Judge Cale Bradford has been elected by his colleagues on the Indiana Court of Appeals to serve as the court’s chief judge for the next three years as the lower appellate court’s chief judge. He succeeds Judge Nancy Vaidik. Bradford, whose term began Jan. 1., has served on the Court of Appeals for nearly 13 years.
Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed Bradford to the appellate bench in 2007. Prior to his service on the COA, he served for more than 10 years as judge of the Marion Superior Court, with seven years in the criminal division and three in the civil division. He is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.
“I’m certainly humbled by my fellow judges’ confidence in me, and I hope to approach the job with a sense of humility and servant’s mentality and a goal to represent the court at a very high level professionally,” Bradford said.