Chambers: Room 255
Phone: (317) 229-3972
Courtroom Deputy: Beverly Stockdale
Phone: (317) firstname.lastname@example.org
M. Kendra Klump was appointed U.S. Magistrate Judge on January 6, 2023. She filled the vacancy created by the elevation of the Honorable Doris L. Pryor from Magistrate Judge of the Southern District of Indiana to Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ms. Klump is a 2004 graduate of Georgetown University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and mathematics, with a minor in French. From August 2004 – August 2005, she served as a Brookhaven National Laboratory Fellow with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. Ms. Klump then joined the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. as a general scientist.
In May 2008, Ms. Klump enrolled at the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Darrow Scholar, recipient of the Rakow Scholarship, and earned certificates of merit for performance in Administrative Law and Securities Regulation. She was a contributing editor on the Michigan Law Review and graduated magna cum laude in December 2010.
Following law school, Ms. Klump served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith W. Rogers at the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In September 2012, Ms. Klump took a position as an Assistant United States Attorney in Cleveland, Ohio, where she remained until January 2017. At that time, Ms. Klump became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. In February 2022, she became the Chief of the Southern District of Indiana's Drug Trafficking Unit, supervising the practice of six Assistant United States Attorneys while maintaining a docket of complex drug and money laundering investigations. She remained in that position until joining the Court in January 2023.
An active participant in the legal community, Ms. Klump is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Women & the Law Division and Criminal Justice Section. She is also a member of the Women & the Law Division's Mentoring Program and sits on the 2022-2024 Steering Committee for the Women's Leadership Initiative, a group focused on enhancing diversity and professional development and relationships throughout the federal court community. Ms. Klump is a former member of the Board of the Northern District of Ohio Federal Bar Association.
Counsel has sought guidance on the Court’s procedures for issuing protective orders and seeking to file documents under seal. On January 15, 2015, a Uniform Protective Order was approved by the Court.
Uniform Protective Order(Updated 4/18/2022)
Other Sample Protective Order(s), and related documents, approved prior to the issuance of the above Uniform Protective Order, are provided for counsel's reference and consideration.
Order -- Joint Agreed Protective Order, Approved by the Court
Order -- Agreed Protective Order, Approved by the Court
Order -- Denying Motion to Seal
Order -- Granting in Part/Denying in Part Motion for Leave to File Documents Under Seal
Order -- Stipulated Protective Order, Approved by the Court
NOTE: These electronic documents are not the official documents of record and certain nonsubstantive modifications may have been made before posting on this web page. The official records are available at the Clerk's Office or via Pacer.