The United States Senate today confirmed Jon E. DeGuilio to serve as a federal judge for northern Indiana. Senator Evan Bayh recommended DeGuilio to President Obama, who nominated him to the District Court in January. Bayh introduced DeGuilio at his confirmation hearing in February.
"Jon DeGuilio is a dedicated public servant with a firm commitment to applying our country's laws fairly and faithfully," Bayh said. "He possesses the highest ethical standards and has extensive experience in federal court. I am confident he will serve the people of Indiana with distinction and help ensure the speedy and efficient administration of justice for all our citizens.
"I was proud to once again join with Senator Lugar to recommend Jon DeGuilio to President Obama. I hope his confirmation will encourage other Senators to adopt what I call the "Hoosier approach' of working across party lines to select consensus nominees."
DeGuilio served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana from 1993 to 1999. He will fill the seat once held by the Honorable Judge Allen Sharp, who passed away last year after a distinguished career serving Indiana.
Prior to his service as U.S. Attorney, DeGuilio served as the Prosecuting Attorney for Lake County as well as a Public Defender in Lake County Court. He is the former President of the Hammond City Council and a former legal advisor to the Lake County Sheriff's Office. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Valparaiso University School of Law.