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Joseph Scott Van Bokkelen, American federal judge. Bar: Indiana 1969, United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 1969, United States District Court (northern district) Indiana 1973, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1973. Recipient Outstanding Assistant United States Attorney award, United States Department Justice, 1974.


Bokkelen, Joseph Scott Van was born on June 7, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert W. and W. Louise (Reynolds) Van Bokkelen.


Bachelor, University independent, 1966. Juris Doctor, University Indiana, 1969.


Deputy attorney general State of Indiana, Indianapolis, 1969—1971, assistant attorney general, 1971—1972. Assistant United States attorney Northern District Indiana, Hammond, 1972—1975, United States attorney, 2001—2007. Partner Goldsmith, Goodman, Ball & Van Bokkelen, Highland, 1975—1978, Goodman, Ball, Van Bokkelen & Leonard, 1978—2001.

Judge United States District Court (northern district) Indiana, Hammond, since 2007.


Member of American Bar Association, Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Indiana Bar Association, Federal Bar Association.


Married Sally Wardall Huey, August 14, 1971. Children: Brian, Kate.