Joseph S. Van Bokkelen

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Joseph S. Van Bokkelen
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Assumed office
September 29, 2017
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
In office
July 18, 2007 – September 29, 2017
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byRodolfo Lozano
Succeeded byHolly A. Brady
United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana
In office
September 21, 2001 – July 2007
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJon DeGuilio
Succeeded byDavid A. Capp
Personal details
Born
Joseph S. Van Bokkelen

1943 (age 75–76)
Chicago, Illinois
EducationIndiana University (B.A.)
Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D.)

Joseph S. Van Bokkelen (born 1943) is a Senior 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]

Van Bokkelen with Richard Lugar in 2007

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. He assumed senior status on September 29, 2017.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Jon DeGuilio
United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana
2001–2007
Succeeded by
David A. Capp
Preceded by
Rodolfo Lozano
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
2007–2017
Succeeded by
Holly A. Brady