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Posted on: Jan 17, 2018

Longtime Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Michael Barnes has announced he will retire from the appellate court bench on June 1.

Barnes, who serves as a judge from the third district of the Court of Appeals, was appointed to the bench by Gov. Frank O’Bannon in May 2000. He has authored more than 2,800 opinions during his appellate court career.

“I have been honored to serve as a Judge on the Court of Appeals,” Barnes said in a Thursday statement announcing his retirement. “I hope that the decisions we’ve made have positively affected the litigants, the bar, and the citizens of our State. I am grateful to all who have assisted me, and am particularly indebted to the late Governor Frank O’Bannon and Governor Joe Kernan for the confidence they placed in me.”

Read more in the Indiana Lawyer here.

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