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IBA: Wentworth Named Indiana Tax Court Judge

January 5, 2011

Governor Mitch Daniels has selected Indianapolis Bar Association member Martha B. Wentworth as the next Indiana Tax Court judge. Wentworth replaces Judge Thomas G. Fisher, who retired from the court on January 1.

“Martha has a decades deep knowledge of tax law and a strong reputation for fairness and consistency. I know she will fit the Tax Court role superbly,” said Daniels.
 

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Wentworth has an extensive background in tax law. She clerked for Judge Fisher, Indiana’s first tax court judge, from 1990-92 before entering private practice. Since 1998, she has been with Deloitte Tax LLP, serving as a senior tax manager, level 1 firm tax director and level 2 tax director. She also has taught graduate level classes in state and local taxes at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business since 2000.

“I am proud to accept the position as the next Indiana Tax Court Judge from such a qualified panel of applicants, and I am humbled to have been chosen by the governor to try to fill the shoes of my mentor and friend, Judge Thomas Fisher,” Wentworth said. “My goal is to maintain the tax court as a forum where devotion to the rule of law, fairness to all litigants, and professional civility are the benchmarks.”

Wentworth was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Indiana during high school. She earned undergraduate degrees from the former Bennett College of Millbrook, New York and Indiana University and her law degree from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.•

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