Lake County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Tavitas has been selected by Governor Eric Holcomb to serve on the Indiana Court of Appeals. She will succeed Judge Michael Barnes, who retired last month after 18 years on the bench. Tavitas joined the Lake County Superior Court in 2006 following an appointment by then-Governor Mitch Daniels.

Tavitas said "I’m humbled by the opportunity to serve the State of Indiana on the Court of Appeals. It is an honor to succeed Judge Barnes, a respected, lifetime public servant. I am grateful for Governor Holcomb’s confidence in me, and I am looking forward to working with all of my future colleagues on the appellate court."

From 1998 to 2006, she served as a referee for the Lake County Superior Court’s Juvenile Division and her legal career dates back to 1990, serving in various roles including public defender, federal law clerk, adult probation officer and in private practice.

The South Bend native is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. You can connect to more about Tavitas by clicking here.

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