President Trump nominates Indiana attorney for federal judge

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President Donald Trump has nominated an attorney at a prominent Indiana law firm to become a federal judge.

The president on Friday nominated Damon R. Leichty  to serve as a judge in Indiana’s Northern District. He must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Leitchy is based in South Bend at the Barnes & Thornburg law firm. He focuses on complex civil litigation, including product liability cases.

Leitchy is a graduate of Wabash College and Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. He has spent most of his career at Barnes & Thornburg, joining it as an associate following graduation.

He worked for two years as a law clerk for federal Judge Robert Miller in South Bend.

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