(PRWEB) December 09, 2013
Lee Christie, partner at Cline Farrell Christie & Lee, has won the election to serve as the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission District Two representative. Christie defeated Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner Jan Carroll in the race to replace outgoing Indianapolis attorney William Winingham, whose term expires at the end of the year.
Christie’s election is noteworthy because the Commission will be involved in key decisions during the next three years that will shape Indiana’s Supreme Court. In the final year of Christie’s three-year term, Chief Justice Brent Dickson will turn 75, the mandatory retirement age for judges.
“The Indiana Bar has added an outstanding individual and attorney to an important public position,” said Lance Cline, Senior Partner. “As a long-time mediator, Lee has spent a significant portion of his professional life interacting with lawyers, their clients, and judges. He understands and embodies a judicial temperament and is well qualified to recognize that attribute in others interested in serving our society in the critical role of appellate judge.”
The Judicial Nominating Commission consists of seven members; three are appointed by the Governor, three are elected by attorneys, and the Chief Justice acts as the Commissioner. The Commission’s role is to nominate candidates to fill vacancies on Indiana’s appellate courts, and to investigate complaints against judges. Appointee recommendations are made to the Governor by the Commission, but the Chief Justice is selected by the Commission members.
“I am honored to have been selected by the lawyers in District 2 to represent their interests on the Judicial Nominating and Qualifications Commission,” said Christie. “I look forward to helping in the selection of qualified judiciary for the state.”
District 2, which Christie will represent, consists of Adams, Blackford, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Delaware, Grant, Hamilton, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Madison, Marion, Miami, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Wabash, Wells and White counties.
About Lee Christie
Lee C. Christie, Esq. is a Top 50 Super Lawyer in Indiana and the 2014 Best Lawyer, Indianapolis Lawyer of the Year for Mediation. He has been a practicing trial attorney for 32 years, focusing on trucking collision cases, wrongful death, and alternative dispute resolution with a commitment to maximizing tort recoveries for accident affected victims. He has extensive trial experience in both federal and state court and is a frequent lecturer on trials, mediation, personal injury, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, and settlement issues. Mr. Christie is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis. He attended Arlington High School, Indiana University, and Indiana University McKinney School of Law. More at http://www.cfcl-law.com/attorney/lee-christie