The investiture ceremony for the newest magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will take place this week in Evansville.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Matthew Brookman will be formally sworn in during a special ceremony beginning at 3 p.m. (CDT) April 20 in the Winfield K. Denton United States Courthouse. Chief Judge Richard Young will president over the ceremony in Courtroom 301.
Brookman, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, was appointed Feb. 1, 2016, to fill the vacancy created when Judge William Hussmann retired. A 1990 graduate of DePauw University and a 1993 graduate of Washington University School of Law, Brookman moved to Indiana in 2002 when he joined the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.
During his tenure at the U.S. attorney’s office in Indiana, Brookman served as chief of the drug and violent crime unit and lead attorney for the organized crime and drug enforcement task force. He was also a member of the U.S. attorney’s executive committee, capital case coordinator for the Southern District of Indiana and served as a chair and a member from 2011 until 2015 of the U.S. attorney’s various hiring committees.
In 2010, Brookman received the Director’s Award from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for superior performance as an assistant U.S. attorney for his work on United States v. Jarvis Brown, et al., a quadruple homicide prosecution.
Brookman is also an adjunct professor at the University of Evansville.