Governor Eric Holcomb has named Leanna Weissmann to serve on the Indiana Court of Appeals. She will replace Judge John Baker, who retired in July after more than 30 years. Weissmann is a private practitioner in Dearborn County.
A significant amount of Weissmann’s career has been undertaking appellate work. She has filed more than 400 appeals on both civil and criminal issues, and argued before the Court of Appeals, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court, where she won.
Following law school, Weissmann clerked for Justice Robert Rucker who was then on the Court of Appeals. For several years, she served as a referee in Dearborn County Superior Court.
Weissmann has been a member of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission since 2013. She also is an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College in Lawrenceburg where she teaches four legal classes each semester. She previously served on the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Board.
Weissmann earned two bachelor’s degrees at Indiana University and a law degree at the IU McKinney School of Law.