Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced Magistrate Thomas P. Hallett as his appointment to the Lake County Superior Court. Hallet succeeds Judge Elizabeth F. Tavitas, who was appointed to the Indiana Court of Appeals in July.
Hallett currently serves as a magistrate judge for the Lake County Superior Courts in the civil division in Gary. Hallett began his legal career in private practice. He also served as city attorney for the city of Lake Station and as judge of the Lake Station City Court. Hallett has served as a magistrate in Lake County since 2009.
Hallett earned a Bachelor of Arts from Notre Dame University and his law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. He will be sworn in on a date to be determined.