Joseph H. Hogsett
Joseph H. Hogsett serves as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, having been nominated by the President in July 2010, and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in September 2010. Mr. Hogsett was sworn in by Chief Judge Richard Young on October 7, 2010.
Mr. Hogsett was born and raised in Rushville, Indiana, where he graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School in 1974. He then graduated with honors from Indiana University in 1978, where he was elected to Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Hogsett also served as President of the Indiana University Student Foundation and, in 1978, received the Elvis J. Stahr Outstanding Senior Award.
After graduation from the Indiana University School of Law in 1981, Mr. Hogsett joined the Indianapolis law firm of Bingham, Summers, Welsh & Spilman, where he specialized in employment law and appellate procedure. Early in his legal career, he accumulated first-chair litigation experience and handled a broad range of cases at both the appellate and trial court level.
Always passionate about public service, Mr. Hogsett was named Indiana Secretary of State in December, 1988, and was elected in November 1990.
Hogsett rejoined Bingham, Summers, Welsh & Spilman (Bingham McHale) in January 1997. As a senior partner in the firm's employment practice group, he routinely managed other lawyers and supervised all aspects of litigation and litigation preparation.
In addition to his law degree, Mr. Hogsett also holds an M.A. in English from Butler University (1987), an M.A. in Theological Studies from the Christian Theological Seminary (1999), and an M.A. in History from Indiana University (2007). Mr. Hogsett and his wife reside in Indianapolis and are the proud parents of three children.