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[APPEALS] Court of Appeals of Indiana Judge James S. Kirsch announces retirement

Thursday, January 28, 2021

[APPEALS] Court of Appeals of Indiana Judge James S. Kirsch announces retirement

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Judge James S. Kirsch has announced that he will retire from the Court of Appeals of Indiana this fall.

Judge Kirsch has served on the Court for more than twenty-five years, serving as Chief Judge from 2004-2007.  Before joining the Court, he served as Judge of the Marion Superior Court for six years and a was distinguished lawyer in Marion County.

Judge Kirsch is a wonderful educator and has extensive experience in legal education. Since 1990, he has held an appointment as Visiting Professor of Law and Management at the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University, where he has also held numerous traveling oral arguments. He has taught law in an impressive thirty countries on five continents.

Judge Kirsch’s tireless public service has been repeatedly noted and he has been named a Sagamore of the Wabash by four different governors.

He will leave a lasting impact not only on the Court of Appeals, but also in communities all over the world in which he has advanced the study of law. We are a better Court due to the dedication, hard work, and friendship of Judge James S. Kirsch.

He will continue to serve as a senior judge for the Court after his retirement.

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