Chambers: Room 328
Phone: (812) 434-6430
Chambers: Room 316
Phone: (812) 434-6430
Chambers Paralegal: Lauren Steed
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Courtroom Deputy: Tricia Blanford
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Matthew P. Brookman was appointed as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana on February 1, 2016. Judge Brookman was previously employed by the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, where he served as the Chief of the Office’s Drug and Violent Crime Unit and Lead Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Attorney. He was also a member of the United States Attorney’s Executive Committee, Capital Case Coordinator for the Southern District of Indiana, and had served as a Chair and a Member from 2011 until 2015 of the United States Attorney’s various Hiring Committees. In 2010, Judge Brookman received the Director’s Award from United States Attorney General Eric Holder, in Washington, DC, for superior performance as an Assistant United States Attorney, for his work on the United States v. Jarvis Brown, et al.quadruple homicide prosecution.
After spending the early part of his career in private practice and with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Jefferson County, Missouri, Judge Brookman joined the Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri in 1999. Mr. Brookman then moved to the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana in 2002, until his appointment as U. S. Magistrate Judge. Additionally, Judge Brookman is an adjunct professor at the University of Evansville and has also taught at the University of Southern Indiana, the United States Department of Justice National Advocacy Center, and the Southwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
Judge Brookman was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 from DePauw University, where he majored in economics and history. He also studied abroad at the University of Essex in Colchester, England. He obtained his law degree from the Washington University School of Law in May 1993, and was admitted to the bar in Missouri that same year. He has since been admitted to practice in numerous state and federal courts, including Indiana.
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 (Approved by the Court 1/15/2015)
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:
Sample Protective Order Language
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.