On October 7, 2010, Joseph H. Hogsett was sworn in as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Richard Young.
As United States Attorney, Hogsett supervises a staff of 30 lawyers, who serve as Assistant United States Attorneys and a support staff of about 40 persons. The United States Attorney is the legal representative of the United States Government for both civil lawsuits and criminal prosecutions and serves as an official spokesperson for the Department of Justice with relation to activities occurring in the Southern District of Indiana.
Hogsett was born and raised in Rushville, Ind. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science with honors from Indiana University in 1978, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Hogsett also served as President of the Indiana University Student Foundation and received the Elvis J. Stahr Outstanding Senior Award.
Hogsett graduated from the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington in 1981. After graduation, Hogsett joined the Indianapolis law firm of Bingham, Summers, Welsh & Spilman, where he specialized in federal employment law and appellate procedure. Hogsett rejoined Bingham, Summers, Welsh & Spilman (now Bingham McHale) in January 1997, where he was a senior partner.
Joseph H. Hogsett is a highly accomplished attorney who has considerable trial experience in federal court. He is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association. He also has obtained graduate degrees in English (Butler University, 1987), theological studies (Christian Theological Seminary, 1999) and history (Indiana University, 2007).