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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 11:30 am

Local attorney nominated for federal judge

BRIAN FRANCISCO | The Journal Gazette

The White House announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump has nominated Fort Wayne attorney Holly Brady to become a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Her nomination requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Brady is a partner with the Fort Wayne law firm Haller & Colvin, where she has practiced civil, employment and labor law. She joined Haller & Colvin in 2007 and formerly was a partner at Theisen, Bowers & Brady and an associate at Barnes & Thornburg and Gallucci, Hopkins & Theisen.

The Northern District of Indiana operates courts in Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond and Lafayette.

Brady referred questions about her nomination to the Department of Justice.

Brady has been a member of the board of directors of the Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defenders Board, an officer and board member for the Allen County Bar Association, vice president of the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center and legal counsel and vice president of Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana. She is a member of the Allen County Judicial Nominating Commission.

Brady has practiced law since 1994. She is a 1991 graduate of Indiana University, where she majored in English and political science, and she earned her law degree in 1994 from the Valparaiso University School of Law.

If confirmed by the Senate, Brady would fill a vacancy left in the Fort Wayne court by a retirement and a transfer. The Fort Wayne court serves Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties.

bfrancisco@jg.net