Allen Circuit Court

STEVEN O. GODFREY graduated from Ball State University in 1987 with a degree in criminal justice and a minor in political science. He graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1990. Following graduation from law school, Godfrey started a clerkship with the Allen Superior Court under Judges Surbeck and Thieme.

Upon completion of his clerkship, Godfrey was hired by the Lake County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in 1992. He began as a deputy in the misdemeanor division, an assignment which lasted for several months. Godfrey was then promoted to the drug crime prosecution unit. As a member of the drug unit he assisted in preparation of search warrants with local law enforcement and provided legal advice during execution of the warrants. Godfrey tried several possession and dealing cases. Eventually Godfrey was promoted to trying sexual assaults, violent crimes and homicide cases.

In August of 1999, Godfrey was hired by the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Godfrey started out trying cases in the ABC felony division. On November 24, 1999, Godfrey was promoted to Chief Counsel of the criminal division.

On May 15, 2018, Godfrey was selected as a Magistrate with the Allen Circuit Court.