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Pratt, Tanya Walton

Born 1959 in Indianapolis, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 20, 2010, to a seat vacated by David F. Hamilton. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 2010, and received commission on June 15, 2010. Served as chief judge, 2021-present.

Spelman College, B.A., 1981
Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1984

Professional Career:

Private practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1984-1996
Judge, Marion County [Indiana] Superior Court, 1997-2010; Criminal Division, 1997-2008; Probate Division, 2009-2010