Brady named IN Northern District chief judge

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Judge Holly Brady is the new chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, replacing now-Senior Judge Jon DeGuilio.

Brady, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump and confirmed in April 2019, is a 1994 graduate of the Valparaiso University School of Law, according to a district court release.

She received her bachelor’s degree in 1991 from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Before her appointment as a federal judge, Brady was in private practice, including with Theisen Bowers & Brady LLC and Haller & Colvin P.C., where she became managing partner and served as firm president.

Brady has also been a board member for the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center and the Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defenders.

DeGuilio, who took senior status effective Monday, was the court’s chief judge since June 2020.

DeGuilio was appointed by former President Barack Obama on May 13, 2010.

He is a 1981 graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law and a 1977 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Prior to his appointment as a federal district judge, DeGuilio served as the executive vice president and general counsel for Peoples Bank from 1999 to 2010.

He previously served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana from 1993 and prosecuting attorney for Lake County from 1989 to 1993

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