Allen County prosecutor’s chief counsel Steven Godfrey named Circuit Court magistrate

Steven Godfrey (Photo courtesy of Allen County government)

The Allen Circuit Court announced Monday that the Allen County prosecutor’s chief counsel, Steven O. Godfrey, has been selected as the new Circuit Court magistrate.

Godfrey will replace Andrea Trevino, whom Gov. Eric Holcomb earlier this month named a judge in the Allen Superior Court. Godfrey will start his new position May 16.

“I was extremely impressed with the talented pool of applicants from which to choose,” said Circuit Court Judge Thomas Felts in a news release about Godfrey’s appointment. “I am very happy to welcome Mr. Godfrey to the Circuit Court bench. His trial experience as a litigator and overall legal acumen makes him uniquely qualified for this position. He will be a great addition to our team.”

Godfrey earned his undergraduate degree from Ball State University and his law degree from Valparaiso University in 1990. He was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1991. He worked for 6 years as a deputy prosecutor in the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office and has served as chief counsel in the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, prosecuting major felonies, for the past 19 years before accepting the position as magistrate.