Bankruptcy judge’s swearing-in ceremony Wednesday

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Judge Jeffrey J. Graham of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana will be formally sworn in during a public ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Birch Bayh Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis.

Graham was appointed to a 14-year term Oct. 1, 2014, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of former Bankruptcy Court Chief Judge James J. Coachys. Graham will be sworn in by Chief Judge Richard Young of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

The ceremony will take place in Courtroom 202 of the federal courthouse.

A native North Dakotan, Graham attended the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated cum laude while earning two bachelor’s degrees.  He received his law degree summa cum laude from Valparaiso University School of Law. Upon graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge S. Hugh Dillin, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Graham had been a partner in the bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and insolvency practice groups at the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

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