A man whose life has taken him from Logansport to Harvard and back again to Logansport in his career is recognized this week with a special city honor.
Robert L. Justice, who served as Cass Circuit Court judge from 1981 to 1988, is this week’s Logansport Citizen of the Week.
A long-time Logansport attorney who also practiced in Carroll County, the former Republican judge practiced with his father, Robert S. Justice, a former state legislator and Logansport High School teacher, for many years. Like his father, Robert was active in speech and debate in high school when he attended LHS. His successful speech career continued with his siblings.
During his career, he served on the bench at a time when juvenile justice laws were reformed. He was actively involved in the Logansport/Cass County Public Library Board. He served as the magistrate for Cass Superior Court II when it was created and later served other counties in his capacity as a senior judge.
Mayor Dave Kitchell said Justice is an example of many members of the local bar who are dedicated to practicing in the community.
“With a Harvard law degree, Bob obviously could have practiced in just about any place in the country he wanted to practice, but his affinity for his own community prioritized his career choice, and the community was served well by it,” the mayor said.
The Citizen of the Week is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office. Recipients receive a $20 gift certificate and a certificate from the Mayor’s Office. Recipients are either Logansport natives or current or former residents.
SOURCE: News release from the Office of Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell