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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||3/27/2003 - Present|
|Chief:||2010 - Present|
|Preceded by:||William Lee|
|Undergraduate:||University of Iowa, B.A., 1984|
|Law School:||Indiana U. School of Law, J.D., 1987|
Phillip Simon is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.
Early life and education
A native of Pittsburgh, Simon graduated from the University of Iowa-Iowa City with his bachelor's degree in 1984 and graduated from Indiana University School of Law in 1987.
After finishing law school in 1987, Simon entered into private practice in Chicago. From 1990 to 2003, Simon served as a US Attorney in three different capacities, first, from 1990 to 1997 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, then from 1997 to 1999 as an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Arizona. In 1999, he returned to the Northern District of Indiana to be the Chief of the Criminal Division handling criminal cases. He served in this position until his nomination to the Federal bench in 2003.
From 1996 to 1997 and then from 1999 to 2000, Simon served as an adjunct professor of law at the Valparaiso University School of Law.
Northern District of Indiana
On the recommendation of Senator Dick Lugar, Simon was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 29, 2003 to a seat vacated by William Lee as Lee assumed senior status. Simon was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 27, 2003 on a full senate vote and received commission on March 27, 2003.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Northern District of Indiana
|Magistrate judges||Roger Cosbey • Paul Cherry • Andrew Rodovich • Christopher Nuechterlein • John E. Martin (Indiana) •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|