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Local Attorney Tapped For Federal Post


On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced the appointment of Fort Wayne attorney Holly Brady to the federal bench.

A 1991-graduate of Indiana University with a degree in English, Brady practices law at Haller & Colvin. She obtained her law degree from Valparaiso School of Law in 1994.


In her practice, Brady focuses on civil litigation and workplace issues, representing employers. She is a member of the Allen County Bar Association, and has served on the board of directors, as well as the secretary and vice president.


Brady has been identified as a top lawyer in employment law. She is a certified civil mediator from Indiana University’s School of Law.


Brady has served on a number of area non-profit boards, including the secretary of the Olin Schwab Foundation, board member of the Federal Defenders of the Northern District of Indiana, and legal counsel and vice president for the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana.


If approved by the Senate, Brady will replace Senior Judge Joseph van Bokkelen, who is retiring. Van Bokkelen is on the bench of the Hammond Division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

It has been reported Chief Judge Theresa Springmann will move from the Fort Wayne Division to Hammond, putting Brady on the federal bench in Fort Wayne.