July 18, 2018

Young, Donnelly Welcome Northern District of Indiana Judicial Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today welcomed the announcement that Damon Leichty of South Bend was nominated by President Trump to serve as a District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana.

“This nomination is great news for Indiana. Damon is a highly skilled federal litigator who is well regarded by his peers. I believe his significant experience in handling complex civil matters, along with his commitment to the rule of law, will make him a fair and neutral addition to the judiciary. I look forward to Damon’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and I will be working to ensure he is confirmed,”said Senator Young. 

“Damon Leichty has a strong legal background and extensive experience in civil litigation that would serve him well if confirmed to the bench. I look forward to continuing my review of his record and to following his Judiciary Committee hearing,” said Senator Donnelly.

If confirmed, Damon Leichty of South Bend will serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Leichty is a partner in the South Bend officeof Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where he represents clients in federal and state court litigation across the United States. Mr. Leichty served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Robert L. Miller Jr. from 2001 – 2003, whose seat he has been nominated to fill. As a recognized expert on federal practice and procedure, he also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is involved in a number of community organizations, including the Indiana Bar Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County, and the Family & Children’s Center. Mr. Leichty earned an A.B. from Wabash College, a Master of Letters from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and a J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

“The people of the Northern District of Indiana will be very well-served by Damon’s intellect, unflappability, open-mindedness, and work ethic. He will be a terrific judge,” said Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.