HAMMOND- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Tina L. Nommay is now the Acting United States Attorney.
The Vacancies Reform Act (VRA), 5 U.S.C. § 3345(a)(1), provides that when a presidentially appointed U. S. Attorney resigns, the First Assistant U.S. Attorney (“FAUSA”) of that office automatically becomes Acting U.S. Attorney. As a result of Thomas L. Kirsch’s resignation in December 2020, Gary T. Bell was the Acting United States Attorney. Mr. Bell has resigned to take a position as the Clerk of Court for the Northern District of Indiana, therefore, Tina L. Nommay will now be the Acting United States Attorney. She will hold this position until the Northern District of Indiana receives its politically appointed, senate confirmed United States Attorney.
Ms. Nommay has been an Assistant United States Attorney in the Fort Wayne Division since 1989, when she started her career in the civil division. In 1992, Ms. Nommay transitioned to the criminal division, where, as an AUSA, she prosecuted a wide range of criminal cases. In 2012 she was promoted and served as the Fort Wayne Division’s Branch Chief. In that role, she supervised and mentored AUSAs while personally being involved in a series of complex white collar, gun, drug and violent crime cases. In October 2020, Ms. Nommay was promoted to Chief of the Criminal Division where she oversees the work of over 30 AUSAs from the Hammond, South Bend and Fort Wayne divisions. Most recently she was also named FAUSA. Prior to her employment in this Office, Ms. Nommay was a Judicial Law Clerk in the Hammond Division of the Northern District of Indiana for two years.
Tina earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Michigan State University in June 1984, and her law degree (Juris Doctor) from Valparaiso University School of Law in May 1987. Over her career, she earned a number of law enforcement awards and recognition. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
“I will continue the District’s long tradition of seeking justice and protecting the citizens of the Northern District of Indiana by prosecuting those individuals who violate federal law,” said Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay. “My office will continue to promote public safety throughout Northern Indiana by coordinating our efforts with federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement agencies, local prosecutors, along with civic and community groups.”