(One hundred ninth Justice)
Geoffrey G. Slaughter was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Mike Pence in May 2016. He took the oath of office as Indiana's 109th Supreme Court Justice on June 13, 2016. He was retained by voters in 2018.
Justice Slaughter was born in Gary, Indiana, in 1962 and grew up in nearby Crown Point. After graduating from high school in 1981, he attended Indiana University in Bloomington, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and in 1985 received a bachelor of arts in economics, graduating with high honors. In 1989, he received an M.B.A. in finance from IU's Kelley School of Business and his juris doctor cum laude from IU's Maurer School of Law.
After law school, Justice Slaughter served for two years as a law clerk to Chief Judge Allen Sharp, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in South Bend. He then worked in private practice with the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis, concentrating on antitrust, bankruptcy, and other complex business litigation. From 1995 to 2001, he served as special counsel to the Attorney General of Indiana.
Before joining the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Slaughter was a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Indianapolis and litigated complex business disputes in both state and federal courts.
Justice Slaughter has been an active member of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, the appellate-practice sections of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association, and The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. Committed to furthering civics and constitutional education, Justice Slaughter has volunteered as a judge for the "We the People" competition since 1996.
In his spare time, Justice Slaughter is an avid reader and roots for the Chicago Cubs and IU football.