Governor Appoints Pyle To Appeals Court
Judge Rudolph Pyle III (file photo)
Governor Mitch Daniels has appointed Madison Circuit Court Judge Rudolph "Rudy" Reginald Pyle III to the Indiana Court of Appeals. It's the third appointment Daniels has made to the 15-member appellate court.
“I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to introduce Indiana’s next judge of the appellate court,” said Daniels. “From a group of three very well qualified people, I am convinced we have identified the right next judge for Indiana’s second-highest court. He is superbly and broadly qualified for the job.”
A date for Pyle's robing ceremony will be determined by the court.
Pyle fills a vacacy created by the retirement of Judge Carr Darden. He was Judge Darden's law clerk from 2000 to 2004. Before joining the Madison Circuit Court bench, Pyle was a deputy prosecutor in Madison County. He also has experience as a private practice attorney and an Indiana state trooper.
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Committee provided three nominees to Daniels in July. The others were Marion Superior Court Judge Robert Randolph Altice, Jr. and appellate attorney Patricia Caress McMath.