists of civil and criminal divisions. The following will give you a brief explanation of the type of cases which are handled in each division:


  • Professional Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Other Torts, i.e. auto injuries, etc.
  • Workers Compensation
  • Foreclosures
  • Administrative Appeal
  • Complex Litigation
  • All other civil actions


Cases in which a defendant is charged with a violation of a state law or local ordinance other than traffic law or ordinance.

To learn more about how these cases are managed by the Court, please refer to Local Court Rules.