Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed attorney Chris M. Teagle as judge of Delaware Circuit Court No. 5. Teagle succeeds Judge Wayne J. Lennington, who turned in his resignation from the bench earlier this year.
Teagle, of Albany, has served in private practice in Muncie since 1985 and has had his own civil law practice since 1993. The Valparaiso University School of Law graduate will start May 16.
Judge Lennington sent his resignation letter to the governor in March citing health reasons. An investigation of the judge by the Indiana Judicial Qualification Commission that was in process at the time ceased upon Judge Lennington’s decision to resign his position as of May 15.