U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced Hoosier Thomas Kirsch during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Thomas Kirsch is nominated to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court. Kirsch would fill the seat previously held by recently confirmed Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
“When I interviewed Mr. Kirsch for the U.S. Attorney position, it was pretty clear to me that this is the type of individual that the people of Indiana wanted in their corner. He’s a man of character, he’s man of integrity, he believes in the rule of law, and he understands the role of judges is to apply the law and Constitution as written. And of course, is not to legislate from the bench,” said Senator Young during the hearing. “Based on his qualifications, experience, and temperament, I believe Tom Kirsch is the type of nominee who can, and should, receive bipartisan support from this committee and the full United States Senate.”
In October, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Kirsch, who currently serves as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. The American Bar Association rated Mr. Kirsch as “well qualified,” the highest rating a federal judicial nominee can receive.
Thomas Kirsch currently serves as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, a position he has held since being confirmed by voice vote just more than three years ago. He previously served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District from 2001 through 2008, which included a one-year assignment in Washington, DC with the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Kirsch later became a partner at Winston and Strawn, where he argued cases in trial and appellate courts across the country. He clerked for the Honorable Judge John Tinder in the Southern District of Indiana, and he has received numerous recognitions and awards for his service, including being named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Kirsch graduated from Indiana University in 1996, and from Harvard Law School in 1999.