Traci Marie Cosby currently serves as Commissioner for the Marion Circuit Court Paternity Division. She previously served as Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel for the City of Indianapolis Office of Corporation Counsel, representing clients in state and federal court proceedings and earning a successful appellate record with the Indiana Appellate Courts and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. During her third year at Widener University Law, Ms. Cosby was awarded with a coveted Wolcott Fellowship through which she served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Henry duPont Ridgely of the Supreme Court of Delaware. Thereafter, Ms. Cosby served five-and-one-half years as a judicial clerk at the Indiana Supreme Court for Justices Robert D. Rucker and Christopher M. Goff. Ms. Cosby’s legal career includes employment with the Office of Administrative Hearings Unemployment Benefits in Washington, DC; the University of the District of Columbia – David A. Clarke School of Law, also in Washington, DC; and Pachtman Law Offices in Boothwyn, PA. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Cosby’s professional pedigree includes employment in human resources, sales and marketing, performing arts, and education.
In addition to her current role as a Judicial Division Liaison, Ms. Cosby currently serves on the Indiana Judicial Conference Civil Bench Book Committee and is actively engaged in the Indiana State Bar Association where she serves as Co-Chair for the Articles and Bylaws Committee, a delegate representing Marion County with the House of Delegates, a member of the Leadership Development Academy Class Planning Committee, and a member of the Pro Bono Committee. Ms. Cosby previously served on the Southern District Court of Indiana Local Rules Committee from April 2019 to March 2020; as the ABA Section of Litigation ADR Committee Social Media Subcommittee Co-Chair from 2017 through 2018; and participated in the 2014 ABA Dispute Resolution Section Delegation to Havana, Cuba.