The Court of Appeals of Indiana conducted a public robing ceremony for its newest member, Judge Rudolph R. Pyle III of Anderson, Tuesday afternoon in the Indiana Supreme Court Courtroom.
Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed Pyle, an Anderson University alum, who served as judge of Madison Circuit Court from 2009 until his appointment, to the Court of Appeals Aug. 7.
Pyle’s legal career spans a four-year clerkship at the Court of Appeals for Judge Carr L. Darden, service as Madison County deputy prosecutor, and private practice.
As presiding judge in Madison Circuit Court, he managed a docket that encompassed both criminal and civil cases. During his time on the bench, Pyle instituted a number of technological improvements to the courtroom and implemented an aggressive docket management system to promote the advancement of jury trials. Pyle also created a public service campaign to increase community support for jury service.
Before joining the Madison Circuit Court bench, Pyle was a deputy prosecutor in Madison County. He oversaw the prosecution of major felony cases including attempted murder, robbery, fraud, and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. From 2005 to April 2006, he was a private practice attorney, focusing on trial and appellate advocacy. Pyle was a law clerk for Judge Darden on the Court of Appeals from 2000 to 2004.
Before beginning his legal career, Pyle was a trooper with the Indiana State Police, where he was a member of the tactical intervention platoon. He is an adjunct professor at Anderson University and is on the board of managers of the Indiana Judges Association.
Pyle earned his undergraduate degree from Anderson University, a master’s degree from the College of William & Mary, and his law degree from Indiana University.
— The Herald Bulletin. Story reposted with permission. Additional information provided by Anderson University.
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