|Preceded by Brent Dickson|
Preceded by Frank Sullivan, Jr.
|Nominated by Mitch Daniels|
Name Loretta Rush
Spouse Jim Rush
|Alma mater Purdue University
Indiana University Maurer School of Law|
Website Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush
Education Purdue University, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Loretta rush sworn in at chief justice
Loretta H. Rush (born 1958) is the 108th Justice and current Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.
- Loretta rush sworn in at chief justice
- Indianas 1st female chief justice Loretta Rush takes office
- Life and education
- Service and activities on the Indiana Supreme Court
Indiana's 1st female chief justice, Loretta Rush, takes office
Life and education
Rush was born in 1958 in Pennsylvania. She settled in Indiana in 1972. She earned her undergraduate degree from Purdue University and graduated cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.
She is married with four children.
Prior to her appointment to the Indiana Supreme Court, she was elected Tippecanoe Superior Court 3 judge and served for 14 years. As juvenile court judge in Tippecanoe County she assisted with the creation of the county's Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. She also implemented a certified juvenile drug treatment court and initiated a twenty-four-hour assessment center for youth. Prior to that she spent 15 years in general legal practice and eventually became a partner at a Lafayette firm.
Service and activities on the Indiana Supreme Court
Rush was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Mitch Daniels in September 2012. She took the oath of office as Indiana's 108th Supreme Court Justice on November 7, 2012. She became Chief Justice on August 18, 2014.
Chief Justice Rush is a member of the Tippecanoe, Indiana, Indianapolis, Seventh Circuit and American Bar Associations and Indiana and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
In 2003, she was honored to receive the Kinsey Award for Juvenile Judge of the Year and was presented with the Fiscal Responsibility Award by the Tippecanoe County Council and Commissioners in 2001.