INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Governor Mike Pence named Geoffrey G. Slaughter as the 109th Justice to the Indiana Supreme Court.Mr. Slaughter will fill the vacancy left by Justice Brent Dickson, who, after 30 years on the bench, retired on April 29.His appointment will be effective on the day of his official swearing-in ceremony, which will be announced at a later date.“I’m grateful today to announce Geoff Slaughter as the 109th Justice to the Indiana Supreme Court,” said Governor Pence. “Over his nearly 30-year career, Geoff Slaughter has demonstrated a first-rate legal intellect, an unparalleled understanding of constitutional and antitrust law, a remarkable ability to think and write clearly on the most complex issues, and a steadfast commitment to improving the local and legal community. I anticipate his service on Indiana’s highest court will be characterized by a fair and measured hand and a deep appreciation for our Constitution. I’m thankful to Chief Justice Loretta Rush and the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission for their tireless work and countless hours spent to ensure the individuals brought to my desk bring to the Court the same commitment, intellect, and passion as former Justice Brent Dickson.”A native of Lake County, Mr. Slaughter has represented clients in various types of cases, including prosecuting antitrust class actions, securities-fraud claims, environmental disputes, state and federal constitutional claims, land-use restrictions, and handling matters on judicial review from administrative decisions.He has argued numerous matters before the state and federal appellate courts.