Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed Stephen Scheele to the Lake County Superior Court to succeed Judge William Davis who retired in April.
Scheele currently serves as a magistrate judge in Lake County Circuit Court, a position he has held since December 2016.
Scheele previously was in private practice and handled criminal defense cases in the Lake County Superior Court as well as in federal courts.
Scheele earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Denver and his law degree from Maurer School of Law at Indiana University.
Scheele will be sworn in as judge of the Lake County Superior Court at still to be determined date.