Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson says he will step down from the bench in the spring. He was appointed to the court by Governor Robert Orr in 1986 and is the second-longest serving justice in state history.
Dickson served as chief justice from May 2012-August 2014 while it was in a time of change. During his time on the bench, he has authored nearly 900 civil and criminal opinions and several law review articles.
Before serving on the bench, Dickson spent 17 years as a general and trial lawyer in Lafayette.He holds degrees from Purdue University and Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Dickson and the court have not set a specific date for Dickson to step down. The Judicial Nominating Commission will begin accepting applications for the position later this week.