As Indiana’s chief legal officer, Hill oversees a staff of more than 400 employees spread across multiple divisions. Hill has focused his agenda on defending freedom, protecting families and encouraging youth to pursue meaningful lives.
On November 8, 2016, Hill was elected Attorney General in record-breaking fashion. More than 1.64 million Hoosiers cast ballots for Hill, making him the top vote-getter of any elected official in Indiana history. He took office as Attorney General on January 9, 2017.
A native of Elkhart, Indiana, Hill is the youngest of five children. He credits his parents Curtis Sr., and Eleanor as his inspiration toward public service and leadership. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Indiana University, Bloomington and later received his law degree from IU as well. It was during law school that he met his wife Teresa and together they are raising their five children: Halle, Mallory, Curtis III, Isabella and Abraham.
Hill began his legal career in the general private practice of law while serving as a part-time deputy prosecuting attorney in Elkhart County. In 2002, Hill ran for his first public office, winning the first of his four elections as prosecuting attorney with nearly 80 percent of the vote.
As a prosecutor, Hill testified before Congress on “Methamphetamine in the Heartland” and served as a presenter for the Northern Indiana Methamphetamine Summit, sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States. Hill also served as a member of the Board of Governors for the Indiana State Bar Association; Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving (past chairman); Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (past trustee); and Board of Regents for the National College of District Attorneys.
Hill also has been a member of the Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Inc. (past president); Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council (IPAC) Ethics Committee; National District Attorneys Association (former vice president); FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division Advisory Policy Board and State Board of Law Examiners Character and Fitness Committee. Hill also is a trustee of The Nature Conservancy Indiana Chapter and a life member of the NAACP.
In his hometown, Hill has served as a board member for the Elkhart County Historical Society; Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce; Boys and Girls Club of Elkhart County; and Encouraging Technology and Hands-On Science (ETHOS).
For the 2017-2018 term, Hill has been named the Vice Chair of the Midwest Region for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Relations Working Group, Co-Chair of the Civil Rights Committee and as a member of the Federalism and Preemption Committee for NAAG.
In his spare time, Hill has performed on stage in a variety of local community theater productions, including recurring roles as the King of Siam in “The King and I.” He also has been known to don a white jumpsuit to impersonate the “King of Rock and Roll.” Among some of his other credits, Hill has been cast in “Guys and Dolls,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat,” “The Jungle Book” and “A Christmas Carol” (in which he portrayed the ghost of Jacob Marley). He also has a passion for martial arts, having earned a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a black belt in Hapkido.