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February 26, 2011

Brant Parry takes over Superior 2

Son of former judge will succeed Jessup.

Attorney Brant Parry is following in his father’s footsteps.

The son of former Howard Superior Court 1 Judge Dennis H. Parry, Brant Parry was appointed Howard Superior Court 2 judge on Friday by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

“I’m really excited about it,” Parry said.

“It’s definitely going to be a challenge. I’m looking forward to working with the other judges, law enforcement and the courthouse staff.”

Parry succeeds Judge Stephen Jessup, who resigned Jan. 1 after 17 years.

Parry, of Kokomo, earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University, Ohio, in 1996 and his law degree from the University of Denver in 1998.

An attorney since 2000, Parry has held his own general law practice as well as served as a public defender.

Parry sits on the board of directors for Special Olympics Howard County and Mental Health America of Howard County. He also is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the Indiana and Howard County Bar Associations.

Parry’s father served 23 years on the bench in Superior Court 1 before retiring in 2003.

“My grandmother was the first court reporter in Superior 1, and my dad was elected judge when I was 6 years old,” Parry said. “The courts have always been an influence in my life. He and my mom raised me to be community oriented. I will do what I can to add to what is already a good place to practice law.”

• Mike Fletcher is the Kokomo Tribune crime reporter. He can be reached at 765-454-8565 or mike.fletcher@kokomotribune.com.

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