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The Northern District of Indiana is one of 94 districts in the United States. It is comprised of 32 counties divided into the following four divisions:

At the present time, the Northern District of Indiana has three judges in active service, and one in recall status:

  • Appointed on May 20, 1985, Judge Kent Lindquist served as Chief Judge of the bankruptcy court from November 1, 1986, until January 2003. Judge Lindquist retired from active service in January 2003, and currently serves in recall status. Judge Lindquist maintains his office in Hammond and handles cases filed in the Hammond Division.
  • Judge Harry C. Dees, Jr. was appointed on October 1, 1986, and served as Chief Judge from January 2003 to January 2010. He maintains his office in South Bend and handles cases filed in the South Bend Division.
  • Judge Robert E. Grant was appointed on August 17, 1987, and in January 2010, was appointed Chief Judge, a position he currently holds. Judge Grant is headquartered in Fort Wayne and handles cases filed in the Fort Wayne Division and the Hammond Division at Lafayette.
  • Judge James R. Ahler was appointed on June 16, 2017, and is headquartered in Hammond. Judge Ahler handles cases filed in the Hammond Division.