Joseph S. Van Bokkelen

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Joseph S. Van Bokkelen
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Assumed office
July 18, 2007
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Rodolfo Lozano
United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana
In office
2001–2007
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Jon DeGuilio
Succeeded by David A. Capp
Personal details
Born Joseph S. Van Bokkelen
1943 (age 73–74)
Chicago, Illinois
Education Indiana University B.A.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law J.D.

Joseph S. Van Bokkelen (born 1943) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Van Bokkelen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in 1966 and a Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1969. He was a Deputy attorney general of Office of the Indiana Attorney General from 1969 to 1970. He was an Assistant attorney general of Office of the Indiana Attorney General from 1971 to 1972. He was an Assistant United States Attorney of the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Indiana from 1972 to 1975. He was in private practice in Indiana from 1975 to 2001. He was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana from 2001 to 2007.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 9, 2007, Van Bokkelen was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana vacated by Rodolfo Lozano. Van Bokkelen was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 28, 2007, and received his commission on July 18, 2007.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Rodolfo Lozano
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
2007–present
Incumbent