The Hon. Robyn L. Moberly of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana will replace Judge James K. Coachys as the chief judge of the court Aug. 1. Judge Moberly currently serves as the Indianapolis Bar Association’s first vice president and will lead the association as president in 2016.
Judge Moberly became Indiana’s first woman to be appointed to the federal bankruptcy bench when she began a 14-year term on the bankruptcy court in November 2012, replacing Chief Judge Anthony Metz III, who retired. Prior to her appointment, she served as a judge in Marion Superior Court since 1996. Judge Moberly earned her B.A. from Indiana University and her J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Judge Moberly was nominated to the position of first vice president by the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Nominating Committee in 2013. In addition to this position, she has also served on the Board of Directors as secretary, treasurer, vice president and as an at-large member, in addition to roles within the association as chair of the Senior Counsel Division and chair of the Pro Bono Standing Committee. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.