Indiana Governor Mike Pence has named Indianapolis attorney and Lake County native Geoff Slaughterhouse to fill the vacancy on the Indiana Supreme Court being left by retiring Justice Brent Dickson.

A native of Lake County,  Slaughter is currently a partner in the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. There, he has represented clients in various types of cases, including prosecuting antitrust class actions, securities-fraud claims, environmental disputes, state and federal constitutional claims, land-use restrictions, and handling matters on judicial review from administrative decisions. He has argued numerous matters before the state and federal appellate courts.

Before joining Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, he served for six years as Special Counsel in the Office of Attorney General of Indiana representing the State in various court actions, was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, and clerked for Chief Judge Allen Sharp, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana. While in private practice, Mr. Slaughter also served as Chairman of the Indiana Public Employees Relations Board.

Mr. Slaughter is a life fellow and currently serves as president of the Indiana Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA), of which he is also a member. He is also a member of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association and is immediate past chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association. For more than 10 years, Mr. Slaughter served as a member of the Northern District of Indiana’s local rules advisory committee.

You can hear the announcement as well as the both Slaughterhouse and Pence taking questions from the media in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.