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Judicial appointments made to Marion and Vanderburgh Superior courts

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In one of his last official acts as governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels appointed judges to the Vanderburgh and Marion Superior courts. When the two judges will assume their new duties has not been determined.

Gary Miller will replace Judge Robyn Moberly on the Marion Superior Court bench. Moberly was named a bankruptcy judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in October and was sworn in Nov. 1.

Miller has experience in the Marion Superior Court, serving 18 years as judge in the criminal and civil divisions. He is a founding partner of the general law practice of Miller Myer LLP and currently sits as senior judge in Putnam, Boone, Johnson and Shelby counties.

He graduated from Indiana University in 1977 and earned his law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1980.

Leslie Curtis Shively has been appointed judge of the Vanderburgh Superior Court. He replaces Judge David Kiely, who was elected in November to replace retiring Judge Carl Heldt at the Vanderburgh Circuit Court.

This is Shively’s first judicial appointment. He has been a practicing attorney for over 32 years, currently serving as the principal attorney at Shively & Associates. Also, for the past 12 years he has acted as a hearing officer in attorney disciplinary proceedings. From 2001 to 2011, he served as a member of the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners and was president of the board for two years.

He holds both an undergraduate degree and master’s degree from Indiana University. He earned his law degree from I.U. McKinney School of Law in 1980.

 

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