SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WISH) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence appointed Steven Hostetler to the St. Joseph Superior Court.
He will take the reigns on June 3 when current judge, Michael P. Scopelitis, retires.
The St. Joseph County Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission submitted Hostetler's name and four others to Pence for his consideration.
Hostetler has an extensive background in law. He graduated with top honors from Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelor's degree and earned his law degree from Indiana University School of law also with honors. He was a partner with Thorne Grodnik and has represented businesses and financial institutions. He has first hand knowledge in bankruptcy, real estate, commercial litigation and general corporate law.
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