G. Terrence Coriden
Terry made Columbus, Indiana his home in 1971, after graduating from the University of Toledo College of Law. Over the past forty years, Terry has served the people of Indiana in a number of different capacities at both the state and local levels. In 1971, Terry started Legal Services of Bartholomew, Brown, and Jackson Counties, a program that has provided legal aid to low income families.
In 1974, Governor Bowen appointed Terry to the position of a Hearing Judge of the Workers Compensation Board of Indiana. Since then, Terry served under Governors Orr, Bayh, O’Bannon, Kernan, and Daniels, and was Chairman of the Workers Compensation Board from 1992 until 2004. Terry served as City Attorney for Columbus, Indiana, from 1996 through 2004, and served as the City Utility Attorney in Columbus, Indiana, from 1996 through 2008.
During this time, Terry has continued to practice law in Columbus and is currently a Partner at Coriden & Coriden, LLC. He is a member and past President of the Bartholomew County Bar Association, a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, a former board member of Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF). Terry is a former board member of numerous local civic organizations including the Columbus Human Rights Commission, Family Services of Bartholomew County, and St. Bartholomew Parish Council. He is a Pro Bono Attorney for Bartholomew Area Legal Aid and Attorney for the Bartholomew County Fair Board. Terry also serves as a board member of Kid’s Chance of Indiana, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to children of people seriously injured in work-related accidents. In recognition of his civic work Governors Orr, Bayh, O’Bannon, and Kernan have each bestowed upon Terry the State’s highest distinction, the Sagamore of the Wabash.
Terry was born in Hammond, Indiana, and graduated with a Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1968, with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Terry then attended law school at the University of Toledo, where he met his wife, Kitty. Kitty and Terry are the parents of Tim Coriden and Erin Kendall and the grandparents of three grandsons, who all live in Columbus, Indiana.