Elected Member

The Hon. Robert D. Rucker

The Villages, FL
Indiana Supreme Court (Retired)
Indiana University
Valparaiso University School of Law

Robert Rucker has been a justice on the Indiana Supreme Court since he was appointed in November 1999. Before that, he served as a judge on the Indiana Court of Appeals. While on the Court of Appeals, he also served as vice-chair of the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education.

His previous experience includes serving as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Lake County, Indiana, as City Attorney for the City of Gary, and practiced general law in East Chicago, Indiana.

Justice Rucker is a Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and a past chair of the Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission. He is also the current chair of the National Bar Association's Judicial Council.

EDUCATION: Indiana University, B.A.; Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D. 

Areas of Expertise
Appellate Practice & Procedure (Litigation)