Josh Minkler was sworn in as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana on Thursday by Southern District Chief Judge Richard L. Young.
Minkler had been serving as acting U.S. attorney. He succeeds Joe Hogsett, who resigned the post last July to run for mayor of Indianapolis.
Minkler previously was First Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Drug and Violent Crime Unit chief. He has been an assistant U.S. attorney since 1994.
“I would like to thank the judges of the United States District Court for their faith in asking me to lead the United States Attorney’s Office,” said Minkler. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work for the public as our office goes forward to justly enforce the laws that unite us as a great nation.”
A Muncie native, Minkler graduated from Muncie Northside High School in 1981, Wabash College in 1985, and Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1988.
“The Indiana Federal Community Defender congratulates Josh Minkler on being named United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana,” said Chief Federal Defender Monica Foster. “The Court could not have selected a smarter, more experienced, and fair person to lead the Office of the United States Attorney. Though we are foes in the courtroom, we have the utmost respect for his abilities and his character. He brings to the office a level of experience that will serve the citizens of the Southern District well in the struggle for justice.”