New Bankruptcy Judge Appointed in Northern Indiana District
St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Paul E. Singleton has been appointed to a 14-year term as a bankruptcy judge in the Northern District of Indiana based in South Bend. Singleton will take office on July 29, succeeding bankruptcy judge Harry C. Dees, Jr.
7e Circuit Chief Justice Diane S. Sykes announced Singleton’s appointment on Wednesday after the court began searching for Dees’ successor last July.
Since 2015, Singleton has presided over criminal and civil matters at the Superior Court of Saint-Joseph. After law school, he worked at Indiana Legal Services where he practiced family law and landlord / tenant law. He then moved to the St. Joseph County Family Justice Center where he handled cases involving Emergency Preparedness Orders. Singleton also worked in the private practice of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and was Deputy District Attorney for the Town of South Bend.
He is a member of the St. Joseph County Bar Association and co-chair of his
Diversity Committee. Singleton is also a member of the St. Joseph County Bar Foundation, the Robert A. Grant American Inn of Court, and the Indiana Civil Bench Book Committee. He sits on the ILS Board of Directors and is a past member of the Youth Services Board of Directors. Office.
Singleton is a graduate of Wake Forest University and received his law degree, with pro bono distinction, from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Prior to law school, Singleton taught social sciences for Teach for America at the National Academy Foundation High School in Baltimore.
The date of Singleton’s official investiture in bankruptcy court has yet to be set.