Damon R. Leichty

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Damon R. Leichty
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Designate
Assuming office
TBD
Appointed byDonald Trump
SucceedingRobert Lowell Miller Jr.
Personal details
Born1971 (age 47–48)
Rensselaer, Indiana, U.S.
EducationWabash College (AB)
University of Aberdeen (MLitt)
Indiana University Maurer School of Law (JD)

Damon Ray Leichty (born 1971) is an American lawyer from Indiana who is a United States District Judge–Designate of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Education and career[edit]

Leichty earned his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Wabash College, a Master of Letters from the University of Aberdeen, and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.[1]

After graduation from law school, Leichty served as a law clerk to Judge Robert Lowell Miller Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. He went on to join Barnes & Thornburg, where he is currently a partner at that firm, where his practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including federal products liability cases.[1]

Leichty is currently an adjunct professor at Notre Dame Law School, where he teaches product liability law.[2] He has taught there since 2017.

Nomination to district court[edit]

On July 13, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Leichty to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. On July 17, 2018, his nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Leichty to the seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana vacated by Judge Robert Lowell Miller Jr., who took senior status on January 11, 2016.[3] On November 13, 2018, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[4]

On January 3, 2019, his nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate. On January 23, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to renominate Leichty for a federal judgeship.[5] His nomination was sent to the Senate later that day.[6] On February 7, 2019, his nomination was reported out of committee by a voice vote.[7] On July 9, 2019, the United States Senate voted 87–11 to invoke cloture on his nomination.[8] On July 10, 2019, his nomination was confirmed by a vote of 85–10.[9] He is currently awaiting his judicial commission.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Lowell Miller Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Designate

2019–present
Incumbent