About Curtis

Curtis T. Hill, Jr., a Republican, currently serves as Indiana’s 43rd Attorney General. Born and raised in Elkhart, Attorney General Hill is the fifth and youngest child of Curtis T. Hill, Sr. and Eleanor M. Hill.

Proven Leadership

Elected in 2016, Curtis Hill serves Indiana’s as Attorney General. With 1,643,689 votes cast for him, Hoosiers made Curtis Hill the top vote-getter of any elected official in state history. As Indiana’s chief legal officer, Attorney General Hill oversees a staff of more than 400 employees spread across the state in various capacities. Attorney General Hill has made clear his commitment to  standing strong on four priorities shared by all Hoosiers: roll back state and federal overreach; protect families from drugs and violent crime; safeguard consumers from fraud and scams; and inspire young Hoosiers to pursue meaningful lives. In November 2002, Attorney General Curtis Hill received 78% of the vote and was elected prosecuting attorney for Elkhart County, succeeding his predecessor who held the position for 28 years. Armed with an ambitious platform and a desire to  stand strong for his community, Attorney General Curtis Hill 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, Attorney General Curtis Hill served four terms. Attorney General Curtis Hill is recognized statewide as setting the standard for the successful prosecution of serious and violent offenders. While he is well-known for taking a hardline 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 accountability for lesser offenses. Attorney General Curtis Hill has 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.

Service and Affiliations

Attorney General Curtis Hill has maintained a very active role in the following local, state, and national organizations in pursuit of  standing strong on behalf of Hoosiers:

  • Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc., Member, Past President
  • Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council (IPAC), Ethics Committee
  • National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), Member, Past Vice President
  • FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS/APB), Advisory Policy Board
  • State Board of Law Examiners, Character and Fitness Committee
  • The Nature Conservancy (Indiana Chapter), Former Trustee
  • NAACP, Life Member
  • Republican Attorney’s General Association, Past Vice Chair
  • Republican Attorney’s General Association, Current Executive Committee member
  • NAAG Civil Rights Committee, Co-chair
  • NAAG Federalism/Pr-emption Committee, Member
  • NAAG Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Relations Working Group, Member

Other organizations and affiliations:

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Past Board of Governors
  • Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving, Past Chairman
  • Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Past Trustee
  • NDAA Executive Working Group, Past Member
  • National College of District Attorneys, Past Board of Regents
  • Better Business Bureau, Past Board Member
  • Elkhart County Historical Society, Past Board Member
  • Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member
  • Boys and Girls Club of Elkhart County, Past Board Member
  • Encouraging Technology and Hands-On Science (ETHOS), Past Board Member

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. As a deputy prosecuting attorney, Curtis gained his reputation as a skilled litigator in the prosecution of homicides, child abuse, and the distribution of illegal drugs.

On A Personal Note

Curtis and his wife, Teresa, have five children: Halle, Mallory, Curtis, Bella, and Abraham. His commitment to public service is rooted in his hope that his children — and all children — will live in a safer, happier, and more vibrant world.  

Curtis enjoys an active lifestyle, keeping fit through regular exercise and tennis.  He has also attained a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a black belt in Hapkido. 

Participating in the arts has been a family affair.  Curtis and his family have performed in a variety of local community theater productions together.

The Hill Family attends First Baptist Church in Elkhart.