National Association of Attorneys General
In November 2002, Curtis T. Hill Jr. received 78 percent of the vote and was elected prosecuting attorney for Elkhart County. Armed with an ambitious platform, he immediately set out to transform Indiana’s largest part-time prosecuting attorney’s office into a full-time professional and well-respected centralized law enforcement agency. Re-elected in 2006, 2010, and 2014, Curtis is serving his fourth term as prosecuting attorney.
Curtis is recognized statewide as setting the standard for successful prosecution of serious and violent offenders. While he is well known for taking a hard line against career and hardened criminals, he has also initiated creative programs in alternative justice allowing the criminal justice system to focus the bulk of its resources on more significant crimes, while still exacting accou ntability for lesser offenses. As a trial lawyer, Curtis supervises a staff of public safety professionals including highly-trained, committed and well-prepared deputy prosecutors who understand their mission is to seek the truth.
Earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the Indiana University School of Business in Bloomington, Curtis went on to pursue his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Indiana University School of Law where he graduated in 1987. He began his legal career as a part-time deputy prosecuting attorney for Elkhart County where he also maintained a private general practice of law.
Curtis and his wife, Teresa, have five children. They attend First Baptist Church in Elkhart. He attained a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a black belt in Hapkido.