Former Huntington attorney Goff is a state supreme court finalist

Former Huntington resident Christopher M. Goff is one of three finalists for an appointment to the Indiana Supreme Court.

Goff currently serves as judge of the Wabash Superior Court, a position he has held since 2005.

He was an associate with Mills & Northrop, in Huntington, from 1997 to 1999 and a partner in Northrop & Goff from 1999 to 2005. He also served as a Huntington County public defender.

A Wabash native, Goff earned his law degree from Indiana University in 1996.

The Indiana Supreme Court vacancy will occur on May 12, when Justice Robert D. Rucker will retire after 26 years on the bench.

Selection of his successor began with interviews of 20 applicants by the Judicial Nominating Commission. Eleven finalists were interviewed a second time and the commission sent three nominees, including Goff, to Gov. Eric Holcomb. Holcomb will select the new judge from those three nominees.

The other two nominees are Vicki L. Carmichael, of Clark Circuit Court, and Matthew C. Kincaid, of Boone Superior Court.