Governor Mike Pence has selected lifelong resident S. Matthew Cook to serve as the Noblesville City Judge. Cook will be sworn in at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 7 in the Noblesville City Courtroom, 135 S. Ninth St.
“I am extremely grateful and humbled by my selection. I am excited to begin this new journey in the legal system and look forward to serving the city I love in a new way,” Cook said.
Cook was the Noblesville High School valedictorian in 1987 before traveling to Bloomington to earn his business degree and later his J.D. from the IU School of Law, where he was named to the Order of Barristers. He and his father run the law firm, Cook & Cook, on the downtown square in Noblesville. Cook is a member of the Hamilton County and Indiana State Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Cook previously served as a board member of the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation. He also is involved in the Noblesville Boy Scouts program, Noblesville High School Alumni Association, Noblesville Elks and Kiwanis clubs.
“I have known Matthew for a long time and have faith that he will be a fair and honest city judge. I have no doubt that he will excel in this role,” said Mayor John Ditslear. “Noblesville runs in Matthew’s blood. We all know Matthew from his prominent career as a lawyer, but he gives back to Noblesville every chance he gets.”
Cook will fill the remaining four-year term of Judge Gregory L. Caldwell, who served in that position since 1992. Since his passing, judges Judith S. Proffitt, Jerry M. Barr and Daniel J. Pfleging have served as judges pro tempore in the Noblesville City Court.
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