Marion Superior Court Magistrate Tiffany Vivo has been appointed to the Marion Circuit Court bench to fill the vacancy being created by the retirement of Judge Sheryl Lynch.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the appointment Thursday.
Lynch will be stepping down from the bench at the end of December. She won the November 2014 judicial election and became the first African American woman to be a judge in the Marion Circuit Court.
Vivo will be bringing 10 years of judicial experience. She began as a commissioner in the Marion Superior Court in January 2011 and then served as a magistrate in the Marion Circuit Court where she handled family law matters. Since January 2021, she has served as a magistrate in the Marion Superior Court Family Relations Division.
A 2000 graduate of Valparaiso Law School, Vivo worked in the Marion County Public Defender Agency and in private practice at Vivo Law Offices LLC.
Vivo will be sworn in on a date to be determined.