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Loretta Rush

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Preceded by  Brent Dickson
Preceded by  Frank Sullivan, Jr.
Role  Justice
Nominated by  Mitch Daniels
Name  Loretta Rush
Spouse  Jim Rush
Loretta Rush wwwingovjudiciarycitcimagesrushhrjpg
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.


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.


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