Currently I hold the position of Judge of Morgan County Superior Court 1 as appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb in December of 2022.
I am licensed under Indiana Bar and am graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2015. I was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Marion County Prosecutor's Office from June 2015 to January 2018. I worked in the Juvenile Division both misdemeanor and major felony, the Adult Misdemeanor Division, the Adult Mental Health Court, the Level 6 Felony Division, and then specialized with the STRIKE Team (Narcotics, Guns, and Gangs Unit). I manage a high caseload, dealing primarily with drug cases and narcotics dealing cases. I was a Public Defender in Clay and Vigo Counties from August of 2022 - January of 2023 handling major felony and Child in Need of Services cases. In 2020 I opened VanLeeuwen Law, LLC servicing southern Indiana’s litigation needs. My background is in criminal law, family law, municipal law, and estates.
I am also an I.L.E.A. graduate of the 2011 class and Officer at Indiana University Police Department from April 2010 - October of 2015.