Young introduces Brookman, the nominee for US District Judge for Southern Indiana

INDIANA (WEHT) — On Wednesday, Sen. Todd Young introduced Matthew Brookman, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Judge Brookman has been nominated as the US District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana. During his speech, Young spoke about Judge Brookman’s background and why he supports his nomination:

I have come before this committee several times over the past six years to introduce other Hoosiers who have been nominated for the Federal Bank.

We have been fortunate to have a number of them who are highly respected legal professionals and have the potential for broad bipartisan support from this committee and, more broadly, from the Senate as a whole. Federal Judge Matthew Brookman, who was nominated by President Biden to serve as US District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana, continues this series.

Judge Brookman graduated from DePauw University in 1990 and from Washington University School of Law in 1993. After working in private law, he served as an assistant US attorney in both the Western District of Missouri and the Southern District of Indiana.

From 2011 to 2016, he served as the southern district bureau chief for the Evansville branch and as chief of the district’s drug and violent crime unit. In 2016 he was appointed Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana.

Since Judge Brookman’s appointment was announced, I have received many letters of support from the community, including the Evansville Bar Association, which called him “prepared, fair and extremely knowledgeable.” The Evansville Police Chief, who stated, “There’s no better person for the job.” And local Evansville attorneys appointed under the Criminal Justice Act said the then-AUSA Brookman was “always honest and fair” and, as a magistrate judge, “is impartial and considers all arguments from both sides before making a decision.”

At a time when criminal justice, drug use and violent crime are major concerns in my state, Hoosiers will be comforted in knowing they have an experienced and fair judge on the bench. I am confident that you will be as impressed as I am by today’s hearing.

Senator Todd Young