July 14, 2017

Senator Young Applauds U.S. Attorney Nominations

Washington D.C. – Senator Todd Young today praised President Donald Trump’s nomination of two extraordinarily qualified Hoosiers to serve as U.S. Attorneys for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

The President nominated Thomas L. Kirsch, of Schererville, as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.  Mr. Kirsch is currently a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, where his practice focuses on litigation and investigations. From 2001-2008, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District. Mr. Kirsch received his B.A. from Indiana University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

“Tom has a great legal mind and is a fearless litigator who has shown a willingness to take on powerful interests,” Senator Young said. “I have no doubt he will continue the laudable work done by David Capp over the last decade.”

The President also nominated Joshua J. Minkler, of Zionsville, to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. Mr. Minkler has served as the interim U.S. Attorney since June 2015. Prior to that, he served 21 years as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District. A Muncie native, Mr. Minkler received his B.A. from Wabash College and his J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

“Josh has served Indiana well as the interim U.S. Attorney for the Southern District,” Senator Young said. “He has demonstrated the integrity and a heart for his community throughout his career.

“Both Josh and Tom are respected throughout the state. I’m confident that if partisan politics do not stand in the way, the vast majority of my Senate colleagues will vote for confirmation.”