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IBA: Wentworth Named Indiana Tax Court Judge

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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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  1. Well, maybe it's because they are unelected, and, they have a tendency to strike down laws by elected officials from all over the country. When you have been taught that "Democracy" is something almost sacred, then, you will have a tendency to frown on such imperious conduct. Lawyers get acculturated in law school into thinking that this is the very essence of high minded government, but to people who are more heavily than King George ever did, they may not like it. Thanks for the information.

  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

  3. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  4. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  5. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

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