Travis appointed judge

Jackson County Prosectuor AmyMarie Travis has been appointment to the Jackson County Superior Court I.

She will succeed Judge Bruce Markel III, who retires May 31.

She is the first female judge in Jackson County history. Jackson Superior Court was established in the 1970s.

Travis currently serves as the elected prosecutor in Jackson County, a position she has held since 2012. Prior to working in the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, she served as a deputy prosecutor in Lake and Monroe counties and was in private practice. Travis received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

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